Wonderful Women: 22 People Who Inspire Us


Last night's Wonderful Women meeting was about inspiration people. I am a big believer in surrounding yourself with positive people and things that keep you motivated. This may be your friends, work colleagues, the books you read, the tv you watch - why allow the negative attitudes of others to bring you down?

The #wwmoob had been challenged to research up to 3 people who inspire them. I hadn't told them they had to be women, or business related, just inspiring. 

Here are the 22 inspiration people we chose (in no particular order):

  1. Louise Hay
  2. Sarah Beeny
  3. Helena Rubenstein
  4. Lily's Kitchen
  5. Gabby Young
  6. Now Voyager
  7. What Katy Did
  8. The Papered Parlour
  9. Candy Anthony
  10. Imogen Heap
  11. Ann Kroeber
  12. Lady Gaga
  13. Sarah Tremellen (Bravissimo)
  14. Crying Out Loud
  15. Zainab Salbi
  16. Elsie Larson (A Beautiful Mess)
  17. Henrik Vibskov
  18. The Olsen Twins
  19. Lily Cole
  20. Rachel Galley
  21. Gala Darling
  22. Howard Schultz

We talked about the achievements, personality traits or choices that these people (or businesses) have made, and how we can learn from them (or be inspired by them). 

I love how varied and mixed this list is, yet many of the people shared an outlook, or a way of working.

Who inspires you?