Dr Jean Venables CBE is a civil engineer who became the first female president of the Institution of Civil Engineers in 2008; she is a proponent of sustainability projects and has been selected by photographer Anita Corbin to be part of her exhibition called First Women UK which features ordinary women achieving extraordinary things
Photo taken by Anita Corbin
Linda Ness talks to Dr Jean Venables CBE
Charity Champion winner, Renee Friend has spent 30 years fundraising and raised a whopping 5 million pounds for Isabel Hospice in Bishops Stortford. Find out what drives her in this interview with Suzie Thorpe
Suzie Thorpe talks to Renee Friend
This year Girton College celebrates 150 years since it’s foundation – and the 71st anniversary of it’s official admittance of women to the University of Cambridge. We meet Mistress of Girton College Susan Smith who talks to Women Making Waves contributor Phil Mynott about the list of women who have roads named after them in Eddington, Cambridge’s new urban area
Photo taken by Phil Mynott
Contributor Phil Mynott talks to Susan Smith, Mistress of Girton
Imogen Grant is a star in the rowing world. She became hooked on rowing at Cambridge University, and was in the winning boat race team two years running. Imogen is now in the Team GB Olympic rowing squad for this summer's Games in Tokyo, and we were lucky enough to chat to her before she left for Japan.
British Rowing Website: https://www.britishrowing.org/athlete/imogen-grant/
Credit Izzy Cooper for British Rowing
Linda Ness and Suzie Thorpe chat to Imogen Grant
Professor Dame Elizabeth Anionwu was the first sickle cell and thalassaemia specialist nurse in Britain, revolutionising the treatment of this disease in 1979 and coupled with her activism to help people with the disease earned her a knighthood. Elizabeth is also author to “Mixed Blessings from a Cambridge Union” which refers to her parents who met at Cambridge University.
Suzie Thorpe and Linda Ness chat to Professor Dame Elizabeth Anionwu