For me becoming a mum was a wonderful thing - all of my other achievements paled into insignificance. I felt I’d found purpose in my life, my new baby daughter became the reason I wanted to succeed and everything was hunky dorky until… I lost myself.
As part of my Wonderful Women series, which celebrates all the kick-ass and inspiring women in the world, I spoke to Debbie Goddard, from ActionAidUK who gives us the inside scoop on what it’s like to be a top fundraiser and mama too...
Gillene Butterfield is an Opera Singer, who works full time for Opera North. She became a Mum in September 2014 and lives in Leeds with her husband Nick, who is also a singer.
Gillene returned to work in March this year after her maternity leave, to take on the lead role of Julie Jordan in the revival of Carousel (13-23rd May) at the Grand Theatre Leeds and on tour.
Jessica Huie is an award winning entrepreneur (Daily Mail's Enterprising Young Brit Award, Evening Standard's Most Inspirational Entrepreneur, Glamour Magazine's Power List... the list goes on) and she is founder of multi racial greeting card and gift brand Color blind Cards www.colorblindcards.com and JH Public Relations.