Inspiring Inclusion: Celebrating International Women’s Day 2024

As we celebrate International Women’s Day in 2024, we take pride in honouring the remarkable women who have not only ventured into entrepreneurship but have also made a significant impact on their communities. At activ Franchise, we are privileged to support women who start their own businesses across the UK and Ireland. We would like to take the opportunity to shine a light on three outstanding female clients whose dedication and passion are truly inspiring.

Lorraine Senior:  Pioneering Reflexology for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Lorraine Senior stands out as a beacon of innovation and compassion in the field of reflexology. Through her Functional Reflex Therapy Framework (FRT), Lorraine has created a supportive framework to aid individuals with additional needs. Her vision of having a qualified reflexologist in every school worldwide, supported by FRT, is truly inspiring. Lorraine’s work extends beyond borders, as she tirelessly supports special schools in Zambia, making a profound impact on the lives of countless individuals.

Nominated by Lisa Smith, an activ Franchisee in North Essex, Lisa speaks highly of Lorraine’s dedication, stating, “Lorraine’s work is never-ending, and her passion is infectious. I am proud to have her as a client.”

Website: Functional Reflex Therapy

Amy Ferguson: Advocating for Families and Education

Amy Ferguson’s journey from educator to entrepreneur exemplifies resilience and determination. For nearly 15 years, Amy has been running day nurseries in South Wales, providing vital support to families despite economic challenges. As the chair of the Cardiff and Vale Nursery Committee, Amy advocates tirelessly for quality education and childcare, ensuring that every child receives the care they deserve.

Nominated by Tom Marley from activ’s head office team, Tom commends Amy’s dedication, stating, “Amy never fails to surprise me. She goes above and beyond for the families that use her nurseries. She is a voice for parents and people who don’t know how to fight for what they need.”

Website: Fun Foundations

Kathy Griffiths: Fostering Mental Wellness

Kathy Griffiths embodies compassion and dedication in her mission to promote mental wellness. Through the Blackwood Wellbeing Centre in South and Mid Wales, Kathy provides a safe haven for individuals seeking professional support. Her commitment to mental health advocacy, even in challenging times, has touched countless lives, offering hope and healing to those in need.

Nominated by Mark Cooke, also from activ’s head office team, Mark emphasises the importance of Kathy’s work, stating, “Kathy has set up a centre that has helped so many people to a better life free of deteriorating mental health.”

Website: Blackwood Wellbeing Centre

As we celebrate International Women’s Day, let us honour and recognise the achievements of these extraordinary women entrepreneurs. At activ Franchise, we are proud to support women who are not only building successful businesses but also making a positive impact on their communities and beyond. Today, we celebrate the strength, resilience, and unwavering determination of women everywhere who are leading the way towards a brighter future. 

Happy International Women’s Day!

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