International Women's Day: "I wasn't working in a man's world, I was working in mine"

Hundreds of women marched through London and held events across the UK this weekend to celebrate International Women’s Day.

And to mark the occasion HR Grapevine was invited to a special event held by recruitment firm, Angela Mortimer.

Guest speakers included Brigadier (Retd) Nicky Moffat, most senior woman in the British Army.

Talking at the London Marriott Hotel in Grosvenor Square, Moffat said that there is absolutely no substitute for hard work, saying: “I pushed myself over the limit of discomfort.”

The brigadier went on to say that being a woman should not be considered a weakness and that diversity is what makes the group stronger, she said: “It doesn’t matter who, or what you are. If you deliver, you will get on. Play to your strengths and address your weaknesses.

“I wasn’t working in a man’s world, I was working in mine”, Moffat confidently proclaimed.

However, Helen Pankhurst, the great-granddaughter of suffragette’s leader, Emmeline Pankhurst and who was among those taking part in a march said the women’s rights movement would have been "outraged" by the injustices faced by women today.

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