Redland Green School

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Redland Green School in the Evening Post:
International Women's Day

Businesswomen form a link in global chain

Friday, 9 March 2012

ONE hundred Bristol business women gathered near Clifton Suspension Bridge to mark the 101st International Women's Day.

The "Bristol 100" aimed to form a local link in a global chain of women's celebrations on or near bridges yesterday.

This year's Join Me On The Bridge theme aimed to unite women all over the world by showing they can build bridges of peace and development for the future.

Joni Farthing, organiser of the event, said: "Women are great bridge builders in damaged communities.

"We were celebrating our success here in Bristol and hoping to help a woman somewhere else have similar success."

Sam Holman, 36, who runs Holsam Life Coaching and lives in Clifton, said: "There was a huge turnout – women of all professions wanted to be involved.

"I think it was important to celebrate the day because it raised awareness that women in developing countries still need help."

Members of Soroptimist International Club of Bristol also met at Pero's Bridge in the Harbourside, while staff and students at Redland Green School staged activities to mark the day.

A group of Year 10 girls organised a meeting on one of the school's indoor bridges and made badges displaying either an inspirational woman or a quotation from an inspirational woman. Special guest for the day was Nancy Atkinson-Turner, a journalist from the Huffington Post.

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