For this year’s International Women’s Day we asked our team of trustees about the inspirational women in their lives. Here is what they shared.
Katy: Rowena Chiu
Charlie: Eileen Dain
Eileen was my grandmother. She was a racing car driver and mechanic. She lived and worked in a man’s world, in which she was incredibly resilient and successful. She loved to dance and she was my first port of call whenever I needed to discuss ‘business’.
Lauren, who is 15 on this years’ International Women’s Day, is the younger of my two daughters. I am inspired by her ability to express herself, both emotionally and physically through dance, and in words. She also knows how to bring herself into the moment and is one of my favourite people to spend slow, simple time with.
Sam: Jane Fonda
My inspirational woman is Jane Fonda, an amazing actress and model with a career spanning 7 decades. Jane is a keen political activist, openly opposing the Vietnam War and Iraq War; supporting the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960’s; and arranging anti-war marches and rallies protesting the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Jane is an honorary chairperson of the V-Day movement to stop violence against women and is a world class environmental activist. She’s been arrested 3 times in consecutive weeks protesting climate change outside the US Capitol! This 82-year-old is showing no signs of stopping soon! Is there anything Jane can’t do?
Who are the inspirational women in your life? Share here, if you would like to.
Event: Global Womxnhood
On Tuesday 24 March we will be heading to Waterstones on Gower Street in London for their Global Womxnhood event. Click here for more information.