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Celebrating inspirational women in their later years

Phoebe Gillen

Phoebe Gillen



An equal world is an empowered world

In light of International women’s day we come together to celebrate inspirational women around the world who have followed their dreams and achieved their goals regardless of when in life they decide to follow them.  

Fiona Banner, inspirational for her work in the arts

Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press was born in Merseyside and studied at Kingston University, she then went on to complete her MA at Goldsmiths College of Art in 1993. Fiona’s work features sculpture, drawing, installation and text, and demonstrates a fascination with the emblem of fighter aircraft and went on to have an exhibition of an RAF Jagur at Tate Britain.

Arts and crafts are one of the most popular hobbies for retirees. Our research has found that 26% of respondents enjoy spending time taking to arts and crafts - it is a great way to unlock your imagination and express yourself.


Lee Janogly, inspirational for her work in fitness