Monmouthshire County Council marked International Women’s Day on Wednesday 8th March with an event at King Henry VIII School Abergavenny for girls from Year 8. The session entitled Be Bold for Change celebrated the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of local women to inspire and empower pupils to think about their next steps in life.

Be Bold for Change was the theme of International Women’s Day 2017 and aimed to encourage women and girls to take ground breaking action to drive change for women.

Pupils heard from two local business women, Vicki Spencer-Francis Managing Director of Cowshed a communications agency based in Cardiff and Delyth Harris Managing Director of Gwalia Consulting Ltd. Both Vicki and Delyth shared very different examples of how they have been bold within their lives which in turn made a huge impact on their careers.