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Boots marks International Women’s Day with inspiring video asking what women would say to their younger selves

08 March 2022
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At Boots, empowering women has always been a key mission. We’re committed to fostering equality, allyship and shaping more opportunities.

This International Women’s Day, we asked inspiring women what advice they’d give to their younger selves to help break down biases in the workplace by getting the conversation started

Boots Wellness Warrior, Sylvia Mac, body equality Activist and Child burns survivor, advised: “Make sure you protect yourself and be careful any type disadvantage or exclusion. And remember to speak up, it’s so important to speak up.”

Over 100 years ago, Florence Boots was appointed as Boots’ first female director and she was a huge champion of women, creating new jobs for women and she made it her personal mission to create more opportunities for women.

Today, Boots is just as committed to fostering women's equality and shaping opportunities for them, including creating schemes such as the Women of WBA-UK business resource group which now with over 500 members, helps women thrive in the workplace

To mark International Women’s Day, Boots has organised a whole week of events for team members with eight events to help #BreakTheBias in our workplaces and communities, celebrate women’s achievements, and take action for equality.


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Boots UK is the largest pharmacy-led health and beauty chain in the UK and its purpose is to champion everyone’s right to feel good. With over 2,200 stores and a team of around 51,000 colleagues, of which approximately 5,600 are registered pharmacists, the Boots brand has been at the heart of local communities across the UK since 1849. Boots UK is committed to providing exceptional customer and patient care and being the first choice for pharmacy, beauty, healthcare and wellness, alongside offering its innovative portfolio of product brands, including No7, the UK’s No1 skincare brand, Soap & Glory, Liz Earle, Sleek MakeUP and YourGoodSkin.

Boots UK is part of Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) – a global leader in retail pharmacy, impacting millions of lives every day through dispensing medicines, and providing accessible, high-quality care. More company information is available at