My first female boss when I left school had an immediate impact on the approach to my career. She demonstrated self-belief, a slightly eccentric personal brand and brave decision making. She showed me the value of building a diverse team and seeking to understand the value of opinions that conflict with your own, to help make the right decisions.
I have many role models. Everyday I’m inspired by the great women around me. My mum, sister, friends and colleagues. The women who remain true to themselves and don't feel they have to behave in a more masculine way to progress their career.
I also like to read a diverse range of opinions from different female leaders, most recently it’s been Michelle Obama, Arianna Huffington and Serena Williams so I get different perspectives and can continue to grow as a leader.
I also have male role models too. Through my career I’ve been lucky to have bosses who have supported me in my career, have been advocates for equality in the workplace and taught me a lot.