Who inspires you?

International Women’s Day on Sunday 8 March is a global day which celebrates the achievements of women across a wide range of endeavours. This special day gives us all the opportunity to reflect on the many women who inspire us. The library has a very colourful display of inspiring women from politicians like Jacinda Ardern and actors like Emma Watson to activists like Greta Thunberg and sportswomen like Meg Lanning. Some of those pictured are Carey Old Grammarians. Come to the Café table on the first level and see how many faces you recognise.

There is a competition to name all the inspiring women in the display and prizes for the students who name the most people.

Books about amazing women can also be found on display in the library. Some of those include Hope in a Ballet Shoe by Michaela and Elaine DePrince, I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai, Your Own Kind of Girl by Clare Bowditch, Penny Wong – Passion and Principle by Margaret Simons, Headstrong – 52 Women Who Changed Science – and the World by Rachel Swaby, and Libby Trickett’s Beneath the Surface. All these books are available to borrow.

Marg Moran
Acting Head of CLI Library