Working It Out aims to share the stories of women who’ve made life-changing decisions and followed
their dreams, and hopefully to inspire the others in the process! Whether that’s a career change,
a decision to climb the greasy pole or set up their own business, we want to share the stories of women
who are living the dream.
Here is their interview with Claire Wormsley (Founding Director of The Media House):
When I freelanced I was lucky enough to work with Claire Wormsley, Founder of The Media House, on some of her training programmes. She’s a sharp cookie with one eye always on the next opportunity, but she’s made her business work for her and used it to create a flexible career which allows her to be with her family when they need her.
Claire explained to me how she got into the conference industry and how she made it work for her family.
Can you tell us a bit about your upbringing and education?
I’m a Londoner through and through: I went to a grammar school in New Cross, although I was an exchange student to the US in my lower sixth. I was meant to go for a term but ended up staying for nearly a year. I had a great time, suburban Pennsylvania was very different to South East London. I had a year off after taking my A Levels and worked in India in a hospital and leper colony with a voluntary organisation called Project Trust and whilst out there I did the Oxbridge exams and somehow got a place to study P.P.E.
Read more of the interview on Working It Out…