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Role models for girls - who would you choose?

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unicorn Wed 13-Jul-05 21:57:03

Are there any women that you think make good role models for your daughters (other than yourself!)
and for what reasons?

Tanni Grey Thompson (paralympic athlete).. for her determination.

nailpolish Wed 13-Jul-05 22:00:07

my mum - she is sooo independent, always thinks very carefully about things, always makes the right choice, be it thought out or rarely spontanious, and is very very clever. she works hard and is a brilliant friend, a good laugh and never critises, ever ever

nailpolish Wed 13-Jul-05 22:00:36


helsy Wed 13-Jul-05 22:03:06

My sister - is a nurse, a mother to two boys, had a hard life but is FUN and irreverent, great with kids.
Wendy from Bob the Builder and Franny from Franny's feet .

sallystrawberry Wed 13-Jul-05 22:03:55

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unicorn Wed 13-Jul-05 22:27:45

trying to think of some more..but the only one springing to my head for some reason is Cherie Blair (yikes)!!!

sallystrawberry Wed 13-Jul-05 22:28:12

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Enid Wed 13-Jul-05 22:28:27


moondog Wed 13-Jul-05 22:28:33



sallystrawberry Wed 13-Jul-05 22:28:56

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snafu Wed 13-Jul-05 22:29:48

Kate Moss?

sallystrawberry Wed 13-Jul-05 22:30:55

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snafu Wed 13-Jul-05 22:31:42


acnebride Wed 13-Jul-05 22:41:32

Marla Ruzicka

a friend, Clare, who engineers aeroplane engines for Rolls Royce

Dorothy Hodgkin

and totally go with TGT

hatstand Wed 13-Jul-05 22:51:48

acnebride - I'm very good friends with Dorothy Hodgkin's daughter. she's pretty cool too

Ellbell Thu 14-Jul-05 00:18:23

I was once told I look like Dorothy Hodgkin (that was before the 2 stone I put on after having my kids). I was definitely flattered.

monkeytrousers Thu 14-Jul-05 09:14:40

Germaine Greer

Can we keep this going like the word association thread?

HappyDaddy Thu 14-Jul-05 09:16:51

How about Condoleeza Rice? Ok, she might talk a load of crud but she's possible the most powerful woman on the planet.

monkeytrousers Thu 14-Jul-05 09:18:03

Depends on what you think is more important - integrity or power..??

northerner Thu 14-Jul-05 09:18:49

Oprah Winfrey

HappyDaddy Thu 14-Jul-05 09:20:27

As an example of how far you high you can reach if you try hard enough?

Or Vanessa Feltz as an example of how low you can go if you can't be arsed.

expatinscotland Thu 14-Jul-05 09:20:49

Dame Kelly Holmes
Condoleeza Rice
Maya Angelou
Oprah Winfrey
Dr. Susan Love
Mother Theresa

monkeytrousers Thu 14-Jul-05 09:22:37

Fair do's HD.

Ellen McArthur


northerner Thu 14-Jul-05 09:23:09

JK Rowling

monkeytrousers Thu 14-Jul-05 09:23:25

..Virginia Woolfe

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