About

Lou - Woman Ready

Hi I’m Lou and welcome to WomanReady.com.

Like many women, I have moments of self-doubt. I over-think, hold myself back, wonder if I’m good enough.

Isn’t it time to stop?  I want to feel bolder, more inspired, more empowered, more confident in who I am and what I do.  And I want other women to feel the same.

2 years ago, I began writing a book about women’s confidence and how we deal with modern day life. I wanted to find out how real women felt. We talked about our bodies, our minds, work and careers, sex, relationships, kids, the pressure we felt under, juggling life and much more!

We shared experiences, we talked about the good stuff too, the successes, the tips and advice we had on feeling that little bit more self-assured. And we realised we are pretty awesome really but we just forget that we are.

I also contacted organisations, companies & research professors – such as Unilever (Dove), WAGGGS, McKinsey and Company Inc, The Government Equalities Office, La Trobe University, the Centre of Appearance Research – to hear their take too.

And that’s how my blog came to life. My book isn’t quite finished but I wanted to start sharing some of the content with you.

A Bit About Me

A while ago I asked myself the question, how different would my life have been if I had had more confidence in myself.  I thought about it and realised that confidence had impacted many areas of my life over the years (my work, my relationships, how I felt about my body.

I realised I had a choice.

I decided it was time to live a life with more self-confidence and to:

• Like my body as it is – even though it’s a bit wobbly after 2 kids
• Be more self-assured of who I am and what I do
• Just like myself more in general
• Feel less pressured to be perfect
• Deal better with the stress of modern life – to admit it’s pretty hard juggling kids, work, home…
• Be calmer in my mind.  Enjoy life more and worry less
• Step out of my comfort zone more and not let fear hold me back
• Help my little girl realise that she doesn’t have to look and behave a certain way – she can be her own person

I live in Harrogate, a beautiful part of the UK, with my husband and our 2 young children.

Work wise – I’ve had a great career but am currently on a quest to find that elusive, well-paid, flexible job. Stay tuned!

I also love jewellery and have a Stella & Dot website.

About You

If you are nodding in agreement with any of the above, I’d like to hear from you.

Please share your own experiences so that other women can benefit from them. It can be tough out there and we need to help each other. And if you’re wondering what to share, think about your work, your body, your relationships, your social life, your kids, your health.

Please email me at lou@womanready.com.

Thanks and I hope you enjoy reading my blog,

Lou