Chwarae Teg has begun showcasing six Wonderful Welsh Women to celebrate their lives and achievements – before a ‘People’s Choice’ vote takes place at the Womenspire Awards later this year.
The digital campaign profiles a series of fantastic women each year, from all walks of life, from history and the present day. The aim is to highlight their successes, and give girls and young women across the nation role models to aspire to.
This year, Chwarae Teg collaborated with the Wales Youth Parliament (WYP), Race Council Cymru (RCC) and the Ethnic Minorities and Youth Support Team (EYST) Wales on the campaign. Each parliamentary area of WYP selected a woman to feature as did RCC and EYST, as follows:
Tahirah Ali – Community Volunteer, Youth Ambassador and Diversity Champion (EYST)
Kate Bosse-Griffiths – German-born Egyptologist and Welsh language writer (WYP South East Wales)
Betsi Cadwaladr – Nurse, Pioneer, Namesake to Wale’s largest health organisation (WYP North Wales)
Mrs Vernesta Cyril OBE – Founder of the South East Wales Race Equality Council (RCC)
Caryl Parry Jones – Singer-songwriter, broadcaster, actress, and author (WYP South West Wales)
Elin Jones MS – Senedd Presiding Officer (WYP Mid and West Wales)
The women will be profiled via Chwarae Teg’s digital platforms on Instagram, twitter, Facebook and our website.
The campaign will culminate in a live vote during Chwarae Teg’s Womenspire awards on 29 September – which will lead to one woman receiving the People’s Choice trophy. This year, due to Covid19, the awards will take place online but nevertheless promises to be a night to remember.