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Celebrating our Iconic Women


Our thanks and appreciation to the Guernsey Chamber of Commerce for bringing together our #IWD22 nominees for Guernsey’s Iconic Women of the Future. View all the nominees.

22 June 2022 at the Chamber offices in the Market Buildings. Media release.

Photos courtesy of Paul Chambers at Jackson Chambers Photography.


Maria Parra
Jasmine Hislop, Amy Woodland, Daisy Doardo, Maria Parra, Nicky Bourne, Harriet Andrews

Harriet Aldous-Granby, Laura Oxburgh
Zoe Fitch
Deputy Sasha Kazantseva-Miller
Poppy Murray
Mathilde Flouquet, Jasmine Lockwood, Charlotte Long



Linda Rolf – Women in Public Life
Shelaine Green and Jo May – Women in Public Life
Di de Garis – President of Guernsey Chamber of Commerce
Zoe Lihou, Charlotte Long, Evita Bormane – St Peter Port Douzaine



Sophie Brehaut
Emma Harris


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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