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International Women’s Day 2017

Today is International Women’s Day. I’m fortunate to know, and to have known, so many brilliant women who have taught me so much, who’ve supported and encouraged me, lifted me up when I’ve needed a boost and generally helped to shape me into the person I am today. I thought today I’d pull together a few cool things, all inspired by today.

First off, thanks to a tweet I saw earlier  I’ve subscribed to the daily A Woman to Know email – it is exactly as it sounds, each day you get an email that teaches you a little about a woman you’ve probably never heard of and gives you links to further reading. Like the sound of it? Sign up here.

Secondly I’ve taken the opportunity today to make a new Kiva loan. Kiva is a non-profit organisation that supports development by connecting lenders to borrowers. I’ve made a few loans over the last few years – each time I’ve chosen to support a woman who needs support for her handcraft business. There are loads of filters you can apply in order to find someone to loan to. The current exchange rate means loans cost about £20. Today for International Women’s Day loans to women are being matched so it’s an even better time to make a loan. Kiva can be found here.

Thirdly, I’ve been seeing Rupi Kaur’s words around for a while and today I’ve seen lots of people sharing them. This is probably my favourite that I’ve seen today:

RupiKaur

And finally, some music. I love this Women Who Rock playlist from Rolling Stone, I’ve listened to it countless times so wanted to share it with you.

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