'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…
'There have been lots of women that have influenced me at different stages of my life. They have shown me the powers of kindness and being bold. They taught me to think outside the box, to question and to travel.'
'I want to see more affordable childcare so that women can return to work if they wish without feeling like “they can’t afford to work.” That very phrase makes no sense.' Lucy Clayton, a recipient of one of our Wonderful Women Awards shares advice, tells us about the women who have inspired her and reflects on what needs to change for Women in Bristol.
One inspirational lady I really look up to is Mary Temple Grandin...she is one of the first individuals on the Autism spectrum to publicly share insights from her personal experience of autism.
Kate Brooks received a wonderful women award for her efforts as a community activist in Fishponds. She helped set up the local youth club, organises FishFest and the Scarecrow Trail, started the People’s University of Fishponds (which has raised funds for Borderlands, Bristol Refugee Rights and Fishponds Foodbank among others) and is one of the founders of Poverty is Pants. Unsurprisingly she is known locally as Mrs Fishponds.
Get involved in BWV's research Are you a woman living in Easton or Lawrence Hill? Do you want to have a say in the new development that is being built close-by?…