Today is International Women’s Day 2018 and I thought it might be a good occasion to take a moment to share some positive mentions of inspirational women around the world.
Who has inspired you in the last year, and why?
I don’t believe this should be limited to ‘Women in Wine’ but to list those who have inspired us this year and deserve some special recognition.
These might be personal suggestions, and may not all be famous names, but they might be someone who you feel has changed your views, particularly on the theme of #PressforProgress (this year’s theme).
I will kick off with my two mentions and I really look forward to reading yours.
Carole Cadwalladr - journalist and author. I first heard her speak at a conference I attended last year and have followed her journalism since. Whatever you think of the topics she is researching, her willingness to keep going despite the threats and bile directed at her is inspiring. For this effort she won the British Journalism Award for her work on democracy and technology.
Muzoon Almellehan - UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Refugee and Campaigner. I also first heard about Muzoon at an education conference I attended, and her story is really staggering. Despite EVERYTHING she went through as a refugee from Syria, she has campaigned tirelessly for the education of children, but particularly girls - not just in refugee camps, but also in places like the UK. I encourage you to watch this video and learn her story.