Let’s Talk Neurodiversity and Mental Health Panel

Speakers: Georgia Bondy Georgia Bondy is the founder & CEO of disability health startup Well Adapt as well as an activist, performer and artist, creating work about their intersectional experience of the world as a black, queer, neurodivergent, disabled feminist. Jennifer Booth Working Class disabled lens-based and performative Artist, embedded in award-winning socially engaged practice, health & research. Creative Educator […]

In conversation: Tracey McDermott and Jude Kelly  

Join Tracey McDermott in conversation with WOW’s Founder and CEO Jude Kelly as she discusses her commitment to ensuring social mobility for future generations and shares her personal story from growing up in Rotherham to becoming a senior leader in the international finance world, in her role with Standard Chartered Bank.  Meet the Speakers: Tracey McDermott […]

Rotherham Recovery Panel 

Don’t miss the Rotherham Recovery Panel, led by Karen Shimwell, Recovery Programme Manager, alongside Joanne Finnie, Rachel Moss, and Lauren Williams, each sharing their unique journeys and insights into recovery, resilience, and support in Rotherham.    Rotherham Recovery Community are a community-based network for those in recovery from addiction, their carers, partners, families, friends and […]

Let’s Talk Activism and Migration 

Join us for Let’s Talk Activism and Migration featuring speakers Lora Krasteva, Tchiyiwe Chihana, Debjani Chatterjee and Melinda Mo Martinez. Delve into a discussion with women from diverse backgrounds on the migrant experience in the UK, our roles in everyday activism, and its global impact.    Meet the speakers: Lora Krasteva is an artist, cultural producer […]

Let’s Talk Neurodiversity and Mental Health 

Don’t miss the Let’s Talk Neurodiversity and Mental Health panel, discussing interconnected experiences of womanhood, neurodiversity, and mental and physical health. Explore how late diagnosis often leads to additional diagnoses like borderline personality disorder, depression, and anxiety before ADHD or Autism is considered in medical settings. Meet the speakers: Vicky Morris, an award-winning writer, mentor […]

WOW Big Ideas

WOW Big Ideas is all about pressing conversations and ideas for change. Get inspired by Darcey Everton, a 15-year-old advocate discussing body positivity, Georgina Kamsika, a speculative fiction writer from Rotherham. Hear from Hazel Oakes, a talented mural artist and illustrator renowned for her vibrant and empowering artwork celebrating women, and Angry Girls from Chol […]

Sabbiyah Pervez

Sabbiyah Pervez wearing a mustard top and green trousers, holding a microphone. Looking at the camera and smilling.

Sabbiyah Pervez is a reporter at BBC Look North, she’s passionate about empowering people to use their own voices and tell their own stories. Sabbiyah is also a mum of 3 children Over the past nine years, I have reported from Rotherham frequently, often on topics that are quite sensitive. I have seen the resilience […]

Team members from Angry Girls Collective – Local Conversations

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Lauren Townsend and Kerry Lindeque are part of the team behind Angry Girls Collective, they will be taking part in the Local Conversations panel. In times when patriarchy and injustice aims to stifle our anger and power, there was a need to create a local safe and inclusive space for women and gender-diverse people to […]

Rotherham Creative Network – Panel

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Rotherham Creative Network will bring together a panel of speakers representing women, girls, trans and non-binary people who are working in the creative industries across Rotherham and South Yorkshire to discuss their work, their contributions to the sector and their own personal journeys. We hope to inspire, and excite whilst also creating a safe space […]

Lindsy James

Photo of Lindsy James, smiling as the camera. Wearing a red polo shirt with shoulder length brown hair.

Lindsy James, Founder and Director of the Doncaster-based children’s and young peoples’ charity Active Fusion has dedicated 24 years of her professional career inspiring young people to ‘be the best they can be’ through sport and physical activity.  Her career spans several sectors including education, charitable and sport.   Lindsy is passionate about improving the physical […]