Category Archives: International Women’s Day 2011

Peterborough Women’s Centre mark IWD2011

Here’s a link to an article that has appeared in today’s Peterborough ET regarding our Interneational Women’s Day event last week.

We are awaiting a link to this on the web and will share as soon as we have a better link.

Article from ET 14th March 2011

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Unfortunately they got Glennis Bentley award incorrect.


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International Womens Day

Just spent the day at Peterborough Women’s Centre, absolutelyamazing and great food.  I don’t think anyone realised just how many inspiring women have lived or been involved with Peterborough.  The day went very well and thanks to the 2 Councillors and the Mayoress and Deputy Mayor who turned up to join the celebration.  Such a shame that more women didn’t feel able to.  Mind you as it was standing room only at the back, not sure over anumber where they would have been but I am sure that Stella and her team would have have found room.  I was disappointed that more of the manageement commitee weren’t able to attend, I was hooping to catch up with some of them. So pleased  that PWC have dedicated the conference room to Mary Rainey, without her passion and commitment the centre would not be as advanced as it is.

Can’t finish without thanking both the Karen’s for inviting me to be involved with this particular project.  Karen W, you will be sorely missed, we have worked together over a number of years and I have always found your work and commitment to be excellent.  Such a shame that none of your senior team were available to view the project.

Well done to everyone who took part in the day.  I will keep in touch

With kind regards

Glennis Bentley MBE

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Women who shaped Peterborough Group

I have been working with the Women who Shaped Peterborough group since the beginning of January. We have been exploring women from Peterborough or who have a connection to Peterborough who have been inspirational.

As part of this we have been busy researching using the internet, the Archives in the local library and also a walk around Peterborough city centre with a guide from the Museum.

We have been working towards an exhibition as part of International Women’s Day on 8th March and this can be viewed at Peterborough Women’s Centre on Tuesday 8th March 2011.

The group have been a really lovely group to work with and I shall miss them!

Karen Wilson

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An invite to our International Women’s Day celebrations 8th March 2011


Peterborough Women's Centre IWD invite

Invite to Peterborough Women's Centre IWD celebrations


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