Dad-of-two creates video series to celebrate inspirational women in Portsmouth

A DAD-of-two has launched a video series to tell the stories of inspirational women from across the world.

By Hope Mckellar
Thursday, 14th May 2020, 4:45 am
Updated Thursday, 14th May 2020, 6:10 pm
Daniel Brown, with his daughters, Molly, one and Chloe, three.

Daniel Brown, co-founder and commercial director of customer experience analysis firm Think Wow, has filmed 10 hours’ worth of interviews with women throughout Portsmouth, as well as internationally.

The 33-year-old University of Portsmouth alumni was inspired to do something to celebrate women after his daughters, Chloe and Molly were born.

He said: ‘When they were born it supercharged my feminism.

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‘I didn’t want to live in a world where women are discriminated against. That was a real catalyst for me.’

His wife Rebecca gave him the idea to create a whole series of videos after seeing one he did with someone else.

The first of the Inspirational Women series featured Charlotte Carter from North End, who is the director of Mad as a Box of Frogs - a firm that helps businesses use LinkedIn to improve their trade.

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The video touches on exploitation within the modelling industry, stigmas around being a single parent and how to deal with being a woman in the workplace.

Dan said: ‘A lot of women who we have spoken to don’t think they are inspirational, but so far everyone we have spoken to has a really interesting story to tell.

‘Some women have been through so much and don’t even realise it.’

All of the videos aim to raise money for different charities, which are chosen by the interviewee of each video.

They are uploaded every week on Dan’s YouTube channel and LinkedIn platform.

Due to the current guidelines surrounding Covid-19, the interviews have taken place via Zoom, rather than in-person.

Although the majority of women featured in the series are from Portsmouth, there is a woman from America included and Dan said he hopes to attract more women from across the world.

His firm helps businesses grow by analysing customer interactions and putting strategies in place to improve customer experience and engagement.

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