Today, 8th March 2019, is International Women’s Day. A day where we stop and take a moment to appreciate the fantastic achievements that have been made by women the world over. Some of the fantastic Women that I think need celebrating on a day like today include
Amelia Earhart the first female to fly solo
Vigdís Finnbogadóttir the worlds first female president
Emmeline Pankhurst the leader of the suffragette movement
and Margaret Thatcher first female prime minister
to name only a few.
However International Women’s Day isn’t just about focusing on the achievements of women but about looking at equality and this year the theme is focusing on promoting a gender-balanced world. One where men and women are treated equally, one where they are given the same opportunities and one where their achievements are celebrated equally. We want to see a world where there is a gender-balanced board room, a gender-balanced government and gender-balanced staff rooms in all walks of employment. A world I feel we are getting closer to as so many strong and empowered women continue to smash through those glass ceilings and prove they are just as hungry, just as talented and just as deserving as their male counter parts.
What better way to celebrate International Women’s Day then with a competition to win a copy of the amazing book Voices of powerful women by Zoe Sallis.
Voices of Powerful women is a fantastic collection of interviews with 40 of the world’s most powerful women. Each inspiring individual was asked the same 10 questions and here you can find out all about what inspires them in life, their greatest fears and whether they truly believe there will ever be equality in human kind and so much more.
For your chance to win a copy of Voices of Powerful Women by Zoe Sallis simply comment below with who you think is the most inspiring women in the world today and enter the raffle copter below.
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35 thoughts on “International Women’s Day Competition”
Michelle Obama is a great inspiration and role model to all women
Angela Merkel, for her decisiveness and assertiveness whenever it is required
Malala Yousafzai who survived a Taliban assassination attempt as retaliation for her activism for girls’ education and went on to be the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.
Michelle Obama is truly globally inspiring to many young girls and women. Her strength and grace is aspiring especially as she focuses a lot on giving all young girls a voice.
my mum, shes my bestie and taught me everything i know
I have two heroines on the world stage. In the UK, Celia Hammond for her tireless work and extraordinary sacrifice for cat welfare. Outside the UK, Dolly Parton for her fantastic courage and drive in creating her own wealth in music and in business; in remaining stable and normal despite her success, and in being so supportive of her family and local community in southern USA.
Queen Elizabeth II, she’s never faltered or wavered in her role and is admired universally.
Oprah Winfrey, as she has achieved much in her lifetime.
Malala – what she’s achieved in her short life so far is amazing and inspiring!
Michelle Obama she is such a inspiration to all women.
Malala yousafzai for standing up to terror and being a great woman
Angelina Jolie as she appears selfless and helps so many people and charities xx
My mum for teaching me that I can do whatever I set my mind to
For me it has to be Malala Yousafzai. She has been through and achieved so much in her young life and is a inspiration to us all.
For me it’s Judge Judy for her common sense knowledge and wit.
The Queen,because she is just amazing.
Diane Abbott, the first black female MP. She receives more abuse than any other politician and just keeps going.
Theresa May :)for all this brexit guff
Malala yousafzai is amazing. Standing up to terrorism and extremism and women having no rights to education is truly inspiring, especially at such a young age!
Michelle Obama Strong determined and beautiful – great role model
Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand. World’s youngest female head of government and was the first prime minister of New Zealand to march in a gay pride parade.
Queen Elizabeth II, it is wonderful to see that she has never gave up no matter what is happening
princess diana was a strong lady
One day this inspirational millennial will be the President of the United States. She has ignited a fire in that country that will never die.
A difficult one. I don’t think there is particularly only one feminine figure who is most inspiring.
The Queen because of how long she been in power and her speech at Christmas.
Humm..most of us I guess. The mothers who give all their time and patience. The women who get up at silly o clock to get to go to work to provide for the family or the ones who pack their partners off and spend all day alone. The women who are single and have to be both parents, The Grandmums who have done all that and maybe now helping out with grandchildren, The aunties, cousins and sisters who help each other out much as we can , the women who are there for a shoulder to cry on or an ear to listen to. We are all amazing.
Greta Thunberg. She may be young but that makes her actions so impressive. Going on strike to save a planet no-one is taking responsibility for puts us all to shame.
my mum! who else? xx
There are sooo many, but one woman I find particularly inspiring is Dianne Abbot.
Greta Thunberg, Swedish teenage environmental activist. She’s autistic and has spoken against major organisations, parliament and so much more. Feerless and determined. She’s been nominated for a Nobel Prize.
For me, I’ve got to say my Mum – she inspires me every day and I’m proud to call her my Mum.
Sadly since Diana is gone, there isn’t anyone filling the void I feel. I know her sons are trying to follow in her footsteps, but her compassion and genuine affection for people is something you see maybe once in a lifetime. I’m therefore going to say, any woman willing to speak out about abuse despite ridicule and people possible disbelieving her – is very inspirational and will ultimately lead to major future changes for the world our daughters and sons grow up in.
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