Women of the World

It has always been the dream to “Go Global” at Network She. In 2019 we did exactly that by reaching out to the friends, colleagues and contacts we have from all corners of the globe.  We are thrilled to introduce you to the Network She Women of the World; women who are happy to share their thoughts, ideas and opinions with the masses. Women who aren’t scared to have their say!

 Our Women of the World contributors representing Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, UK, France, The Canary Islands and the Netherlands, will bring you a flavour of what life is like in their corner of the globe, how what happens elsewhere effects them and the cultural differences they experience.

Join in the conversation, share your thoughts and ideas – Go Global with Network She.

Meet The Women Of The World Contributors

Kirsty Mellor- Netherlands

‘I love a good challenge and in moving my life to Holland, I definitely found my match. I arrived in December 2009, just me and my life packed in a few boxes on a pallet. It was one of the harshest winters and the economic climate wasn’t much better!’

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Ruth Foulkes – New Zealand

‘I have spent most of my adult life working as a teacher which is a privilege and a joy. I have witnessed parents weep on their child’s first day of school…and known that I have to make a difference, as I vicariously share the highs and lows of family life through the hearts of their children’.

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Suzy Bennett – England

Former Butlins Redcoat, winner of the Funny Women Awards, finalist in Jimmy Carr’s Comedy Idol and tour support for Russell Kane, Suzy is a proud Devonian and as well as being chosen as the voice of the new ‘Plymouth Trails’ tour app as part of the Mayflower 400 project in 2020 she was thrilled to be included in the Evening Herald’s ‘Coolest Plymouth Women’ List and often pops in to BBC Radio Devon for a chat as well as gigging around the UK, overseas and most recently from her bedroom at her mum’s house during lockdown!

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Joanna Watters – Greece

Joanna started The Greek Island Summer School in 2002. The school operates from her home on the stunningly beautiful island of Lefkada in the Ionian, offering astrology and tarot study holidays for all levels, and students stay in beachfront accommodation in the village of Nidri. The courses have been featured in a variety of media titles including Chat it’s Fate, Spirit and Destiny, Prediction, Kindred Spirit, Metro and The Daily Mail.

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Lisa Hayden-Davies – Australia

‘I don’t hate too much in life, what’s the point. However toenail fungal cream adverts on the tv or anywhere should be banned. Keep them in your socks and certainly off the media! Yuk’. 

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Claire Evans – Fuerteventura

‘…isn’t that what life is all about, new challenges, pushing your own boundaries so you can grow and develop every single day?’

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Amanda Kranenburg – South Africa

The idea for the Network She Woman of the World feature came after I met up with Amanda Kranenburg or Amanda Burke as I knew her, in Cape Town in November 2018. It was a dream holiday and I couldn’t go all the way to Cape Town and not catch up with Amanda, who I had met a few years earlier via Network She when she was working with her then partner as the Director of their small, North Wales based branding company. When she packed everything in and went on her travels alone.  We kept in touch as she headed to New Zealand via Los Angeles, Australasia and Asia before settling in South Africa, marrying a guy of Dutch descent within two months of arriving.

When we met she was a different person who was looking for a reason to keep in touch with the world and life back home in the Uk. We talked about her writing for the website as she had done previously for the Network She Magazine. We laughed about how small the world was and as we counted out the women we knew across the globe who were all somehow connected to Network She- Women of the World was born. For six months we kept in touch and Amanda wrote about her life in South Africa, including the violence, the robberies and the falls. She fell again in June 2019, resulting in a hip replacement. Being concerned that I hadn’t heard from her for some weeks, I sent her a note via messenger, it was the afternoon of 7th July. Within minutes her husband came back to me. Amanda had died earlier that afternoon. As a legacy to Amanda, the Network She Woman of the World collective continue to share their thoughts, ideas, and passions with you as she would have.