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Women's History Month 2022

As it's Women's History Month, we've pulled together a list of brilliant women with ties to Sheffield to celebrate their amazing achievements.

Professor Laura Serrant

Spending years of her life carrying out vital research into the inequalities of public health, she has won multiple awards for her work. Serrant, who went to university in Sheffield and lives locally, is a brilliant nurse and professor who has gone on to teach many about medicine, health, diversity and more.

Jessica Ennis-Hill

This triple world champion is one of the most recognisable names as a local hero. She is a track and field athlete and Olympic champion who has gone on to work with multiple sport foundations and is a patron of Sheffield's Children's Hospital.

Mary Anne Rawson

Rawson was an anti-slavery campaigner from Sheffield in the 1800s. She was an affluent woman but fronted a group who put their resources into forwarding important causes. She used her home of Wincobank Hall to open a free school for local children.

Helen Sharman

Helen Sharman, born in Sheffield, was the first person from the UK to become an astronaut, entering space back in May 1991, working on the space station 'Mir'. Sharman has since written books, presented educational TV and Radio and also works for Imperial College London.

Grace Clough

Paralympic rower, gold medallist and three times world champion. Clough, from Sheffield, had taken up rowing in 2013 after attending a Sheffield event for promoting disability sports and has since gone on to be one of the best in the game.

Women Of Steel

You may have seen the statue in Barker's Pool, dedicated to the 'Women Of Steel'. This commemorates the hundreds of women who worked during both world wars to run and support Sheffield's steel industry.