Ipswich, United Kingdom (PressExposure) March 08, 2011 -- INSPIRATIONAL women from across the region are being urged to step forward and take their place in a major project to mark the centenary of International Women's Day.
To coincide with this year's International Women's Day - Tuesday 8th March - award-winning Suffolk PR consultancy Lexia, supported by Adnams, is TODAY launching its '100 Women in 100 Words' year-long initiative to celebrate successful and inspiring women from across Suffolk and Norfolk.
The project is appealing to women from all walks of life to put pen to paper and provide their 100 word insights and reflections on womanhood in the 21st century - the final 100 will then be collated into a unique book which will be produced at the end of this year.
Deborah Watson, director of Lexia Media, explained, "We want to encourage women who believe that they, or someone they know, is inspirational in terms of their career success, incredible health battle, charitable accomplishments or triumph over adversity, to get in touch and to explain in their own 100 words the keys to their success, what gaze the solace or what motivated them to achieve.
"This region is rich in so many inspiring females who have achieved amazing things, not only in the world of business, or sport, but in simply overcoming hardships and health battles in a way that truly deserves celebration and recognition.
"This project will feature 100 of the most inspiring females and the resulting book will serve as a reminder of those individuals, as well as raising money for women-based charitable causes local to both Suffolk and Norfolk."
To be included within the final book, women will need to submit 100 words summarising their accomplishment, what they value about being a 21st Century woman, and who they regard as an inspiration.
The final 100 selected will be featured with a photograph and will receive a bottle of champagne from Adnams at a special reception to mark the publication of the book.
Emma Hibbert, from Adnams, said: "What we love about this idea is that it celebrates women for all sorts of reasons - not simply because they are in the public eye, have succeeded in the boardroom or won medals in sport.
"Within our organisation we have award-winning women like Karen Hester, at the same time as having female staff and customers who each deserve recognition for their own remarkable story.
"We are really pleased to be working in partnership with Lexia on this and very much look forward to sifting through the enormous amount of terrific entries we anticipate receiving."
Two businesswomen have already been named as inspirational inclusions in the new project and helped Lexia and Adnams to celebrate the launch - Assis Carreiro, artistic director and chief executive of DanceEast, and Brigette Currin, founding director of Elizabeth Valda Estates.
Assis said: "I am thrilled to be included in this project and think it's a great way of celebrating women from around our region who are achieving so much on a daily basis - often without recognition."
Brigette added: "We all know of women in our work and private circles who deserve praise because they are inspirational in their own way. I look forward to seeing who else forms part of the 100." If you would like to participate, please email your 100 words to:-firstname.lastname@example.org.