Female Role Models

Why Do We Need Everyday Heroes In Sport?

Becki Morris | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Sport
Becki Morris

So whether it's helping the next generation become active, or helping our friends overcome their fears, give some thought to who your role models are. And don't forget to look in the mirror too - because you might just be someone else's everyday hero.

Theresa's Child - Women Who Inspire Me: Part One

Jonathan Andrews | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK
Jonathan Andrews

When people talk about role models, they're overwhelmingly the same gender as themselves; it's also common to hear women, particularly in industries with few senior women, cite men whose successes they want to repeat or whose values struck a chord with them.

What Would Beyoncé Do?

Suzanne Day | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Suzanne Day

Women who have achieved amazing things or broken down boundaries in society should be respected for what they have done. There is no need to be jealous of them or become overly concerned with who they are dating or the way they look.

Why Everyone Should Know About the Lunchbox Fund

Lydia Suffield | Posted 17.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lydia Suffield

View image | gettyimages.com Photo property of Getty Images Before I went to school, my mother always made sure I'd finished my breakfast. Wheneve...

Winnie Harlow Wins Beauty Award (And We Couldn't Be More Chuffed For Her)

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Style

If you haven't yet come across the gorgeous human being that is Winnie Harlow, then let us fill you in. The model, who has vitiligo - a pigmentatio...

Meet The First Model With Down Syndrome To Walk At NYFW

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Jamie Brewer is to make fashion history by being the first down syndrome model to walk the catwalk at New York Fashion Week (NYFW) on 12 February. ...

I Wanted to Be 'One of the Lads'

Jana Bakunina | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jana Bakunina

It is with benefit of meeting and listening to talented, successful and grounded women that I can confidently say that pitfalls of 'lad culture' at universities or at work can be avoided if only we did more to celebrate female role models and put them into the spotlight for the benefit of both young women and men at the beginning of their careers.

Active Women

Linda Plowright | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Plowright

Lack of facilities, choice in girls' PE lessons, inequality in sponsorship and prize money and media coverage were all to blame. None of these have quick fix solutions. Sports Leaders UK is in the strong position that nearly half of the 120 000 sports leaders trained every year are female.

Why Movies Need X-Men and X-Women

Tracey Follows | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Tracey Follows

Well, let's have some women (not just men) involved in the creation of it, and then let an audience decide! It's not until we start using and distributing some of the findings of Stephen's report, and others, that anyone will take any notice, and change the status quo.

Brilliant #ThisBook Campaign Highlights Books By Women - What's Your Favourite?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A project to highlight the books written by women has received the support of high profile women such as Jennifer Saunders and Susanna Reid, who have ...

This Documentary Featuring Glamorous Older Women Singlehandedly Redefines Old Age

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Growing old gracefully, yep that sounds fine - but growing old glamorously ....now that really does sound like fun. One photographer and blogger ca...

Desperately Seeking Female Role Model

Bexy Cameron | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Bexy Cameron

Globally, women are under represented at the top in politics world-wide by 85%and over represented at the bottom; we make up 70% of the worlds impoverished. But when you aren't actively part of either of those demographics and reside in a world as 'progressive' as the creative industry, you can be lead to think that inequality is something that happens to 'other women'.

The Damage TV Can DO

Jaki Scarcello | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jaki Scarcello

Please, TV gods, after teasing and thrilling us with multi dimensional heroines do not try and pawn off a simplistic denouement of princes and wicked step mothers. We can handle a little uncertainty and mystery; after all we live and thrive with these every day.

Poorna Bell

Why More Women Should Become Airline Pilots

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

There's a perception that to be an airline pilot you need to know rocket science - perhaps it's because to most of us mortals, the idea of flying a gi...

Poorna Bell

My Life: Tamara Mellon

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

I am not the type of person to be dazzled by designer products – the quality of how something is made is what matters to me, regardless of the tag. ...

Why Men Need Female Role Models

Jana Bakunina | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jana Bakunina

Of course, power-hungry, war-playing, point-scoring women do exist but they don't make role models, at least not in my books. The women I find inspiring are different. They are successful yet grounded. They achieve their goals but admit challenges along the way.

Do Women Leaders Truly Support Each Other?

Neela Bettridge | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Neela Bettridge

Should women be doing more to support each other? Why should they? These are questions that have been batted back and forth for years. And while the focus has, rightly, shifted away from blaming women for a lack of progress to senior positions, there is still a sense that some women could be doing more to build each other up individually.

Do you Value Being A Wife Or Mother Above Your Work? These Women Do...

Georgia James | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

When Hilary Clinton described herself as a "wife and mom" ahead of "US Senator" on her Twitter profile, there was a flurry of speculation on social ne...

EXCLUSIVE CLIP: Girls, Mistakes And Role Models

The Huffington Post UK | Rosamund Irwin | Posted 06.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

'Girls' has taken the entertainment world by storm, with its creator Lena Dunham scooping up a catalogue of awards after just one season. As the first...

Where Have All the Good Women Gone?

Hannah Ellison | Posted 19.05.2012 | UK Entertainment
Hannah Ellison

Last week marked the 15th anniversary of the pilot of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, this landmark got me thinking: Where have all the decent female characters gone?