Woman's Hour

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Jo Malone, Bella Younger

October 3rd, 2016

Episode 706 of 985 episodes

Jo Malone, one of the UK's most successful entrepreneurs, launched her beautician business in 1989 and began making small samples of moisturiser and bath oil for clients. In 1999 she sold her eponymous fragrance business to Estee Lauder for "undisclosed millions". Jo left the company in 2006 and five years later launched her new fragrance brand Jo Loves. She joins Jane to discuss her memoir, Jo Malone: My Story. BBC correspondent, Carole Walker joins Jane from the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham. 28 year old comedian Bella Younger started her Deliciously Stella blog after feeling overwhelmed by the number of avocados and gluten-free hash tags clogging up her online feeds. Her 'clean-eating' parody account involves using strawberry laces as a pasta alternative and excessive doughnut consumption in an attempt to increase her intake of 'hole foods'. She has performed as Deliciously Stella at this year's Edinburgh Festival and has just published her own recipe book. Last night the Colombian people voted not to endorse a peace agreement between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the country's largest rebel group. It would have ended over fifty years of conflict. The Peace deal had brought women into the heart of it, and had an unprecedented focus on women's rights, offering investigations into sexual crimes committed against them and land reform as some such promises. Jane is joined by Head of BBC Mundo, Hernando Alverez, and Mariela Kohon, Director of Justice for Colombia and ambassador on behalf of FARC in the peace negotiations, to discuss why they believe the country voted no and what that means for peace and women moving forwards. We look at the etiquette of group texts. Whether it's a group of work colleagues, old school friends, or your family, there are innumerable ways of making a social faux pas. Jane speaks to Journalist Edwina Langley and comedian Helen Thorn about the etiquette of group messaging and some of the pitfalls you can fall into.

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