We meet the first female President of The Magic Circle, Megan Swann. Megan combines magic in a fun way to teach environmental issues; Like many of us, during lockdown Claire Buckle started going out for walks and developed an appreciation for the wonders of nature - and hedgehogs in particular. She now has a garden full of rescued hedgehogs, and tells us her story.
Tetiana Preobrazhenska lives and works in Kyiv. When Ukraine was nvaded, Tetiana chose to stay in the country. Tetiana tells us what it’s like living in Kyiv in June 2022; Lisa Logan is an emerging composer, her first opera explores the extraordinary love story of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed
Faradena Afifi is known on the local folk music scene. Fara is also co-founder of free improvisation music group The Noisy Women. Fara talks about her love of music; and Grace Lawson Baker relationships with horses has helped her to overcome her own challenges and she now helps others.
Rebecca Willers loves animals and conservation, brought up in a wildlife sanctuary and now the Director at Shepreth Wildlife Park; and learn about the world of investment from Sarah Turner. She founded Angel Investing which specialises in helping women entrepreneurs and investors.
We feature Dorothy Byrne, president of Murray Edwards College Cambridge. Dorothy has been Head of Current Affairs at Channel Four, World in Action producer, and editor of ITV’s’s The Big Story. Dorothy gives us an amusing insight to her life covering a range of topics from the menopause to politicians relationship with the media.
It's all about food and drink in this episode when we meet Louise Palmer-Masterton founder of vegan restaurant Stem & Glory, who tells us how she came to set up this successful business; and we hear how two friends are building up a wine importing business Bubbly Bandits - Gaby Reniero and Annabel Jones tell us their story.
Women Making Waves 2021 Christmas Special! Singer songwriter Wildcard divulges her Italian Christmas pasta recipe;
Musician Ellie Dixon kicks off her favourite festive song;
Dr Lynn Asante-Asare loves her advent calendar; and singer songwriter Anita Gabrielle reminisces about past Christmases.
Councillor Anna Smith is the Leader of Cambridge City Council. This energetic, fascinating woman talks about the powerful reason that brought her into politics; and Professor Morag Styles has an infectious passion for children’s poetry, and loves to work with teachers to help them inspire children to read and write poetry.
Polly Ingham-Watts, General Manager of Wimpole Estate talks about managing the huge parkland with its mansion, farm, and gardens. And author Hannah Ross has just published a book exploring the history of women who broke from convention and cycled their way to freedom.
We meet acclaimed pianist Brenda Lucas Ogdon, widow of John Ogdon. Brenda has released an album Ravel que j'aime and is donating her royalties to homeless charity Shelter; and Dr. Patricia Fara is an historian of science whose area of interest includes the role of women in science. Jan Moore chats to her about her career.
Louise Eatock, the driving force behind the band Flaming June has recently been diagnosed with ADHD. She chats to Rebecca Champ who helps individuals with ADHD get the best out of life; and
early years consultant Rebecca Maddix chats about her passion for helping those in childcare and how she brings up her own children.
Kat Lee-Ryan writer and lead singer of The Fabulous Red Diesel talks about the show she has written about her sister who took her own life. Sparkly Bird, is a positive and unique experience with musicians, a dancer and an aerialist; and Imogen Grant talks about her experience at the Tokyo Olympics, painting a vivid picture of life in the Olympic village and the heartbreak of missing out on the medals by a whisker.
Having suffered a poor experience when giving birth Beverley Lawrence Beech picked up the mantle of maternity rights and has been a fierce advocate for women's birth rights for 45 years. Jo Moseley describes herself as a joy encourager, a beach cleaner and a midlife adventurer! Jo became the first woman to Stand up Paddle Board, coast to coast, 162 miles for charity from Liverpool to Goole.
Professor Dame Elizabeth Anionwu was the first sickle cell and thalassaemia specialist nurse in Britain. Elizabeth is author to “Mixed Blessings from a Cambridge Union” which refers to her parents who met at Cambridge University; and Imogen Grant is a star in the rowing world who is in the Team GB Olympic rowing squad for the Games in Tokyo,
World renowned vocal coach to the stars, Annabel Williams works on The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent and I Can See Your Voice. We hear her fascinating story and how you can now benefit from her techniques; And we eavesdrop on a conversation by author Dr Georgia Kaufmann and well known Youtuber Paige Y about their time at Cambridge University - with a 40 year gap.
Julia Sang, a one-woman campaigner whose aim is to make streets a safer place for children and older residents; and Forget Shareka and Anke Adams talk about CAMFED, who supported Forget throughout her secondary and higher education. Forget is now an entrepreneur and one of the charity’s many success stories.
We meet and Lorenza Wildcard and Faye Holland. Faye is a well-known entrepreneur who is involved with a dizzying number of business initiatives. Wildcard had never written a song in her life but was inspired to pen a song. Within 24 hours of it being on the internet a music producer asked her to record a single.
Paula Kerr recovered from rigorous cancer treatment with the help of exercise and a healthy diet. She shares tips with the rest of us; and Isabella Moore CBE tells the fascinating story of her life, running her successful translation business and how she is now helping older women entrepreneurs.
We meet Hannah Martin, well known make-up artist who has worked with royalty and is currently part of TV show 10 years younger in 10 days; and Georgia Kaufmann, who talks about her life in a Brazillian favela, her time at Cambridge University and her new book The Dressmaker of Paris.
Crime Writer Alison Bruce well known for her books set in Cambridge, talks about her life and her writing, and lawyer turned electrician Cathy Cockin couldn't be happier with her career switch.
Missionary Irene Manley has spent most of her life abroad helping those who have become disenfranchised in Nepal and Mongolia; And Kay King, a birth activist, fundraiser and project manager for maternity sector charities. Kay is campaigning to restore indemnity insurance for independent midwives.
Today we Yvonne Witter, a leader of the Peak District Mosaic group who dedicates most of her free time to encouraging black and minority ethnic groups to step outside the city and enjoy nature; and meet singer songwriter Anita Gabrielle who has produced an EP which will raise funds for research into Parkinson’s Disease.
Like many others, you may be interested in starting a fitness regime. Well, we meet Amber Brammah who runs Lovefit, a business that focusses on women's health; And if you’re interested in social media you’ll love our chat with Lenka Koppova because we certainly learned a thing or two from her.
Christine O’Reilly is part of the Red Hen project and supports families in helping their children do well when they may otherwise face difficulties; and Sonal Kadchha gave up a lucrative career in banking to save girls of the Maasai Mara from FGM and childhood marriage by setting up a secondary school for girls offering them education and a very different kind of life.
Let’s talk Christmas on this episode of Women Making Waves! Louise Eatock, front woman of Flaming June is releasing a Christmas single under the name of Eli Lillies; We also meet Gill Ashby who is publishing monthly puzzle books called Bright Old Sparks, for people suffering from dementia.
Jenny Jefferies has produced a cookery book, full of recipes and stories from farmers around the UK; and Kasia Wozniak our Polish contributor sendst a fascinating account of the women’s pro choice protests in Poland;
Jemima Wilcox runs her own successful photographic business, and tells Suzie and Linda about her ethos and how she gets the perfect photo; and Professor Tamsin Ford CBE is an expert in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Linda asks her about the impact of her work.
We meet Jen Foreman who fought anxiety, and set up her own successful business producing hand painted shoes; and Sue Woodcock - we love Sue’s attitude, her motto is to give things a go.
Kristine McLaughlin is a member of Cambridgeshire Search and rescue, we learn what they do, and Katie Underwood runs a successful PR and communications agency. We met up to find out more about her.
Professor Cecilia Mascolo and team are working on Covid-19 sounds - a way to detect the virus through listening to coughing, talking and breathing, and Georgina Shoshana Cohen tells us what's it like to be a skeleton athlete.
We meet two entertainers, singer, songwriter, vocal coach, public speaker and musical director Rachel Mason and comedy singer Lydia Maddix, who enjoys the idea that her music is a mix of Kate Nash and Lily Allen and hailed as ‘hilarious and original’ by BBC Radio 1.
In this edition we talk about racism. Following the tragic death of George Floyd in the US and the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests we talk to musician Claudia McKenzie and recall the views of other guests who talked about how racism has impacted the world.
Professor Christi Deaton started her career as a nurse but her thirst for knowledge took her along the academic path; and we meet SuRie who represented the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 and was famously interrupted by a stage invader. She tells us her story.
Kath Austin is founder of successful UK Company BeeBee Wraps and tells us how she grew the business from her kitchen table; And Patrice Lawrence, awarding winning writer, whose books reflect the diverse range of lives and experiences she sees every day.
Inspirational Joanna Forbes L’Estrange is a singer, composer, conductor, choral coach and much more; and award winning spoken-word artist Jaspreet Kaur is a pro at public speaking, performing her poetry to large crowds of people, including The Queen.
Professor Catherine Barnard is a senior tutor at Trinity College and a leading researcher working on the issues surrounding the Brexit negotiations;
Composer Shirley Thompson OBE composes music for TV and film, theatre, dance and opera.
We speak to Sonita Alleyne OBE, the first woman to be the master of Jesus College Cambridge and Sara Marshall from Cambridgeshire Community Fund talks about the tampon tax, which has been providing funds for charities supporting girls and women facing issues
Special episode of Women's Making Waves to celebrate International Women's Day in 2020. Special guests, chat and music, all by women.
Extinction Rebellion spokesperson Zion Lights is a passionate science communicator interested in everything from earth to the stars, and Anya Navidski is the Founding Partner at Voulez Capital – Europe’s First Venture Capital fund for female founders.
Dr Emma Boland is a physical oceanographer at the British Antarctic Survey and has a particular interest in climate science.
And Dr Ghina Halabi, is an Astrophysicist. Ghina’s began as a child in Barouk, a small village tucked among the thousand-year-old cedars of Mount Lebanon.
In our Christmas edition we meet talented singer songwriters Ellie Dixon and Sophie Winter who talk about their music, their lives and their friendship in a lively amusing conversation. And they each treat us to a festive song.
We tackle tough subjects. Lucy da Silva was abused as a child, subsequently suffering from drink, drug and eating disorders; and Lynn Asante-Asare, a scientist, a former PhD student working for Cancer Research UK and now a medical student at Leicester University.
Louise Tennekoon has worked in sustainability for over 20 years and is making waves combining her family life with supporting environmental change.
And Petra Hayton and Sophie Weedon are neighbours who have started their own business selling preloved clothes and accessories.
In this episode we meet Sharon Allen OBE, CEO of Arthur Rank Hospice;
and Kerry Daynes, a Consultant Forensic Psychologist and author who has been involved in high profile criminal cases;
Super adventurer Sarah Bagum has visited some of the most dangerous and exotic places in the world; Dr Magdalena Zawisza-Riley specialises in Consumer and Gender Psychology and is talking at the Cambridge Festival of Ideas; and Jan Moore records a diary with us while having chemotherapy for breast cancer
Rania Kurdi is a Jordanian-British, bi-lingual comedy actress, singer and TV Presenter whose career in the Middle East has spanned 20 years; and Patrica Gregory who was at the forefront of setting up the Women’s Football Association and who is determined that women’s football history is not forgotten even today.
Distinguished medical researcher Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald who heads the team behind methods of early cancer diagnoses, talks about what drives her. We meet Stevie Roach and Juliet Gibbs from adult literacy organisation ReadEasy and renowned violinist, now software engineer Paula Muldoon.
We meet Tayna Lambert who turned her back on a business career to manage her own food company; Since 2008 physiotherapist and pioneer Dr Sarah Upjohn has been treating musicians for playing related injuries; and Courtney Grinham heads up an organisation which helps change the lives of those who struggle to find employment.
Professor Professor Melody Clark is a project leader at British Antarctic Survey; Kelly Molson is keen to encourage more women into tech and also to support other women agency owners and Sarah Glover was so shocked by what she saw in India of girls and women forced into slavery that she set up a charity to teach them to become manicurists;
Photographer Anita Corbin came in to talk about her First Women exhibition, Georgina Shoshana Cohen wants to become the first female skeleton athlete to complete for Israel in the 2022 Winter Olympics, and
Helena Trenkic is passionate about ensuring that sex education is properly handled in schools.
We meet Hilary Cox Condron who is a community artist; Cassandra Farron tells the moving story of losing her Mum to dementia; and Louise Rowland talks about her debut novel The Girls Book of Priesthood that reveals the young women of today behind the collar.
We meet Alicia who fled an abusive marriage and is now picking up the pieces of her life; Sarah McDonald is the Director of Music at Selwyn College and an enthusiastic promoter of women composers; and adventurer Jan Chatzis tells the story of taking part in the Clipper Round the world race.
Scientist Dr Priyanka Joshi, is on the Vogue 25 list of the most influential women in the UK; Joanna Bromwich fundraises for the Bantangba project in The Gambia. Fancy talking to new people? Johnnie Moore tells us about Unhurried Conversations
In this edition we meet Captain Jennifer Stevenson a helicopter pilot working with East Anglian Air Ambulance services; Dame Janet Thornton, one of the world's leading researchers in structural bioinformatics; and Marketeer Sue Keogh, director of Sookio.
Mayor of Cambridge Gerri Bird tells us the incredible story of her life;
Ever fancied trying past life regression? We talk to Louise Rhodes who specialises in hypnotic therapy; and Michelle Moore has been included in The Independent 50 Most Influential Women in Sport
Madi Vorva started campaigning against the use of unsustainable palm-oil when she was 11 years old
Dr Rebecca Lent is the Executive Secretary of the International Whaling Commission and
Cassa Pancha MBE is the founder and Artistic Director of Ballet Black
Dr Helen Pankhurst, CBE spoke to us about following in the illustrious footsteps of Emmeline and Sylvia Pankhurst; Diane Danzebrink talks about the menopause and her mission to improve out knowledge of the topic; Innovator and entrepreneur Soraya Jones talks about her life. (photo Helen Pankhurst - credit Katie Lucas)
We speak to Julie Spence, the first female Lord-Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire. Morgan Seag tells us about her fascination for the Antarctic and her work tracing the integration of women in the continent. And we chat to The Revd Dr Victoria Johnson, the first woman Canon at Ely Cathedral.
Hannah Deacon fought to allow her son to be given medical cannabis which has brought his severe epilepsy under control. Sheila Kissane-Marshall is a Civil engineer with 20 years in construction but her toughest construction job was rebuilding her body and mind after cancer
'Baby Barrister' Aphra Bruce-Jones talks of her career choice; Dr Nicky Dee, Head of Research at St John's Innovation Centre Ltd talks about her work with entrepreneurs; and
Adelina Chalmers from picking fruit to mentoring Theresa May...
What's it like to be second in command at NASA? We find out from Dr Dava J Newman; Sharon Williams wrote a story which was turned into a film and high flying undergraduate Bonnie Samuyiwa talks of her visit to 10 Downing Street,
Chloe Shaw and Sarah Rodgerson got their employer Cambridge Assessment English to help refugees Jess King helps people with self harm scars to cover them with tattoos, and Jackie Hughes and Haley Hendy tell us about the Human Milk Bank.
Tracey Curtis-Taylor is an aviator, adventurer and inspirational speaker. Women's wrestling in all it's glory - with shocking revelations, from Emily Read who runs Pro Wrestling Eve and Natalie Emuss talks about the trauma of having breast cancer.
Dr Victoria Bateman has been hitting the headlines because of her naked protests; Andrea Cockerton has recently been named as one of the 50 New Radicals by Nesta and Cathlyn Crawley has written a book about the angst of looking after babies.
Featuring Louise from the band Flaming June, Kelly Anstee who has set up a successful tax accountancy and Charlotte Payne who wants to encourage us to eat inspects.
Helen Meissner music promoter and business woman; We feature women volunteers supporting refugees in Calais; and Dr Tamsin Brown who has invented a device to help children with glue ear.