Celebrating the women of Lancashire on International Women’s Day

PUBLISHED: 14:09 06 March 2020 | UPDATED: 14:55 06 March 2020

Lancashire Life supports International Women's Day

Lancashire Life supports International Women's Day

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It’s International Women’s Day and we love the women of Lancashire - these are some of the cool, creative and clever women we’ve featured in the pages Lancashire Life in the past few months ...

Julie Hesmondhalgh takes a break from filming Photo: Joss Barratt/Genial ProductionsJulie Hesmondhalgh takes a break from filming Photo: Joss Barratt/Genial Productions

Julie Hesmondhalgh

Life away from Corrie has been busy for Accrington's Julie Hesmondhalgh, who is back on our screens in The Trouble with Maggie Cole.

 

The Nutcracker: Yvette Knight as the Snow Fairy. Picture by Roy SmiljanicThe Nutcracker: Yvette Knight as the Snow Fairy. Picture by Roy Smiljanic

Yvette Knight - Ballet

Carnforth's ballet star is en pointe as first soloist with Birmingham's Royal Ballet

 

An Idle Women workshop on board their canal boatAn Idle Women workshop on board their canal boat

Idle Women - Community group

Idle Women is an organisation dedicated to bringing positive change to Lancashire's women

 

Kathryn Monks and her Mindfulness Clocks at DarwenKathryn Monks and her Mindfulness Clocks at Darwen

Kathryn Monks

The Darwen based artist has clocked on to the benefits of mindfulness and the importance of taking time to appreciate our surroundings.

 

Lynn McKay of Kiku BoutiqueLynn McKay of Kiku Boutique

Lynn Mckay - Fashion

Lynn Mckay runs Kiku, a boutique in Manchester's Northern Quarter, which is one of the few places in the UK where you can have a luxurious corset made to measure.

 

Dominique Ashford's Dalehouse Barn B&B near Slaidburn *** Local Caption *** Dominique Ashford's Dalehouse Barn B&B near SlaidburnDominique Ashford's Dalehouse Barn B&B near Slaidburn *** Local Caption *** Dominique Ashford's Dalehouse Barn B&B near Slaidburn

Dominique Ashford - Chef

Talented chef Dominique Ashford has swapped the House of Commons kitchens for serving stunning feasts of local produce at her remote Forest of Bowland bed and breakfast.

 

Susie WilsonSusie Wilson

Susie Wilson - Entrepreneur

Wiswell-based Susie Wilson owns The Plush Company, which manufactures luxury, handmade leather booster seats.

 

Emma McClelland, founder of KintsugiEmma McClelland, founder of Kintsugi

Emma McClelland - Fashion

Emma McClelland from Manchester is leading the fashion industry to a more inclusive future with her own inclusive fashion brand, Kintsugi Clothing.

 

Helena LavinHelena Lavin

Helena Lavin - Equestrian

The inspirational mum from Morecambe is determined to stand up to cancer and to continue her active lifestyle for as long as possible.

 

Jean Hill swimming in Derwent Water by Jackie RismanJean Hill swimming in Derwent Water by Jackie Risman

Jean Hill - Swimmer

In her mid-50s a mum-of-two; Jean Hill, embarked on a remarkable challenge to swim in 60 lakes and tarns around the Lake District.

 

Twin Soapstars Emma (left) and Sarah Whiting produce soy candles which can be used to massage the skin for The Lakes Bathtub CoTwin Soapstars Emma (left) and Sarah Whiting produce soy candles which can be used to massage the skin for The Lakes Bathtub Co

Emma and Sarah Whiting - Cosmetics

Twin Soapstars Emma and Sarah Whiting produce soy candles which can be used to massage the skin for The Lakes Bathtub Co.

 

Founder of Ruched & Ready Lucy BramleyFounder of Ruched & Ready Lucy Bramley

Lucy Bramley - Fashion

A Liverpool fashion entrepreneur who has launched a new body positive clothing label - showing that everybody can look good.

 

The 2019 award winnersThe 2019 award winners

EVA Awards

A look at the tenth anniversary Enterprise Vision Awards, the region's biggest celebration of women in business.

 

Women in businessWomen in business

WOMEN IN BUSINESS

We also spoke to women across all sectors in the Lancashire business world.

Lancashire women in business: fashion and beauty

Lancashire women in business: business and networking

Lancashire women in business: people and retail

Lancashire women in business: property and homes

 

To find out more about International Women's Day go to www.internationalwomensday.com

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