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 British Para-Cyclist won a silver-medal in the London 2012 Paralympics and became Paralympic Champion in the Rio 2016 Paralympics. She is also a keen adventurer taking part in handbike rides across different continents.

9. Karen Darke

The British Para-Cyclist won a silver-medal in the London 2012 Paralympics and became Paralympic Champion in the Rio 2016 Paralympics. She is also a keen adventurer taking part in handbike rides across different continents.
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