Strong Manchester Women

Strong Manchester Women

This is the ‘Strong Manchester Women’ podcast; a series of inspiring conversations with the women – who make our city and beyond, a better place to live, work and play.

Manchester, has a history of very strong women. Women who are forces to be reckoned with. Women who push the envelope, start movements, smash glass ceilings, stand up for their rights and turn the wheels of progress.

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Supported by Manchester City Council and The Pankhurst Trust, each episode is an inspiring conversation with changemakers, activists and trailblazers; including champion boxer Stacey Copeland, 90 year old Pride of Manchester winning Gardener Dena Murphy, the Deputy Leader of Bury Council Lynne Ridsdale, Manchester International Festival performing poet Nasima Begum and Trans Creative Artistic Director Kate O’Donnell.

The podcast, funded by the Centenary Cities Legacy Fund, is inspired by the annual Strong Manchester Women campaign which celebrates the achievements and impact of a bunch of incredible women doing brilliant things in the city. The 14 women profiled in this series were selected for the 2019 campaign.

The Strong Manchester Women podcast is a full production from MIC Media – to find out exactly what that all involves, from recording to marketing – see our portfolio page here.

How to Listen

Episodes are released weekly from Wednesday 24th July.

When released, the episodes and their transcripts are posted on this page and are also available to listen to, for free on your phone or tablet via the applications Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify. Simply click the image for the podcast to open on the app that you have.

You can also listen on other podcast players including Castbox, Deezer, Podcast Addict, Pocket casts and lots more, simply search ‘Strong Manchester Women’. We’ve also wrote a blog post to show you how to listen this and other podcasts. Read that here.

Listen to the podcast here

Click on the link to be taken to that episode’s page.

  • Episode 3 – Helen Brown
    The first 24 hours after an offender has been released from prison, are the most critical. It can be the start of a rehabilitated path or, the return to old ways. This Strong Manchester Woman… Read more »
  • Episode 2 – Francess Tagoe
    Running a community centre can come with its challenges and rewards. Especially, if like this Strong Manchester Woman, you run one welcomes 300 people through its doors each day.In this episode, your host Vic Elizabeth… Read more »
  • Episode 1 – Denise Yuen Megson
    Challenging perceptions and discrimination has been a running theme across this Strong Manchester Woman’s life; from being judged simply because of her ethnicity, to nursing children with learning disabilities. It’s these experiences that have influenced… Read more »
  • Strong Manchester Women Podcast launches this summer!
    We’re chuffed to bits to tell you about our latest podcast – ‘Strong Manchester Women.The brand-new podcast tells the stories of fourteen women from across Manchester, who are making a positive difference and lasting impact… Read more »

Episode 3 – Helen Brown
Episode 2 – Francess Tagoe
Episode 1 – Denise Yuen Megson

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