Thursday, 27 January 2011

Inspiring Women

Hello and welcome to our blog!

For our first post, we've been mulling over the WI motto of 'Inspiring Women'. Everyone needs a role model (or several) to remind us what we can achieve, or just to make us feel good about the way we are. So who are the women that you find inspirational?

I've kicked off with my own list of inspiring women, and I hope you'll send me yours. In no particular order, here goes:

1) Vivienne Westwood (for eccentricity in old age and a recent conversion to eco-warrior))
2) PJ Harvey (for being an amazing musician with incredible style)
3) Shami Chakrabarti (Director of Liberty - the civil liberties group, not the shop)
4) Mary Portas (strong, stylish, successful, despite a really difficult childhood)
5) Peggy Olsen from Mad Men (yes: I know she's not a real person)
6) Hadley Freeman (my favourite Guardian journalist)
7) Claire Rayner (for frank advice as an agony aunt and generally working for women's causes)
8) Jo Brand (funny, feminist and feisty and seems like a really nice person)
9) Camilla Batmanghelidjh (founder of Kids Company)
10) Kate Moss (for looking cool without trying)

Don't be shy: email me your own list of inspiring women and we'll add it to the blog.

Sara x

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