After 10 years of living in Greenwich, 7 as a predominantly stay-at-home mum, I’ve built up a brilliant network of friends and contacts in the area.
Since my daughter started school 2 years ago, I’ve been hit by a real sense of community. To capitalise on this, I’ve become more and more involved with the school’s PTA. After a year as Co-secretary, I now run a fruit and veg delivery scheme for parents (via Abel & Cole - it’s brilliant, 25% of all sales go to the school).
My bi-weekly sessions in Greenwich Park with Running Mummies (an exercise class with buggy) have also played a major role in my life – I’ve met at least 150 ‘regulars’ over the course of the two years that I’ve been going.
In fact meeting so many super-talented women on my doorstep on a weekly basis, is the inspiration behind The Wonder Women Network. Most are mums who are not only doing a great job bringing up their children, but also running their own businesses and homes – not to mention the odd 10k charity race.
Would I call myself a wonder woman? Well I don’t like to brag, so no, but I do seem to live life at super-human speed.
When I’m not pushing around a wheelbarrow full of veg, running up hill with a buggy-full of heavy toddler or setting up coconut shys and tombolas for school events, I love to read and write. I set up a local mum’s bookclub 4 years ago and when I’m not reading, I try to find time to write.
I’ve always loved writing. My first work experience placement was on a local newspaper, I took an essay-heavy Classical History degree, I write stories for my children, and professionally I’ve written scripts for television, editorial for websites, press releases and synopses for new programme formats.
Last year, I set up my own freelance ‘business organisation & admin service’, where I take on ad hoc projects for local businesses. I’ve worked in a press office, as an Office Manager, and did the standard 6-month world travel, but my main work experience lies in television production. For many years I was a television researcher and later a director on the likes of Grand Designs, House Doctor and Escape to the Country where I wrote scripts, organised complicated film schedules and directed presenters and film crews. My marketing experience comes from promoting television series, working in a press office, and in advertising events for school.
Writing and managing The Wonder Women Network is a way of bringing all my experience and the things that I love together.
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It’s much easier to let others blow your own trumpet, so here’s a few things others I’ve worked with have said about me:
“Natalie is a dream administrator with great organisational, planning and research skills. She gets the job done – fast, then comes back with great ideas on what to do next. Truly an asset to any team.” Dr Stephen Todd, MD, Complete Genius Ltd
“Natalie is one of the most personable people it is possible to work with. Extremely hardworking, resourceful and determined, she gets results every time, always having the total respect of everyone she meets”. Hoshida Nekoo, Production Manager TalkbacktHAMES