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.
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.
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.