Women Role Models

Did you, like me, find the recent episode of Loose Women with the barny between Coleen Nolan and Kim Woodburn cringeworthy at best and bullying at worse? It beggars belief that any sensible person would think that setting up a “fake trial” between the feuding pair with Janet Street-Porter dressed up as a Judge would end well. Frankly everyone who took part in and orchestrated the episode came off badly and should hold their heads in shame.

Dreadful TV like this gets me thinking though. With many a celebrity elevated onto a pedestal should those who are in such positions take their “Role Model” status more seriously? What qualities do we want to see in women who, by their very celebrity status, are Role Models for many around them?

What do you want to see in a Role Model?

I asked twitter what people would look for in a Role Model. Here are some of the replies:

What I want to see in a Role Model

What I’d like to see in a role model can be summed up in a few words:

Passion – for what they do

Integrity – being honest, straight forward with a strong sense of morality

Tenacity – being determined and persistent no matter what

Successful – measured less by monetary worth and more by Maslow’s definition of self-actualisation being that of self-fulfilment

What do you want to see in a Role Model?

What do you look for in a role model?

Who are your role models – male or female?

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