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Writing Women Into History -Programme


Welcome to our IWD Programme.

For details of the principal speakers please click here.
Or download a printable copy of the programme with biographies here.




Release Day  Principal Speakers

 Trustee Speakers

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Ladies Can't Climb Ladders

 Introduction and Welcome
  Penny Ryan, National Chair

  



Touched By Untouchables

      Karen Moore
     Eliza Tinsley 1813-1882, a 'Nail Mistress'

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Ending Female Genital Cutting





 Barbara Cobain
 Mary Macarthur 1880-1921, The Working Woman's
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Maureen Brown
Christiana Figueres 1956-  ,Co-Founder of Global        Optimism and former Executive Secretary of the  United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change  (UNFCCC).




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Going for Gold


 
Penny Ryan
Mary Harris Smith 1844-1934, was the first woman to    become a member of the Institute of Chartered
Accountants, after fighting for 25 years to be admitted to membership on the same basis as men..
               


Keeping mentally fit

Marilyn Lawton 
Katherine Johnson 1918 -2020, overcame racism and sexism to become a pivotal figure in the race to put the first man on the moon: a human computer.

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Women in music




Supporting Women and Girls in India


Connie Nunn

Violet Jessop 1887-1971, survived the holing of three ships to earn the nickname "Miss Unsinkable".


Jean Watkins
Irena Sendler 1910- 2008 was a Polish social worker and wartime heroine who smuggled thousands of Jewish children out of the Warsaw Ghetto and certain death. She was captured by the Nazis but rescued by the Jewish Resistance. After the war she was politically active until the1980s and nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.



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Part 1: Inspirational women and helping women succeed

Part 2: The women in charge



Lynda Young

Norma Heigho 1915-2011, Townswoman and a pioneer with the foresight to fund raise  for a Breast Cancer Screening Unit in Southend-on-Sea, Essex.

Beryl Hales
Miss Dorothy Levitt 1882-1922, was the first British woman racing driver, held the woman's land speed record and was also the holder of the first water sped record. She wrote a book about being a woman car owner and driver to encourage women to take up motoring in the days when they would also have to know how to do roadside repairs.

Conclusion and Going Forward
Penny Ryan, National Chair



Our TG Timeline includes many less well known women who have been suggested by members. View it here.


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