International Women’s Day 2017

Hey guys and dolls! So I am sat here at one of our caravan sites in Devon, on a miserable and wet day, and I am thinking about today being International Women’s Day, the global day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

You all know I love nothing more than reading about the women of showbiz when I am relaxing on a family weekend break and getting inspiration from the glamorous celebs, and my gosh there are so many to be inspired from.

Here is my list of the women in showbiz right now who inspire me in honour of International Women’s Day:

Angelina Jolie – Not only an incredible Hollywood actress but an inspirational charity worker who has put herself in countless dangerous situations to help others and a mother of 6 children. She also is a strong women’s rights and gender equality ambassador giving powerful speeches around the world.

Oprah Winfrey – The world’s first self-made billionaire, coming from an extremely poor family. Her charity work is beyond impressive from founding a school in Africa, giving educational grants and she personally donated £10m to rebuild homes after Hurricane Katrina.

Hilary Clinton – Love her or hate her, Hilary Clinton is dedicated to Women’s rights issues across the world and the way she carries herself in the harsh world of global politics is nothing short of inspirational.

Dame Kelly Holmes – She battled injuries and clinical depression but then became the first British Olympian to win a double gold medal. She has now set up athletics camps to train junior athletes and inspire disadvantaged young people.

J.K Rowling – From struggling single mum to billionaire author, the Harry Potter books and movies captured the imaginations of children and adults all over the world selling over 400 million copies in dozens of different languages.

Queen Elizabeth – After spending over 60 years on the throne it is only fair she makes it to this list of inspirational women. Thrust into public duty at the age of 25 she has served her country with nothing but grace and wisdom.

Beyonce – ‘Who runs the world? Girls!’ Beyonce has always written songs that make women feel empowered and that’s what Beyonce is all about. Her beauty, talent and humbleness make women inspire to be like her.

Jessica Ennis – Hill –After retiring in 2016 Jessica Ennis-Hill's career has been about the unexpected.  She won world titles and Olympic golds when she was supposed to be too small to succeed, overcame serious injuries that cost her championships and then came back from childbirth to win a silver medal in Rio.

I would love to hear who the most inspirational women in your life are, please post your stories to our Facebook page.  #BeBoldForChange

Paxo xoxo

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International Women's Day