To mark this year’s International Women’s Day, Rachel Maclean MP is celebrating the contributions made by all the incredible women across Redditch.

Throughout this pandemic, women have played an integral role in the community, helping with the country’s response to Covid-19.

Nationally, women have led the way, from Kate Bingham who heads up the vaccine rollout, to Dr Jenny Harries, the Deputy Chief Medical Officer – these women, along with other community heroes, have become amazing role models for the next generation of women and girls across the country.

From healthcare heroes to community champions, fighting coronavirus would not have been possible. Women across Redditch have done incredible work in the most challenging of times.

Throughout the day today (March 8th) on social media, Rachel will be highlighting some of the inspirational Redditch women she has met she was first elected in 2017.

This includes local businesswomen Julieth Ivanov, Steph Middleton-Foster and Sobea Irfan, England boxing star Maddie Adkins, as well as charity champions Maggie Underwood and Sarah Roberts.

Rachel said:

“These are just a few of the inspirational Redditch women I have met over the years. They each make our town a better place to live, our communities stronger and ensure future generations of Redditch women have role models to look up to.

Rachel has also acknowledged the contribution women make to local politics and pays tribute to the current and former women Councillors who have served on Redditch Borough Council.

“Redditch should be proud of its record in championing women and furthering the cause of equality.

“Not only has our town elected countless women to Redditch Borough Council, with many of them serving as Mayor, it has also, since the constituency was created in 1997, elected three women Members of Parliament and I’m proud to follow in the footsteps of my predecessors.”