“Sidmouth’s inspirational leaders”
The District Council is celebrating International Women’s Day in East Devon: 8 March 2023 – International Women’s Day: East Devon’s inspirational leaders – East Devon
What about celebrating the Day in the Sid Valley?
To keep to the District Council, four out of six councillors are women: Councillor details – Councillor Dawn Manley – East Devon and Councillor details – Councillor Marianne Rixson – East Devon and Councillor details – Councillor Denise Bickley – East Devon and Councillor details – Councillor Cathy Gardner – East Devon
To take the Town Council, the vice-chair would be expected to be the next chair: Cllr Hilary Nelson – Sidmouth Town Council
The chair and vice-chair of the Neighbourhood Plan steering group are both councillors today: Cllr Deirdre Hounsom – Sidmouth Town Council and Cllr Louise Cole – Sidmouth Town Council, the latter also being the chair of the Tourism and Economy cttee.
As for community leaders, here are just a few – so please do let us know who we’ve missed out!
Lynette Talbot, chair of Sidmouth in Bloom: Sidmouth wins gold Britain in Bloom award | Sidmouth Herald and Sidmouth In Bloom
Angela Carney, a co-founder of the Repair Café: Behind the scenes at Sidmouth Repair Café | Exmouth Journal
Mary Walden-Till, founder of Sidmouth Drill Hall Research Site – as well as webmaster at the VGS!
Sheila Meades, lead on the SVBG’s Biodiversity Festival: Sid Valley Biodiversity Group | Facebook and Sidmouth biodiversity: The delights of a mini wildlife pond | Sidmouth Herald
Julia Slingo, former head of the Met Office and active resident of Sidmouth: Julia Slingo – Wikipedia and Learn more about climate change from the Met Office’s former chief scientist | Local News | News | Sidmouth Nub News
Alex Mitchell, head of social media for the Climate Awareness Partnership Sidmouth project: Climate Awareness Partnership Sidmouth (CAPS) | Facebook
Nikki Dawkins, manager of Kennaway House: New team leading the way at Kennaway House | Sidmouth Herald
Then there are the women at the heart of the Sidmouth business community, to name but a few:
Eleanor Carr, of the Eats Boutique street food events: Eleanor Carr – Director – Unique Boutique Events | LinkedIn
Victoria Davis and Deborah Bennett, landladies of the Balfour Arms pub: New landladies at Sidmouth pub aim to create community hub | Sidmouth Herald and THE BALFOUR ARMS, Sidmouth – Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews – Tripadvisor
Felicity Carver, founder of Sidmouth Craft Hub: New business set to open in Sidmouth | Local News | News | Sidmouth Nub News
According to Sidmouth Chamber of Commerce, 45 per cent of businesses are run jointly or solely by women – based on 88 trading members: Women in business in Sidmouth | Sidmouth Herald and Directory: All Listings | Sidmouth Chamber and Sidmouth Business Community | Facebook
Finally, the majority of winners of the 2021 Champion Awards were women: The Champions Awards 2021: the winners – Sustainable Sidmouth Champion Awards
And the Judges Panel for this year’s Champions Awards are gender balanced! Judges appointed for 2023 Sustainable Sidmouth Champions Awards | Sidmouth Herald
If you’d like to nominate someone for an Award – here’s the place to go: Enter the Champions Awards 2023 – Sustainable Sidmouth Champion Awards