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EVERY FOLD WOMAN HAS A UNIQUE STORY TO TELL
Success, setbacks and style from remarkable women
One of the UK’s most respected broadcasters, Mariella Frostrup has spent her career at the forefront of the cultural landscape. Drawing on her decades of trusted expertise and experience, Mariella shares with us how building good foundations – in both your work and wardrobe – is the key to unlocking career success.
THE FOLD X MANCHESTER CITY
PREPARATION IS EVERYTHING
From rituals to routines, sleep to self-talk, meditation to meal plans, the way you prepare impacts your performance.
Olympians spend four years training physically and mentally for a competition that can last just minutes (or 9.58 seconds in Usain Bolt’s case). It’s the stuff we don’t see on TV that makes the greats great.
Nicknamed ‘Queen Deyna’, Deyna Castellanos is the youngest nominee ever for FIFA’s Best Women’s Player of the Year award. The Manchester City forward discusses the importance of resilience, discipline and following your dreams.
One of the country’s most decorated and experienced football players, Manchester City defender Alex Greenwood gives her take on what success looks like.
Manchester City’s attacking midfielder Laura Coombs on the highs of playing for her club and how she stays calm before a big match.
NURIA TARRÉ, MBA
Nuria Tarré’s career has taken her from telecoms to aviation to tourism to football. The Chief Marketing and Fan Experience Officer at City Football Group tells us about taking risks, discovering her style and learning to be vulnerable.
England goalkeeper Karen Bardsley hung up her football gloves in 2022 after a stellar 20-year career in the women’s game. Here's how she reinvented herself and pivoted into the corporate world.
MICHELLE GRIFFITH ROBINSON
She was the working-class girl from Wembley who became an Olympian and made history as the first woman in the Commonwealth to triple jump over 14 metres. We meet life coach Michelle Griffith Robinson.
THE FUTURE FOR WOMEN @ WORK CONVERSATION
Our founder and CEO Polly McMaster discusses the future for women at work with an inspiring new group of Fold Women. They tell us more about their career journeys, their attitudes towards style and their thoughts on the challenges – and possibilities – ahead.
JUNE SARPONG OBE
After more than two decades on our screens, June Sarpong has become one of the most recognisable faces on British TV. The presenter, author and diversity campaigner talks about her working-class upbringing, reinventing her career and making ‘lucrative lemonade’.
Activist Farhana Yamin has spent her career fighting the climate crisis. One of the world’s top environmental lawyers, she is widely credited with getting the goal of net-zero emissions by 2050 into the Paris Agreement. She shares her powerful story.
BARONESS HELENA MORRISSEY
Baroness Helena Morrissey has forged an extraordinary career as a financier, gender equality advocate and now style influencer – all while raising nine children. She gets honest about the setbacks, sexism and her ‘superwoman’ status.
DENISE LEWIS OBE
Meet the ‘Golden Girl’ of British sports. Olympic athlete, TV presenter and Team England president Denise Lewis OBE shares the highs and lows that have shaped her career.
Global make-up artist Ruby Hammer MBE has gone from working on haute couture catwalks to co-founding cosmetics brand Ruby & Millie to launching an eponymous capsule collection. She tells us about style secrets, bad deals and the moment she ground to a halt.
NOËLLA COURSARIS MUSUNKA
Noëlla Coursaris Musunka’s career has taken her from the catwalk to classrooms in the Congo. The model and philanthropist tells us about her Malaika foundation and her mission to empower girls in Africa.
DR MERRITT MOORE
Dr Merritt Moore has shattered stereotypes by pursuing a dual career as a professional ballet dancer and a quantum physicist. Next stop: (hopefully) the moon.
Entrepreneur, campaigner and philanthropist Gina Miller has spent a lifetime fighting injustice. Despite discrimination, domestic violence and death threats, she will not be silenced. She tells us her powerful story.
From furniture-maker and sculptor to jeweler and painter, London-based designer Simone Brewster tells us about her genre-busting career and why she’s playing the long game.
DR IRINA HIGGINS
Russian neuroscientist and former fashion model Dr Irina Higgins taught herself to code when she was 11, using a friend’s computer to build her own games. Now she builds artificial intelligence systems that can outperform the human brain.