Rosemary Reed is the founder of POW TV, as well as a critically-acclaimed, award winning director and producer. She is revolutionising the way that the TV and film industries treat women.
Rosemary is behind a wide range of legendary productions, two of which include the highly successful SKY TV series 'Living the Life' and 'The Power of Women'. These brought together the world’s most philanthropic, markedly intelligent and extraordinary people from a selection of industries, such as Mel C, Stephen Fry, Sadie Frost, Rose McGowan, Joanna Lumley and many more.
Most recently, she has created the groundbreaking series ‘Driving Force’ which is led by Judy Murray OBE. It brings to light the raw and real stories of the UK's biggest female sports stars.
At The Legacy Globe we are collectively working alongside each other to leave lasting legacies which will empower future generations. How do you feel that your upbringing has shaped you?
My upbringing has taught me a lot. We had no choice but to work extremely hard and nothing came easily to us. In return, this has led me to appreciate everything, to never take anything for granted, and to respect everyone. I believe that it does not matter what your background is, if you believe that you can do something, you will.
Series 2 of your series ‘Driving Force’ is about to air on ITV! Please can you tell us about your experience working on this?
Driving Force for me was so much more than a TV series. It is a show with a purpose, and has an incredible power to make a positive change, specifically in the field of women's sport. I learnt so much about what it really takes to go beyond the limits of human endurance to become a world champion. It introduced me to incredible, inspirational women who were each humble and role models for all young girls. I am sure that this series will encourage so many to follow their dreams.
You are creating a powerful legacy and additionally highlighting the journey’s of other trailblazers. What do you feel is the common denominator of success?
I believe that the main common denominator with those who are game changers and are genuinely successful because of their own merit, is that they did not just want to be successful, they had an all consuming need to be.
How important do you think it is to give back as part of our legacies?
Incredibly important. What would be the whole point of all the effort and time to establish our individual legacies, if not to help and share our knowledge with those that are following in our footsteps? We must help each other to grow and evolve.
Do you have any advice that you would like to share with those entering the field?
Goodness me where do I begin! The most important advice that I can share is; Do not let anyone every tell you that you are not good enough, clever enough, or creative enough. You are unique, you have your own stamp, and never take a rejection as meaning that you do not have a diamond to sell, keep going, keep working hard. You can do this.
What legacy do you want to leave?
I would like to feel as though I contributed towards positive changes in many areas that I feel strongly about. Especially for women, children and our planet.