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Do we still need International Women’s Day in 2021? – Dianne Casey

Do we still need International Women’s Day in 2021? Dianne Casey Yes, we do! Every year at least 4 people will say what about men… International Men’s day is the 19 November each year so please don’t feel left out! International Women’s Day to me… Is an opportunity to listen, speak out, gain information and …

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Assist Chit Chat – Week 3 – Emma Morris

Imposter syndrome – You’re not alone! For week 3 of AssistHER OptiMe CEO, Bethany Ainsley, delivered an insightful, yet refreshing, presentation discussing ‘Imposter Syndrome’. She educated us all on the meaning of this ‘syndrome’ and the complexity behind it. Bethany shared a range of perspectives which resonated with all of us, whether that be our …

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Assist Chit Chat – Week 1 – Dianne Casey

Thanks to a small pot of funding from Middlesbrough Council Assist-Her, LIVE training was launched 🚀  WOW… what a fantastic session we had… baby steps… giant steps! They all count. Thank you to the women that came to zoom #goals    The amazing Jessica Williams, MBA (@JessicaJAW1903) gave an honest, wise presentation. It was lovely she …

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Tees Valley Hidden Women

Maud Mary Chadburn CBE (9 March 1868 – 24 April 1957) Respond – Medical – Surgeon By Caroline Walling Margaret Wrightson (1877 – 1976) Respond – Military – Figurative Sculptor By Sarah Crutwell Naomi Jacob (1st July 1884 – 27 August 1964) Respond – Politics – Writer – Activist By Dianne Casey

Do you have the courage to nominate yourself for an award? I DID! – Annalice Argyle

DO YOU HAVE THE COURAGE TO NOMINATE YOURSELF FOR AN AWARD?  I DID! Nominating yourself doesn’t come naturally and its often stigmatised. It takes guts to do it and even more guts to talk about it. What’s wrong with admitting your good at something and deserve recognition for it. Being open and vulnerable is hard. …

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Is Middlesbrough really the worst place to grow up a girl? – Emily Myers

In Plan UK’s 2016 ‘The State of Girls’ Rights in the UK’ Middlesbrough was ranked the worst place to grow up a girl in England and Wales with Middlesbrough showing the highest levels of child poverty, teenage conceptions, low academic levels and low life expectancies, so when the 2019-2020 Report was published, it was only …

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