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Meet the new British diplomat in Spain blazing a trail for women in the Foreign Office

UNTIL 1972, women in the Foreign Office had to leave the service on getting married. Now, a generation later and women hold some of...

OPINION: Why this International Women’s Day is more poignant than ever

LAST week we marked International Women’s Day – celebrated annually on March 8 – as a day that commemorates the social, political and economic...

Meet the American in Malaga helping women move to Spain to live their best life, whatever their age

If you've always wondered what it's like to live abroad, then what are you waiting for? In Cepee Tabibian's opinion there is no...

Five good reasons why Spain is the perfect destination for solo female travelers

What is it that makes Spain the perfect destination for solo female travelers?  Travel expert Karen Rosenblum shares her top five reasons why a...

How one of Spain’s most successful expat entrepreneurs came to lead an all-female team

BRITISH businesswoman Jenninfer Cunningham is proud of the fact that she leads a team of twenty women in what has become one of the...

Women’s Day: How Spain became a pioneer in women’s rights but still has a long way to go

Spain has some of Europe’s most progressive gender laws and government-funded education campaigns discouraging domestic violence. But is it working? To mark International Women’s Day Jo Chipchase takes a look.

Celebrating women: British expat charity worker rewarded with MBE for care and compassion during Covid crisis

Pamela Twissell-Cross had never imagined her life would take such a turn after retiring to Spain. After a long career saving lives in the NHS,...

International Women’s Day: Celebrating the achievements of expat women in Spain

Women are often too modest to blow their own trumpets, so we sent Helen Barklam to speak to five inspirational women and do it for them

8M in Malaga: Programme with all the rallies taking place in Spain’s Malaga for Women’s Day

UNIONS and feminist platforms are calling for various demonstrations to take place throughout the day in the city centre. Demonstrations will take place at the...

What Women’s Day means to three generations of strong Spanish women

THREE generations of strong Spanish women give their views on International Women's Day; one who escaped the Francoist regime, a second-generation child who returned...

International Women’s Day marked by protests outside Spain’s biggest cathedrals

HUNDREDS of women gathered in front of cathedrals in Andalucia on Sunday to protest the church's treatment of women ahead of International Women’s Day....

Acing it in a man’s world: Our Kate shares her journey from poker player to webmaster extraordinaire

OLIVE PRESS webmaster Kate Langshaw is thankfully used to the late nights of the media from her poker tournament days in Las Vegas. Most of...

Woman at the helm: Introducing new digital editor at The Olive Press

THE Olive Press has a new centre forward. Seasoned journalist Fiona Govan joins the group as our new Digital Editor in, fittingly, International Women’s week. Based...

Ride like a girl: Meet two Spanish women busting stereotypes in the motorsport world

IN what is still to this day a predominantly male dominated sport, two female motorcycle racers are pushing stereotypes and fighting for victory after...

International Women’s Day: Celebrating the inspirational work of expat women in Spain

TO CELEBRATE International Women’s Day this week, The Olive Press sought out some of the most inspiring women from across Spain to shine a...

Far-right vandals target feminist murals across Spain in backlash against International Women’s Day

Far-right vandals have targeted feminist murals and monuments in several places across Spain in acts timed to coincide with International  Women’s Day. In Madrid a...

Real Women: Meet six Costa del Sol expats who refused to let Covid keep them down

THERE are many unsung heroines on the Costa del Sol who have experienced an extraordinary year.  Everything changed when Spain implemented a draconian lockdown for...

International Women’s Day: For one female runner, a prize jamon came to symbolise inequality in sport

OLIVE Press reporter and former international runner Cristina Hodgson launched her own challenge for equality after a race at a local village in Spain. They...

Tireless efforts of Age Concern leader who has helped many people on Spain’s southern Costa Blanca

MAUREEN Payne, president of Age Concern Costa Blanca Sur, has been one of the region's most prominent figures in helping people within the community. She...

Counsellor and British Empire Medal winner provides invaluable support to cancer patients in Mallorca

Krista was awarded a prestigious British Empire Medal for services to British Nationals Overseas in the New Year Honours List in 2020

International Women’s Day: How coronavirus has highlighted inequality in Spain

In previous years March 8th was a day when I would meet up with a group of friends and we would hit the streets...

“I was fearless”: How tragedy led one Costa Blanca woman to strive for success

JENNIFER Cunningham is happy to share the trials she faced as a woman starting a business in Spain and the personal tragedy that fuelled...

Malaga village pays tribute to rural women in dramatic urban art piece for International Women’s Day

A SMALL village in deep inland Malaga has enlisted the skills of two local artists to transform the whitewashed walls into a tribute to...

Exclusive interview: How Spain’s K-9 units are taking on female handlers and training guard dogs to protect women from...

K9s have become a major part of law enforcement in the past several years and are frequently used to track missing people in search-and-rescue...

Spain named as one of the best countries in Europe to be a female health care worker – despite...

FOR women looking to embark on a demanding career in the health sector, making sure they earn a fair amount for all their hard...

FOCUS: How a British woman in Spain who lacked the confidence to talk about politics became a leading campaigner

LIKE many Brits, Sue Wilson moved to Spain with the expectation of a quiet retirement in the sun. But when the Brexit referendum produced...

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