Our top inspirational interviews for November

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In our latest monthly round-up we take a look at our favourite, most uplifting Inspirational Women & HeForShe interviews from November.

Our Inspirational Women series of interviews aims to highlight amazing women across the globe, showcase their achievements and raise their profiles. Over the years, we have interviewed so many amazing women such as Cherie Blair, Angie Greaves, Baroness Mary Goudie, Sarah Willingham and many more.

Our HeForShe interviews celebrate men who promote and support women in the workplace, whether it is through campaigning, mentoring or giving opportunities to women.

Discover our editor’s pick of inspirational interviews for November below:

Linda Plant featuredInspirational Woman: Linda Plant | BBC The Apprentice Interviewer & Founder, The Linda Plant Academy

Linda has built her career from humble beginnings to become one of Britain’s most successful business leaders.

She is now helping others to forge their own career and business path too, with her Linda Plant Business Academy and her personally written Business Blueprint Course.

Read Linda’s full interview here.

Nicholas KellyHeForShe: Nicholas Kelly | CEO, Axela Ltd

Nicholas Kelly is the CEO of a care company called Axela Ltd.

Nick believes in creating a platform for people of colour and women. Currently over 80 per cent of the company is female employees. This allows the company to stand out from others and one of the main reasons they have the reputation they do.

Read Nicholas’s full interview here.


Inspirational Woman: Dr Krutika Pau | Director of Children’s Services, Starlight

I am currently the director of children’s services at Starlight Children’s Foundation a national charity which uses the power of play to improve children’s social, emotional, and mental wellbeing during illness.

We work with over 800 hospitals and hospices across the UK and support over 1.5 million children each year.

Read Krutika’s full interview here.

Siobhan Owers featuredInspirational Woman: Siobhan Owers | Partner, Fragomen

I am a mother to 5 amazing children, (two adopted siblings and triplets) and I am married to a fantastic supportive husband. I am also a Partner at Fragomen, the world’s largest Immigration services firm.

I lead a large team of extremely talented individuals, supporting mobility needs into the UK and across Europe.

Read Siobhan’s full interview here.


Rob StephensonHeForShe: Rob Stephenson | Founding Formster & CEO, FormScore® & Founder, InsideOut LeaderBoard®

Rob Stephenson is an international keynote speaker, campaigner and consultant who is on a mission to help create happier, healthier and higher performing workplaces.

Rob is the founder of InsideOut LeaderBoard, a social enterprise with the mission of smashing the stigma of mental ill health in the workplace by showcasing senior leader role models with lived experiences of mental ill health.

Read Rob’s full interview here.

Corinne Evans Jones featuredInspirational Woman: Corinne Evans Jones | Assistant Editor, SurfGirl Magazine & Content Creator, Vitamin Sea Collective

My name is Corinne Evans Jones. I am the Assistant Editor of SurfGirl Magazine and the Content Creator for Vitamin Sea Collective

I have worked in the surf industry for ten years, as a free surfer, model, writer and content creator.

Read Corinne’s full interview here.


Cathy Moseley featuredInspirational Woman: Cathy Moseley | Founder, Boundless

Hey, I’m Cathy & I’m The Kernel (Boundless Activated Snacking’s Founder).

I started Boundless a couple of years ago in my kitchen, and since then it’s been a pretty wild ride – with my brand now listed in over 3000 stores in the UK, in major chains like Holland & Barrett and Sainsbury’s, as well as over 10 countries worldwide.

Read Cathy’s full interview here.


Michael Barrington-HibbertHeForShe: Michael Barrington-Hibbert | Managing Partner of Barrington Hibbert Associates & co-founder of the 10,000 Black Interns initiative

Michael Barrington-Hibbert is Managing Partner of Barrington Hibbert Associates and co-founder of the 10,000 Black Interns initiative.

He is a diversity champion and works closely with FTSE 100 companies and leading Investment Banks to advise them on how to increase the number of BAME professionals within senior management positions.

Read Michael’s full interview here.

Rosi Chapman featuredInspirational Woman: Rosi Chapman | Founder, Transformulas

Beauty entrepreneur and founder of Transformulas Beauty, Rosi Chapman, 56, has over 30 years experience in the beauty industry and is one of the top cosmeceutical experts in the UK.

Rosi has built Transformulas into the global brand it is today through her passion of using skin care products that result in skin health and confidence.

Read Rosi’s full interview here.


Inspirational Woman: Leanne Tritton | Founder & Managing Director, ING Media

Leanne has over 30 years communications and business experience, and has worked in Australia, the USA and the UK.

She founded ING in 1999 and has led the agency to a leadership position in understanding how the built environment drives economic health and prosperity.

Read Leanne’s full interview here.


Ruari FairbairnsHeForShe: Ruari Fairbairns | Co-founder and CEO of OYNB

Originally from a small island off the West coast of Scotland, in his younger years, Ruari was no stranger to a pint or two.

After moving down to London and starting a career as an oil broker, he quickly fell into the ‘work hard, play hard’ style of living. After meeting his now wife, and having a child, his old ways started to wear thin and create friction in his relationships as well as cause him a few health problems.

Read Ruari’s full interview here.

WeAreTheCity has a back catalogue of thousands of Inspirational Woman interviews, including Cherie Blair, Paula Radcliffe MBE, Caprice Bourret, Anna Williamson and many more. You can read about all our amazing women here.

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