Women East

Inspired by the suffragette centenary, Personal Assistant Nicola Rushton started Women East in Stroudley Walk, Bow, where Sylvia Pankhurst gave her first speech on the back of a cart.

Now looking to the next 100 years, Women East empowers women and girls through arts and politics, providing a platform for all the diverse voices of East London’s women to shape their futures.

Following a six month arts project in Bow with local young women, Women East’s second event, The Next 100, provided a night of electrifying discussion as we were joined by Helen Pankhurst CBE, granddaughter of Sylvia Pankhurst, and a diverse panel of East London change makers. Guests were invited to consider what feminism will look like in 2119 and contribute their ideas in writing or drawings for the event zine. Based on these responses we are currently developing further activities to support these visions.