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26th October 2014- BBC 100 Women
From one TV and Radio appearance (Latvia) to the next, next up - BBC London as one of BBC's 100 Women again... Three women's conferences in the space of 2 weeks...Any issues or questions you have are welcome - to raise on "bringing up young girls". The keynote speakers include Joyce Banda, President of Malawi from 2012 to May 2014 and named by Forbes magazine as the most powerful woman in Africa and Shappi Khorsandi, the Iranian-born British comedian. Joining them will be Professor Lesley Yellowlees, the first woman president of the UK Royal Society of Chemistry in its 171 year history and the inspiring young entrepreneur, Shazia Saleem will be sharing her experiences of setting up her own ready meals company.
Monday, 9th March 2015 - International Women's Week
I am full. In a good way. I have met some strong, inspiring women in the past 7 days. I attended a workshop at the most amazing IKWRO where Middle Eastern women exchanged recipes, laughed and told their life stories. One Afghan woman I met had 7 children (including two sets of twins!) and sought asylum in the UK. She had been through a lot, I won't go into detail here, but it is pretty gruesome how they treat women there. What fantastic work IKWRO is doing.
Yesterday, I attended the last event of the Women of the World festival, where Salma Hayek delivered an empowering message to women from all walks of life, after presenting animated pic “The Prophet,” which she produced. 'The only barrier we have is our brain', she says. Everyone should have Gibran's The Prophet on their bedside table. What an ethereal work.
Oh, and apparently we are related through my maternal grandma!