Success Stories

Since our inception in 2005 Women Making a Difference have trained over 700 women across Wales, empowering them with the skills, ability and confidence to succeed.

We believe it is important to share some of the success stories to encourage other women to achieve their dreams. On these pages you will find a series of real women's stories on how they overcame their barriers and achieved the goals that they set for themselves.

All of these women have taken part in the Women Making a Difference training programme.

Kath Parry

Kath Parry - success storyKath is a true example of a WMAD success story. Despite a tough childhood and having to deal with numerous health problems and losses later in life, Kath has battled and has come out on top. Kath's confidence was severely knocked but owing to participating in our courses and role shadowing, she was able to find her voice.

"I didn't really have a life until I was 11 years old, but things changed when I got taken into care – that's when my life really started. It was my foster mum who taught me the values I have today.

I never went to college and I had my first job at the age of 14 working in a cafe. It was in my early twenties when my health started to really deteriorate. Amongst other problems, I was diagnosed with 'spinal synosis'. I had to give up work and became depressed. After a bad few years I met my partner Peter and we have been happy together for many years.
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