International Women's Day

Older Women Share Their Wisdom On International Women's Day

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“Make sure you know what you want to do, and be determined to do it” – older women share their wisdom. To celebrate International Women’s Day on Friday 8th March, 12 female care home residents across the UK have been sharing the advice they’d give to their younger selves.

The ladies, aged between 82 and 93, also shared what they think young women today should know.

The advice overwhelmingly focuses on being yourself and enjoying life to the full, with most women advising to trust yourself and strive for your dreams. Margaret Crowther, 91, said: “Make sure you know what you want to do, and be determined to do it”.

Anne Gallagher, aged 82, agreed, adding: “Go for it, go for what you want to do – and give it your best shot.”