On March 8, 2012 Dame Pauline Green, President of the International Co-operative Alliance, spoke of the important contribution women have made to the co-operative movement. She highlighted “the strength and determination of some of the huge, although largely little known, female personalities who drove equal rights for women into the core of co-operative principles almost from the moment that the Rochdale Pioneers codified the first set of principles as we know them today. And those women who, sometimes in the most difficult of circumstances, are still showing those exceptional leadership roles today.”

View the video message from Dame Pauline Green on Stories.coop: https://www.stories.coop/stories/video/dame-pauline-all-our-womens-stories-international-womens-day

Read the full press release on the Global News Hub: https://www.thenews.coop/article/co-operatives-are-building-better-world-women