We are always on the look out for inspirational stories of WOMEN for our fabulous heart warming feature ‘WOMAN OF THE MONTH’ – If you would like to nominate someone who has inspired you by their acts of kindness, who’s done something selfless, heroic, living a positive life against the odds, set up their own business or simply the best mum, friend, sister, nan in the world!

If you feel they don’t always get the recognition they deserve, we would LOVE to hear from you.

We all know someone who goes that extra mile in life making a huge difference to their own and/or others lives. It’s time to let them know how great they are!! Miss Independent Woman seeks your stories of women/girls OF all ages for this special monthly feature! Let’s celebrate these incredible ladies!
Message us now to nominate your friend, mum, sister, nan or aunt! telling us a bit about what they have done that inspire you so much. ‘WOMEN INSPIRING WOMEN’ …simples…
With Love VP, Team MIW x
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The Un-sporty Mum

Ok…. let me confirm from the get go, my little family are NOT the sporty type. We don’t revel in long hikes, we don’t all trundle up on our bikes and go for family rides nor do my husband and I have sporty hobbies. We are active of course but not in that ‘sporty’ way. At age 11, I was told that I would never been the athletic type. I was in the 2nd group (B team) at school for PE and with my curvy hips and large boobs things like long distance track or active type games requiring a less than attractive sports bra fitting at our local C&A, just didn’t fit well with my cool school cred. I… Read More →

Rule your thoughts !!

7 Reasons to Stop Proving Yourself to Everyone Else You are GOOD enough, SMART enough, FINE enough, and STRONG enough. You don’t need other people to validate you; you are already VALUABLE. Sometimes we try to show the world we are flawless in hopes that we will be liked and accepted by everyone, but we can’t please everyone and we shouldn’t try. The beauty of us lies in our vulnerability, our complex emotions, and our authentic imperfections. When we embrace who we are and decide to be authentic, instead of who we think others want us to be, we open ourselves up to realationships, real happiness, and real success. There is no need to put on a mask. There is… Read More →

Negotiate like Taylor Swift!

Negotiate in real life like Taylor Swift did with Apple Last week, Taylor Swift wrote an open letter to Apple and CEO Tim Cook in which she complained about the company’s decision not to pay artists during the three month free-trial period of Apple Music. By also threatening to withhold from them her hot new “1989” album, the new reigning Queen of Pop also gave a crash course in Negotiation 101. Many of us could use some help in that department. A new survey from staffing firm Robert Half revealed that although 89 percent of workers believe they deserve a raise, only 54 percent plan on asking their employer for one this year. In fact, the survey showed, many workers… Read More →

Picture Perfect!

Taking a picture for me was all about capturing a funny moment, where I could look back at the memory and smile! I loved to take photographs of me and my beautiful family and friends. When social media was born, so was the need to seek perfect pictures. I must admit I love to use a filter on Instagram, but with access to airbrushing apps enabling us slim & retouch ourselves to perfection, have we taken it too far? I find myself picking faults at my appearance, I almost didn’t share a beautiful photo of me and my daughter, because I didn’t like the lines around my eyes when I smiled. When did we become so hard on ourselves? Have we really… Read More →

Paula Kerr-Jarrett interview on politics, motherhood and success Pt 2

Paula Kerr-Jarrett interview by Joy Carter on Women, politics, motherhood and success Pt 2 I first met Paula Kerr-Jarrett at an event last year at the Jamaican High Commission, and you know when you meet someone who simply takes your breath away it was like that. Paula seemed to magically arrive in a corporate parliamentary styled setting wearing a shocking pink dress and matching clutch! WOW! Now that is an entrance and I knew I had to find out more about who she is. In Part 1 we discussed the importance of motherhood and women’s roles in society, in part 2 we go deeper and look at some foundational life keys you need to have in place to help you… Read More →

Paula Kerr-Jarrett interview on Politics, motherhood and success Pt 1

Paula Kerr-Jarrett interview on politics, motherhood and success Pt 1 I first met Paula Kerr-Jarrett at an event last year at the Jamaican High Commission, and you know when you meet someone who simply takes your breath away it was like that. Paula seemed to magically arrive in a corporate parliamentary styled setting wearing a shocking pink dress and matching clutch! WOW! Now that is an entrance and I knew I had to find out more about who she is. So who is Paula Kerr-Jarrett and what makes her so special? Paula has had an interesting life, bought up in a successful political family in Jamaica, Attorney-at-law, philanthropist, mother of three, entrepreneur, political representative (opposition caretaker) and happily married woman…. Read More →

MIW Meets ‘The Beauty Spot’

Two Female Entrepreneurs Esta & Hannah prove that a having a ‘Beauty Spot’ really is a sign of true beauty! ‘The Beauty Spot is an online beauty service with exclusive offers for beauty treatments, hair, photo shoots and chauffeur service. Whether it’s a night out, special occasions or weddings the Beauty Spot can provide everything to make you look fabulous’.  – Esta & Hannah. So who is the Beauty Spot and why was it formed? MIW’s very own VP went to Weston Super Mare to investigate and meet the ‘female beauty bosses’. Watch the video and see The Beauty Spot‘s MIW introductory piece below. It’s so inspiring to hear of women believing in themselves and following their dreams. Esta and Hannah are both working mums from Weston-Super-Mare,… Read More →

MIW Interviews Jenny Jones – ‘Woman of the Month’

Each month for our Women Inspiring Women feature we aim to find a ‘Woman of the Month’!! This week we had the absolute privilege to interview Olympic Snowboarder Jenny Jones. @jennyjonessnow Jenny has been a trailblazer in the sport for more than a decade and is a three-time X Games slopestyle Gold medallist (one European title, two global). Most recently the Nation proudly watched her success as she won a bronze medal in Slopestyle in Sochi, making Jenny the first Brit ever to win an Olympic medal on the snow! Jenny you Go GIRRL !! So where did it all begin I hear you cry? Our very own VP caught up with Jenny last week, read the fantastic Interview below:  VP – Hi Jenny thank you so much for chatting… Read More →

#nomakeupselfie #effyoucancer

The no make up selfie, love it or hate it the campaign that was started via Facebook worked. Not only did people start donating first of all but cancer research actually saw a massive surge in donations. 1 million in donations Then 2 WOW!!!   There were many comments that i saw people writing via social networking sites. ‘how is a no make up selfie helping raise awareness??’ ….’they are all attention seeking just donate’…i am pretty sure you guys saw many more. (HOW WRONG WERE THEY??) Girls stood together side by side, telling each other how beautiful they looked without the make up, encouraging other girls to do the same. I am so happy to say that it made… Read More →