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IWD: The Liverpool women starting businesses in lockdown

 

International Women's Day - a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

Marked annually on March 8th, it's a day to inspire all women to believe in themselves and their own ability. To mark the one hundred and tenth annual celebration, we're speaking to some of Liverpool's newest female entrepreneurs.

After taking time to reflect during lockdown, Lily Scanlon, 30, said she saw a gap in the market for unisex kids clothing.

Ahead of International Women's Day, the European Commission published its 2021 report on gender equality. They found the pandemic has exacerbated existing inequalities between women and men in almost all areas of life. Women in the labour market were hit hard by the pandemic as they're overrepresented in sectors that are worst affected by the crisis such as retail, hospitality and domestic work.

After working in bars and wine shops for the past five years, Vanessa Ferguson from Garston decided to open her own natural wine business.


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