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Media for our Iconic Women campaign


Thank you to all of the Guernsey media who really embraced our Iconic Women campaign for International Women’s Day 2021. And congratulations to Evita Bormane, Cathy Wanyoike, Joey Freeman, Linda Rolf and Deputy Sasha Kazantseva-Miller on all their brilliant interviews.

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Click on the photos below to read the stories or watch the reports.


Guernsey Press

Screenshot of Guernsey Press feature article


BBC Channel Islands News

Screenshot of BBC Channel Islands News interviews
Credit: BBC Channel Islands News on BBC One and BBC iPlayer


ITV Channel TV

Screenshot from ITV Channel TV report


Bailiwick Express

Screenshot of Bailiwick Epress Guernsey article


BBC Radio Guernsey – go to 1:35:09 to listen

Screenshot from BBC Guernsey Oscar Pearson archive
Go to 1:35:09 to listen.

Channel Eye

Screenshot from Channel Eye

Guernsey’s iconic women of the future?

Thank you for nominating a young woman or girl for our future iconic Guernsey women campaign to celebrate International Women’s Day!

Nominations close on Sunday 6 March at 17.00.

Please fill in the details below.


Miriam Makeba - South Africa

Nominated by: Christine James

Zenzile Miriam Makeba (1932 to 2008), nicknamed Mama Africa, was a South African singer, songwriter, actress, United Nations goodwill ambassador, and civil rights activist. Associated with musical genres including Afropop, jazz, and world music, she was an advocate against apartheid and white-minority government in South Africa. In 2020 she was named one of Time magazine’s 100 women of the century. 

South Africa is ranked 12th in the world for percentage of women in national parliament: 45.8% (source: 

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The original image “The Hague Jazz 2008 – Miriam Makeba” by Haags Uitburo is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. 


Jacinda Ardern - New Zealand

Nominated by: Martin Lock

Jacinda Ardern (born 1980) has served as prime minister of New Zealand and leader of the Labour Party since 2017. In 2019, she led the country through the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque shootings, rapidly introducing strict gun laws in response, and throughout 2020 she directed the country’s widely praised response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ardern was the world’s second elected head of government to give birth in office when her daughter was born in 2018. ‘An inspiring Prime Minister who brought a nation together with true leadership, empathy and compassion.’

New Zealand is ranked 4th in the world for percentage of women in national parliament: 48.3% (source: 

Other iconic women: Dame Whina Cooper, nominated by Claire Fisher, and Kate Sheppard, nominated by Anna Cooper.

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