06 Mar International Women’s Day
To celebrate International Women’s Day we’ve rounded up some of our most inspirational women of the year:
- Greta Thunberg
No 2020 list would be complete without Greta. The Swedish teenager skipped school and inspired an international movement to fight climate change. She has since become a leading voice, inspiring millions to join protests around the world.
- Nadiya Hussain
Former Bake Off winner, Nadiya talks openly about handling sudden fame, anxiety and balancing family whilst being a working mother. She has also been at the forefront in dispelling stereotypes around ethnic minorities and the importance of Muslim women being in the media.
- Gina Martin
If you haven’t heard of Gina Martin, you should have! Following an upskirting incident in 2017 learned that it was not a criminal offence in UK law. After a Facebook post detailing her experience went viral, Gina launched an online petition to get her case reopened with the police and called for upskirting to be made part of the Sexual Offences Act 2003. Within days, her petition received 50,000 signatures and went onto receive cross-party support from MPs and the UK government.
The Voyeurism (Offences) Act 2019 came into force in April 2019 and means anyone caught upskirting is at risk of facing up to two years in prison.
Gina has since released a book and praised social media as a positive tool in forcing change.
- Fearne Cotton
Fearne’s podcast ‘Happy Place’, draws on her own experiences dealing with mental health and shares advice from experts on how to work through feeling blue to finding joy each and every day.
Fearne chats to inspiring individuals who have either made a change in their own lives or those who help people every day to find a different way of looking at life.
Happy Place helps us all remember there are ways to put one foot in front of the other and find happiness in every day.
- Sue Kreitzman
Following a sell-out talk at our favourite place, The Allbright, Sue Kreitzman has been on our radar as an inspirational, interesting woman.
Sue was a successful food writer for many years before making an unexpected transition into the arts world.
Sue is determined about proving life doesn’t slow down with old age, as a keen traveller, speaker, artist and social media connoisseur, Sue is passionate about challenging stereotypes, ageism and ensuring old people are visible.
Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.