It’s what used to be known as Girl Power, says Tees Business and Tees Life co-editor Dave Allan. And two of Teesside’s very own female luminaries feature strongly in the winter issue of the region’s lifestyle magazine which you can read online now…
Preeti Desai and Adele Parks aren’t necessarily household names on Teesside. Both can certainly walk around their Middlesbrough and Eaglescliffe hometowns without risk of being mobbed by over-enthusiastic autograph hunters and selfie searchers.
And yet both have achieved fame in their own unique areas of achievement. Tees Life cover star Preeti was the first ever Miss United Kingdom from an Indian background and has gone on to achieve modelling success in Bombay before tripping the light fantastic in both Bollywood and Hollywood.
Meanwhile, Adele – the subject of our Lifestyle Q&A on our centre page – is currently enjoying a jaw-dropping 18-strong run of bestselling books – though, like Preeti, she craves a breakthrough in the USA as her ambition shows no sign of waning.
Last year my Tees Life co-editor Martin Walker and I organised the inaugural Tees Businesswomen Awards, an event that turned the spotlight on just a few of the many hugely successful females foraging a path in the world of business from a Teesside base.
But Preeti and Adele are just two examples of so many of our females enjoying wider success well beyond the Tees region.
A date for your diary: the second annual Tees Businesswomen Awards takes place on the evening of Thursday, October 24. After 275 attended our sell-out event at Wynyard Hall in 2018, we’ve expanded into the larger Grand Marquee for our 2019 event.
As with Tees Life’s sister magazine, Tees Business, we’re proud to be Talking up Teesside and the successful businesses and people within it (regardless of their sex).
And we’re proud to be the region’s lifestyle magazine, shouting about what a fantastic place Teesside is.
Tees Life will be distributed across the Tees region next week but you can read enjoy it online now by clicking here.