Our ‘Women Of Rossendale’ Project For International Women’s Day 2021
International Women’s Day is a significant day for Soroptimists ordinarily, but in 2021 it not only falls in our Centenary year, but also occurs in the middle of a global pandemic. This year, perhaps more so than for generations, women are facing pressure like never before. As such, SI Rossendale decided we want to do something significant to mark the day, hence we’ve taken on 3 very different projects. One of them – the most retrospective of the three – is to look at Rossendale women from the past and present and acknowledge some of the contributions they have made, to both their local and global community. In order to do this, we teamed up with students from Accrington & Rossendale College who, along with members of SI Rossendale, each chose and researched a woman from Rossendale.