Life Sciences

The Suffrage Science scheme was founded in 2011 on the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day. It began with a group of 11 women from the life sciences. These women passed their suffrage jewellery onto the next cohort in 2012, and the relay continued in 2013, 2014 and 2016, creating a network of over 50 connected women.

Pendant (left) designer Benita Gikaite says, “I have taken this Masonic charm as a symbol of man power and I have given it to women.” Designer Anya Malhorta engraved the brooch (right) with the words ‘invention’, ‘discovery’, ‘innovation’, ‘creativity’ and ‘power’.