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Interview with Megan Swann

March 7, 2020 // 0 Comments

At the age of 22, Magician, Megan Swann became the first (and youngest) female officer appointed by The Magic Circle, the UK’s internationally-renowned magical society. Her appointment came over 100 years after The Magic Circle was established in [...]

2019 Round Up in Pictures

January 23, 2020 // 0 Comments

‘2019’ was an amazing full on year for the 100 First Women Portraits exhibition! Over 104,000 people have seen the 100 portraits which, so far, have traveled from the West to the East and back again – via the Midlands. Following a [...]

Interview with Janice Long

June 15, 2019 // 0 Comments

In 1983, Janice Long became the first woman to present the seminal British TV music show, Top of The Pops. Her arrival marked the end of a 19-year run of the show’s male presenters in a male-dominated industry. She was the only female presenter of [...]

Interview with Dr Sarah Buck OBE

May 6, 2019 // 0 Comments

Involved in the design and supervision of a wide range of civil and structural projects over a 40-year career, in 1983 Sarah Buck became the first woman council member of the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), an organisation with over [...]

First Women – what a year!

January 14, 2019 // 0 Comments

A decade ago, I began this project journey, not knowing what would happen but knowing that First Women had its own spirit and that, come what may, I would follow its lead. The images of 100 women: and in their images, their stories, [...]

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 Jocelyn Burton

September 14, 2018 // 0 Comments

Renowned British silver and goldsmith, Jocelyn Burton was the first woman to be made a freeman of the worshipful company of Goldsmiths an organisation that has had a men-only membership since it’s inception in 1327. Celebrated for the incredible [...]

A message from our patron…

July 20, 2018 // 0 Comments

“I am honoured to be associated with Anita Corbin’s First Women project since its inception. Anita is a pioneering photographer with enormous vision. First Women UK is a commanding project and Anita’s talent, her ideas and her energy were [...]