Role Models

Models Of Diversity

Rachel Steeden | Posted 17.07.2017 | UK Style
Rachel Steeden

As a make up artist, it is my job to follow the brief for the shoot and view the models' outfits so I can compliment the make up to it. Angel Sinclair, who was directing the shoot, specifically asked for a very natural spring/spring/summer look.

Eight Days In - Returning To Work After Baby

Deb Bunn | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Parents
Deb Bunn

On my first post I introduced myself as mummy to Baby M. It had become my identity and whilst it is still all I really want to be. It's no longer all I am. I am a school leader. And I'm a working mum. I am a mother that juggles two roles and tries to do her best.

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.

The Age Of (Natural) Beauty

Kanak Hirani Nautiyal | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Style
Kanak Hirani Nautiyal

With modelling agencies that only sign up people older than 45, and age no longer being a barrier to enter America's Next Top Model, how old you are is becoming something to be flaunted.

Top Women I Look Up To

Serena Reidy | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Serena Reidy

Audiences need role models that are relatable and talented, give back to their community, and have realistic body proportions. Here are some of the best female role models:

Women 'Leaning In' Still Have So Much Work To Do

Vivien Edwards | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Vivien Edwards

Did you see the interview on Monday with Nigel Farage and Alastair Campbell on Good Morning Britain? Well, you had an opportunity to see Piers Morgan ...

'Hidden Figures' Highlights Unsung Female Engineers - But How Many More Are There?

Naomi Climer | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Tech
Naomi Climer

This Friday (17 February) marks the release of the Oscar nominated 20th Century Fox film Hidden Figures, which resurrects the true story of three truly inspirational women who worked for NASA in the 1960s - and helped blaze a trail for mathematicians and engineers of all races and genders to follow.

Lessons In Ambition From The World's Most Inspirational Women

Edwina Dunn | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Edwina Dunn

As I worked on the book, I noticed something surprising. While the 60 women featured are from a wide range of industries and backgrounds, they never really mentioned 'ambition'. These women are leaders in their professions, breakers of new ground and unafraid of

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.

Why Does Mummy Exercise?

Claire Gregory | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Parents
Claire Gregory

I try and follow the same approach now with my two daughters, however this IS a deliberate tact from us as parents. There are so many references to weight on TV, media and generally from people in and around our family circle that it could so easily have an unconscious influence on my daughters.

Why Little Mix Wearing Their Pants Are Positive Role Models For Our Daughters

Kate Beavis | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Parents
Kate Beavis

It really is time to stop telling women what they can and cannot wear and slut shaming them for bearing flesh. The outfits were pretty similar to what girls wear for gymnastics and were costumes for a huge performance

The Truth About Male Role Models

Shane Ryan | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Parents
Shane Ryan

bmm banner.jpg We trip ourselves up all the time with the idea of role models precisely because we encourage young people to be more like someone else and not themselves. There are lots of troubling issues with this over-simplification of social development. Not least when our chosen role models do something we deem to be out of character or, even worse, morally reprehensible.

'Mindset Is Everything', Alicia Millar, Role Model Opens Up About Being Lesbian At Work

Adrien Gaubert | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Adrien Gaubert

My coming-out moments were always slightly strange. I have always felt somewhat embarrassed to have to come out again and again. I grew up in a very open family. My parents taught me to see the person, the human in people being before other things. When I came out to my father, he said 'I don't care what you do in bed, live your life the way you want'. My parents are both wonderful.

If Your Child's Role Model Is Kim Kardashian, So What!

Sarah Newton | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Parents
Sarah Newton

Holding one woman up better than another does no good at all and often these kinds of things are done in the guise of feminism. Feminism means not bashing one women because she choose something you did not, feminism means not making someone wrong because you don't agree with her methods.

The importance of Precedents - Why Role Models Make Sense

Annie Ross | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ross

I hadn't appreciated the importance of precedents until recently. Picture a time you were lost in the countryside. In a choice of trails, which on...

Miesha Tate: Heart of a Champion

Jared Joffe | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Sport
Jared Joffe

UFC fans around the world witnessed a special and unforgettable moment over the weekend. Millions of viewers tuned in to watch one of the organisati...

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 Consistent Carers Are More Important Than Male Role Models For Boys

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 16.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Much is made of the importance of positive male role models for young men. This is particularly a source of concern when looking at vulnerable you...

What Makes a Good Role Model?

Suzanne Day | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Parents
Suzanne Day

I have a daughter who does see her Dad and has other male influences in her life too. Though I am happy she has men around that she loves, I would not be worried if her sole 'inner circle' was made up of women.

Celebrate Our World - Don't be Disillusioned

Mark Robins | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK
Mark Robins

How did you celebrate International Men's Day on 19th November? Or Universal Children's Day on 20th November? You didn't know about them? Me neither. ...

Why Role Models Can Help Address the Boardroom Imbalance

Edwina Dunn | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK
Edwina Dunn

In the world of business, performance is everything. Loss and profit are the margins that dictate success and failure at the top of our largest companies. Cue a raft of changes at the helm of the FTSE 100 elite: female executives are making the marginal gains.

Four Things Teachers Can Learn From Beyoncé

Oliver Beach | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Oliver Beach

Beyoncé is a fearless leader. She is, unquestionably, a powerful force within her field and, indeed, the world. My message is simple: she leads by example, she is driven by a moral purpose and she exhibits the characteristics necessary for success in any vocation. Master those and the world is your oyster.

#LoveYourLines: Women Share The Stories Behind Their Stretch Marks

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Stretch marks, we all get 'em. And now, following Chrissy Teigen's stretch mark debut on Instagram earlier this week, women on social media have jo...

Will Aydian Dowling Be The First Trans Male To Cover Men's Health?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Men's Health could soon see its first transgender model on the cover. Aydian Dowling from Oregon is set to cover the magazine's November 2015 issue...

These Are The Women (And Organisations) Shaping The Future Of Sport

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Women's sport is seeing a revival. And these are the people paving the way. The Women’s Sport Trust has released a list of the finalists for thei...