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THE Jackie Weaver came to Guernsey!


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Jackie Weaver became an internet sensation during lockdown for her firm handling of an online parish council meeting that had descended into bullying and chaos. She now appears regularly in the media and has her own podcast (@jackieweaverpod).

We were thrilled to invite her to Guernsey in mid-Sept 2021 where she entertained and inspired the more than 150 islanders who came to “An Evening with Jackie Weaver” at the Performing Arts Centre.  We found out more about the woman behind the Zoom screen and delved into her ‘plain old common sense’ advice, including how to deal with bullies and how to recognise the strong influence of your mum on what you will and won’t do in your life.


Jackie is Chief Officer of the Cheshire Association of Local Councils and is keen to encourage everyone to get involved in local democracy, at whatever level suits them. In the second half of the event she interviewed a panel of women in public office in Guernsey: Jurat Felicity Quevatre-Malcic, Deputy Tina Bury and Leonie Le Tissier, Douzenier for St Sampson’s.

Later, Jackie signed copies of her brand new book “You Do Have The Authority Here – What Would Jackie Weaver Do?”. This was a special privilege for Guernsey as the book wasn’t officially released until 16 September. Available now from The Lexicon.


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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