Hilda and Bożena received a Wonderful Women Awards for creating and running a weekly Polish speaking group for people who are over 50 and who want to have fun and make new friends. Hilda and Bozena create a friendly and welcoming place for people to share memories, jokes, and culture. The club is completely self-organised and self-funded. Every week there are 20-30 members enjoying each other's company, with many in their late 80s and 90s.
Larna received a Wonderful Women Award for her commitment to equality, empowerment and justice for all. As well as volunteering for a homeless charity, she has orchestrated women’s walks throughout Bristol and organised Bristol’s First Black History Quiz where people from all across the city were invited.
'It is so easy to get caught in a bubble of our own situation and surroundings. Everyone is struggling with something. I have always really appreciated and been reassured when people who I might not often turn to, or spend time with, or even strangers(!); share experiences. It makes a difference when people are open to connecting and sharing a chat or a conversation.'
Bristol Women's Voice Wonderful Women Awards were presented as part of our International Women's Day celebrations on the 3rd of March. We celebrated over 50 women from across Bristol who had been…
Bristol's Youth Mayor, Hannah talks to us about her hopes for Women in our city and beyond... 'I want to see women and girls feeling safe in Bristol as unfortunately me and many of my friends and people I know have experienced either street harassment or harassment in clubs and public places. It angers me to think that lots of women don’t feel safe walking around in their own city or community, when it’s their right to feel safe and comfortable.'
'Be brave, feel the fear and go for it. As a woman you will find yourself operating at a structural deficit, but you must reflect on who you are and all that you will achieve and know that you are worthy of success and don’t be afraid to say so.'
'I would like to see more women in Bristol at the top. More women chief executives, more women trustees, more women feeling confident and feeling they can be who they want to be and sit at that table and make a difference.'
Bristol Women’s voice has signed up to the Bristol Trans Support Pledge. We are proud to support the city’s whole LGBT community in celebrating Pride and championing LGBT rights. Bristol's Pride week events (9th - 15th July)…
What do you want to see change for women in Bristol? 'To do more of what they want to do. To ignore barriers - personal and professional. Bristol has a great community spirit but there is no harm in making it even better. We all need to look out for each other.' Read our interview with Becky Prior who received a Wonderful Women Award for her work empowering people of all ages through art.
Upfest returns to the streets of South Bristol this summer for its 10th Anniversary and Europe’s largest street art festival has plenty in store for the 28 – 30 th of…