12/08/2013 08:18 BST | Updated 01/03/2014 07:59 GMT

My Inspirational Women

"Behind every successful man, there stands a woman", so the quote goes, and yet we have never quite redefined that for the successful women. Who stands behind them? Or, perhaps it's more a case of who stood before them.

It was this debate we had in mind when we started thinking about a new video series for HuffPost UK's women channel, and so the idea was born for our Inspirational Women series.

I'm delighted so many women from many walks of life have agreed to take part, and look forward to your feedback over the coming weeks and months.

Here's my take on the women who have inspired me. Who are yours?