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Women in history I should tell my kids about?

Women in history I should tell my kids about

“The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights” Gloria Steinem

On Saturday it will be international women’s day.

This weekend I was talking to my children about some amazing women throughout history.

It has been celebrated since the 1900s and more and more countries have increasingly come on board. It is a day for celebration and recognition. In many country IWD is a national holidays with equal status to mothers day and small gifts are given to mothers and grandmothers.

I shared the stories of these fabulous women with my kids,  can you recommend any others?

Emmeline Pankhurst

Maya Angelou

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson

Eva Peron

Princess Diana

Anne Frank

Rosa Parks


Tracy Emin

Florence Nightinglae

Marie Curie

Amelia Earheart


Oprah Winfrey

Joan of Arc

My Mother and my Great Grandmother



I thank all these fabulous women for their determination.

Please add in comments any fabulous women whose story you think I should share with my kids. I think stories really inspire children as they can go into their imagination and conjure up the images – tel them a good story today.


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  1. March 6, 2014 / 9:42 pm

    some wonderful women on your list, happy internation womens day to you x

  2. Cass (@frugalfamily)
    March 5, 2014 / 8:55 am

    You could always tell them about you x x

    • becky
      March 5, 2014 / 8:58 am

      Bless you xxx

  3. Mary Key
    March 5, 2014 / 8:32 am

    The list of amazing women is endless! Every woman who fought back, every woman who brought up their children to be caring members of society, every woman who stood up to be counted… the list goes on and on!

    • becky
      March 5, 2014 / 8:58 am

      Absolutely x

    • becky
      March 5, 2014 / 8:58 am

      and me!

  4. March 4, 2014 / 8:55 pm

    Seeing the names of all those amazing and inspiring women makes me realise how belief and hard work can change almost all situations

  5. March 4, 2014 / 8:50 pm

    How about Saint Catherine of Siena, or Jane Addams the first women to win the nobel peace prize, she was an amazing women!

    • becky
      March 5, 2014 / 8:58 am

      ooh I will look them up thanks Amanda

  6. March 4, 2014 / 8:22 pm

    I can’t think of anymore off the top of my head, but I’m going to rack my brain!

  7. March 4, 2014 / 5:12 pm

    Oh what a list! I can’t think of anyone famous that you’ve missed off actually – you’ve done so well! And how adorable is that last photo?! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • becky
      March 5, 2014 / 8:59 am

      brings a tear….

  8. March 4, 2014 / 4:30 pm

    Great post Becky. We should absolutely celebrate brilliant women through history who’ve fraught against the system to make things right.

    I do think it’s very sad that in the 21st Century, when a woman does something great it’s still seen as exceptional. When on earth are we going to be equal?

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