When : Tuesday Sept 29
Time: 18.00 to 19.00
Join award winning journalist, broadcaster and WIJ committee member Yasmin Alibhai-Brown to hear her talk about her latest book with Sonya Thomas WIJ committee member & freelance journalist, Ladies Who Punch: 50 Trailblazing Women Whose Stories We Should Know.
Throughout history, plucky, indomitable, daring, fearless women and girls have done what they felt they had to and, intentionally or otherwise, upended the social order and common values. Some have paid a high price for making their voices heard, while others have been handsomely rewarded.
Yasmin’s book remembers ladies who have punched their way through life – journalists and writers such as the late Deborah Orr and Andrea Levy; our contemporaries Caroline Criado-Perez; Carole Cadwalladr; Kathy Lette; Reni Eddo-Lodge; Beth Rigby and our very own Eleanor Mills, as well as significant historic figures like Gertrude Bell, the ‘mother of Iraq’; Mary Lee, a mathematician, engineer and campaigner for equal pay and the mother of Tim Berners-Lee; Princess Diana; the unrecognised suffragette Sophia Singh and Anne Lister, the lesbian landowner.
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