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.

Not content with winning medals as a swimmer at two Paralympic games, the Mansfield-born athlete then went onto become World Champion paracanoeist

5. Charlotte Henshaw.

Not content with winning medals as a swimmer at two Paralympic games, the Mansfield-born athlete then went onto become World Champion paracanoeist
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The Mansfield-born footballer has played in three FA Women's Cup finals and featured for Engalnd's Lionesses

6. Josanne Potter.

The Mansfield-born footballer has played in three FA Women's Cup finals and featured for Engalnd's Lionesses
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Trained at Mansfield College of Art and Design the fashion designer has dressed stars like Madonna and Uma Thurman.

7. Elspeth Gibson

Trained at Mansfield College of Art and Design the fashion designer has dressed stars like Madonna and Uma Thurman.
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The Kirkby singer rose to fame on Britains Got Talent. Despite being bullied as a child she has gone on to great success in music and theatre.

8. Lucy Kay

The Kirkby singer rose to fame on Britains Got Talent. Despite being bullied as a child she has gone on to great success in music and theatre.
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