100 Years, 100 Women

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Which inspirational women would you interview?

For 100 years, women have had a say in who runs our country thanks to the long fight of our suffragette ancestors. The year 2018 is the centenary of some women winning the right to vote in the UK.

Although the struggle for equality of the sexes is still far from over, it is important to reflect on the progress that has been made and the freedom that women in the UK do have, and this important anniversary offers a great opportunity to do so.

100 Interviews with Women in Education

I will be interviewing 100 women working in the field of education – or in the public eye – in order to catalogue their lives, celebrate their successes, discuss the challenges they face and discover what they would like to pass on to the next generation.

The interviews will include conversations with school teachers and leaders, founders of education technology companies, women working in educational environments that are typically male dominated or those doing something particularly fantastic to inspire the next generation of girls. 

I will be documenting my journey and publishing all of the women’s stories here on Teacher Toolkit, publishing interviews via podcasts, videos or blogposts. I feel extremely privileged and very excited to be embarking on a project that will give me access to so many women’s lives and I can’t wait to start sharing the conversations I’ve already had.

Follow Us Throughout 2018

We will be publishing the first interview on 6th February, 100 years to the day that the act that gave women the right to vote was passed. See below for more key dates coming this year:

  • 6th February 1918: the Representation of the People Act was passed which gave women the vote
  • 21 November 1918: The Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act provided women with the right to stand for Parliament
  • 14 December 1918: Women vote in an election for the first time.

Make sure you follow our journey on social media using #TTkit100women and please get in touch, comment below, if you have any recommendations of women you’d like to see us interview.

The Interviews so far

You can listen to or read all the interviews we’ve published so far here:

  1. Pryia Lakhani
  2. Helen Skelton
  3. Jaz Ampaw-Farr
  4. Dame Alison Peacock
  5. Major Nics Wetherill
  6. Carla Hooper
  7. Sofia Fenichell
  8. Jo Twist
  9. Jennifer Holland
  10. Hannah Wilson
  11. Patranjali Bhattacharya
  12. Daisy Gardner
  13. Becky Kenneally
  14. Alison Kriel
  15. Vivienne Porritt
  16. Natasha Devon
  17. Jenny Fogarty

Holly Gardner

Holly Gardner is TT Editor, as well as a Freelance Publisher. She has been working with @TeacherToolkit for over 6 years - since she published his first book in her role as Senior Commissioning Editor at Bloomsbury Publishing. Since then, she left her day job, moved to Madrid and trained as an English teacher. She is now a key member of the TT team, continues to teach english and edit books, and also spends her time learning spanish and searching for the best tortilla de patata! You can follow her at @HollyEditTeach.

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