The topic of role models has been bandied around the press recently, thanks to a certain Ms Cyrus, and it’s got me thinking about what I look for in a role model. Having the independence and drive to succeed in something that you are passionate about is certainly a quality I look up to. Another trait that I admire is having the confidence to be yourself.
Yesterday saw the launch of Marks and Spencer’s Leading Ladies campaign, in which twelve women from various walks of life and professions are celebrated for their personal achievements. Of those featured in the campaign, both Helen Mirren and Tracey Emin stand out for me. They are both women I respect for embodying what I think a role model should be.
Marks and Spencer’s Autumn/Winter campaign has been somewhat controversial due to it’s choice of inspiration women. I personally find it incredibly refreshing to find these twelve inspiring women adorning advertising space and I’d love to hear what you think about this too.