Wonderful Women Awards Interview #6 – Jess Wright

Bristol Women’s Voice Wonderful Women Award’s were presented as part of our International Women’s Day celebrations on the 3rd of March. We celebrated over 50 women from across Bristol  who had been nominated for their contribution to their communities, each week you can find out more about one of these Wonderful Women.

Jess Wright

Jessica Wright received a Wonderful Women award for her work within the community of Bedminster down, promoting community cohesion, wellbeing and inclusion through the varied activities and events on offer at Zion. She runs a programme aimed at the whole community including comedy, Theatre, live music, children’s activities, Memories Cafe, pamper nights, supper clubs and much more including events focused at promoting diversity with Bristol.

 What advice would you give your younger self?

I would tell my younger self that things will always work out in the end and that I am more resilient and resourceful than I might realise!

Which women have inspired you?

I have been inspired by many women over many years, each has played their part in shaping my thoughts and opinions including of course my mother! One lady in particular Barbara Maines (an educational psychologist and publisher) was particularly influential to me through her life and death.

What do you want to see change for women in Bristol?

 I would like all women to feel they can chase any ambition or path they would like.

Is there anything that you have read, seen or listened to recently which has inspired you? 

I would like to see my local community become more integrated and tolerant, I would also like another bar or restaurant in the area!

Bristol Women’s Voice are marking 100 years since the first women in the UK were given the vote with ‘Deeds not Words’ a year-long programme of events across the city. Find out about Deeds not Words events in Bristol here

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