What is International Women’s Day?

While calling for gender equality, International Women’s Day is a worldwide celebration of women’s achievements – from entertainment to politics. It’s been held since the early 1900s and is observed each year on March 8.

Google are using their “Google Doodle” (below) to include women and girls around the world in completing the sentence ‘One day I will’, talking about what their dreams and aspirations are.


Here at Swiis we are encouraging carers to give ‘girls’ a chance. By providing security, encouragement, and love, you can truly nurture empowered women. Below are some of the most iconic ‘fostered women’ who have been given that chance.

Contact us today for more information, or call us on 0333 240 9049 if you have any questions regarding fostering.


Here are some of our Women Icons who have been fostered.

Lorraine Pascale: former model and television cook, best known for selling almost one million books in the UK alone.

Deborah Ann – Debbie Harry is an American singer songwriter and actress, best known as the lead singer of the new wave and punk rock band Blondie. She recorded several worldwide number one singles with Blondie during the 1970s and 1980s.

Hannah Pool, is a British–Eritrean writer and journalist. She was born near the town of Keren in Eritrea during the war for independence from Ethiopia. She is a former staff writer for The Guardian newspaper.

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was an American politician, diplomat, and activist. She was the longest-serving First Lady of the United States, holding the post from March 1933 to April 1945.

Gabrielle Bonheur “Coco” Chanel was a French fashion designer of women’s clothing and founder of the Chanel brand.

Regina M. Calcaterra (born 1966) is an American attorney and a New York Times Best Selling author. She is an attorney working for the State of New York and formerly served as the executive director to two recent New York State Moreland Commissions, including the Utility Storm Preparedness and Response Commission and the Commission to Investigate Public Corruption.

Kathryn Kate, OBE DL, is an English journalist. Her most high-profile role was that of chief news correspondent for BBC News, during which time she became well known for reporting from war zones around the world.

Eartha Mae Kitt was an American actress, singer, cabaret star, dancer, stand-up comedian, activist and voice artist, known for her highly distinctive singing style.

In celebration of the International Women’s Day, we encourage you to spread the news socially by Tweeting #PledgeForParity for www.internationalwomensday.com