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Interview with Alison de Burgh

October 14, 2016 // 0 Comments

The First Woman to become a stage and screen fight director, Alison de Burgh is no stranger to bows, knives and swords. She shares with First Women her journey to her first which, it seems, was no less of a battle… I think men guard the status quo [...]

Interview with Katy Cropper

July 4, 2016 // 0 Comments

The First Woman to win ‘One Man and His Dog’ – in the face of ‘competition, small-mindedness and having been put down by most men in the dog running world all my life.’ ‘When I was invited to participate in One Man and His Dog, I thought [...]

Interview with Hilary Mantel

June 3, 2016 // 0 Comments

‘If you go into your creative work trying to make something happen, the work may not cooperate with you,’ explains Dame Hilary Mantel, first woman to win the Man Booker prize consecutively for her novels, ‘Wolf Hall’ and ‘Bring up the [...]

Interview with Felicity Aston

April 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

It’s hard talking to adventurer Felicity Aston without exclaiming, ‘wow!’ every few seconds. The first woman to ski solo across Antarctica, Aston, throughout her adventuring life has experienced the sort of mind-bending risk and isolation [...]

Interview with Jenny Eclair

March 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

Comedian, TV presenter, author – and First Woman to win the prestigious Edinburgh Festival comedy award in its 15 year history. Jenny speaks to ‘First Women’ from her home in London where, she assures us, ‘there are still no [...]

Interview with Kim Cotton

March 3, 2016 // 0 Comments

30 years ago, Kim Cotton became the UK’s first surrogate mother. Despite considering herself ‘just an ordinary woman’, the repercussions of her ‘first’ changed history forever.  Choosing to conceive and birth a child [...]

Interview with Beth French

February 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

Beth French is an Ultra-Marathon Swimmer and environmentalist who had a dream to, ‘walk into the water and swim until I reached another country.’ Wheelchair-bound at 17 years old with M.E. Beth has since become the First Woman (the first person [...]

Interview with Reverend Rose

January 20, 2016 // 0 Comments

The Reverend Rose Hudson-Wilkin is the 79th Commons Chaplain and the first ever woman to hold this role in over 350 years. Charismatic and frank (‘with lots of ambition – you can’t be Jamaican and not be ambitious!’) – Reverend Rose talks [...]

Interview with Suzi Quatro

December 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

Musician, song writer and bassist, Suzi Quatro talks about remaining sane and in control of your own destiny… Going for your dream doesn’t mean ‘easy’ – but if you enjoy it you can do anything. How significant is my achievement to me [...]

Interview with Bellatrix

November 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

Our interview with Bellatrix, the UK’s first professional female beatboxer and first woman to win the world championships went out as a live Twinterview in October this year.   We found the format perfectly suited Bella’s snappy, [...]