International Women’s Day

Inspire Everyday women, doing extraordinary things

Staceyann Chin

Staceyann Chin

Isatu was born in Sierra Leone, a small and impoverished country in West Africa, torn apart by civil war for many years. In 1996, when she was 16 years old, her town was raided by a gang of rebel thugs.

Isatu Jalloh

To the world she was one,
 but to us – the world. This goes part way to extolling the wonders of my mother.

Louisa Adams

Effie Baker

Effie Baker

Kate is a ‘larger than life’ woman, full of big visions. Kate has a booming laugh and an energy that exhausted most people.

Kate Gilmore

She is one of the people in my life that has shaped me into believing that I can achieve anything if I want it enough and am willing to work for it.

Antonieta Nazar

Eilleen

Eilleen

Carla Boehl

Carla Boehl

I feel that Shelley is an inspiration to any person who has severe sensory loss.

Shelley Alexander

She inspires me because although she was facing a life threatening illness, she was still kind and loving to all around her.

Chloe Amos

Being born in an active feminist, equal rights era, it’s only now at age forty one years that I understand and practice the art of personal freedom and finally achieved self respect.

Antonia Martina Cornelisse

Patricia was a nursing sister at a local hospital in Bundaberg when she was diagnosed with a severe degenerative eye condition which led to her having to give up her work in her chosen profession.

Patricia Stillman

Winifred Lily McKevett (nee O’Neill)

Winifred Lily McKevett (nee O’Neill)

Rita Cumbo

Rita Cumbo

At the outbreak of World War 1, she enlisted in The Australian Army nursing Service and served in France, and later in India.

Lillian Mackay

Marlene is an inspiration for me and many people, her contribution to women in engineering and engineers profession is second to none!

Marlene Kanga

Betty Doolan

Betty Doolan

Suddenly over the radio came the voice of Mr Menzies, the prime Minister. He said, ‘This day England has declared war on Germany, so that means Australia is now at war.’

Eileen Lochlin

She’s committed to increasing the representation of women in engineering and non-traditional industries through research, advocacy and education.

Melissa Marinelli

Alice Gama

Alice Gama

My memories of Grandma, Helena were of a tall, well built woman with grey hair walking with me to collect eggs from the barn, a disused dairy on the creek bank under the bridge.

Helena Richmond Meaney

Mildred Esther Hastings (nee Pontifex)

Mildred Esther Hastings (nee Pontifex)

Mabel Miles, eighth child and fourth daughter of Elizabeth Anne and George James Miles of ‘Normandy Farm’, Colyer’s lane, Erith, Kent, was born on December 17, 1912.

Mabel Miles

Natalie Fletcher

Natalie Fletcher

Clarice Porter

Clarice Porter

In January 1942 I was shocked when Darwin was bombed and made up my mind to join one of the Womens’ Defence Services as soon as I turned 18.

Daphne Caine

During her later years I had the bounty of knowing Effie, as she spent many evenings in our home in Ballarat telling stories of her life.

Effie Baker

Marie Louise Cervetto

Marie Louise Cervetto

As I’ve lived, most unconventionally, I’ll tell my story backwards. At present I’m enjoying the chocolate topping.

Helen Ruby

Born as Emma Morris in Paddington Sydney 5.1.1909 but known as Noreen Baker on her marriage certificate 25.1.1926 to my father Frederick Schweitzer.

Noreen Anderson

Marlene Kanga

Marlene Kanga

Discussion Over to you. Who inspires you? What’s your story?

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Your mother, grandmother, daughter? Best friend, neighbour or a public figure?