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  • IWD – Let’s talk about some awesome women, shall we?
  • CaptainFlashheart
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    To begin, Beatrice Shilling.

    Proper rockstar awesomeness.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beatrice_Shilling

    weeksy
    Full Member

    Kylie ?

    DezB
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    “Shilling was born at Waterlooville, Hampshire”

    Now that’s rock n roll! 😀

    How about
    Queen Latifa. Cool documentary about her in the rap that changed America series. How to be a woman in rap without using your sexuality to sell music.

    DezB
    Free Member

    Already bin dun:

    https://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/its-here-its-official-its-the-aampa-thread/

    Makes one nostalgic for the old days of stwsexism eh? (how the **** did you find that thread, Edukator??!)

    idiotdogbrain
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    I know it might be a bit trite, but I’m going with my other half..

    Her father died when she was 6 months old; her stepfather ended up having to have a restraining order as he became obsessed with her to the point she had to have a police escort to school, the situation causing her to leave with virtually no qualifications; one of her half brothers died at 10 from cancer, the other was born with Hirschsprung’s and took his own life five years after his younger brother died; she suffered several years at the hands of an abusive ex.

    And yet has come through all of this and, through sheer hard graft, has just been made Head Of Technical Communications for a global automotive engineering firm. I could literally not be prouder of her. Tbh, also proud of her mum for still going on with life after all of the above as well. They are both an inspiration to me.

    CaptainFlashheart
    Free Member

    ^^Searches for the like button ^^

    Awesomeness.

    jon1973
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    Margret Thatcher

    Edukator
    Free Member

    (how the **** did you find that thread, Edukator??!)

    Three key words in google.

    sandboy
    Full Member

    I was going to nominate Mrs sandboy, trying to run a Primary School through a pandemic has been, well a little challenging!! Especially when a neighbor commented yesterday how it must have been great “having all this time off”!
    But, that ^^^ is inspirational, no wonder you are proud @idiotdogbrain

    Kahurangi
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    Ada Lovelace and her namesake

    ADA TWIST, SCIENTIST

    racefaceec90
    Free Member

    beryl burton i would definitely add to the list.

    db
    Full Member

    My youngest; bit.ly/SianUnsungHero

    (equally proud of her big sis who has been a home schooling, community paediatric nursing, covid vaccinating hero in recent months)

    grum
    Free Member

    Delia Derbyshire is probs well known but what about Suzanne Ciani? Good article here

    https://www.nme.com/features/female-synth-pioneers-design-museum-electronic-ela-minus-kelly-lee-owens-2810809

    Also, I like this quote from poet Edith Sitwell:

    “I am not eccentric. It’s just that I am more alive than most people. I am an unpopular electric eel set in a pond of catfish.”

    big_n_daft
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    eddiebaby
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    How about
    Queen Latifa.

    She’s pooped on her own legacy with the Equalizer.

    5 years ago I’d have said Aung San Suu Kyi but that is looking a bit tainted so I’m going for Ada Lovelace.

    ElShalimo
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    Prof Mary Beard – she’s great

    Spin
    Free Member

    Nicky Spinks
    Jasmine Paris

    ahsat
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    @stwhannah for outstanding writing for all, and making stw mag a great place for female riders.

    CaptainFlashheart
    Free Member

    Prof Mary Beard – she’s great

    Had a few drinks with her in an airport lounge once. Good company!

    colp
    Full Member

    AOC

    Emily Matliss

    Michelle Obama

    scotroutes
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    Jenny Graham.

    Indomitably cheery and an all-round inspiration.

    garage-dweller
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    I’m going to nominate Mrs gd as you’ve seen the kind of things I post – imagine being hardcore enough to stick up with that and all the other nonsense.

    In my youth Tracey Edwards and her crew I remember as inspiring. Leading the first all female crew to do the Whitbread round the world race in 1989/90.

    My former boss was awarded an OBE for diversity and inclusion in the workplace and was an incredibly talented woman and an absolute force of nature to boot. Honestly though I’m surrounded by fabulous, talented women in daily life from colleagues and fellow professionals to those I share hobbies and free time with. I have been fortunate to grow up in a family where the women have always been equals of the men and it is still a source of amazement and disappointment to me that we should need IWD to promote equality but sadly I have no doubt that we do but I’m delighted to celebrate these people’s success.

    oakleymuppet
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    Rosa Brooks.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosa_Brooks

    HoratioHufnagel
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    Hedy Lamarr, bombshell actress and inventor of frequency hopping tech:
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/shivaunefield/2018/02/28/hedy-lamarr-the-incredible-mind-behind-secure-wi-fi-gps-bluetooth/

    sparksmcguff
    Full Member

    Two Dutch women, both involved in cycling Annemiek Van Vleuten and Jose Bien (journalist).

    Beryl Burton.

    My grandmother. My grandad worked on ocean liners sailing all over the world as a young man. When he came home he never wanted to travel. They eventually moved to the lakes and lived in Littletown. My grandma had friends from all over the world who would write and return to visit year after year. She made these friends simply by talking to people about her garden when they stopped to admire it. We would visit regularly and I can still remember family jokes about opening the garden up as though it were Hightop and offering cream teas (she was a fabulous cook).

    blokeuptheroad
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    Omaimah the first woman deminer in Yemen.

    The person that trained her is a mate.

    TiRed
    Full Member

    Trudy. Is what awesome looks like.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gertrude_B._Elion

    sparksmcguff
    Full Member

    Omaimah the first woman deminer in Yemen.

    Awesome, truly fearless.

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