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Interview with Dame Jil Matheson

April 26, 2020 // 0 Comments

In 2011, over 200 years since its inception, Statistician Dame Jil Matheson became the first woman to have ever run the decennial population census. Jil joined the Office for Population and Surveys in 1975 and was appointed as Deputy Director in the [...]

We love Brighton and Brighton loves us

April 26, 2020 // 0 Comments

In the first three weeks of opening, we had over 5,000 visitors to the Brighton First Women show and over 2000 people crossed the Museum and Art Gallery’s threshold on March 8 for International Women’s day. A glorious and inspiring array of [...]

Interview with Carolynn Sells

August 12, 2019 // 0 Comments

Carolynn was 12 years old when she started riding bikes. Just over two decades later she became the first (and, to date, only) woman to win a solo Motorcycle race on the Internationally acclaimed Isle of Man TT (Tourist Trophy) Mountain Course. [...]

First Women UK: Liverpool Opening Highlights

July 13, 2019 // 0 Comments

Photos by John O’Grady and Gareth Jones  Tuesday June 18th 2019: Nearly 200 guests filled Liverpool’s St George’s Hall basement gallery, for our Merseyside launch evening. The 100 portraits, newly installed, gazed down on a very special [...]

The First Women Tour

January 15, 2019 // 0 Comments

The First Women Exhibition is currently on tour and will be calling at the following venues: September 15th 2018 – February 2nd 2019 Fox Talbot Museum, Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire February 14th 2019 – June 10th 2019 Palace House, Newmarket [...]

Interview with Moira Cameron

November 11, 2018 // 0 Comments

Moira Cameron made history in 2007 as the first woman to become a Yeoman Warder in HM Royal Palace and Fortress the Tower of London. One of 35 ‘Beefeaters’, for the first time since 1485 she broke the run of all-male Yeoman Warders. She talks [...]

Interview with Dame Inga Beale

April 12, 2018 // 0 Comments

Businesswoman Dame Inga Beale was the first woman to be made CEO of insurance giant Lloyds of London where, for over 320 years men have been at the helm. First Women asks Inga for her learnt insights regarding risk, ambition and what a woman has [...]