International Women’s Day 2020: The Women Who Have Shaped Our Lives

International Women's Day (IWD) is dedicated to celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

With over a century of history, it’s a day for recognising how far the movement has come and what action is still needed to broaden perceptions, challenge bias and pave the way for a more harmonious and enabled world.

In 1996, the United Nations started to adopt annual themes to mark IWD each year. This year’s theme is #EachforEqual drawn from the notion of ‘collective individualism’.

The organisation’s site states, “Collectively, we can make change happen. Collectively, we can each help to create a gender equal world. We can all choose to be #EachforEqual.”

Join us in thinking about the influential female friends and trailblazers that have shaped our lives and indeed, our futures. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.