For International Women's Day 2019 we wanted to celebrate the contributions and successes of the amazing women that make up Peckham Levels. From dance, therapy, design, consulting, baking and so much more we are showcasing some of the extraordinary female founders and the incredible work they do.
Jess Warby of Messe Jesse
Jess is a London based artist and maker. Her work developed from an illustration background and has a distinct bold, colourful and fun feel that is sure to brighten your day. Jess is driven by a physical, tactile and interactive way of working using a primary medium of digital embroidery, which is a great outlet to make accessible and wearable art. Jess completes work that explores mundane humour, popular culture, social taboos and femininity (she is also a self proclaimed colour hogger).
Charmaine Taylor of SLCreatives
Charmaine Taylor the founder of SL Creatives Project . Born and raised in South London, Charmaine studied Criminology and Sociology before embarking on a successful career in fashion.
The experience of working in a female dominated industry for over a decade means Charmaine has seen the real need for women to stick together, work together, feel confident and accomplish challenges.
SL Creatives Project believes in empowering and supporting all Women. They understand the challenges that are faced when looking for employment, landing an interview and having to prepare for one, so whether you are changing careers or embarking on a new journey - SL Creatives Project are here to help!
Becky Richardson, Ami Bennett, and Frankie Wells of foundation.fm
With an uprising in the industry of communities trying to find safe spaces to play, create and grow, foundation.fm's mission is to showcase the hottest emerging talent in the underground music scene led by a diverse group of women, LGTBQI+ person's and talented creative who support our values - with women at the forefront.
Founded by three remarkable females; Becky Richardson (Co-founder of National Radio promotions company Ghost Promo, Artist Manager at UROK Management) Ami Bennett (Executive Producer at Somethin' Else, leading on RI, 1Xtra & BBC Radio 1Extra), Foundation FM will be based in London and will be live on air from 10am to 10pm everyday.
Tracey Cahoon of Cahoonas Hair
As a local resident of Peckham for over 15 years, renowned Session Stylist Tracey Cahoon presents a truly unique salon experience. Stepping away from a traditional hair salon 'Cahoona's Hair Hub' brings a relaxed, charismatic and creative professional studio vibe with a variable pricing structure that will provide an unmatched high end and creative hair focused service.
Tracey has assembled a hand picked team of Award Winning Colourists, Session stylists and talented hair creatives.
Situated on the 6th floor of Peckham Levels the 'Hair Hub' provides client with a breathtaking view overlooking the stunning east London skyline.
Rose Whyte of The BlueHaired Baker
The Bluehaired Baker isn't just about the colour of hair; for Rose Whyte the founder it means so much more - it stands for the creative freedom of expressing ourselves. For Rose that's through her hair, her outfits and her cakes!
Rose works to be as ethical as she can whilst also being fun and fabulous, providing top quality and creating cakes that fit you or your event perfectly.
Leanne Pero of The Movement Factory
The Movement factory is the vision of nine time award winning Director Leanne Pero, who in 2001 at the age of fifteen, set out to create lasting community impact and change through her love of dance. The Movement factory has amassed outstanding credentials in its time of operation; and Leanne and the team have huge ambitions to continue moving it forward and continue winning awards.
Their mission is to create positive change in communities across London and the UK, using dance as a mechanism for empowerment, personal development and a fun creative outlet for improving health.