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Nominate your heroine to mark International Women’s Day
Unsung Aberdeen heroines are being sought in Aberdeen as part of the city's International Women's Day celebrations.
Following on from the recently published BBC Radio 4 Women's Hour Power List, Aberdeen City Council invites you to nominate your heroine from the community.
Women's achievements may sometimes go unnoticed and this is your opportunity to make sure contributions are acknowledged, valued and celebrated as part of Aberdeen's International Women's Day events.
Every year on 8 March, the world celebrates International Women's Day. It provides a common day for globally recognising and applauding women's achievements, as well as for observing and highlighting gender inequalities and issues.
Lord Provost George Adam will honour Aberdeen's unsung heroines at a special civic reception, to celebrate the achievements and efforts of these women. Fiona Kennedy will be the key speaker at the invitation-only event, which will include a buffet lunch. Aberdeen City Council is asking the community to nominate the city's unsung heroines and to tell us why they are special.
Among the events planned in the Granite City to mark International Women's Day are:
a business breakfast during which successful businesswomen and people in positions of influence will discuss how opportunities can be opened up to other women;
a 'swishing' clothes swap event at which working women are invited to donate office-wear to help others who would struggle to afford an outfit suitable for a job interview;
The Town House will be open to community groups so they can give talks and hold events about their work.
International Women's Day, which was launched in 1911, continues to provide a powerful opportunity to unite, network and mobilise worldwide for meaningful change. It provides an opportunity to make a stand against inequality, discrimination and marginalisation that only serves to weaken all of our societies.
Call Sandra Bruce on 01224 523039 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and give her your Unsung Heroines in the Community" nomination, saying what your heroine has achieved and why she should be recognised.