STEFANIA PASSAMONTE Stefania Passamonte is a international concert pianist, recording artist and entrepreneur. Founder and owner of the International Music Academy “London Piano Masters” as well as the classical record label Master Chords Records, Stefania is voting member of the Recording Academy for the Grammy’s Awards in the USA and the BPI for the Classic […]
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.
Isabelle Schuler is the Founder and Composer at From Sonnet to Song. Growing up in the beautiful state of Oregon, Isabelle was first dazzled by Shakespeare’s works as performed by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. She hopes to lead from the incredible example they set by making Shakespeare more accessible (and honestly more fun). Isabelle […]
Martha is From Sonnet to Song’s Co-Producer and resident Director. She studied English Language and Literature at Oxford University, where she completed a hefty course on Shakespeare. She is an advocate for equal access to education, and she hopes that From Sonnet to Song will help to make Shakespeare more accessible. When she’s not […]
Coming from a foundation arts training at Brighton College of Art and subsequent three years at the London College of Communication studying graphics my working life has been involved in visual creativity in one way or another. I worked on part work magazines, ran print workshops for community groups of all ages, taught in special […]
Julia Collier was born in Windsor, grew up in Margate, and has lived in London for most of her life – apart from 5 years in Manchester, where she trained as an actress at Manchester Poly School of Theatre. To earn a crust, she has worked in numerous offices as a temp (mainly within the […]
Judith Walker is a Fine Artist, Cartoonist and Stand up Comedian. Judith Walker was born in Leeds and brought up in West Yorkshire. She moved to London in the 70s to study fine art at Central St Martins, London, then went to the USA to do a masters at New Mexico State University. Recently she […]
Jackie Handy is an International Trainer, Author and Speaker. She supports people across the globe with self-awareness , change work and personal development , as well as sales, service and leadership corporate training. She speaks at conferences, via webinars and at events motivating audiences to achieve more in their lives and accelerate their personal […]
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.
Hope Virgo, is a leading advocate for people with eating disorders described by Richard Mitchell, CEO of Sherwood Forest Hospital as "sharing a very powerful story with a huge impact". Hope helps employers including schools, hospitals and businesses deal with the rising tide of mental health issues which affects one in four people and costs employers between £33 and £42 billion annually. Hope is a recognised media spokesperson having appeared on various shows including BBC Newsnight, Good Morning Britain, Sky News and BBC News.
Louise is a presenter and journalist with a passion for entertainment and the arts. After graduating from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, Louise spent time treading the boards before finding her way into presenting and has never looked back. She has built up an impressive portfolio including hosting the National Film Awards, the National Reality TV Awards, working with teams over at Showbiz TV, Juice FM and Radio Jackie and is excited to be joining the team at WRS.