A SPECIAL celebration was staged in Sheffield Town Hall to mark the launch of a series of events to mark the 100th International Women’s Day today.
A series of key speakers appeared at the event to tell their own experiences of making it in what they said was still a man’s world.
Tea artist Caroline Thompson, who won the retail excellence prize at the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce Business Awards, was there with her products, along with Booker Prize-nominated city author Marina Lewycka.
Former Strictly Come Dancing judge Arlene Philips was a guest, as was award-winning poet and children’s author Debjani Chatterjee, who is also the founder member of the Bengali Women’s Support Group.
The council, the voluntary sector, universities and local businesses are all working together to host a number of other events in the city.