Women in Web’s Weekly Round-up

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A very warm welcome to our weekly round-up.  Here’s what was on Women In Web this week!

Our first Q&A of the week was with Professor Donna Mead, Dean of Faculty of Life Sciences and Education at the University of South Wales. Professor Mead has had a distinguished career in the fields health and education, and you can read our Q&A with her here.

We also spoke to Carolyn Lawrence, President and CEO of Women of Influence. The organisation recently released a thought provoking white paper entitled, ‘Women Leaders Breaking Through in their Careers.’Click here to read her Q&A.

We were very much inspired by Rebecca Morris’s story that we had to share it! She has recently completed walking around Wales fundraising for Shelter Cymru.  Her story is a must read.

We are also very excited to share details of a forthcoming conference called Know Your Value. The conference will be taking place on Friday May 16th from 11am-4pm at the Marriott Downtown, Hartford, CT, USA, and will feature Mika Brzezinski and Gayle King. We’ll be following the conference and sharing its best bits- for more information click here.

Do you have a story that you’d like to share with us? Get in touch and it could be featured on Women In Web!

This week’s question is: “With the skills and experiences you have gathered to date in your career, do you know what your unique selling point is (USP)?”

Other stories that have caught our eye this week include…

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Walking around Wales: Fundraising for Shelter Cymru

1048919_1437573139819020_6518883326523238442_oWe’ve been so inspired by Rebecca’s story that we had to share it!

On 1st March, Rebecca Morris left her home and began her ten week journey to walk around Wales to raise money for Shelter Cymru.

In her own words:

“I love walking and wanted a challenge. I have been passionate about the work of Shelter ever since I can remember. May be it is because much of my life I have been a walker with my tent on my back. I have been wet and cold on many occasions but it has been my choice and I have always had a lovely warm house to return to. When I decided to circumnaviagate the Welsh border it was obvious that the charity I would choose to benefit from my adventure would be Shelter Cymru.

I plan to walk all the way round Wales. Leaving home on St David’s day and walking North up Offa’s Dyke path to Prestatyn then all the way around the coast (including Anglesey) to Chepstow and finally along the southern half of Offa’s Dyke home to Llanfairwaterdine.

1050 miles and 10 weeks away from home! I’ll be staying in a variety of places-  some hostels, sometimes in a camper van with my husband or a friend and very often on my own in a tent.”

Rebecca has walked on farmland, mountains, forests and woods, rocky beaches, sandy beaches, promenades, piers, sand dunes, estuaries, main roads, country lanes, majestic clifftops, up hill, down dale.

For the last 60 days she has not been in a supermarket, made a shopping list, sat on a sofa, walked the dog, worn a dress, used an iron, watched television, worn wellies, been to the hairdresser- the list goes on!

Rebecca is predicted to finish her journey on 14th May, so there’s still time to sponsor her for this really important cause. Find out more about her journey here, and you can donate via her MoneyGiving page.