Anna Dawson

Anna founded her company Imagine Drama to create inspired creativity in young children through her workshops and children’s parties. We are planning on having her and her wonderful business at a kids friendly school holiday event soon! Anna’s story: I’m a qualified Drama teacher. I gained a BA in Drama and Theatre Arts with English…

Emma Fulton

Emma is an career coach and is all about enabling women to continue to pursue their career ambitions after children and to do work they love and find fulfilling. She supports women with career change, leadership and returning to work after maternity leave or a break. Emma is an Independent mother to three boys aged…

Yvonne Smyth

I’ve been a business and life coach for just over 5 years after leaving my role as Managing Director of Galgorm Resort & Spa in Northern Ireland. In more recent years, as a result of my own struggles as a parent of two young boys, I pretty much sent myself to “parenting school”! I’ve taken…

Marianna Herold

Just over a year ago Marianna was as she says “a mama with a bike and a dream” Fed up with being pestered for rubbish filled treats, she wanted to “create indulgent chocolates to bribe my children with, guilt free”. Through tireless practice, exploration and research Marianna and her new business partner are at the…

Miriam Pierre

Nurture Collective is a curated online store for ethical baby and children’s clothing accessories and gifts aged 0-12years. We have created a sustainable visual guide to make it easier to shop with your values in mind. We’re on a mission to make it easier for parents to shop more consciously for their kids! Miriam’s story:…

Rhiannon Miller

Rhiannon Miller was the first speaker confirmed in our launch event line up as a solid supporter of the Independent Mother cause where she was honest about adapting to her new role as a Single Mother and combining it with managing a business. Rhiannon is a Virtual Executive Assistant located in London, UK. Her career…

Margaret aka Mags

This hilarious bubbly bundle of loveliness stole my heart when I she found me on my personal account. Having seen my aunt pass away with the horrendous effects of Bowel Cancer at the same age as I am now, Mags story hit me hard. This incredible Single Mother of two young children was hit with…

Penny Wincer

Penny Wincer is a Freelance Photographer originally from Australia but has lived in the UK for nearly 20yrs. Aside from achieving  tremendous success in her career she also inspires her followers on Instagram with the ability to combine it with being a Single Parent to 2 disabled children with very different needs. At the Independent…

Chloe Evans

The lovely Chloe is on the panel of our Stigma Event and having written and research stigma extensively for her degree she is the perfect panellist to share her findings with us all. Chloe’s Story; I’m Chloe, I’m 29 and I live in West Sussex. I unexpectedly fell pregnant (I was on the pill) and the guy I…

Emma Peries

Emma was a fantastic speaker at our launch event, sharing wisdom and honesty about her experiences as a Single Mother after the breakdown of her marriage. Emma’s Story: It was becoming a single mum that pushed me into starting my own business. I had wanted to re-train for a while but my husband leaving gave…