Joanna Foat, public speaker, author, researcher and environmentalist, uncovered the forgotten story of the Lumberjills, the women who worked in the forest in the Women’s Timber Corps in WW2. She met 60 Lumberjills, published two books, wrote and curated an exhibition, has given over 100 talks and is a certified Big Talk Academy speaker.
She has also been interviewed on BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour, TV’s How We Won The War, Walking Wartime Britain and Dan Snow’s History Hit Podcast among many other radio stations and newspapers.
‘Many of the lumberjills I met were upset that they remained a footnote in history, so I wanted to make sure they were remembered. Now their incredible feats of physical and mental endurance inspire women today. Given the freedom and opportunity to work together out in the forest, the lumberjills became very strong and were a huge success.’