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Last chance to help us choose 100 inspiring women of Suffolk

PUBLISHED: 13:12 22 July 2018

The inspiration for our Inspiring Women project - Millicent Fawcett. Her statue seen here in Parliament Square. Picture: Garry Knight

The inspiration for our Inspiring Women project - Millicent Fawcett. Her statue seen here in Parliament Square. Picture: Garry Knight

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This is our last call to readers to help us choose 100 Suffolk women making great and positive differences to our lives.

This is our last call to readers to help us choose 100 Suffolk women making great and positive differences to our lives.

The deadline is July 24 to put forward the name of someone who you think deserves to be recognised in our Inspiring Women initiative.

Who can be nominated?

We want to know about the exceptional entrepreneurs, the inspiring leaders and the trailblazing women who are leading the way, and who you think should be recognised as positive role models for future generations.

For example, these can be women from the worlds of business, the arts, sport, the public sector, education, the third sector or those who have performed distinguished public service.

How will the final 100 be selected?

The names will go before a panel which meets this week to choose the final list.

Those 100 women will be invited to a special lunch, sponsored by Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, at Milsoms Kesgrave Hall, near Ipswich, on November 13. Tickets will also go on general sale, so members of the public can join this celebration of local female endeavour, bravery, flair, passion, persistence and achievement. We will also produce a souvenir publication.

The Inspiring Women initiative is also sponsored by EDF, Gotelee Solicitors, Larking Gowen accountants and Barclays corporate.

Why are we doing this?

We’re launching this event because of the significance of 2018 – 100 years since women got the vote.

And in terms of inspirational Suffolk women, Aldeburgh-born suffragist leader Dame Millicent Fawcett is certainly that.

A member of the Garrett family, she worked tirelessly to win hearts and minds from the mid-1800s. In 1918 it helped result in the first women in Britain winning the right to vote.

Nominate now

It couldn’t be simpler to nominate the person you believe to be an inspiring Suffolk woman. Just tell us her name and, in up to 100 words, why she impresses you so much. Please include, too, your name, address, phone number and email address if

you use one.

Send your nominations by email

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