Following nominations from students, a shortlist of four women from history who were inspiring, bold and made a difference in furthering the cause of gender equality, was drawn up. In a special assembly the nominees were promoted by some very enthusiastic volunteers.
The four chosen women were activist Rosa Parks, fashion designer Coco Chanel, aviator Lotfia ElNadi, and abolitionist Eliza Shuyler Hamilton.
It was exciting to learn about all the women; some familiar and some not widely known. All our speakers spoke with passion and conviction about their choices. The vote was conducted on Firefly and the results are shown below:
WINNER Rosa Parks – 36%
Eliza Schuyler Hamilton – 23%
Coco Chanel – 22%
Lotfia El Nadi – 19%
Students and staff have also been making pledges that they plan to make to change their world for the better and these have been pinned on boards for everybody to see. The response has been overwhelming and it has been great to read the supportive, bold and uplifting messages.