Stephanie Tutton is the organiser of the Isle of Wight Women’s Days, a regular event where Island women have the opportunity to support each other’s businesses and network together – and enjoy a little R&R.  

Stephanie has kindly agreed to chat with us about her Women’s Days events. 

What’s your background Stephanie?

I have always been interested in natural health and wellbeing leading to my work at Liz Earle and my current employment at Holland & Barrett and with Weleda. I am a qualified Medical Assistant/Yoga Teacher/Massage Therapist and worked many years in the Art/Props department for Movie Productions before I moved to the Isle of Wight 3 years ago. I am also part of the ‘Independent Arts Creative Practitioner team offering ‘sensory creative’ and ‘movement’ sessions to the elderly.Women's Days on the Isle of Wight

What are the Isle of Wight Women’s Days?

Women’s Days are a chance for Island women to support each other, and network, share interests, business ideas and information.  I want to provide an opportunity to be inspired, learn something new and enjoy a little ‘me time’. For example at the last event, our free hand massage and massage taster sessions were a great success.Women's Days on the Isle of Wight

 Why should businesses get involved with the Women’s Days?

Let me tell you about someone we worked with recently:  I invited Island business ‘Chai Baby’ to cater at our event. Chai Baby is a small mother/daughters business, specializing in dairy free, gluten free, organic tea, coffee, cake and soups.

In return for catering, I promoted Chai Baby on our Facebook page.  I also created a Chai Baby event flyer and shared it everywhere I could, including Island event pages, vegan/vegetarian pages, UK/ IOW small business pages and ‘women inspiring women’ pages, so the exposure from collaborating with us is far greater than just the event.

The Women’s Days are also a wonderful way for women-centric businesses to launch their new products to a very targeted audience. For example Clare Matthews – a certified Art-Yoga teacher – launched her project ‘StoneLove’ (beautifully hand coloured stones) at the December event and in March she will launch her new project ‘Creative Connections’ (workshops for kids and families which will be a fusion of Art classes, Yoga, Bush crafting and Nature therapy).

Women's Days on the Isle of Wight

When is the next Women’s Days Event?

The next event is on 5 March 2016 at the Unitarian Meeting House in Newport.

What can visitors expect from the next Women’s Day Event?

A confirmed list of participants will be available on our Facebook page soon, but so far we are expecting several massage therapists, Crystal Reiki, Jewellery, sizzling minerals, crafts, yoga demonstrations, meditation, pilates, talks about self empowerment and health and lots more.

Sounds wonderful Stephanie! Look forward to seeing you there!