We’re celebrating International Women’s Day, with a blog post dedicated to our favourite inspirational British women. From Olympians, to Dames & actresses, find out who inspires us at Fenn Wright Manson and let us know who inspires you…
After surviving a brutal sulphuric acid attack to her face in 2008, Katie Piper has rebuilt her life by becoming a best-selling international author, inspirational speaker, TV presenter and charity campaigner. In late 2009, Katie established a charity, the Katie Piper Foundation, aimed at raising awareness of those who are victims of severe burns, scars and disfigurement injuries.
Dame Helen Mirren
Not only is Dame Helen Mirren known for her glamorous style on the red carpet, she began her acting career in 1967 and has grown to become an iconic international actress. With appearances in films such as Calendar Girls, The Queen and The Madness of King George, Helen was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for her services to the Performing Arts in 2003.
Emma Watson, otherwise known as ‘Hermione Granger’ from the blockbuster hit Harry Potter, she started her acting career at the tender age of 11. After appearing in all 8 films, Emma went on to study English Literature at Oxford University and has been appointed as a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and has helped launch the UN Women campaign HeForShe, which calls for men to advocate gender equality.
Jennifer Ennis-Hill, CBE
Jennifer Ennis-Hill, CBE is a British track and field athlete, specialising in multi-eventing disciplines and 100 metres hurdles. Currently an Olympic and World heptathlon champion, Jessica won a gold medal at the London Olympics in 2012 and later received a CBE for her services to athletics.