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Inspirational Women #IWD2014 #LastingChange {Listography}

March 8, 2014

I can remember being asked once if I had voted in the election that had taken place at the time. I hadn’t and admitted so to the lady who was asking, with that she was horrified and launched into giving me a history lesson in how women fought to be given the right to vote and that by not voting I was belittling their efforts. Needless to say since then I have made sure that I have always voted, in fact I actually do it by post to make sure that I don’t miss an election.

So from these inspirational women how fought for women to be treated equally to the following ladies who an inspiration in their own right.

Princess Diana

A truly inspirational lady who was patroness of many charities, from landmines, to AIDS, to supporting Great Ormond Street Hospital. Her caring and compassionate nature touched the hearts of the national and passed on her beliefs to her two sons, William and Harry.

Diana, Princess of Wales wearing glasses

The Queen

Standing at the helm of the country for over 60 years she has weathered both the good and the bad that has happened. From the deaths of family members, troubles in Northern Ireland and more recently welcoming the next generation of the royal family. She maybe our Queen but she has shown us that she is also a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Elizabeth II wearing a purple hat

Margaret Thatcher

Whilst I don’t necessarily agree with all her policies and actions whilst she was in power, she was and is still and inspiration to many women. She was the first female UK prime minister and the longest serving one of the 20th century.

Margaret Thatcher wearing a purple hat

Annie Lennox

Not only can this lady belt out a tune or two but she has worked hard to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS in both women and children in Africa.

Annie Lennox smiling for the camera


Through mentoring and training the Gatsby Trust gave Lucy the confidence to develop her business and to network after moving from the countryside to the city, She is an inspirational creative who brought out so many beautiful, imaginative handcrafted items to show us. More than that she is a teacher and looks forward expanding her business by training other women who want to start up craft and textile businesses.

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Team Honk is about bloggers raising money and awareness for Comic Relief. To celebrate International Women’s Day #iwd2014, Tanya, Annie and Penny are in Tanzania finding out how donations to Sport Relief last year have created female entrepreneurs and #lastingchange for women, their families and communities and beyond – rippling out #lastingchange in Africa.

How can you help?

5 MINS  Please RT, share and support any updates you see with the #lastingchange hashtag.

DONATE You can help create #lastingchange by sponsoring #teamhonkrelay for Sport Relief

GET INVOLVED Join up for your local Sport Relief event here.

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