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International Women's Day 2020 | A History of Female Firsts

For International Women’s Day 2020 we've collected a visual history of female-led adventure, achievement and pioneering spirit.

From the top of Everest to the North Pole, from Olympic gold to Number 10, women have reshaped the world and redefined womanhood.

This International Women's Day - Sunday 8th March 2020 - let's celebrate the story of 'Female Firsts'.

A visual history of Female Firsts

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Neil used to be a bookworm, an "indoor" type if ever there was one. After finishing a PhD he writes short stories about spooky places and odd people. Living in Switzerland, the Canadian Rockies and the north east region of the USA convinced him that there was something to be said for this whole outdoor thing. Now he runs everywhere he can, competing in races most weekends and endlessly planning the next great adventure to some far flung part of the world. Recent trips include Costa Rica, where he tried and failed to surf; Vietnam, where he almost got stuck in an underground tunnel; and back to Canada, where he came face-to-face with a bear. Watch this space for further updates on Neil's global bumblings and the occasional athletic success.

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