GLASGOW’S women have always been a force to be reckoned with.

From the early 20th century suffragettes to last year’s victorious equal pay fighters, Glaswegian women are not afraid to stand up for what they believe in.

Mary Mcarthur and Eunice Murray are two such women – could either make it to the top of your Greatest Glaswegian list?

Over the summer we are revealing the names of 100 men and women who have put the city on the map through sport, science, politics, the arts and more. Most were born here, some moved here to work or study and have since made the city their own, opening the eyes of others around the world to its strengths and successes; and others have made such an impact on Glasgow that, despite having been born elsewhere, they are inextricably linked with the city, its people, culture and ideals. Once all 100 have been announced, we will be opening our list up to a public vote.

Glasgow-born Mary Mcarthur believed women workers should be paid and treated fairly. Horrified by the dire conditions faced by low-paid workers, she fought to give them a voice. In 1903, she became the first woman on the Shop Assistants’ Union’s national executive board and shortly after, founded the National Federation of Women Workers.

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Inspiring a whole generation of female activists, Mary championed a national minimum wage and got women on the political agenda. By 1914 the NFWW had organised more than 300,000 women. Determined to make sure women’s improved conditions did not end when the war did, Mary persuaded the Government’s reconstruction committee in 1919 to provide training, a minimum wage, a 40 hour week and two weeks’ holiday a year for female workers.

Eunice Murray was a writer, campaigner and Scottish President of the Women’s Freedom League, which operated offices and a tearoom on Sauchiehall Street.

Eunice was the first Scottish woman to stand for Parliament after some women were given the vote in 1918. She stood in Bridgeton and although she did not win the seat, she continued to champion women’s rights throughout her life.

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Find out who else is in the running at Two more contenders will be revealed tomorrow.