Celebrating IWD! Inspirational Women of WGU & their stories #1

Following a successful event campaign marking International Women’s Day earlier this month, we collected stories from some of Wrexham Glyndŵr University’s inspirational role models in celebration of women.

We hope that these stories will encourage more women out there to #PressForProgress in 2018 and beyond!

To kick the series off, here’s Cheryl’s story:

Cheryl Lumley

Cheryl Lumley Alumni – HND Graphic Design 1995

‘After 20 years working continuously in the creative industry in Newcastle, I was a frustrated creative after staying in a job for too long and wanted a better work life balance. Three years ago I took a massive leap and quit my job to pursue other creative avenues. As well as working alongside my husband (who also graduated from NEWI as it was at the time) in our design agency, I also wanted to inspire others to be creative. I set upon running creative workshops and now teach upcycling to all ages. My blog http://www.allroundcreativejunkie.com is simply me expressing my ideas and creative thoughts and its aim is to inspire everyone to get creative.

‘All people, especially women, need to grab every opportunity and prove to themselves they can do it. Because they definitely can.’

Since quitting my job I have said yes to every opportunity and so many good things have happened, I’ve won awards for my blog, presented talks, been on live TV and radio, filmed how-to videos and generally loved every second.

All people, especially women, need to grab every opportunity and prove to themselves they can do it. Because they definitely can.’

If you enjoyed this story, please keep checking in @zoneglyndwr for more in the series!

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