International Women's Day

8 inspirational Derbyshire women to celebrate this International Women's Day

It's International Women's Day today and Derbyshire has certainly produced some pretty impressive women over the years.

Here's a look at eight of them and their achievements.

Born in Tintwistle, Vivienne Westwood is a British fashion designer, well-known for introducing punk and new wave into the mainstream fashion industry. The businesswoman now has stores all over the world. Photo - Shutterstock

5. Dame Vivienne Westwood

Born in Tintwistle, Vivienne Westwood is a British fashion designer, well-known for introducing punk and new wave into the mainstream fashion industry. The businesswoman now has stores all over the world. Photo - Shutterstock
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Writer Dame Hilary was born in Glossop and is the first woman to have twice won the Booker Prize, with her novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies. (Photo by Philip Toscano - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

6. Dame Hilary Mantel

Writer Dame Hilary was born in Glossop and is the first woman to have twice won the Booker Prize, with her novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies. (Photo by Philip Toscano - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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Katie, from Chinley, was born with quadriplegic cerebal palsy and her family were told she would never walk. But she defied the odds and is a three-time para-cycling world champion.

7. Katie Toft

Katie, from Chinley, was born with quadriplegic cerebal palsy and her family were told she would never walk. But she defied the odds and is a three-time para-cycling world champion.
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Born in Spondon, badminton player Donna has represented England at two Olympic games.  (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

8. Donna Kellogg MBE

Born in Spondon, badminton player Donna has represented England at two Olympic games. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
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