Celebrating Calderdale's inspirational women

Celebrating Calderdale's inspirational and influential figures on International Women's Day

People around the world are marking International Women's Day by celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women

International Women's Day (IWD) has occurred for well over a century and The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. To celebrate the occasion we take a look at some of Calderdale's most inspirational and influential women.

The chief executive of the Piece Hall Trust is turning the Grade I listed building in Halifax into a bustling hub for retail, commerce and entertainment. Her aim is to put the building not just on the UK map but also create it into a global attraction.

1. Nicky-Chance Thompson

The chief executive of the Piece Hall Trust is turning the Grade I listed building in Halifax into a bustling hub for retail, commerce and entertainment. Her aim is to put the building not just on the UK map but also create it into a global attraction.
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The snowboarder from Brighousewas described as "arguably Britain's best medal chance for the Pyeongchang 2018 WInter Olympics. Unfortunately injury cut short her bid but she is already on the comeback trail.

2. Katie Ormerod

The snowboarder from Brighousewas described as "arguably Britain's best medal chance for the Pyeongchang 2018 WInter Olympics. Unfortunately injury cut short her bid but she is already on the comeback trail.
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The chief executive of Eureka! The Children's Museum has helped attract thousands of visitors to Halifax, planned to open up a new centre in Liverpool and looking at expanding the Halifax museum

3. Leigh-Anne Stradeski

The chief executive of Eureka! The Children's Museum has helped attract thousands of visitors to Halifax, planned to open up a new centre in Liverpool and looking at expanding the Halifax museum
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The Paralympian is one of today's most talented figures in British sport. She is a 5 times Paralympic champion and 10 times World Champion.

4. Hannah Cockroft

The Paralympian is one of today's most talented figures in British sport. She is a 5 times Paralympic champion and 10 times World Champion.
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