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Thriving women

Welcome


Hello Queens! A royal welcome to our second conference – and to those who have graced us with their presence before, welcome back! Your return is a testament to the extraordinary experiences we aim to provide. For our first-time attendees, thank you for choosing to be part of our yearly conference! Your presence is a jewel in our crown, and we genuinely hope this day brings you immense blessings.
Our event will conclude super quickly, and in anticipation of the whirlwind, we've crafted this booklet to ensure you seamlessly navigate every moment. We hope it becomes your trusted companion, guiding you directly to the resources tailored to meet your needs.

Enjoy the journey!
Salomé Criddle
Salomé Criddle
TWIRL Founder & Author
  • About TWIRL


    TWIRL, which stands for Thriving Women In Real Life, represents a Christian women's movement dedicated to offering services, resources, and events for women from diverse backgrounds. Our central goal is to facilitate access to connections, resources, services, and initiatives that empower women in our community to flourish.
    While our approach may be unconventional and straightforward, our utmost priority is to leave a positive impact on the lives within our reach.
  • What do we do?

    We produce THRIVE results through:

    Events
    Conferences, retreats, nights out & online events
    Training
    Interviews, speakers & teachers
    Resources
    Books, challenges, courses & boutique
    Partnership & investment
    Supporting organisations that support women on their thrive journey
    Events
    Conferences, retreats, nights out & online events
    Training
    Interviews, speakers & teachers
    Resources
    Books, challenges, courses & boutique
    Partnership & investment
    Supporting organisations that support women on their thrive journey

Conference features


Dual conference

This is a dual conference (meaning that you are able to interact in person and online). So please maximise all opportunities to connect with us. Comment and vote (via our online portal) during the sessions and our speakers will respond at the end of their presentations.

Connect sessions

Our conference is an interactive conference. We believe that community is crucial to developing our ability to thrive. That's why we've created 'Connect.' Our Connect sessions give opportunities relationship building. Through interactive games, discussions and challenges we're able to learn more about the women in our community. Hopefully those relationships will have lasting impact.

TWIRL exchange

Our community is a giving community. Exchange is a crucial part of our culture. We are passionate about giving and receiving. We are intentional about making a difference in the lives within our reach. You do so when you give your time, expertise, money, gifts, services to anyone in our community or invest in the TWIRL vision. One of our favourite ways to give is through our TWIRL exchange box. You can put something in or you can take something out.

About our speakers


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Montanna Pownall
Montanna Pownall
Social Media Expert
Montanna has an avid youtuber on her channel ‘All Things Montanna’. She shares general lifestyle vlogs and can often be found providing home renovation tips on her channel.

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Montanna has a passion for her faith. She vibrantly and insightfully shares wisdom whenever she has the opportunity. She has a gift of warmly inspiring her viewers to deepen their relatinship with Jesus.

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Lauren Windle
Lauren Windle
Addiction Specialist MSc
As journalist and Ted X speaker, Lauren has brought a humourous, vibrant and refreshing perspective on topics that most generally like to avoid.

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Addiction specialist and author of two groundbreaking books ‘Notes on Love’ and ‘Notes on Feminism’, Lauren shares so much insight that can greatly impact our faith and how we apply it in today’s world.

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Shekinah Roye-Francique
Shekinah Roye-Francique
Social Media Expert
We look forward to hearing from Shekinah as a panellist discussing unorthodox methods of evangelism. Shekinah is co-founder of Pray LDN with her husband Nathan.

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She regularly and unapologetically shares her faith on social media inspiring all her viewers to deepen their relationship with God. Wife and mother to Josziah. Shekinah is passionate about her contribution to her church community.

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Karen Loring
Karen Loring
Church Leader
Karen is author of ‘Give Love A Way’ giving a fresh take on how to evangelise in today’s world. She is also senior Leadership Team at Kingsland Church.

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Karen is passionate about her faith and can always be found serving others in some way, shape or form. She utilises her background in psychology and counselling through delivering workshops, training, one to ones, and recruitment.

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Sal Criddle
Sal Criddle
TWIRL Founder

As founder of TWIRL, Salomé is passionate inspiring other women on their thrive journey. A modern day rennaisance woman who juggles business and ministry with raising her two boys. She is the author of Secrets She Holds and A Whole New Bundle of Love.

Conference schedule


am

10:00 - 10:10

Inductions and Welcome

10:10 - 10:15

Opening Prayer

10:15 - 10:45

Praise and Worship

10:45 - 11:25

Opening Address
am

11:25 - 11:40

Coffee Break

11:40 - 12:30

Speaker One: Karen Loring
"Unorthodox Methods of Evangelism"
Questions and votes
noon

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch
Networking and Connect
pm

13:30 - 14:00

Praise and Worship
pm

14:00 - 14:30

Speaker Two: Sal
"Bringing together your thriving pieces"
Questions and votes

14:30 - 15:10

Panel Discussions
Montanna, Shekinah & Karen
pm

15:10 - 15:25

Coffee Break

15:25 - 15:35

Interactive sessions
Ads and Connect

15:35 - 16:35

Speaker Three: Lauren Windle
"Thriving Over Addiction and Mental Health"
Questions and votes
pm

16:35 - 16:45

Closing Address

16:45 - 16:50

Closing Prayer

Notes

Make personal conference notes here:

To save your notes, enter an email address.
We don't store your notes or email address. This is simply for your reference only.

Announcements


Thriving Woman Party

11th May
Join us as we celebrate the release of "The Thriving Woman"; Salomé Criddle’s latest book.
Thriving Woman Party
TWIRL Night Out

TWIRL Night Out

14th September
Networking with a twist! We deepen our connections with each other and maximise our thrive as a result.
TWIRL Night Out
Connecting

Connect


Our programme is filled with opportunities to connect with our thrivers. During our connect sessions, you can build relationships with women in the TWIRL community by completing the activities below.

Participation in the connect sessions are optional, you can use the time to reflect and take notes on the information provided by speakers etc.

Questions

To ask another community member.

  • Q:
    What's your name?
  • Q:
    How did you find out about TWIRL?
  • Q:
    What do you hope to gain from attending this conference today?
  • Q:
    Tell me something funny that happened to you this week?
  • Q:
    What areas of your life are thriving?
  • Q:
    What areas of your life are in survival mode?
  • Q:
    How can I pray for you?
  • Q:
    What's one lesson that you've taken from thisconference so far?
There are 7 main areas in life that are important for all of us
  • Social & family relationships
  • Career & educational aspirations
  • Financial security
  • Physical health/leisure
  • Life's routine responsibilities
  • Society & contribution
  • Mental, emotional & inner well-being

Activities

Answer these questions with your conference partner.

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Profile
Guess my thrive
Q:Who am I?
A
Amy Carmichael
B
Marie Curie
C
Fanny Crosby
D
Princess Diana
Q:What is my thrive area?
Discuss this with your conference partner.

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Profile
Guess my thrive
Q:Who am I?
A
Sojourner Truth
B
Aimee Semple McPherson
C
Harriet Tubman
D
Kathryn Kuhlman
Q:What is my thrive area?
Discuss this with your conference partner.

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Profile
Guess my thrive
Q:Who am I?
A
Mary Magdalene
B
Katherine Johnson
C
Mother Teresa
D
Joan of Arc
Q:What is my thrive area?
Discuss this with your conference partner.

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Profile
Guess my thrive
Q:Who am I?
A
Cece Winans
B
Ada Lovelace
C
Priscilla Shirer
D
Debbie Winans
Q:What is my thrive area?
Discuss this with your conference partner.

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Profile
Guess my thrive
Q:Who am I?
A
Christine Caine
B
Carrie underwood
C
Sadie Robertson Huff
D
Aretha Franklin
Q:What is my thrive area?
Discuss this with your conference partner.

Q:What are your greatest thrive areas?
Share and discuss your own areas with your conference partner.
Q:What are your survival areas?
Share and discuss your own areas with your conference partner.

  • Seleine Mills
  • Eleyna Dodd
  • Ophelia Griffin
  • Janette Lake
  • Gertrude Patel
  • Meera Sanvil
  • Aoi Ming Lee
  • Isabelle Hayes
  • Thandiwe Bhuyeni
  • Tajah Leraye
  • Kalli Kalogeropoulos
  • Choose a profile
    Read your Thriving Woman profile to your conference partner.
    Then answer the following questions:
  • Seleine Mills
    Seleine Mills
    Seleine Mills

    Seleine has always followed the rules. She listened to her parents when they give her 'instructions. Deep down, she's always been afraid that her choices will lead to her making mistakes. Seleine is afraid of making mistakes. She's lived such a repressed life that she is unabe to recognise what decisions are hers and what decisions have been imposed upon her by others. Seleine is now on anti-depressants and heavily depends on them to deal wiith the anxiety that she feels about her lifes circumstance.

  • Eleyna Dodd
    Eleyna Dodd
    Eleyna Dodd

    Eleyna has recently had her 7th child. She absolutely adores her babies but she has had to fight to keep her identity and raise past the stigmas that come with having a large family. After being out of work for a very long time, she's struggling with identifying what career she would like to pursue in this next season of her life. She feels immense pressure to 'choose anything' for the sake of the finances. However, she is considering going back to college for a career change. Most of her friends and family will not be happy to hear her decision, especially her husband...

  • Ophelia Griffin
    Ophelia Griffin
    Ophelia Griffin

    On the outside, Ophelia seems like the most confident girl you'll ever meet. She's stunning, bright, bubbly and all her friends tag her as the 'social butterfly'. She's stunning and lights up any room she walks into. Most of her life seems perfect and everything seems in the right place. However, underneath it all, Ophelia is empty, suicidal and unable to move past the hollow feeling that simmers deep within her. She tries to fight how she feels, but she's not sure how much longer she can hold on...

  • Janette Lake
    Janette Lake
    Janette Lake

    Janette has a painful history. Her parents virtually neglected her as a child, but somehow she found the strength to push through and has drastically improved the state of her life. She now has an amazing family network around her and you could say that she is doing incredibly well. Janet has a temper. She knows it's out of control and that it is sabotaging everything that she has in her life right now... but how do you change a habit that has been with you for so long?

  • Gertrude Patel
    Gertrude Patel
    Gertrude Patel

    Gert has felt alienated for years. Her only daughter stopped speaking to her 15 years ago because she was not happy with Gert's new hushand. He's now been dead for 3 years and she has tried to reach out to her daughter quite a few times. Gertrude is terminally ill and wants to make closer before it's too late. She doesn't want to tell her daughter about her illness before they've worked through their disagreement. If she doesn't get through to her daughter before her illness progresses, then she will cut her out of her will and her life.

  • Meera Sanvil
    Meera Sanvil
    Meera Sanvil

    Meera is a dancer and she's passionate about it. It's all that she's ever wanted to do. However, she's aware that she is getting older and that opportunities are drying up. It feels like her passion is working against her. Everything and everyone in her life is pressurising her to change career but she really doesn't want to.

  • Aoi Ming Lee
    Aoi Ming Lee
    Aoi Ming Lee

    Aoi is a single mother. She has managed to juggle motherhood and her career very well... until now. She has started to feel the pinch of the cost of living crisis and the numbers are not working for her. She's burnt out from working long hours and trying to make ends meet. The only bread winner in the house, Aoi is out of ideas of how to stop herself from becoming snowed under financially.

  • Isabelle Hayes
    Isabelle Hayes
    Isabelle Hayes

    Ms Hayes has always been driven. From her childhood, she's always known that she would be a lawyer and the best at what she does. She's been so focused on success in her career that everything else has suffered. She's never been married or had a family (even though she liked the idea, she's never had time). Seh never travels or goes out with her friends. She feels disconnected from God. She has intense panic attacks from work pressure. She's afraid that she'll die with nothing achieved but the semblances of a high flying career.

  • Thandiwe Bhuyeni
    Thandiwe Bhuyeni
    Thandiwe Bhuyeni

    Thandiwe is an aspiring influencer with a passion for makeup, fashion and beauty. She's really good at it. However, Thandiwe has felt the pressure to be as 'pretty as her influencer peers. Thandiwe has struggled with eating disorders... but she wouldn't classify them as eating disorders because she thinks that she's being a little bit more disciplined than everyone else. After all... 'no pain, no gain... right?!'

  • Tajah Leraye
    Tajah Leraye
    Tajah Leraye

    Tajah has recently come into A LOT of money. She's been with her husband for 17 years and they've always had separate accounts. She's spent alot of those years carrying him financially (she thinks he's been lazy and unsupportive). Tajah doesn't want to tell him about the money. Tajah isn't even sure that she wants to be in her marriage anymore. She is trying to find a way to break away from the marriage without him ever knowing that there was any money. She's not sure that she'll be able to get away with it...

  • Kalli Kalogeropoulos
    Kalli Kalogeropoulos
    Kalli Kalogeropoulos

    Kalli is talented, popular and stunning. When she was growing up, she always felt like she was the ugly duckling. Even though she is in the best shape of her life... She still feels incredibly ugly and unloved. That little girl is still somewhere inside telling her that it's never enough. Also she has been on quite a few disasterous dates. She feels like she is cursed to have bad relationships.

Q:Discuss the thrive or survive areas of the character profile.
Q:What advice would you give someone struggling with these issues?
Q:Do you recognise any parallels in your own life? If so, how did you overcome them?

Friends of TWIRL

DIRECTORY

Christian Aid
Christian Aid
Creating a world free from poverty.
Christians Against Poverty
Christians Against Poverty
Free professional debt & budgeting advice.
Esther Community Enterprise
Esther Community Enterprise
Redistributing food to the homeless & those in need.
Esther Eve Beauty
Esther Eve Beauty
London-based makeup artist & eyelash technician.
KingsHeart Church
KingsHeart Church
A vibrant Romford-based community church.
Kintsugi Hope
Kintsugi Hope
Mental wellbeing groups.
Lis Williams
Lis Williams
Romford-based counselling services.
Love Literacy
Love Literacy
Online courses and private tuition.
Lxsh box boudoir
Lxsh box boudoir
Essex-based beauty, cosmetics & personal care.
Montanna Empress
Montanna Empress
Christian lifestyle advice
My Voice Your Voice
My Voice Your Voice
Vocal coaching, talent agency.
Prophetic Boardroom
Prophetic Boardroom
Business prophetic workshops.
Pray LDN
Pray LDN
Sharing Christ through the Word, Clothing, Art & Music
Refuge
Refuge
For women & children in domestic violence.
STAR
STAR
Supporting those affected by addiction & compulsive behaviours.
StepChange
StepChange
Free debt & financial advice.
Tearfund
Tearfund
A Christian charity tackling poverty and injustice.
The Gospel Outreach Ministry
The Gospel Outreach Ministry
A welcoming Pentecostal church in Muswell Hill.
Vocaltrepeneur
Vocaltrepeneur
Vocal & performance coaching.
Webx Design
Webx Design
Affordable small business websites.

Get involved


  • The TWIRL Boutique
    Now available at this conference!

    Purchase books, clothing and courses at our 'pop-up' shop.
    Ask our hospitality team for more information.

  • Donate
    Your donations will help build a better community.

    As a result we will be able to impact the thrive journey of countless other women.

  • Volunteer with us
    We need you!

    If you are passionate about blessing others...
    If you want to be part of our incredible team, sign up here:

The TWIRL Boutique

Now available at this conference!

Purchase books, clothing and courses at our 'pop-up' shop. Ask our hospitality team for more information.

Donate

Your donations will help build a better community.

As a result we will be able to impact the thrive journey of countless other women.

Volunteer with us

We need you!

If you are passionate about blessing others... If you want to be part of our incredible team, sign up here:

Thank you!
For coming to thrive 2024
A special thanks to everyone who contributed to make this event happen. Thank you KingsHeart Church for use of this space. Thank you to the team, community and visitors of this event. Today would not be what it is without you!
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