Salford women speak up for international women's day

This is an archived news story from March 2011

More than 100 women across Salford have come together to celebrate 100 years of international women's day making their own short film capturing stories from inspirational Salford women who have a story to tell or pass on advice to younger women.

In the film we hear from Jackie who was told by her headmistress that she wouldn't amount to anything more than a cleaner, she has since completed a degree aged 54. Sarah also talks about how proud she is to be the first person in her family to go to university and how she now works for Salford's youth service, encouraging other young women to fulfil their potential.

The 'Sistas of Salford' film project has brought together women of all ages, who would have ordinarily never met, but who all live in Salford and want to encourage other women to achieve their dreams and share advice on how to overcome any barriers they face.

Young and old alike have shared their stories and opinions of what it's like to be a woman today, talking about living, working and loving in Salford. For the younger women who were interviewing this has been a chance to pick up some advice through the life examples shared on film.

Councillor Margaret Morris, lead member for children's services in Salford, who also took part in the film, said: "We wanted to show young women in Salford that whatever they want to achieve in life they can. The film will now be used across the city to spread the message and encourage more young women to succeed."

Date published
Tuesday 8 March 2011
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