MARCH ISSUE EDITOR’S NOTE

Our community is made up of a vibrant mix of women AND men, but with International Women’s Day approaching on March 8th, Mothering Sunday on the 11th and 2018 marking 100 years of women’s suffrage, we thought it fitting to devote this issue to the inspirational mothers, grandmothers, sisters, aunts, nieces, daughters, and friends in our lives. Girls, this one’s for you.
Speaking of inspiring women, Reg enlightens us about the fearless female duo who took to the sky to make history. Britain’s answers to Amelia Earheart both flew in the Air Transport Auxiliary during World War II, with one going on to become the first woman to break the sound barrier.
In keeping with this month’s theme, the Gib Mag team have been busy interviewing some of the local hard working ladies in business. For our second instalment of ‘A Woman’s Work’ Molly speaks to Muscle Baker extraordinaire Elke Hurtado, who reveals what it’s like to run a successful, growing business. Graeme visits the Girls in Tech as they approach the 1 year anniversary of their Gibraltar chapter and learns all about hackathons, and we speak to three young women dedicated to having their voice heard.
Also on the agenda this month is World Book Day (March 1st). Following the success of her recent book launch, Ayelet spills the details of her new book, Relocation, Darling, Relocation! A compelling and informative read for anyone thinking about taking the plunge and upping sticks. Another book to hit the shelves recently was Beyond the Flower Pots, the tale of a curious cat named Tiddles written by the late Margaret Brown and illustrated by her daughter Melanie.
Grab a warm cup of positivitea and put your feet up as Alex delivers an inspiring piece on the very raw subject of body image. It’s not always easy to see ourselves the way our loved ones do, especially at an age when we’re only just beginning to suss out the world. Thankfully, we are fortunate enough to have local charities like Childline to offer support. Read all about Blue Week, and see how you can get involved.
Finally, we revisit the world of blockchain and crypto as we speak to Senior Advisor on DLT at the GFSC Siân Jones, who helps us grasp the technology sweeping through the digital world. In what is a male-dominated workplace in other parts of the world, it’s good to know Gibraltar is paving the way for equality.