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  • International women (Weekly blog, 11 March 2018)

    Posted on March 11, 2018
    A blog by Catherine Leonard, Secretary-General

    Just a quick note this week as I was already mentioned on the INTO site for International Women’s Day on 8 March.   It was a great honour to be part of the feature on Inspirational Women alongside amazing colleagues from Anguilla, Australia, Austria, France, Italy, New Zealand, Romania and St Helena – and figures from the movement’s history from Bermuda and Zimbabwe.

    Rebuilding community memory: Raluca Munteanu
    Raluca Munteanu, Project Co-ordinator, Pro Patrimonio, Romania “People don’t realise that Romania has lost more heritage buildings in the last
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    Peeling back the layers: Samantha Westbrooke
    Samantha Westbrooke, Conservation Architect, National Trust of Australia (Victoria) “We need to use our heritage buildings and celebrate them, keep
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    Downhill all the way: Federica Amelio
    Federica Amelio, “Fulcrums and Systems” Project, FAI – Fondo Ambiente Italiano (the National Trust for Italy) “I’m an outdoors girl
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    Wetland warrior: Tatiana Fuentes
    Tatiana Fuentes, Ranger, Conservatoire du Littoral “When I wake up in the morning, it’s inspiring to do something I love
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    Nothing ventured, nothing gained: Sylvia Lutz
    Sylvia Lutz, Vice-Treasurer, Bodenfreiheit, Austria “The face of the earth was changed by humankind in just two generations.  It is important
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    Digging up stories: Pam Bain
    Pam Bain, Director Regional Services, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga “Understanding the history of New Zealand and how it has shaped our
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    Endangered species research: Louise Soanes
    Louise Soanes, Research Associate, Anguilla National Trust “Being able to make positive contributions to endangered species research, and working with
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    Caring for mother nature: Janeczka Richardson
    Janeczka Richardson-Johnson, Conservation Officer, Anguilla National Trust “Informing and reminding people of the connection we have and the delicate balance
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    Celebrating creepy crawlies: Liza Fowler
    Liza Fowler, Invertebrate Education and Project Officer, St Helena National Trust “The bug science team at the Trust has managed
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    Telling the story of slavery: Mary Prince
    A month ago today on 8 February Bishop Lambe unveiled a Bermuda National Trust plaque at School Lands Cottages honouring the
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    Tireless defender of Italian heritage: Giulia Maria Crespi
    Giulia Maria Crespi is the founder and tireless promoter of the mission of FAI – Fondo Ambiente Italiano, together with
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    The rebellious marchioness: Lady Virginia Courtauld
    In 1890 a young Virginia Peirano moved to London from Romania where she had received a convent education.  Rebellious and unorthodox,
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    Growing global capacity for conservation: Catherine Leonard
    Catherine Leonard, Secretary-General, International National Trusts Organisation “By bringing together the INTO family, we can begin to create the sort
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    I remember first learning about ‘International Women’s Day’ when I was a student in Russia.  It was a pretty big thing there – somehow combining and amplifying Mothering Sunday and Valentine’s Day.  Here it’s a bit less mainstream, although becoming more so.

    Thank you to everyone who contributed – and everyone who engaged with the discussion on social media.

    The next step is to connect these profiles to the NT website here in the UK, alongside their peers like Anna Field, a Ranger in South West England.

    Just a short one this week – thanks for reading!




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