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The Womanhood Journal is a publication which has provided a platform for women’s stories to be acknowledged and celebrated.

To date there are more than 80 women in our community whose stories have offered depth, variety and meaning to the pages within.

Behind the scenes, this journal has been lovingly put together by three passionate storytellers: Anna Colville-Smith (chief wrangler and expert connector - ACS Marketing Consultancy), Sarah-Jayne Shine (Horowhenua's masterful designer and creative visionary - Lemonface Creative) and Jess Deacon (editor, writer and word-finesser - Deacon Rd).

Motivated by a desire to document some of the compelling stories within her community, it was Anna’s idea to bring this inspired project of hers to fruition.

Not only has it become a powerful way to inspire, educate and uplift others, but it has also provided an opportunity to give back to two local women’s charities - Kāpiti Women’s Centre and Horowhenua Women’s Refuge - with the proceeds of the journals heading their way to support the important work they do in helping women to rise. 

There are so many amazing women in our community whose stories deserve to be shared, and they have only scratched the surface.

The Horowhenua Company Ltd will celebrate the 2024 publication at their Women in Business Luncheon, to celebrate International Women's Day, this is being held on Friday 8th March, where guests will receive the 2024 edition of the Journal. The IWD theme for 2024 is 'Collectively we can all #InspireInclusion'.

Please get in touch with Anna, if you’d like to have a space in the next edition by emailing her.


Read the 2023 WOMANHOOD JOURNAL HERE : https://womanhoodjournal.co.nz