International Women’s Day 2023
On International Women’s Day 2023, we’re celebrating inspiring women from around the world.
International Women’s Day gives us an opportunity to appreciate the incredible contributions and achievements of women throughout history. And we’re lucky to have plenty of inspiration from Wall Art projects we’ve completed that feature inspiring women who have achieved great things.
Here we’ll celebrate some of those women and share how they have made an impact on the world, creating a legacy for future generations.
Maryam Mirzakhani was an Iranian mathematician and a professor of mathematics at Stanford University. She was also the first woman and first Iranian to win the Fields Medal. This is regarded as the equivalent of a Nobel prize for mathematicians. Sadly, Maryam passed away in 2017 after being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013.
Maryam’s legacy lives on in the High School Maths Stairwell at Ilford County High School. And pupils are able to see a photo of Maryam as they learn about her work in the field of Mathematics. All this whilst walking up or down the stairwell between lessons and breaks at school.
Mae Carol Jemison
Mae Carol Jemison is a doctor, engineer and NASA astronaut. In 1992, she became the first African American woman to travel in space aboard the space shuttle ‘Endeavour’.
Mae received a scholarship to attend Stanford University at the age of just 16, where she studied degrees in chemical engineering and African and African-American studies.
Greta Thunberg is a Swedish environmental activist. She has actively campaigned for years to encourage government mobilisation to combat Climate Change. And, she founded a movement known as Fridays for Future (also known as ‘School Strike for Climate’).
Greta refers to her autism diagnosis as her ‘superpower‘. She also inspires millions of young people around the world to pursue their dreams.
Professor Jennifer Doudna
Jennifer Doudna is a Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, and a Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology. She was awarded the Nobel Prize for the development of a method for genome editing.
Jennifer appears in Biology Wall Art we designed for Woodford County High School for Girls.
Rosalind Franklin was a British scientist. She contributed to the discovery of the molecular structure of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA).
We featured Rosalind in this beautiful Maths and Science corridor, designed for Bloxham School.
NASA explain it best when they say, “Katherine studied how to use geometry for space travel. She figured out the paths for the spacecraft to orbit (go around) Earth and to land on the Moon. NASA used Katherine’s math, and it worked! NASA sent astronauts into orbit around Earth. Later, her math helped send astronauts to the Moon and back.”
Katherine’s impact on the world is undeniable. She continues to inspire girls around the world to develop curiosity for maths. And on International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating her immense achievements!
“My mother would look at me and she’d say, ‘Kamala, you may be the first to do many things, but make sure you are not the last.’” – Kamala Harris, 2019.
On January 20, 2021, Kamala Harris became the first woman, the first African American woman, the first Indian-American and the first person of Asian-American descent to become the Vice President of the United States of America.
We featured Kamala in this inspirational people stairwell, designed for Tollgate Primary School. She’s a role model for girls and women around the world.
Inspiring Wall Art for schools
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