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Celebrating 10 Inspiring British Women this International Women's Day

We love International Women's Day. Seeing our feeds full of intelligent, beautiful, talented women building each other up is always a joy. This year we are celebrating some inspiring black women from our home shores. 1. Vinna - Curly Treats Fest View this post on Instagram A post shared by CURLYTREATS FEST UK® 2019 (@curlytreatsfest) on Feb 24, 2018 at 12:33pm PST   Recently awarded 'Best Influencer' at the Black Beauty and Fashion Awards (BBFA) ceremony, Vinna is revolutionising the black hair care industry through her inclusive and ground breaking events. She is the founder of Curly Treats Festival  (formerly Natural Hair Week) which celebrates natural hair and beauty.  2 & 3. Jay & Tri - Curlture/KINK  A post shared by 👑www.curlture.co.uk👑 (@curltureuk) on Mar 1, 2018 at 5:08am PST   We're so impressed by how much this duo have achieved since launching their platform just a few years ago. They are fantastic at championing and supporting the black community. Through poetry and images, their book Kink celebrates the beauty of black women that is so often ignored by mainstream media.  4. Jade Whyne - Divas in Paradise/ V2 Volunteers A post shared by Divas In Paradise (@divasinparadise) on Jul 14, 2017 at 6:51am PDT   Jade curates wonderful experiences in Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. She does this by encouraging sustainable and responsible volunteering and tourism via V2 Volunteers. Through Divas in Paradise she also organising group trips that allow women from all over the world to lift each other up and create memories together.  5. Jamelia - Treasure Tress/The Teen Experience A post shared by Jamelia (@jameliaisobsessed) on Sep 22, 2017 at 10:17am PDT   Jamelia won the BBFA Beauty Entrepreneur award for her company Treasure Tress which delivers new products for women to try every month. She also runs the Teen Experience with Simone Powderly to empower and connect young women.  6 & 7. Natalie & Melissa - BGBC A post shared by Black Girls Book Club (@bg_bookclub) on Jul 24, 2017 at 4:15am PDT   The women behind BGBC have built a sisterhood for book loving intellectuals. They have created safe spaces in the form of brunches, movie screenings and Dope Discussions at the Palace of Westminster where black women can connect, vent and have a good time.   8. Tobi - Black Ballad A post shared by Tobi Oredein (@iamtobioredein) on Mar 25, 2017 at 10:54am PDT   Co-Founder of Black Ballad, Tobi is changing the media industry for the better. Through Black Ballad she ensures that the holistic needs of black women are addressed. Her weekly newsletters are always a good read too. 9. Ronke - Ariatu PR A post shared by Ronke Lawal (@ronke.lawal) on Jan 12, 2018 at 12:43am PST   When you talk PR the name that always comes up is Ronke, not only does she demonstrate excellence in her field but she gives back with regular talks, blogs and videos which offer real value for those starting up a business. 10. Shannon - UK Curly Girl/O So Curly A post shared by Shannon - GIRL BOSS 💪🏽🇬🇧 (@ukcurlygirl) on Jul 26, 2017 at 2:55pm PDT   One of the original UK hair bloggers. Not only has Shannon also released a book to help those transitioning to healthy natural hair, but she also runs an online shop — O So Curly — supplying hair accessories.  Who are the women that inspire you? Let them know, we're sure you'll make their day.   Other articles: Top 5 Black Panther Natural Hair Moments  Jacqueline's Hair Story - Why She Went Natural 5 Things You Need to Know About Natural Hair