Inspirational Ealing Woman Up For Venus Award
Designer Nicola Gaughan has been nominated for working women's 'Oscar'
An Ealing woman with a rare bone disorder who rebuilt her life after undergoing years of emotional abuse is up for a top award.
Nicola Gaughan, director of design consultancy Iconic Creative Consultancy, has been nominated for the Inspirational Women category of the annual Venus Awards – London region.
The Venus Awards (aka the Working Women’s Oscars) were started in 2009 by Tara Howard in a bid to applaud and reward working women.
In her nomination Ms Gaughan explained how she suffered years of emotional abuse, was manipulated and once lived in fear of a former boyfriend but is now using her experience as a springboard to rebuild her life. She has written a book in a bid to help others escape toxic relationships.
Ms Gaughan does all this, despite suffering from a very rare genetic bone disorder which,exacerbated by a spinal injury, causes her much physical pain and discomfort.
With 14 key categories, women from every position of business or life are represented.
August 7th 2018