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By millyjshoes, Aug 17 2017 10:44AM
As part of my commitment to society and the community , I am often asked to attend talks, seminars, schools and institutions to share my story. A surviving against the odds story that encourages the community and especially the youth to find other routes within their lives through the power of creativity, the arts, entrepreneurship and STEM.
So it was a true honour to have been chosen by North Walsham High School to be a part of their mentoring scheme several months ago with a minimum two year commitment. As an ongoing commitment, I have of course many things in store for my very inspirational students.
By millyjshoes, Dec 23 2016 11:28AM
I was once again very kindly invited to inspire through my own personal story and as to how I ended up in the footwear Industry. Joined by other individuals from various professions, from a high ranked police officer, to solicitors and museum curators. The day was constructed through a series of small grouped talks, inspiring pupils at Sheringham school to think of what other alternatives there are to the usual careers out there today.
My area of expertise was creativity, the arts and designs.
By millyjshoes, Nov 7 2016 02:07PM
I am always very open to helping schools with their creativity initiatives and on this occasion, I was invited back by St Francis' School as a judge for their fashion show.
Miss Tabitha Wilson, the head of art is a truly forward thinking and energetic teacher who works incredibly hard to push students to achieve unusual works. The art students proved that they they had boundless amounts of innovative thinking and collaborative skill in creating spme remarkable works from recycled materials.
I was joined on the panel by Hertfordshire Universities head lecturer of Fashion and two other boundary pushing fashion industry women with creative years under their belts.
By millyjshoes, Oct 21 2016 10:36AM
I was very humbled when I was approached by Inspiring the Future to visit one of Cambridge's most deprived schools. Having seen my bio, they thought that what I had to offer through a presentation and workshop would benefit the pupils.
What was inspiring for me was meeting with some forward thinking members of varying industires, including Professor Dame Athene, the renowned physician who led her own presentations, among over notable guests.
The children and staff were incredibly appreciative and as always, I was honoured to have some part to play in helping shape future choices.
By millyjshoes, Aug 16 2016 01:53PM
With a long vetting process, I am pleased to announce that I have been chosen by UK'S leading Speakers for Schools as one of their new speakers!
Inspiring through the very key importance of individuality and mutiple potential areas, my work will involve talks, workshops and activities that will cover not only footwear, but tech to music!
If you'd like to book me to share my story with your school or establishment, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
You can now view my profile here!
By millyjshoes, Feb 26 2016 12:29PM
I am thrilled to announce that I have been invited by a girls' school buzzing with creative and academic vitality to inspire at their International Womens Day event. I will be alongside the CEO of Women For Women, Brita Fernandez-Schmidt and Paralympian, Wendy Smith.
The school had spotted me previosuly in the press and wnated to get me to share my unusual and inspiring story saying the audience of students, media, parents and governors were sure to take something away from it. I will also be singing a song from Handel's Opera, Semele and If I Loved You from Carousel.
I will be looking to do more for the community in terms of sharing my story for inspiration and strength.
Below you can find the upcoming event in the press and a larger version in the right column.
By millyjshoes, Feb 17 2016 02:11PM
I am pleased to share my Women in Trade Magazine interview in the latest issue of the business magazine.
This front cover features television's, Sarah Beeny, with past ladies including Kelly Hoppen and Cherie Booth. So I was in good company here!
Talking about the inner trust needed to carry innovation forward. You a can read fuller versions of this interview to the right.
By millyjshoes, Jan 27 2016 01:19PM
It was a treat to be contacted by the editors of Germany's leading equestrian magazine, Cavallo, wanting to feature my Ladies Day shoes this month, alongside their usual horsey news! You may also remember seeing my shoes featured in Horse and Hound a few months ago too.
The Ladies Day Shoes are inspired by Ascot and the flamboyant hats of the day, only despicting this into footwear.
By millyjshoes, Dec 17 2015 11:48AM
Footwear Today is one f the world's oldest footwear magazines for the industry. Packed with trends, forecasts and industry knowldege.
When I was approached by them after winning my prime minister endorsed award, I was pleased to hear that they wanted to feature my work as according to them it doesn't just relate to my footwear work, but doing good elsewhere!
By millyjshoes, Nov 2 2015 12:36PM
I was thrilled last week to receive a phone call frrom BBC Radio inviting me onto their lunch time show. It always means a great deal to have especially local media behind you when you are an independent working hard at trying to push through.
I am due to arrive at the studios at 12:30PM and I am sure the interview won't too long after that.
So I hope you can join me in chatting about life, awards and shoes of course!
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