Let’s connect!

Two women who know all about the power of networking join the Girls Around Town on this week’s show…

A single mum who started her business after winning a fight with cancer, Debbie Clarke works with female entrepreneurs to create financial freedom.

Sitting alongside Debbie in the studio will be Sue Godfrey who, through her business, coaches and mentors people, especially women, to lead healthier lives and grow in self-confidence and self-esteem.

They’ll be describing their own journeys and explaining how they now use what they learned along the way to help others build their businesses and become the best version of themselves.

High on the list of their recommendations is developing relationships with other women, sharing and celebrating success both personal and professional in a safe place where they can inspire and be inspired by what they say and hear.

Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon on Sunday, when Debbie and Sue talk to Rosalyn and Rachel about the power of networking, about some of the groups they’ve founded and now run – and about how joining groups such as these can help you on the road to happiness and success.

There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women – Madeleine Albright, first female US Secretary of State

From bakes to makes

Two for the price of one again this weekend – as the first guest leaves the studio, another arrives for the second hour of the show…

Ever wondered who’s behind those bold and beautiful menu blackboards in your favourite coffee shop or restaurant? Or tried to find someone to custom-make a sign for a special occasion of your own?

Well, chances are at least some of those blackboards were Made By Mee – aka Marie Elizabeth Edwards, who’ll be talking to June and Rachel about her passion for creating freehand works of art that help make businesses stand out from the crowd.

And describing how her flair for design can add a personal touch to everything from the countdown to holidays and Christmas to weddings, christenings and home decor.

Given that Marie will be chatting to the Girls Around Town on Mothering Sunday, the other news she has to share is particularly appropriate.

As coordinator for the Newark branch of the Mums In Business Association, she’ll be hosting the group’s first event on Thursday 11 April, from 10am to 12 noon at the Roman Way on Lincoln Road.

Tune in or listen online from11am on Sunday to find out more about MIBA, an international community with almost 32,000 members worldwide, and what’s in store for Marie’s fellow MIBs at next month’s launch.

Tickets for the first meeting are already available online – if you’re a busy working mum, this child-friendly networking group could be just what you’ve been looking for!

Better together

With so many of their guests being women who’ve made the switch from doing ‘proper’ jobs to running their own businesses, the Girls Around Town know all about the pressures of going it alone.

One woman who’s been there, done that – and she’s probably got the t-shirt too! – is Vicky Limb, who joins June in the studio on Sunday

Vicky will be describing her own journey from employed to self-employed and explaining how she now helps other women overcome the obstacles they face when travelling down the same road.

From a lack of belief in your abilities and the fear of messing it all up to getting your message out there and worrying about how to fit everything in – whether you’re already a ‘one woman band’ or just considering taking the plunge, you’ll want to hear what Vicky has to say.

Tune in or listen online from 10am to 12 noon to find out how getting a mentor on board gave her the confidence and the tools she needed to set up her own coaching business, She-Evolves.

And how through a new online course, She-Supports, Better Together, she’s now helping other women face what’s holding them back and learn the right techniques to get things done.

Never believe you can’t achieve great things in life. Most hurdles can be overcome with the right mindset and support.