Women’s takeover of Well Street Market was ‘empowering and inspiring’ says Hackney Young Speaker Rose Ilunga
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Hackney’s first Young Speaker Rose Ilunga attended one of her first events on Saturday as women took over Well Street Market.
The event is thought to be the first time in Britain a street market has been run by an all-female line-up.
Taking the mic, Rose told the crowd: “I’ve seen the women running the stalls and the shops and I’ve found it empowering and truly inspiring.
“I hope other young women will see they too can achieve power.”
The idea was to celebrate the centenary of some women getting the right to vote, as well as to inspire more young women to launch start-ups.
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In a speech, Cllr Carole Williams said: “We’ve come a long way since February 1918 but we’ve still a long way to go.
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“That Parliamentary change was brought about by innovative people like those who have organised this market.”