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Inspirational Women in Business Are Celebrated Through Book Launch and Awards 

Successful entrepreneurs from Birmingham and Warwickshire are among the women whose inspirational stories form a new book set to raise funds for a national charity close to their hearts.

Inspirational Women, Inspirational Lives, which launched in March, celebrates female achievers from across the country, many with tales of overcoming adversity and even tragedy.

Compiled over nine months by Tracey McAtamney, from Balsall Common, the book features the 58 finalists in the 2020 Ladies First Network Awards which took place in March in aid of The Katie Piper Foundation.

Among those who contributed from the Warwickshire area are: Nicola Smyth; Kate Findlay; Julie McGarrigle; Minnie Von Mallinckrodt-Grant; Rachel Willmott; Sarah McCormack and Karen Heap, and contributions from the Birmingham area include: Stine Giles; Codilia Gapare; George Kearney-Bambridge; Marcia Lewinson; Ruth Bridges; Shelley Wilson, Karen Williams OBE; Amy Jackson; Raj Holness; Sarah Jane Downing; Carmen Watson; Sharma; Mary Sewell; Sarah Ledger; Margarita Kostadinova; Angela Reasbeck; Dr Lorraine Hill; Fay Goodman; Gemma Perry, Geraldine Davies; Jackie Bullock; Jessica Ward; Leigh Perry; Marie Haycocks; Melanie Brown; Nomana Khwaja; Rachel Gray; Sara Tomaszewska; Sonia Parnell and Yvonne McCabe.