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Celebrating International Women’s Day with London’s pioneering women

March 6, 2019 / United Kingdom

The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is #BalanceforBetter, because better balance, means a better world. To mark the day, we’re highlighting the pioneering women who have a blue plaque in London, and asking you to submit your own suggestions for new ones. On the 8 March, we’ll send you a message when you start your trip near to where one of these amazing women lived and worked.

Have your say

Women only make up a small amount of the blue plaques in London. We want to help change that balance. Do you know a pioneering woman who deserves her own plaque? You can make submissions to English Heritage, who manage the existing plaques.

On the streets with a new generation of pioneers

We also asked some of London’s most inspiring women to take us on a tour of the capital, where they’ll tell us more about the stories behind the blue plaques, and highlight other women who are currently inspiring change.