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There are many reasons why I thought it would be interesting to create this website.  Not least, for me to explore different techniques for getting content onto a website.  But coincidentally, my good friend Carol Coombes was energising about recording the fantastic contributions women have made to creating Birmingham.

So I’ve made a start by pulling together a list of women who have made a significant contribution to Birmingham.  My aim is to start categorising and adding information, so that in time the site will tell its own story.

But it is not intended that this site is simply a hat-tip to Birmingham’s big hitters.  I also thought it would be interesting to simply show off some of the great things our women are up to today.  So, my plan is to pull together various pre-existing websites by, of and perhaps for women.  Either about projects, organisations or just ideas and thoughts.

So if you want to contribute, you can make a start by adding some comments.  Let us know of the women we’ve missed.  Tell us about some great websites.  But most importantly let us know what you think.

Oh, and by the way, why Brimmin’? It really is just a compound ( or perhaps it’s a portmanteau word) of Brummie and Women (wimmin)… I quite like it, but I recognise it may not be everyone’s cup of tea.  Your views on that also gladly taken.

I look forward to hearing what you’ve got to say.

Best wishes

Jaki Booth (@parboo on twitter, personal blog http://parboo.wordpress.com)

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Fiona permalink
    March 25, 2009 11:09 am

    Dear ‘Mr WOW’ – Since when has it been illegal to refer to something? All I can see is that the referral is to the ‘women on their way’ awards rather than your WOW awards, and the poster has kept it (or perhaps edited it to) lower case.

    And the link obviously goes to a different site.

    It must be a bugbear that you have got in first with your trademarked ‘WOW Awards’ but this seems a very heavy-handed response.

    Posting a legal threat has rather reduced your ‘WOW’ factor I suspect.

  2. March 7, 2009 8:47 am

    I notice that you are making reference to The WOW Awards on your website.
    I have to inform you that The WOW! Awards is a registered trade mark of The WOW Awards Ltd.

    Your reference to The WOW Awards is unlicensed and potentially damaging to our business interests.

    Please can I ask you to remove any reference to The WOW Awards from your website immediately.

    I appreciate that your site has good intentions and with a couple of simple changes you will still be able to promote your good causes without infringing our trade mark.

    Please call me on 01438 310191 if you need any more information.

    I must stress that this is a serious matter and could result in legal proceedings if you do remove references to The WOW Awards.

    Thank you for your help.
    Derek Williams
    Managing Director
    The WOW Awards Ltd

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