St Margaret’s School celebrates 175 years of inspiring girls with global series

St Margaret’s School celebrates 175 years of inspiring girls with global series

1 March 2021

St. Margaret’s School for Girls, in Aberdeen, are set to celebrate their 175th Anniversary and International Women’s Day with the launch of a new Inspirational Women series that they hope will inspire girls across the world.

The brand new series – which is free and open to the public – will feature stories and insights from women in all walks of life – including sport, science, business, journalism, social enterprise and politics. The series, supported by Aberdeen Standard Capital, is set to inspire and encourage girls from across the globe to be the best they can be.

Launching for International Women’s Day, 8th March, the school will present a special event in the series featuring the launch of their “Choose to Inspire” video campaign featuring staff and pupils from St. Margaret’s, video messages from special guests such as TV star Lorraine Kelly, sporting icon Judy Murray and a Q&A with Dr Nicola Steedman, Deputy Chief Medical Officer at the Scottish Government, who will discuss her career path to becoming one of the most senior women supporting Scotland’s COVID-19 response.

Anna Tomlinson, Head of St Margaret’s School for Girls said:

“It is a privilege to be celebrating St Margaret’s 175th Anniversary this year. The school has gone from strength to strength, adapting to the needs of successive generations. At St Margaret’s, our aim is to have happy, confident girls who know their strengths when they eventually leave us for the wider world. We hope that inviting women who have gone on to make a positive difference in their chosen field to talk will inspire and encourage girls around the world to aim high and thrive in their career.”

Judy Murray added:

“I’m delighted to help St. Margaret’s School for Girls celebrate their 175th Anniversary of inspiring women by taking part in this exciting series. I’m honoured to be considered as an inspirational woman and hope that the whole programme will motivate girls and young women to aim high and be the best they can be in whatever they choose to do.”

Miranda Richards, Education and Schools Specialist at Aberdeen Standard Capital, said:

“International Women’s Day is a good moment to encourage others with inspirational stories and Aberdeen Standard Capital is delighted to be supporting this webinar series, which will animate the career aspirations of girls and young women.”

A full list of speakers taking part in the six-part Inspirational Women Webinar series can be found on St Margaret’s website. Tickets can be booked in advance at

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