International Women’s Day, on 8th March, is a day that ignites inspiration across the globe through the achievements of inspirational and aspirational women. The first International Women’s Day was way back in 1911 and was centred around women’s rights to work, vote and hold public office. We’ve come a long way since then but we’ve still got a long way to go, which is why IWD is still very much a part of modern day culture. The theme for IWD 2020 is #EachforEqual, so it’s about celebrating women’s achievements, fighting bias and creating a gender equal world. In honour of IWD, we’re spotlighting a whole load of women who are paving the way in their respective fields.
“The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights” Gloria Steinem