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.

Sometimes described as 'the first modern lesbian' she was a successful woman entrepreneur and landowner and kept an extensive diary, partly in code, running to four million words.

5. Anne Lister

Sometimes described as 'the first modern lesbian' she was a successful woman entrepreneur and landowner and kept an extensive diary, partly in code, running to four million words.
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The inspirational mum has been recognised for her tireless charity work following the death of her husband Danny and has gone on to win numerous awards and increase awareness of heart and health conditions in communities.

6. Lizzie Jones

The inspirational mum has been recognised for her tireless charity work following the death of her husband Danny and has gone on to win numerous awards and increase awareness of heart and health conditions in communities.
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The award winning writer is best renowned for creating the television series Last Tango in Halifax and Happy Valley which has put the Calderdale landscape on the TV map.

7. Sally Wainwright

The award winning writer is best renowned for creating the television series Last Tango in Halifax and Happy Valley which has put the Calderdale landscape on the TV map.
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Elected in 2015 the Halifax MP was one the driving forces in making the Protect the Protectors law which gives emergency service staff more protection from physical attacks.

8. Holly Lynch

Elected in 2015 the Halifax MP was one the driving forces in making the Protect the Protectors law which gives emergency service staff more protection from physical attacks.
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