Mary Fenwick started as a journalist with Radio New Zealand, before joining London Weekend Television. Current writing includes a monthly column for the UK’s biggest mindful living magazine, Psychologies. Mary is a director of Enterprise and Parliamentary Dialogue International (EPDI) advising on the role of women in building democracy and prosperity. She is a former business director of […]
Julia Greenaway has worked in broadcast journalism for more than twenty years. Before she embarked on her Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism at Leeds University, she was a children’s storyteller playing ‘Alice in Wonderland’ at a family theme park. She loves the tradition of storytelling in any form from those passed down the generations around camp fires to old and new writers alike. Her favourite book ? She likes contemporary stories that are honest and true to life like Isabel Losada’s ‘Battersea Park Road To Enlightenment’, books that have a great sense of place and character such as Penelope Fitzgerald’s ‘Offshore’ and she’s a mad keen Agatha Christie fan. Julia is keen to enable more and more women to successfully crack the worlds of writing and broadcasting.
Athene was born in England, brought up in Canada and completed her education with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Washington in America. After college she returned to England where she was elected to the RIBA and began practicing architecture, specializing in hospitality design. She taught architectural design and interior design at universities in England and the US. She has always made time for community involvement, whether helping lead a successful effort to save Covent Garden from demolition or founding a Children’s Theatre in Ohio. Over time, she became intrigued by people’s personal stories, whether that of the man running the corner store, the businesswoman juggling career and children, the actor or the janitor. With the idea of memorializing all the stories she hears, Athene began a podcast, Barnstorming, for which she interviews people in all walks of life and all fifty states.