Thursday the 8th of March was International Women’s Day – celebrating all women from all walks of life for their strength, independence and also all the men too who support and lift up women around them – International Women’s Day is a day to be celebrated!
As Rockett St George is a business started by two women – Jane Rockett and Lucy St George – we often look to other female business owners and inspirational women who are changing the world around us for the better. There are so many women out there who tirelessly fight for fundamental rights, challenge everyday sexism, break the glass ceiling in workplaces and more that this list could go on forever, so we’ve put together a short list of some particularly special gems who inspire us.
So, are you ready to see our list of some of the most inspirational women to us?
HERE WE GO…
Jane Rockett and Lucy St George
An obvious no-brainer for all of the team at Rockett St George, we couldn’t possibly start this blog without mentioning our amazing co-founders: Jane Rockett and Lucy St George! Having founded Rockett St George in 2007, with a passion for interiors, Jane and Lucy had young children and couldn’t commit to shop opening times. They worked at night and in the early mornings but were still able to do the school pickup which was really important to them. Ten years on and Jane and Lucy have grown Rockett St George into an amazing home interiors emporium whilst creating a workplace that supports and encourage women to reach their full potential.
Nadia Nadim has overcome so many obstacles that face so many women around the world. At the age of 12 as an Afghan refugee, she fled a country where she wasn’t allowed to go to school to go on to become one of the best players in world football. A bit of a superstar, Nadia is also training to be a surgeon and learning nine languages … seriously impressive in our opinion!
Dame Zaha Hadid
A woman of sheer talent and a creative genius. In 2015 Dame Zaha Hadid became the first and only woman to be awarded the Royal Gold Medal from the Royal Institute of British Architects!
Billie Jean King
In 1973, 90 million people worldwide watched Billie Jean King defeat Bobby Riggs in the ‘Battle of the Sexes’. No other sporting event has played a more significant role in developing greater respect and recognition for women athletes.
“I have often been asked whether I am a woman or an athlete. The question is absurd. Men are not asked that. I am an athlete. I am a woman”
Billie Jean King
A British political activist and leader of the British suffragette movement who helped women win the right to vote, Emmeline Pankhurst changed the course of history.
Sylvia from Hove turned down retirement to set up The Venkat Trust in India in 2003 and donations have just passed £1 million. With this money, she has built a high school and put the children of Kovalam in India through education.