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Date:- 17 September 2007

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Free seminar delivers wake up call to Liverpool women

WOMEN in Liverpool who feel they aren't realising their true potential are being invited to a free seminar that organisers say will change their lives for the better, forever.  Organisers say the free 2 hour workshop will take women on a journey that reveals their true talent and passion, and will help empower them to achieve their dream life.

Jane Kenyon of Well Heeled Divas, a company that helps women achieve their potential, said too many women have their ambitions quashed.  "It's over a century since women won the right to vote and yet they still haven't reached the levels of freedom and independence that men have. They are still underrepresented at senior levels across all sectors of both corporate and public life, still earn an average of 17% less than men, are passed over for promotion, feel undervalued at work and have too much to juggle in their daily lives.  It has been predicted that by 2025, over 60% of the nation's wealth will be controlled by women and that over half of the UK's millionaires will be female. 

Given these statistics, there has never been a better time to be a woman but many lack the confidence to take the first steps to achievement and fulfilment. That's where Well Heeled Divas comes in.  We aim to show women that they can have it all without compromise. Many women feel their life just isn't working out as they'd hoped. We'll help them review their life plan and help them get back on track. We'll take them to a eureka moment so they can move forward positively.  Once we help women realise what's out there for the taking, we show them practical ways in which they can get it and the life they want. It's tremendously positive and uplifting."

Her business partner Yvonne Halling agrees:- "Women need to change. They need to recognise their potential and get wise to their natural talents so they become empowered and financially independent.  Women don't have to behave like men to get ahead in the corporate and entrepreneurial sector.  In the USA, women are setting up businesses at twice the rate of men. We want to ensure that Liverpool women are at the forefront of the entrepreneurial movement that's sweeping across the Atlantic.

At our seminar we discuss wealth, entrepreneurship, life choices and shifting mindset. We show women how they can make money work for them and how to get in a positive zone and stay there - we show them how to become outstanding and live in tune with their purpose."

The Well Heeled Divas workshop starts at 6.30pm on Thursday 20 September at the Liner Hotel. To book call Jane Kenyon on 07774 685124 or visit Well Heeled Divas is the brainchild of 2 sassy, positive and successful entrepreneurs, Jane Kenyon & Yvonne Halling who are well along the way on their journey to true wealth and who are keen to inspire women from around the world to join them.

A Well Heeled Diva:-

1) Lives a life in sync with her true purpose and passion, without compromise

2) Takes control of her own destiny, makes her own life choices and owns the results

3) Is on the way to financial independence where money is no longer a worry or barrier to life

4) Is true to her authentic self and refuses to give up her femininity or self-esteem for a pay cheque.

5) Is constantly learning and is not afraid to make mistakes.

6) Supports other divas and is a role model for young girls around the world.

7) Is sassy, confident and inspiring

8) Lives on the creative plane, in her world there is no competition

9) Knows her strengths, values herself and creates dynamic, harmonious teams

10) Is fun, vibrant, sexy and loves life


EVER fancied being a filmmaker, but not sure where to start? Well here’s the answer!

In an exclusive competition being organised by the region’s screen agency, 18 to 24 year old mobile phone users are being encouraged to get creative and get caught on camera.

“Lots of people take clips on their mobile and don’t even realize they’re making films. But our Short Sharp Shots competition gives them the opportunity to show off their skills, and learn new ones,” says Helen Bingham, Head of Production for Northwest Vision and Media, which works on behalf of the TV, film, radio and digital content industries.

With 10 cash prizes of £250, film training and top-of-the-range videophones on offer, anyone who has ever wanted to make a movie is being encouraged to get involved.

“You don’t have to be brilliant – we’re searching for raw potential, not a polished finished product.

What we’re looking for are clips that show wit and speed, snippets that hint at your style and your voice. If you’ve got that, then we’ll be able to help you develop your filmmaking skills even further.” said Helen. 

Mobile phone filmmaking is all about action and an eye for a good shot. “If you’ve got a good idea, then now is the time to create a short film, documentary, or animation. Just keep it short, keep it moving and get it seen!” adds Helen.

Short Sharp Shots is a competition for Northwest 18-24-year-olds. Clips of 3 minutes or under are needed, shot on mobiles to be screened on mobiles. The best 10 submissions will be awarded funding of £250 each, and a place on a mobile filmmaking bootcamp to help them produce their next movie. They’ll also be given a top-of-the-range video mobile, to help them produce even better films in future.

“The 10 short-listed films will be screened on the Short Sharp Shots website, and made available for audiences to download to their own mobile phones so people can vote for their favourite,” explains Helen.

Full submission information, access to other filmmakers and mobile filmmaking tips on how to shoot, edit and send mobile video clips, can be found at or via Northwest Vision and Media’s website  Deadline for submissions 21 September 2007.

Appeal For M53 Witnesses

MERSEYSIDE Police are appealing for witnesses for a serious road traffic collision which happened on the M53 at 1.15pm 10 September 2007.

A motorcyclist collided with the central reservation at junction 3, Woodchurch. He has been taken to Arrowe Park hospital, where his condition is critical.

The southbound M53 is currently closed at junction 3 and will remain so for at least two hours.

Officers investigating the incident think there may have been a number of motorists who witnessed the incident and are asking them to call police on 0151 777 5370.

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