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COMING OUT OF THE SHADOWS – The Heroine’s Quest

If you Google the word ‘Hero’ you get over 231 million responses in less than a tenth of a second. Do the same with the word ‘Heroine’ and first thing you are asked is “Do you mean that?” or ‘Tragic Heroine’. Once you confirm your choice, dropping the word ‘tragic’ as you wonder why that should be instantly assumed as a necessary adjective to describe a woman of courage, the number of results is a mere 17 million and take far longer than a tenth of a second to appear on your screen ...

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SHE WAS ONLY…

A WASHERWOMAN – Catherine (Kitty) Seaward was an Irish immigrant living in Liverpool in the 1800s scraping a living washing linen. However when the cholera epidemic reached her neighbourhood she opened her doors to the afflicted, offering them clean clothes and bedding to ward off the risk of infection and later helped and educated the many local children left parentless ...

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NEWS…

MAKING A DIFFERENCE WITH ONE KEY STROKE
For The Aspire Foundation and for Aspire itself, 2010 has been an amazing year filled with exciting challenges, new developments and an incredible feeling of a growing network of like minded women. Through the Interviews, Forums and Seminars (to say nothing of our 2010 Symposium in London on the evening of 18th November) we have developed a really strong feeling of community and shown what can be achieved when a group of Extraordinary – ordinary – Women come together and work as one ...

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NEWS…

WHO IS YOUR HEROINE?
Everyone has a heroine whom they admire and respect.

It could be someone close to you who you see and talk to regularly or perhaps it is someone in the news or on television, who you may never get the chance to meet (though, of course, you never know…), but whose passion, dedication and drive has an amazing impact on the way you think and the way you live your life every single day...

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To Boldly Go Where No Woman Has Gone Before…

The BBC has ‘courageously’ challenged tradition and enraged traditionalists by announcing a female Dr Who but there is still a big difference today in 2017 in the image that many companies portray and what really goes on behind closed doors as regards the appointment of women leaders.

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