Swindon and Wiltshire’s Most Inspiring Women 2024 | Abby Lever

By Nick Batten on 13 March, 2024

To mark International Women’s Day 2024, which takes place every year on 8th March, we’re celebrating some of Swindon and Wiltshire’s most inspiring women. 

Through our website and social media channels, we asked our readers which women in our community inspire them and created a list of 20. The list will be printed in our spring magazine and from Friday 1st March, every weekday throughout the month we are profiling and championing each of these fantastic women online and via our social feeds.

Today we put the spotlight on Abby Lever…

A young widow and owner of Swindon’s Luna Beauty and Aesthetics, Abby uses her Instagram account to share her journey as a young, widowed mum, offering uplifting words to those who maybe facing the same situation.

The mother of two young girls, Ayla (6), and Poppy (3), Abby lost her husband suddenly in December 2020. 

She explained, “He was an amazing man, who touched so many people’s lives and is missed by us daily.

“The three of us have grown to be the strongest little girl team, who live life to the full. They give me the inspiration to work hard and achieve my dreams, so I can give us the best possible future going!”

After recently attending the Business Exchange International Women’s Day Celebration 2024 Awards evening, Abby said, “To whoever nominated me, thank you! I am truly, truly grateful.” 

She added, “I believe it is important to celebrate strong women across the world, in business and when hitting hurdles in life.” 

One of her nominators said, “I have been following Abby on Instagram since her husband passed away. 

“Her posts are inspirational for all women out there who are widowed but also to women who still have partners. Her posts remind us that life is short, anything can happen so love your close ones and don’t take life for granted.”

Goughs Solicitors are proud sponsors of this feature. Goughs have a strong female team and work with many female business owners across the area. The team are getting behind this feature as it’s a great opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women in our community.

Pictured above: Abby Lever, Owner of Swindon’s Luna Beauty and Aesthetics