THE Bolton News was invited to celebrate female empowerment with Bolton FM radio station.

Inspirational women took over Bolton FM radio station to continue celebrating International Women’s Day on Monday.

A whole day was dedicated to women from all over Bolton to speak about all the things they are doing and spreading a positive female central message.

Lisa Forshaw, the founder of the Bolton Fashion Show was on air talking all things style, along with former detective turned author Irene Wignall, fitness director Lisa Wilkinson and the ladies from DaJan Organics in Bolton Marketplace.

Ms Forshaw said: “It was lovely to bring so many women in business together who are inspiring but that people in Bolton may not know about.

“We’ve had amazing women like Roxxane Hashemi, a mummy blogger, the DaJan ladies, and it was a lovely atmosphere in the room.

“It’s so good to reach out to other women listening at home, because it’s all about women supporting each other.”

“I also want to say that for the show we have a 15-year-old MUA called Freya Gorton, who is a talented young lady.”

Mrs Wignall wrote Look for the Rainbows, a laugh out loud book looking at the little moments in life, as well as opening up about the tragic stillbirth of her son and health worries.

She said on air: “Last year I had brain surgery for a tumour, and many bad things happened, but I think everything happens for a reason.

“I thought it was now or never to write a book.

“You should not put your dreams back just because of your age, you forget about them as you get older, but you should keep striving.”

Throughout the show, the women spoke about health, celebrity exposure, and played songs from strong ladies in music including, Beyonce, Pink, and Jess Glynn.

Mother and daughter duo Jan and Jessica Shurrocks talked about their DaJan Organics shop in Bolton, where they sell naturally sourced oils and face masks.

Jam said: “International Women’s Day means that women from all walks of life support each other and celebrate their successes.

“Beauty is about how you feel, and our oils do make you feel uplifted, without the influence of magazines that tell you to look a certain way.”

The Bolton News was thrilled to have shared the room with a host of motivating women who are leading the way for the future generation of girls.