|BC330||Women of Achievement, unsigned||£35.00||Buy Now|
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Issue Date: 14/10/2008
Issue Name: Women of Achievement
Producer: Buckingham Covers
Live Your Dreams. We have taken first woman Senior Officer on British Airway's Concorde Fleet, Barbara Harmer as our inspiration. Harmer is Concorde's first and only female supersonic pilot. And one of only forty female pilots flying in British Airway's fleet. This cover illustrates iconic Concorde and the Woman of Distinction stamps from Royal Mail. It is postmarked at the home of Concorde - Hounslow, Heathrow and is available signed by Barbara Harmer, a motivational speaker and a role model for all woman.
Women of Achievement
Women were first given the vote in 1918 in Britain, but this privilege was only for women who were over 30 years old and who were either householders or wives of householders. It was not until 1928 that all women in Britain had the right to vote. The movement for equality for women, which had started so slowly, gathered momentum in the twentieth century. Women were allowed education. At first the only profession for women was teaching, but as they were allowed to take university courses, more professions became practicable. Women became doctors, lawyers, even rising to become judges. They entered the business world as directors instead of just secretaries and now there are many CEOs. Women are integeral in the Armed Forces.
On the 25th March 1993 another glass ceiling was broken for women when Barbara Harmer became the first women to pilot Concorde.
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Barbara Harmer was the first qualified female Concorde pilot.