Today is International Women’s Day and to celebrate Tower Hamlets have been running a wide array of events throughout the week.
Often International Women’s Day focuses on women who have achieved monumental successes – who are leading countries, performing great sporting feats or pioneering in science or business.
Or it focuses on campaigning for women in countries where women’s equal rights are yet to be achieved.
However it is just as important for us to celebrate those women who contribute to improving the lives of people locally, or who have overcome their own difficulties to achieve success in their own lives and bring great benefit to the wider community.
I was proud therefore to be asked to take part in the International Women’s Day ceremony at Pritchards Road Day Centre. We recognised women who have inspired through achievement through education and employment, have made a difference to someone else’s life, or made positive changes to their own life.