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July 20, 2018 // 0 Comments

“I am honoured to be associated with Anita Corbin’s First Women project since its inception. Anita is a pioneering photographer with enormous vision. First Women UK is a commanding project and Anita’s talent, her ideas and her energy were [...]

Interview with Louise Goodman

March 2, 2018 // 0 Comments

The first woman to take part in a Formula One pit-stop and also the first to present the motorsport on television, Louise Goodman expresses her surprise that anyone should think that the only women in Formula One are ‘the dolly birds parading [...]

Interview with Michelle McDowell

September 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

 ‘Engineering offers all the opportunities anyone could possibly want – to women as well as men,’ explains Michelle McDowell MBE, the first woman to be made president of ACE (The Association for Consultancy and Engineering). In its 100+ year [...]

Interview with Elspeth Beard

August 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

At the age of twenty-three, Elspeth Beard became the first woman to motorcycle around the world. 35,000 miles with just a tent, some tools, her savings and a ton of determination, she reveals what she learnt about herself on the road. You don’t [...]

Interview with Chris Duffin

February 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

Chris Duffin was the First Woman Governor Grade at HMP Strangeways, the notorious, category-B male prison.  She talks to First Women about what she learnt on the job from prisoners, peers and the public reaction to her posting. ‘When I started at [...]