Formidable Fitzrovian Women

Following on from International Women’s Day and for Women’s History Month this March, this week (9 – 13 March) we are celebrating inspirational women of Fitzrovia, past and present.

Day 1: Travel Influencers

Day 2: Art Influencers

Day 3: Food influencers

Day 4: STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Maths) Influencers

Day 5: Fitzrovia’s Historical Female Influencers

Nancy Cunard (1896 – 1965)
Social change activist, traveller, writer & heiress

Read more about Nancy Cunard

Image: Sagaru9535 / CC BY-SA (

Rita Sharma OBE, Entrepreneur, Travel Expert

Read our interview with Rita Sharma

Image: Daniel Jones

Lady Ottoline Morrell
(1873 – 1938)

Find out more about Lady Ottoline

Image: Henry Walter Barnett / Public domain

Rebecca Hossack
Gallery Owner

Read our interview with Rebecca Hossack

Image: Heathcliff O’Malley

Agnes Bertha Marshall
Ice Cream Pioneer
(1855 – 1905)

Read more about Agnes

Image: Unknown author/ public domain

Monica Galetti
Mere co-founder and head chef, TV presenter

Read our interview with Monica

Image: Mere Restaurant

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
First Woman Doctor in Britain

Read more about Elizabeth

Image: Author unknown/ Public Domain

Dervilla Mitchell
Engineer and Arup executive chair UKMEA

Read our interview with Dervilla

Image: Arup

Florence Nightingale (1820 – 1910)

Find out more about Florence

Image: Henry Hering / Public domain

Virginia Woolf (1882 – 1941)

Read more on Virginina Woolf

Image: George Charles Beresford / Public domain

Eleanor Marx (1855 – 1898)

Read more about Eleanor

Image: Internet Archive Book Images / Public domain

Caitlin Thomas (1913 – 1994)

Find out more about Caitlin

Image: Ewan Munro from London, UK / CC BY-SA(

Fanny Heal (1782 – 1859)

Find out more about Fanny Heal 

Image: Unknown author/ Public domain