On 15 July 2021, the Lieutenant-Governor, Sir Ian Corder, hosted a reception at Government House to celebrate our International Women’s Day campaign.
More than 50 islanders were invited as a thank you for nominating an iconic woman from their home country to feature on an interactive online map of Guernsey.
By International Women’s Day on 8 March 2021, 51 flags from nations right across the world had been added to the map, creating an amazing visual representation of the diversity of Guernsey’s population.
The beautiful summer’s evening was perfect for the main event – creating a real-life giant version of the map on the lawn in front of Government House. The living map was captured by local photographer, Paul Chambers, and also His Excellency, flying his own drone.
Women in Public Life committee member Linda Rolf said, ‘Our International Women’s Day map became a wonderful celebration of both the diversity of Guernsey and the achievements of women in public life around the globe. We are very grateful to His Excellency the Lieutenant-Governor for hosting this reception – and for arranging perfect weather on the day!’
Among the guests was Dr Nicola Brink MBE, who features on a special rainbow #GuernseyTogether flag created to recognise the number of nominations she received and the iconic status she has achieved in her adopted home of Guernsey.
To view the online map and the profiles of the iconic women nominated, click here: https://womeninpubliclife.gg/index.php/international-womens-day-icons/