International Women's Day reveals 'The Shades of Women in Woking'

07 March 2014

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To mark International Women's Day on Saturday 8 March 2014, a selection of inspiring and thought-provoking articles from women in Woking are now available to read on the Woking Borough Council website.

The project, `The Shades of Women in Woking' invited women who work, live or study in the Borough to submit a piece of writing to celebrate that no one woman is the same and are made up of many different shades - age, ethnicity, education, social background, ability and religion, to name a few.

Submitted articles reflect on the shades that inspire women and make them who they are - their experiences, talents, frustrations, failures, successes, dreams and aspirations.

Articles can be read at to celebrate International Women's Day on Saturday 8 March 2014.

Cllr Melanie Whitehand, Woking Borough Council's Portfolio Holder for Accessibility, said: "We have had a fantastic response to this project and I would like to thank the women in Woking for sharing their stories for International Women's Day. `The Shades of Women in Woking' project celebrates an important date in the diary and allowed those in the Borough, no matter what their background, to come together to create a collection of articles that can be enjoyed by all.

"Throughout history, and even today, women face such hardships and it is important that we realise this, share our experiences and celebrate difference."

International Women's Day is celebrated across the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements.

Articles are now available to read at All those who submitted a piece will also be placed in a prize draw for their chance to win 50 worth of Woking Shopping vouchers. The winner will be contacted shortly.

For further information on the project, visit or email Refeia Zaman, Woking Borough Council's Senior Equalities Officer, at