About us

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  • What we do

    Our mission at womanandhome.com is to keep 40+ women informed on the subjects that matter to them, so they can live smarter, healthier and happier lives. We publish celebrity news for grown-ups, as well as informative, no-nonsense health and wellbeing features about subjects like the menopause. We speak to internationally renown experts to give up-to-date advice on dieting and weight-loss plans. We aim to delight you with delicious – and healthy – recipes. And to inspire your next holiday destinations with travel recommendations both near and far. We filter through the latest fashion and beauty noise to offer you advice on the trends you’ll want to try, because they’re flattering as well as stylish.

    Every day our womanandhome.com editors and writers present fresh news stories, new features and shopping edits. We take a view on global events and curate stories that inform, inspire and excite our readers. We report on the achievements of your local communities heroes, as well as high-profile women and the latest royal news. We keep you abreast of any relevant medical breakthroughs and myth-bust around emotive subjects such as dementia or cancer. But it’s not all serious! We understand the simple pleasure that can be taken from a well-chosen dress (with sleeves!) or a fabulous handbag, so we select fashion and beauty products that we think you’ll cherish using or wearing too.

    As a result, womanandhome.com is one of the leading lifestyle platforms in the UK. It is the digital counterpart of woman&home magazine, one of the nation’s best-selling magazines. We have over 2M followers across our social platforms. Find us on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter. Tens of thousands of women subscribe to our brilliant daily newsletter. And we have two Facebook groups, which we encourage you to join: The Reading Room, woman&home’s book club, and Midlife Matters, our safe space for discussing pretty much anything.

    We’re thrilled that over 1.1M people read womanandhome.com every month, and that 281,000 people buy a copy of our magazine every month.

    Editorial guidelines

    We take great pride in the quality of our content on womanandhome.com. We are impartial, thorough and accurate. We take care to speak to credible experts and examine the latest research findings. Our journalists endeavour to verify all stories being published. If you find an article that you think needs to be improved then please reach out to our senior content editor, Lauren Hughes, by emailing her on lauren.hughes@freelance.ti-media.com.

    Our team

    Our editorial team has extensive experience in the women’s lifestyle media sector. They have worked at some of the leading publications in their field.

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    Kelly Bowerbank, group digital editor

    Before joining womanandhome.com in 2015 Kelly had spent over 10 years working in lifestyle media for publications that include the Guardian, Shortlist Media and ASOS.

    She began her career in fashion business but moved into media in 2006. She graduated from London College of Fashion in 2015 with a B.A in Fashion and Business Studies.

    Lauren Hughes, senior content editor, features

    Lauren has worked on womanandhome.com since 2017. Prior to that she spent several years editing and writing content for Woman and Woman’s Own, specialising in lifestyle content for 40+ women. Lauren started her career in the north writing for local papers and magazines, after finishing her masters in Journalism in 2011.

    After landing her first ever freelance feature for Cosmopolitan magazine, Lauren began writing for titles like Stylist, the Guardian and msn.com, before joining the team at Woman’s Own as a lifestyle assistant.

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    Amy Hunt, senior features writer

    Amy joined womanandhome.com in 2016 after an internship on woman&home magazine. In the years that have passed since then she has amassed a huge amount of knowledge within women’s lifestyle media, with her subject specialisms including royal news and celebrity fashion and beauty.

    She graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2015 with a degree in English and American Literature and her love of books has been handy when writing about the latest novels w&h readers need to know about. Amy covers fashion, beauty, health, travel and food and she loves finding out about the latest lifestyle trends.

    Sibelle Mehmet, features writer

    This is Sibelle’s first job since completing her MA in Magazine Journalism at City, University of London in the summer of 2019. Before joining GoodtoKnow, I previously interned at a number of national titles including OK!, Heat, Closer, Mother & Baby and The Times Newspaper magazine.

    At the weekend you’ll find Sibelle on Oxford Street, keeping up with the latest fashion trends, or sipping gin cocktails at a music concert – because nothing beats live music!

    Mariana Cerqueira, senior content editor, news

    Mariana’s journey started way back in 2015 when she joined as an intern, fresh out of the journalism MA she completed at City University. After six lovely months spent writing about food, celebrity news and family trends, she left to join a healthy food magazine – but you couldn’t keep her away for for long.

    She returned early 2017, and has been enjoying working on women’s lifestyle content for busy women in the UK ever since. In her spare time, you’ll find her in the kitchen cooking for her friends

    Caitlin Elliot, news writer

    Caitlin covers all things celebrity for the women’s titles. Having set her sights on becoming a magazine journalist when she was a child, she undertook a degree in Multimedia Journalism. During her studies she enjoyed various interning stints at a range of titles including Reveal, Cosmopolitan, Take a Break and CelebsNow.

    Two years after her internship at CelebsNow, she returned in 2019 to join the team for her first full time job in the industry.

    Aleesha Badkar, news writer

    Aleesha has been with the team since summer 2018, but has been working as a beauty, health, lifestyle and entertainment writer since 2017.

    After completing an MA in Magazine Journalism at City, University of London in 2017, where she specialised in entertainment, she interned at a number of national titles including Women’s Health, Stylist and Harper’s Bazaar.

    Following her degree she freelanced for Women’s Health, Stylist and Holland & Barrett’s Healthy magazine.

    Lucy Buglass, news writer

    Lucy recently joined the digital team, bringing her expert knowledge of film and TV with her. After finishing her degree in Film Studies at Oxford Brookes University, she started my career in social media marketing, writing lifestyle, beauty, technology and money-saving features and copy for a variety of clients such as Vodafone, LG, RB, VO5 and TRESemme.

    In her spare time, Lucy writes film and television reviews for JumpCut Online and my own blog, Lucy Goes To Hollywood.

    Fiona McKim, beauty editor

    Fiona joined team W&H as Assistant Beauty Editor in 2013, working under industry legend Jo GB, who taught her everything she needed to know about sorting the good stuff from the fluff. Prior to that, Fiona studied Journalism back home in bonnie Scotland, honed her skills as a features writer.

    She describes herself as a skincare fanatic and can’t resist adding an extra step to her evening routine if it’s all the rage in Asia, loves fragrance with a passion, has fun with make-up but never turns down the chance to test a new hair tool. Basically, she loves it all.

    Lottie Gross, travel writer

    Lottie is a Croydon-based travel writer and editor with writing and photographs published in the likes of National Geographic Traveller, The Telegraph and Rough Guides.

    Having written guidebooks on destinations such as India and Albania, made short films in Kenya and the UAE and reported on unique festivals and experiences for BBC Radio 4, she uses her knowledge and expertise of the travel industry to bring woman&home’s online audience the best insights and trends.

    In addition to the core digital team we work with expert editors for our health, food, fashion, beauty and travel content. For more information on these team members, or about womanandhome.com or woman&home magazine generally, head to our contact us page. There you will find the most relevant contact names and details for your query.

    About TI Media

    Womanandhome.com is part of TI Media publishing family, which is one of the largest publishers in the UK. The company’s heritage spans over 160 years and includes over 35 titles.