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International Women's Day 19 - Mrs J Peake

Mrs J Peake, Governor

What does International Women’s Day mean to you?

That we have only scratched the surface of the problems facing women world-wide.

Which women are you inspired by?

My friend Sarah - as miner's wife, she discovered her voice in the miners' strike of the 1980's. She went on to launch three successful businesses and continues to speak her mind without fear or favour!

What role or impact would you like to play in relation to women's rights, today?

To encourage today's school girls to realise that they still have a huge battle on their hands in order to win genuine equality, particularly when the bloom of youth has faded.

What taboos related to women do you wish were broken?

The taboo which renders grey haired women invisible!