International Women's Day - Celebrating some outstanding achievements

Today is International Women’s Day! This is our big chance to celebrate women’s achievements throughout history and across nations. It in an opportunity to reflect on the social, economic, cultural and political accomplishments of women and also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality. 

In the spirit of International Women's Day, we have taken the opportunity to pay homage to 5 inspirational and accomplished women that we at VANCHI wish to celebrate for their achievements, and contribution to accelerating women's equality.

Plus don't miss out on your FREE copy of the No.1 best selling hard cover book Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls -100 Tales of Extraordinary Women (RRP $39.95) with every full priced Nappy Bag or Backpack purchased from the 2nd March 2020 (while stocks last). See more info at the end of this post.

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Malala Yousafzai

The youngest winner of the Nobel Prize Laureate, Malala is a Pakistani activist for female education. Shot in the head by the Taliban at 14 years of age as retaliation for speaking out publicly about the right for girls to learn. After months of surgeries and rehabilitation, she made a miraculous recovery and moved to the U.K. A symbol of hope, she has established the Malala Fund and continues to campaign to ensure young women everywhere receive 12 years of free, safe and quality education. Malala travels the world meeting girls and women fighting poverty, war, child marriage and gender discrimination.

Steffi Graf

The namesake of our Steffi bag, tennis legend and Hall of Fame superstar Stefanie Graph became the second youngest player to ever earn international ranking at the tender age of 13. Steffi eventually went on to win all four Grand Slams and an Olympic gold medal in one consecutive year – becoming the first player in history to win the title of ‘Golden Grand Slam’. She boasts the longest reign of any female or male player in history with 377 consecutive weeks at number one. Today, she is focused on her charity, Children for Tomorrow, which works with children traumatised by war.

Maya Angelou

A revered poet, activist and writer, Maya had a broad career as a singer, dancer, actress, composer and Hollywood’s first female African-American director. As a civil rights activist, Maya worked for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. She served on two presidential committees, and was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 2000. In 2010, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom – the highest civilian honour in the United States. An incredibly accomplished woman, she is a worthy namesake of our Maya bag.

Turia Pitt

Mining engineer, humanitarian and new mum, Turia’s life has been a contrast of highs and lows. In 2011 whilst competing in a 100k ultramarathon, she became trapped amidst an out-of-control grass fire and sustained extreme burns to 65% of her body, lost 7 fingers and was told she’d never walk again. Returning from the brink of death and after 200 operations, six months in hospital and two years in recovery she managed to rebuild her life. Her incredible resilience, strength and recovery continues to inspire millions. She runs her School of Champions program and is an ambassador for Interplast Australia & New Zealand.

Rosie Batty

Rosie’s name has become synonymous with courage and resilience.  After her son Luke was tragically murdered by her ex-partner, she dedicated her life to campaigning against domestic violence. She established the Luke Batty Foundation in her son’s name and launched the Never Alone campaign, asking all Australians to stand with her and beside all victims of family violence. She rose above her personal tragedy to give victims of domestic violence a voice, and was recognised for her efforts with the 2015 Australian of the Year Award and was named as a founding member of the Council of Australian Governments Advisory Panel on Preventing Violence Against Women.

Our Gift For Inspirational Women Like You

It's also a wonderful time for us as a brand to honor inspirational women like you, with a must have free gift.

To celebrate IWD2020, we are giving away a copy of the No.1 best selling hard cover book Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls -100 Tales of Extraordinary Women (RRP $39.95) with every full priced Nappy Bag or Backpack purchased  from the 2nd March 2020 (while stocks last). 

About the book

This inspiring must-have bed-time story book details the remarkable lives of extraordinary women that will inspire and motivate you. Give your copy of this amazing book for a girl or a boy in your life; and together let’s change our children’s ideas about women’s destinies and encourage the #WonderWomen of the future.

Mum Life Your Way®

As a brand and a business, our main ethos underpinning everything we do, from the way we thoughtfully design our products for real life to the way we have created a completely family friendly workplace culture, is to empower women & mothers to confidently live their own definition of motherhood, and to give every opportunity possible to enable an equal world.


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