To celebrate International Women’s Day, we’ve been discussing some of the amazing women that inspire us in our daily lives. Let us know your favourites!
Robert: Cleopatra – Joined Egypt and the Roman Empire, bringing prosperity and peace to a country that was bankrupt and split by civil war.
Jacqui: Michelle Obama – Using her position as a previous First Lady to continue to inspire women worldwide.
Karen: Amelia Earhart - First female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic, gave voice for ‘women to try to do things as men have tried, when they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others’.
Stef: The Silence Breakers – Women standing together against sexual assault, harassment and inequality in the workplace with the #timesup movement.
Sian: J. K. Rowling - Twelve publishing houses rejected her original Harry Potter manuscripts, but she went on to have the bestselling book series in history.
Liz: Queen Elizabeth II – In 2015 became the longest reigning monarch in British history.
Jasmine: Florence Nightingale – Helped to revolutionise the way hospitals provide care and persuaded the government to set up the Royal Commission with the backing of Queen Victoria.
Danielle: Malala Yousafzai – Youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner and fantastic advocate for the right to an education.
Let us know who inspires you! #InternationalWomensDay2018