Every year on 8 March, International Women’s Day is celebrated around the word!

But why – you might ask – do we have a day especially for women? Well, it’s fair to say that throughout history, women haven’t always received the fairest of treatment.

Women haven’t always been able to work, vote, or been given the same rights as men.

So since the early 1900s, women around the world have celebrated an International Women’s Day, campaigning for equal rights and shining a spotlight on brilliant women across the globe.

Check out our round-up of inspirational women – past and present – from our History section, below…


International Women’s Day

Rosa Parks

International Women's Day: picture of an elderly Rosa Parks


Elizabeth I

International Women's Day: painting of Queen Elizabeth I


Florence Nightingale

International Women's Day: black and white photograph of Florence Nightingale


The Queen

International Women's Day: a photograph of Queen Elizabeth II


Mary Seacole

International Women's Day: painting of Mary Seacole


The Suffragettes

International Women's Day: black and white photograph of a suffragette


Queen Victoria

International Women's Day: painting of a young Queen Victoria


Edith Cavell

International Women's Day: black and white photograph of Edith Cavell


The Six Wives of Henry VIII

International Women's Day: paintings of Henry VIII wives


Which female figures do you find inspiring? Let us know by leaving us a comment, below!




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  • Me

    This is good

  • Cool

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  • Me


  • s

    The suffragettes! Amazing people!

  • Rhiannon

    Rosa Parks is my favourite because she helped to make it fair for african americans.

  • Happy intentional woman’s

  • Konii


  • The black mambas

  • Jade

    LolAnd awesome

  • The girl who knows

    I don't really have an idol but I find lots of these people inspiring! I also find Ionia the goddess of mystery rather inspiring aswell as most male magicians said women could not be magicians but she proved them wrong

  • bluefootballgirl765

    COOL! WOW!

  • Elizabeth

    Wish there was more info

  • I find Rosa parks interseting

  • I like Florence nightingale the best

  • CoolPokemonSarah


  • unicorn_36glitter

    amazing thank you. it helped so much with my homework. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Martha


  • ninja17

    Mary seacole

  • ZZY

    I think that the suffragettes are the most inspirational

  • cool!

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