Recently I attended the Diamonds & Deals Women in Business event at Missoula Milton Keynes. This event was also in association with Target Ovarian Cancer.
Diamonds & Deals was created by Gemma Burnikell Managing Director of Gemmedia and Gemmedia Events and Natalie Newman Managing Director of U&I Lifestyle and U&I Concierge.
As well as these two lovely ladies there were 9 other guest speakers. Hannah Armitage from Hannah Armitage Social and Radio Presenter, Emma Gill from Emma Semento, Rochelle Anthony from The Dolls House Hair Salon, Chantelle Ojo from Target Ovarian Cancer, Amy Thurley from Evoke Fitness & Tanning, Lucy Walton from Superfox, Sonia Randev from The Footie Weekly, Laura Jayne Surace from Bespoke Residential Estates and Becca Pountney from Engage Weddings.
I told myself this year I wasn’t going to let my anxiety get the better of me anymore. So when I first saw this event on Twitter I booked myself onto it straight away, that way I couldn’t talk myself out of it and to be honest I was actually really excited. On the actual day the nerves hit me, thank God I had work in the morning to keep my mind occupied. I got myself into a state trying to decide what shoes to wear! When I arrived I literally felt like my whole body was shaking, not knowing any of these ladies, I found myself tongue tied. Then Hannah walked in, a familiar face. I’ve known Hannah for quite a while. I started to feel at ease, having a nice catch up.
The speakers talked about their businesses and gave what I believe a real insight into their lives, all the highs and the lows and the challenges life has thrown at them. Each and every one of these ladies motivated me in so many different aspects of life, but one in particular really touched me with what she does. Amy Thurley from Evoke Fitness & Tanning. Amy isn’t only a personal trainer and salon owner, she goes that extra mile to help her clients mentally too. Something I personally really struggle with is my weight and depression and I just felt that I could connect with Amy and allow her in enough to beat my struggles. Amy was so easy to talk to when we were all mingling around and networking with each other. I’m so glad I pushed myself to go to this event, I met some amazing women who really show supporting other women can be so powerful. I will definitely be attending the next one. A big thank you to Gemma for being so welcoming to me and making me feel at ease.
Symptoms for Ovarian Cancer
- Persistent bloating – not bloating that comes and goes
- Feeling full quickly and/or loss of appetite
- Pelvic or abdominal pain (that’s your tummy and below)
- Urinary symptoms (needing to wee more urgently or more often than usual)
Occasionally there can be other symptoms:
- Changes in bowel habit (eg diarrhoea or constipation)
- Extreme fatigue (feeling very tired)
- Unexplained weight loss
Any bleeding after the menopause should always be investigated by a GP.
Symptoms will be
- Frequent – they usually happen more than 12 times a month
- Persistent – they don’t go away
- New – they are not normal for you
Please contact your GP if your show signs of any of these symptoms. Help and advice can also be found at https://www.targetovariancancer.org.uk/
Make sure you check out these inspirational women, all of their links are below.
The Dolls House
Bespoke Residential Estates
The Footie Weekly
Instagram – @thefootieweekly
Perfect notepad from our goodie bags
Until next time