Beginning on International Women’s Day 2019, SheCan365 will bring you a daily interview with an inspirational woman in business.
Told in exactly 365 words, each story will celebrate a female entrepreneur whose superpower is showing up every day – making the world a better place for it.
Zina Arinze, Founder of Believe and Live Again Working with women to regain their feminine power after divorce and relationship breakups I decided to become an entrepreneur to make something beautiful from a traumatic personal experience. This story begins with my...read more
Emily Lamb, Director of Prop Options A leading supplier in luxury and bespoke cake stands I completed a Business Management degree whilst I was pregnant with our second daughter. I worked hard at it, but it wasn’t at the forefront of my priorities, so when Mila was...read more
Nicola James, Owner of Iris Dares Fierce and feminine dresses for girls, made ethically in the UK I wasn’t maternal until I had children; then I turned into a tiger mam! My first daughter, Isabelle, was born in 2014. I’d been working as an addiction therapist for a...read more
Leah Warren, Director of Watling Tutors Committed to providing high-quality supplementary education for children and helping young minds to grow English was my favourite subject at school and the teachers were really inspiring. I knew early on I wanted to study it at...read more
Sam Peddie, Founder of The Barn & Wirral Candle Co A bespoke soy scented candle service that aims to 'inspire, evoke and soothe' I’m a great believer in doing what you love as often as possible and as much as you can, which is why I always say it’s never too late...read more
Jeni Jacques-Williams, Owner of Lemon Studio Ceramics A small pottery hub based at Dunham Massey creating ceramics, running courses and hosting parties I became self-employed in 2017 after being involved in an extremely serious incident at work. Up until that point...read more
Gillian Seale, Author and Illustrator at Tailored Yarn CIC Leaving a legacy of words through beautiful bespoke children's books for families with terminal illness I’ve always enjoyed reading and love telling stories – although, as an author, it’s hard to admit that I...read more
Jemma Munford, Owner of Blissed Out Babies A gentle sleep coach on a mission to help mums build a network of friends I’ve always been the type of person who gets involved with things which are beyond their ‘normal’ role. For the past nine years I’ve worked at an IT...read more
Michelle Mapstone, Founder of Word Academy Creating vibrant English tuition classes where students can feel confident to grow, takes risks and, ultimately, learn I’ve loved books my entire life. I was the kid who didn’t want to go to afterschool clubs because I was...read more
Isobel Burns, Director of Digital Marketing Engine Helping businesses to find and engage their audience using Facebook ads so they can grow their revenue You read articles about highly successful women with large families who leave the boardroom to watch their child’s...read more
Jo Lloyd, Owner of Designs from the Heart Specialising in creating unique keepsakes - including motivational mugs, decorative glassware, personalised prints and greetings cards I started my own business almost five years ago because I couldn’t afford to go back to my...read more
Maria Harris, Owner of Tallbird Records Specialising in stocking new and second-hand vinyl and CDs covering a variety of genres I opened Tallbird Records in Chesterfield on 4 October 2013. I’d just turned 50 and needed something to do to fill the hours between sending...read more
Meet The Team
Michelle and Christian Ewen are seasoned storytellers whose interviewees range from music, film and TV stars to politicians and everyday heroes.
Michelle began writing true life stories for the national press aged 20. A decade later, she moved into PR – successfully enlisting Stephen Fry to back an award-winning NHS campaign challenging stigma.
Having helped hundreds of people to share their lived experience of mental health, Michelle then joined forces with her husband Christian (also a talented journalist, PR specialist and publisher) to create Write on Time Ltd. As both teachers and protectors, they gain valued recognition for their happy clients – building confidence and progressing their business journey.
From primetime Channel 4 shows to ITV’s ‘This Morning’, Michelle and Christian have placed their clients’ products and services on national TV and the radio, as well as in print and online media.
The duo’s ability to craft compelling stories makes them formidable award entry writers, who have a four in five success rate – achieving either a finalist placing or win.
Helen Pritchard is a woman on a mission to make £1m in 365 days, but back in 2008 she was heavily in debt and a single mum of two who struggled with anxiety. LinkedIn became a lifeline – allowing her to network for free from home and grow a digital marketing agency which she then ran for 10 years.
Having identified her true passion while teaching individuals and businesses how to find leads on LinkedIn, she made the leap to close her agency and fully focus on helping others.
Only two years later, she now makes a six-figure turnover offering a flagship group training programme known as ‘LinkedIn Mastermind’; an online ‘LinkedIn Bootcamp’ course (dubbed the ‘Netflix’ of LinkedIn training); and a £99 offering for anyone who wants to get known for their ‘thing’.
With a 40,000-strong community of devotees, Helen’s latest venture is to create a ‘What Would Helen Do?’ membership group for those action-takers who are ready to not only go from A to B, but to skip a few steps and go straight to H!