Undoubtedly, the world has become more equal – with opportunities for women far exceeding those afforded to generations gone by. But there’s still more to do – and today we come together with women across the globe in celebration of International Women’s Day 19, with a focus on #balanceforbetter; a call-to-action for driving gender balance across the world.
We caught up with some of our female Sixth Formers and College staff to find out what International Women’s Day means to them in 2019.
“With determination I’ve reached where I am today as one of the strongest leaders in the school.” – Ella O’Reilly
“IWD is a step in the right direction, but should be acknowledged all year round.” – Freya Webster
“My aim, would be to remind girls and women alike to look back at all those brilliant women who came before us.” - Emily Zehetmayr
“Some amazingly brave, determined women fought hard to help give us the opportunities we have today: women should never forget that.” - Mrs C Tilley
“We have only scratched the surface of the problems facing women world-wide.” - Mrs J Peake
I would like to play a role in educating younger generations in the fascinating field of STEM.” – Charlotte Kelham
“Our generation should continue raise awareness of equality all over the world.” - Akari Yanagimachi
“My aim is to learn more about how to assist women in less developed nations to gain their basic human rights.” – Lauren Shuker
“The celebration of women's achievement is paramount, I look forward to hearing of the successes of the Derry girls in the future.” - Miss C Phillips