“There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish." - Michelle Obama
Narrated by much admired broadcaster Clara Amfo, season two of ‘The Woman Who…’ podcast celebrates the extraordinary achievements of female trailblazers from around the world.
Join us as we deep dive into ten extraordinary women’s stories, lifting the lid on the events that led to their towering achievements. Hear about their struggle and setbacks, loves and losses, and how they made their paths to extraordinary success. These are fearless tales of groundbreakers in fashion, activism, sport and more. They are ‘The Woman Who…’
Presented by Fenwick
Una Marson… The Woman Who... Amplified Caribbean voices
Sometimes those who pave the way for others are not as well remembered as they should be, with many standing upon their shoulders without even realising it. In this episode, we explore the story of Una Marson, a woman who found herself achieving numerous 'firsts' in her career as a writer, broadcaster and activist.
Isabella Springmuhl Tejada... The Woman Who... Turned a no into a yes
When one door closes, another opens, often revealing even better opportunities than the first. In this episode we share the story of Isabella Springmuhl Tejada, who found her passion for fashion as a little girl, and went on to exceed the expectations of all those who doubted her.
Wangari Maathai… The Woman Who.. Planted 30 million trees
When we disrupt nature, we disrupt balance, which can change ecosystems for years to come. Someone who knew just how delicate that balance could be, was Wangari Maathai. In this episode we hear about how an unassuming fig tree led to Wangari finding purpose, which would not only change her life, but the lives of many for years to come.
Lauren Child… The Woman Who… Created worlds for children
From Clarice Bean to Charlie and Lola. With every character and story Lauren Child has written, she has created worlds that celebrate the experiences of childhood. In this special episode of The Woman Who, Clara Amfo is joined in the studio by Lauren to talk about her approach to writing, where her inspiration comes from, and why art and stories are fundamental to who we are.
Reni Eddo-Lodge…The Woman Who…Stopped talking to white people about race.
Even the most uncomfortable conversations need to be faced head on.
In this episode we explore how an award winning journalist and author did just that.
Reni Eddo-Lodge played an integral part in making Britain confront its issues around race. Observing racial dynamics from an early age, Reni bravely puts herself on the line as she continues to shine a light on the racism existing in Britain today.
Tolu Coker - The Woman Who… Designs with purpose
The fashion industry is in need of a shake up, and only those who think outside the box will be able to lead it into a more sustainable future. In this episode we hear the story of Tolu Coker, one of the most exciting talents taking the industry by storm. As well as drawing influence from her roots, Tolu uses her work to tell the story of people, allowing their rich and layered lives to become the heartbeat of her creations.
I love this podcast and the host is fab. It’s so interesting to hear about these unknown British women - I love it
Inspiring, in powering I love this podcast!💕💕💕👍
Such a well produced and interesting podcast. First episode on Lucy Christiana was great, can’t wait for the rest.