To celebrate International Women’s Day 2022 on 8 March, we asked Guernsey to nominate women and girls under 30 with the potential to be the Bailiwick’s iconic women of the future.
We chose to put the focus on women under 30 because young women are particularly under-represented in public office. There are currently no women under 30 in the States, for example, and only two Douzeniers.
There was a huge response from the public – so big we completely ran out of space on the map!
And on Tuesday 21 June the nominees will have a chance to meet each other at a reception hosted by the Guernsey Chamber of Commerce.
Elaine Gray, outgoing Chamber of Commerce President and Partner at Carey Olsen, says, ‘We were delighted to see the success of the campaign and we jumped at the chance to celebrate the impressive accomplishments of the women and girls on the list and toast to their future.’
Linda Rolf from Women in Public Life says, ‘After such a stunning response from the Guernsey public, we are very grateful to Elaine and the Chamber of Commerce for the opportunity to get this group of inspiring young women and girls together. We hope the event will help them get to know their peers and build a strong network of support as they go on to achieve their goals. Already many of them have highlighted to us the changes they want to see in Guernsey and the wider world. It’s really important that they have a voice in decision-making, and we hope that the event, and the network it builds, will encourage more young women to consider standing for a position in public office.’