The Team

Editor in Chief

JUSTICE WILLIAMS MBE 

Our founder and Editor in Chief, has endeavoured to be an inspiration for many young women over the past few years. At the age of 29 she was awarded an MBE for Services to young people in Birmingham and secured a place on Birmingham’s Power 50, a list of powerful and influential leaders in the city. No stranger to the world of media, Justice has featured in Cosmopolitan, Red, OK and Pride magazine, the Metro 60 Second interview and many reputable newspapers including the Birmingham Post, The Guardian and The Times.

In 2009 she was the recipient of Cosmopolitan magazine’s Most Inspiring Woman of the Year and praised by Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women Judge and celebrity Alesha Dixon. This was followed by an invitation to 10 Downing St to meet with the prime minister’s wife, Sarah Brown. In 2010 she received Red magazine’s Women to Watch award which was followed by her second visit to 10 Downing Street, this time to meet with Samantha Cameron, the wife of our current prime minister. A few months prior to the award she was appointed as one of six UK global ambassadors for Levi Strauss, the iconic denim company to lead an international campaign ‘Shape What’s to Come’ to provide mentoring and inspiration to young women across the world. Justice was selected as the only ambassador based outside of London.

Early 2011 saw her third invitation to 10 Downing St to celebrate International Women’s Day and this time was joined by David and Samantha Cameron and Chancellor of the Exchequer. Marketing Birmingham, the city’s strategic marketing partnership, features Justice as part of the Birmingham Toolkit, which includes a ‘brand’ for the city that they believe ‘encapsulates its energy, dynamism, talent and ambition’. As an ambassador for young women, Justice endeavours to ensure City&Style magazine delivers on innovation, editorial and design.

Editorial Assistant

LAURA BLAKE  

Laura graduated from Aberystwyth University in 2010 with a degree in English Literature and Drama. Instead of packing her bags and sailing around the world, she decided to stay in Wales and do an MA in English instead. Laura previously worked at What’s On Magazine and has joined the team as both a features writer and editorial assistant. She spends her spare time writing articles here and there and has gotten quite obsessed with blogging.

She reads too much, and spends a lot of time tiptoeing around art galleries, hunting in vintage stores (she’s yet to find any genuine vintage Chanel, but she keeps looking) and planning elaborate dinner parties for friends that her tiny flat can’t handle. Her favourite musicians are Ben Howard, The Gaslight Anthem and The Beatles… but she’ll always request The Jackson Five on a night out.

 

 

Justice and Laura are supported by a fantastic team of contributors and you can read more about them here