International women's day

International Women's Day: 12 of the most inspirational women from Mansfield and Ashfield

International Women's Day has arrived and The Chad is celebrating all the fantastic females of Mansfield and Ashfield

The day is a rallying point in the movement for women's rights and today we are highlighting all the inspirational women that make the area great.

Blazing a trail in a male-dominated world, as CEO of Mansfield Town, she is one of the very few women running a football club.

1. Carolyn Radford

Blazing a trail in a male-dominated world, as CEO of Mansfield Town, she is one of the very few women running a football club.
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Daughter of Lord Byron, the Hucknall mathematician is regarded as the first ever computer programmer.

2. Ada Lovelace

Daughter of Lord Byron, the Hucknall mathematician is regarded as the first ever computer programmer.
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The Mansfield swimmer won gold medals at the 2008 Olympics in the 400-metre freestyle and 800-metre freestyle

3. Rebecca Adlington OBE

The Mansfield swimmer won gold medals at the 2008 Olympics in the 400-metre freestyle and 800-metre freestyle
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Born in Mansfield Woodhoise and starting out as a clerical assistant, she has risen to become Chief Executive of Mansfield District Council

4. Hayley Barsby

Born in Mansfield Woodhoise and starting out as a clerical assistant, she has risen to become Chief Executive of Mansfield District Council
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