Girls Talk London Launches Talk Show on International Women’s Day

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First organized by the Socialist Party of America in memory of the 1908 strike of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union, International Women’s Day was embraced by the Bolshevik Revolution and proclaimed an official holiday by Vladimir Lenin and Alexandra Kollontai. It has been adopted in the West ever since 1977, when the United Nations General Assembly invited member states to proclaim the 8th of March as the UN Day for Women’s Rights and World Peace. Given its working-class origins, the day is often referred to as International Working Women’s Day.

First organized by the Socialist Party of America in memory of the 1908 strike of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union, International Women’s Day was embraced by the Bolshevik Revolution and proclaimed an official holiday by Vladimir Lenin and Alexandra Kollontai. It has been adopted in the West ever since 1977, when the United Nations General Assembly invited member states to proclaim the 8th of March as the UN Day for Women’s Rights and World Peace. Given its working-class origins, the day is often referred to as International Working Women’s Day.

Girls Talk London is an organization that strives to connect young women with women who have established successful careers in the most male-dominated of competitive industries. In the spirit of the working woman, Girls Talk London will host a Women’s Day event at the St. Paul’s Cathedral in partnership with St Paul’s Institute. The event will be held on the 10th of March. In a panel, successful professionals will discuss their career journeys, as well as offering advice in relation to the challenges they once faced and continue to face. The panel will be followed by speed mentoring sessions in which attendees will have the chance to engage in one-on-on discussions with the speakers at the crypt area of the Cathedral. The sessions will provide a much valuable networking opportunity as well as focused career advice.

On the same day, Girls Talk London is set to launch an online talk show. The talk show, like the panel, will also be career-based, but focuses on the fashion, beauty and health industries. In a more informal setting, there will be room to discuss issues such as celebrities, relationships and the daily experiences of young women.

I interviewed Vanessa Sanyauke, founder of Girls Talk London and Dean Quinton Smith from Channel 4, one of the hosts of the show.

Available at: http://www.shoutoutuk.org/girls-talk-london-launches-talk-show-international-womens-day/

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