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Iceni Magazine | December 2, 2021

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Inspired Women Launches New Website

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Inspired Women was started to help create projects for local business women to inspire young women in the region.  After being officially launched in 2014, Inspired Youth, who runs Inspired Women, secured two grants to run projects in schools in Norfolk and Suffolk, and these projects are now well underway.  Below is the latest news on both projects. 

We are also really pleased to be officially launching our *NEW* website, which has all the latest on our projects, sponsors, and really importantly, dates of events.


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We are really pleased to announce the launch of our brand new website.  You can now find out more about Inspired Women, who is involved, what projects are running and dates for up and coming events, all in one place.

The website was made possible through the support of Caroline Rust of ‘The Workshops Work’ who provided additional support during our campaign to win the AVIVA Community Fund.

Please check out our new site at and spread the word!

Mentoring Project

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In 2015, Inspired Youth won an amazing £10,000 fund as part of the AVIVA Community Fund to launch a mentoring project across Norfolk and Suffolk.  This project has been running in schools since November, and is helping enable local business women to work with a small group of young women on self esteem, confidence and career aspirations.

So far East Norfolk College and Venture Academy have started the programme, with Wymondham College and Sewell Park College starting in January.  It’s been amazing to see the difference the project has had on the young women already involved in these first sessions.

Each group of young women involved in the programme will work through 8 planned sessions over about 3 months, with the programme running across two half terms. Each school is being supported by 4 local professional women, who are looking to share their journeys, and help raise aspirations and self confidence.

Those looking to support the mentoring programme are given full training before they start, as well as a DBS check.  The time commitment to support the programme is as little as 4 hours across the term, as two groups of women will support each school programme.

We now have more details about this project on our *NEW* Inspired Women website.  You can click on this link to find out more and download our mentoring programme leaflet.

If you think you could be part of this worthwhile project then please contact Natalie by email at and we will arrange for a registration pack to be sent out to you.


Sheringham Shoal Project

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The Inspired Women Sheringham Shoal project is a project aiming to inspire young women into the Energy & Engineering Sector.  Started in November last year, the project has already run in Sheringham High School and Cromer Academy. Representatives from the industry have been working with small groups of female students to promote careers in Energy and Engineering to a wider audience in the school, including some parents.

Funded by the Sheringham Shoal community fund, the project’s main focus is to organise a series of assemblies within the participating schools.  The project is due to finish in May with projects starting at Fakenham Academy, North Walsham High School and Alderman Peel High School in Wells in the next few months.

The women supporting the project will be working with a small group of young women in each school to organise the events, but also to give an insight into how women can start a career in these industries.

If you are involved in the Energy or Engineering sector and would like to support this project, please contact Natalie by email at


Become an Ambassador

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Help us spread the word about Inspired Women – Become an Ambassador for the project.

Could you be an Ambassador for the Inspired Women project? Could you help us spread the word about the work Inspired Women is doing locally, and how others could get involved ?

Contact Natalie to find out more, and help us grow Inspired Women.

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