International Women’s Day: The most inspirational women according to people in Manchester

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We speak to locals about the most inspirational women they know of and why ahead of International Women’s Day.

International Women’s Day on March 8 is an annual global day celebrating the achievements of women. It's a day to focus greater attention on women's rights, gender and equality and recognise challenges still faced today.

International Women's Day is a chance to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political successes of inspirational women around the world and we wanted to give local people a chance to shout out the women they believe are the most inspirational and why.

Unsurprisingly mothers and daughters were selected, as well as a couple of celebrity favourites. You can find out more about International Women’s Day here.

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