100+WELSH WOMEN

Women’s Equality Network (WEN) Wales has created this list of 100 Welsh Women to mark the centenary of the Representation of the People Act 1918. We wanted to celebrate the contribution these 100 women have made to our national life. The list comprises of 50 women from the past who made a big impact on Welsh life and 50 inspiring women who are currently shaping Wales.

From the first Welsh female MP, suffragettes, anti-slavery campaigners, poets and medical pioneers, a shortlist of five will be drawn from the 50 historical women by a panel. The public will then vote on which woman should be immortalised with a permanent statue on Central Square in Cardiff.

For now, we hope you will be inspired by the achievements of the 100 Welsh Women. Please do share the stories that inspire you most.

Agnes Twiston Hughes

Agnes Twiston Hughes

Ann Griffiths

Ann Griffiths (Formerly Thomas)

Amy Dillwyn

Amy Dillwyn

Ann Pettitt & Karmen Tomson

Ann Pettitt

ANGELA GIDDEN MBE

Angela Gidden MBE

Anna Bastek

Anna Bastek

Anne Ellis

Anne Ellis OBE

Annie Powell

Annie Powell

Audrey Jones

Audrey Jones

Betty Campbell

Betty Campbell

Audrey Williams

Audrey Williams

Cecily Williams-Ellis

Cecily Williams-Ellis

Augusta Hall Lady Llanover

Augusta Hall, Lady Llanover

Charlotte Church

Charlotte Church

Charlotte Guest

Charlotte Guest (Formerly Bertie Later Schreiber)

Betsi Cadwaladr

Elizabeth ‘Betsi’ Cadwaladr

Val Feld

Val Feld

Brenda chamberlain

Brenda Chamberlain

Bridget Bevan

Bridget Bevan ‘MADAM BEVAN’

Danusia Trotman Dickenson

Lady Danusia Trotman-Dickenson

Catherine Zeta-Jones

Catherine Zeta-Jones

Deirdre Beddoe

Deidre Beddoe

Cerys Matthews

Cerys Matthews

Dilys Elwyn-Edwards

Dilys Elwyn-Edwards (Formerly Roberts)

Charlotte Price-White

Charlotte Price-White (Formerly Bell)

Eluned Phillips

Eluned Phillips

Cynthia Ogbonna

Cynthia Ogbonna

Emily Penn

Emily Penn

Frances Hoggan

Frances Hoggan (Formerly Morgan)

Gwendoline Davies

Gwendoline Davies and Margaret Davies

Hannah Mills

Hannah Mills

Dilys Price

Dilys Price

Dorothy Rees

Dorothy Rees

Eirene Lloyd White

Eirene Lloyd White

Eirwen Gwynn (Y Lolfa)

Eirwen Gwynn (Formerly St John Williams)

Hayley Parsons

Hayley Parsons

Hester Millicent_Mackenzie

Hester Millicent Mackenzie

Elaine Morgan

Elaine Morgan

Elizabeth Andrews & Mrs Fenn

Elizabeth Andrews

Emily Phipps

Emily Frost Phipps

Gaynor Legal

Gaynor Legall

Gillian Clarke

Gillian Clarke

Hilary_Lappin_Scott

Hilary Lappin-Scott

Gwen John

Gwen John

Gwenllian Morgan

Gwenllian Morgan

Hayley Gomez

Haley Gomez

Emily Penn

Emily Penn

Honno committee

Honno Press

Jan Morris

Jan Morris

Irene Steer

Irene Steer

Jessie Donaldson

Jessie Donaldson

Ilora Finlay

Ilora Finlay, Baroness Finlay of Llandaff

Joan Coke

Joan Coke

Jade Jones

Jade Jones

Julie Williams

Julie Williams

Joanna Penberthy

Joanna Penberthy

Karen Holford

Karen Holford

Kate Roberts

Kate Roberts

Kirsty Wade

Kirsty Wade

Kate Bosse Griffiths

Kate Bosse-Griffiths

Lady Megan Arfon Lloyd George

Megan Lloyd George

Kirsty Williams Headshot

Kirsty Williams

Laura Ashley

Laura Ashley

Laura Tenison

Laura Tenison

Leanne Wood

Leanne Wood

Linda Tomos

Linda Tomos

Lucy Thomas

Lucy Thomas (formerly Williams)

Mair Russell Jones

Mair Russell-Jones

Margaret Mackworth

Margaret Mackworth, Lady Rhondda

Martha Musonza Holman

Martha Musonza Holman

Mavis Nicholson

Mavis Nicholson (Formerly Mainwaring)

Meena Upadhyaya

Meena Upadhyaya

Mary Dillwyn

Mary Dillwyn

Nicole Cooke

Nicole Cooke

Mary Wynne Warner

Mary Wynne Warner

Rachael Flanagan

Rachael Flanagan

Olwen Williams

Olwen Williams

Nicola Davies

Dame Nicola Davies

Rachel Bromwich

Rachel Sheldon-Bromwich

Rachel Thomas

Rachel Thomas

Rachel Lomax

Rachel Lomax

Rachel Williams

Rachel Williams

Rose Crawshay

Rose Crawshay

Rebecca Evans

Rebecca Evans

Rachel Rowlands

Rachel Rowlands

Rose Davies

Rose Davies

Sheila Morrow

Sheila Morrow

Rungano Nyoni

Rungano Nyoni

Sian James

Siân James

Sian Phillips

Siân Phillips

Susan Williams-Ellis

Susan Williams-Ellis

Tanni Grey-Thompson

Tanni Grey-Thompson

Sarah Jane Rees

Sarah Jane Rees “Cranogwen”

Shirley Bassey

Shirley Bassey

Tavi Murray

Tavi Murray

Tessie O'Shea

Tessie O’Shea

Ursula Masson

Ursula Masson

Valerie Latham

Valerie Latham

Winifred Coombe-Tennant

Winifred Coombe Tennant (Formerly Pierce-Serocold)

Trudy Norris-Grey

Trudy Norris-Grey