eileen flynn

BCFE graduate Eileen Flynn listed among BBC 100 Women 2020

BBC 100 Women 2020: Who is on the list this year?

The BBC has revealed its list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2020.

This year “100 Women” is highlighting those who are leading change and making a difference during these turbulent times.

Eileen Flynn
Place of birth: Republic of Ireland

Eileen Flynn made history this year as the first woman from the Irish Travellers community to sit in the Seanad Éireann, the upper house of the Irish Parliament. She is now using her role to help Irish Travellers and other marginalised communities. Her ambition is to introduce hate-crime legislation in the Republic of Ireland.

“Look after each other; give each other a hand; never try to push another woman down. Blowing out someone else’s candle won’t make yours burn any brighter. When we stand together, our flames can set the world on fire”.

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