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Five Fierce Femme Feats: October '18 Edition

1. All roles in UK military to be open to women

In a historic move, women will now be allowed to apply for all military roles in the British armed forces, including in frontline infantry units and the Royal Marines, the government has announced.“We constantly have to evolve and change and that’s what we’re doing today … It’s vital that we give everyone in this country the opportunity to join our armed forces and play a full and proper role. FULL STORY

 

2. women history month in Canada

Did you know that October is Women’s History Month in Canada? It’s a time to celebrate the achievements and contributions of women from coast to coast from past and present. The theme this year, offered up by Status of Women Canada, is #MakeAnImpact, in honour of the women who’ve made a lasting impact as pioneers in their field. 'The federal department launched an online gallery that celebrates the achievements of some of these Canadian women, from painter Emily Carr to astronaut Roberta Bondar.' SEE MORE


3. Ocean Beach event highlights pay equality for surfers

While being out on the water creates a sense of freedom, there is about to be another change that will rock the surfing world and enable a sense of freedom that never previously existed. Bianca Valenti helped secure equal prize money through her Committee for Equity in Women’s Surfing. SEE MORE

 

4. TechStyle Highlights Female Empowerment


TechStyle Fashion Group has launched The Future of Women, which is a public awareness campaign designed to celebrate and amplify the stories of female pioneers worldwide. 'The initiative is designed to highlight inspirational female role models for women and girls across the globe. As a company with more than 60% women in executive positions, we know firsthand the powerful impact female leadership can have on young women'. FULL STORY

 

5. Lady Gaga: ‘Today I wear the pants’

Stealing the show is not something out of the ordinary for Lady Gaga, however when she stepped in front of the cameras at Elle’s Women in Hollywood event it took everyone by storm. 'Women in Hollywood “are voices,” who have “deep thoughts and ideas and beliefs and values,” she said, adding that women “have the power to speak and be heard and fight back when we are silenced.” READ MORE


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