In 1918, Women in the UK received the vote for the first time, a landmark moment in equality, and democracy. For the first time in society, women were no longer restricted by law, and what came next was a century of pioneers, legends and champions.
Generation W is a collection of original and unseen written interviews with 100 iconic and inspiring British women who lived through 100 years on from the vote passing. Within the book are the same ten questions which explain what drives legends, how they overcame struggle and what is the greatest advice they have for other people.
Discover in Generation W how women have overcome suicide attempts, homelessness, serious illness, rejection and so much more as they, just like the Suffragettes did 100 years previous, fought for what they believed in life and have in the process inspired hundreds of millions of people all over the world.
INCLUDED IN GENERATION W:
HELEN PANKHURST CBE (women’s rights activist and great-granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst)
DAME CAROL BLACK (principal of Newnham College, Cambridge University and Chair of British Library)
DR. AVERIL MANSFIELD CBE (the first British woman to be appointed a professor of surgery)
LAURA LONDON (became the youngest female magician in the Magic Circle)
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT:
SUZI QUATRO (Rock singer who has sold over 50 million records)
PAULETTE CONSTABLE (first female resident DJ at The Hacienda)
OLIVIA ROSE (video director and photographer who has worked with Jorja Smith, Ray Blk, Stormzy, Skepta)
BAMBI (Unknown and elusive Graffiti artist)
CARLA-MARIE WILLIAMS (Songwriter – Beyonce ‘Freedom)
SALLY GUNNELL OBE (the only female British athlete to have won Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth titles)
SUSIE WOLFF MBE (former Racing Driver, the first woman to take part in a Formula One race weekend in 22 years)
MENNA FITZPATRICK MBE (Alpine Skier with only 5% vision, Team GB’s most decorated Winter Paralympian of 2018) alongside her guide JENNIFER KEHOE MBE
STACEY COPELAND (first ever female Boxer to win Commonwealth title)