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

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.