This International Women’s Day we caught up with three of our talented female employees right here at Visit Jersey. We found out what they love about Jersey, their home and one of the most picturesque places in the world.

Right from the horse’s mouth, you’ll get a sneak preview into which influential Jersey women have inspired this brilliant bunch, what they love about living the 9 by 5 island life and where their favourite, not to be missed, Jersey hotspots are.

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Meet Claire, our interim CEO.

Although Claire doesn’t live in Jersey anymore, as our Interim CEO she’s got lots of reasons to love our little island.

Which Jersey woman, alive or from history, do you most admire and why? 

Lucy Schwob better known as artist Claude Cahun.

Lucy along with her sidekick Suzanne Malherbe (Marcel Moore) tried to undermine the morale of the German troops by writing and distributing short leaflets in German that questioned the abilities of their leadership. The Germans could not believe these unassuming old ladies could have undertaken this organised campaign without being part of a bigger male group!

What do you love most about Jersey? 

Stunning sunrises and sunsets – a world away from everything just a few minutes from town.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

If you only had one day left to spend on the island, what would you do with it?

A swim in the sea, a relaxing spa and feast in one of our fabulous hotels, some retail therapy, a boat cruise around the island and watch the sun go down on our beautiful shores.

What are your go-to favourite Jersey Hotspots? 


Women walking along coastline

Introducing Ashley, our PR manager

Ashley swapped the big city lights for small island vibes, find out why she loves our little isle of paradise.

Which Jersey woman, alive or from history, do you most admire and why?

Two of my favourite things about Jersey are the food and the natural landscape, both of which come together at The Sustainable Cooperative (SCOOP) founded by India Hamilton, who is also a Le Cordon Bleu Chef, consultant, and researcher.

With a vibrant zero-waste farm shop and cultural programme, India and the team at SCOOP have created a beautiful, sustainable shopping experience that protects our natural resources, supports the local community, and tastes delicious.

What do you love most about living in Jersey? 

Being surrounded by the sea! It’s good for the soul. Also, Jersey may be a small island, but it’s filled with interesting nooks and crannies. Our winding green lanes, for example, are filled with history and wildlife – there’s always something new to discover.

If you only had one day left to spend on the island, what would you do with it? 

Hike the North Coast, cool off with a swim, eat plenty of Jersey oysters and ice cream (not together!) and finish with a sunset beach BBQ.

What are your go-to favourite Jersey Hotspots?

There are too many to list! In St. Helier my go-to spots are Dandy and The Merchants for coffee and quick bites, JEJU for great sushi and Korean food, and dinner at Awabi or Upstairs at Anley. On weekends I’m always at Sands in St. Ouen’s Bay for beachside tacos, and out east The Moorings Hotel & Restaurant is cosy and inviting year-round.

For arts and culture, there’s always something happening at ArtHouse Jersey at Capital House. 16 New Street from National Trust Jersey is a gem (with a lovely gift shop) and as a mum Jersey Zoo, the Maritime Museum, and Hamptonne Country Life Museum are hot spots for me these days!

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Say hello to our Digital Marketing Executive Becky.

Becky, knows all about the best hotspots to explore, including secret little bays…

Which Jersey woman, alive or from history, do you most admire and why? 

Kate Wright, Co-Founder of The Diversity Network.

While studying at college, Kate came in to teach for a couple of sessions and those sessions have always stuck with me. She works with local employers and campaign partners to help promote and facilitate diversity, equity and inclusion across the community. This is so important in all aspects of life and we can all do our bit whether that’s learning, understanding or implementing cultural change to enable diversity and innovation.

What do you love most about living in Jersey?

With the beach never more than 10-minutes from any location, being able to see the sea and horizon every day is such a privilege. It makes the busiest of days just that little bit more calming!

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given? 

You don’t have to be moving upwards to still be moving forwards.

If you only had one day left to spend on the island, what would you do with it? 

It would have to start with watching the sunrise at Archirondel (with a flask of tea in hand of course), then a cycle around the south/east coast and onto a good breakfast – The Good Egg is a favourite with gorgeous sea views.

I’d have to take one last walk around the Sand Dunes at St Ouen with my dog Eddie, it’s got to be his favourite spot for walkies, and the view of the bay from the top is breathtaking. Then I’d head back east for a relaxing afternoon at the beach – the little bay behind La Rocque called Robin Bay is a gem (but shh, don’t tell everyone about it!)

Then the day could only end with dinner at my favourite place to eat, Upstairs at Anley Street.

What are your go-to favourite Jersey Hotspots?

  • A walk out to Seymour tower if the tide is right. I can never get over how far the tide goes out no matter how many times we go!
  • Foodwise, it has to Upstairs at Anley Street – those pies and potatoes!
  • The Porter’s Store is great for an evening tipple!
  • Plemont, although I don’t go too often is an epic beach and well worth the steps back up!

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