Fantastic Female – Rachel Westbury, founder of Nappy Endings

FANTASTIC FEMALE – RACHEL WESTBURY, FOUNDER OF NAPPY ENDINGS

Nappy Endings is a non-profit business who match intended families with surrogates. They are the UK’s most sensitive and supportive surrogacy agency. They guide and assist both sides (surrogates and intended families) throughout the entire journey and beyond. 

Founder Rachel Westbury has been a surrogate 5 times and has worked tirelessly to help many others along their surrogacy journey. 

www.nappyendings.com

@rachelwestburynappyendings

FANTASTIC FEMALE – RACHEL WESTBURY, FOUNDER OF NAPPY ENDINGS

FANTASTIC FEMALE - RACHEL WESTBURY, FOUNDER OF NAPPY ENDINGS

How did you balance being a mother and professional?

I try to plan ahead like preparing dinners if I have evening meetings and always scheduling as much as I can. I always have a back up just incase a work emergency comes up and as my son has got older it’s allowed me to grow nappy endings as he’s much more independent and he’s also very supportive and proud

What have you sacrificed (both personally and professionally) at each stage of your career?

I guess if I had to choose something it would be time as my phone is on 24/7 for work committing to things like making plans can be tricky. To be honest I don’t feel like any of what I do professionally is a sacrifice as I truly love it and every sacrifice could be helping creating a family.

Who inspired you and why?

My son inspired me as the joy and love from him made me realise how amazing it would be to give others the same feeling.

What advice would you give to young women who want to succeed in the workplace?

I would say don’t be scared to follow your dreams as anything is possible and as long as you try you will have no regrets. If something doesn’t work out as planned be proud of the effort you made in trying your hardest.

Do you think women feel intimidated in business?

For me personally no I don’t think so, I feel everyone male or female can feel intimidated in any situation but if you believe in your self and what you do then passion and confidence override that.

Where will we find you on a Saturday morning at 10 a.m.? 

Either trying to drag my tennage son out of bed, watching Saturday kitchen or on a meeting with a client

What do you love about your job?

I love making a difference and seeing families being created and putting hope back into peoples lives that thought they had none is a privilege and something I will always love

What’s the best career decision you’ve ever made?

To become a surrogate and through my experience and along with my friend open nappy endings

What’s the worst career decision you’ve ever made?

I wouldn’t say it’s a worst decision but more like a huge responsibility that how much people depend on you and I stress constantly on every journey that all will work out.

How do you organise your time?

I’m not the best at that as I always say my time is limitless but I try and keep some time in my diary for me time and to spend with my son (when he lets me lol)

What do you think is your greatest strength?

Compassion and passion about what I do and being open and honest with everyone

What do you think is your greatest weakness?

I find it very hard to say no as I want to try and make everyone happy 

How do you make decisions?

I look at the pros and cons of every situation and discuss things with Ursula my business partner and also go on gut instinct sometimes to

What do you read?

Danielle Steele and Sophie Kinsella

What do you think are the secrets behind getting to where you’ve got to?

Passion and seeing the amazing miracles when a journey comes together and also always knowing there could be another opportunity to help someone drives me to keep going

FANTASTIC FEMALE - RACHEL WESTBURY, FOUNDER OF NAPPY ENDINGS

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