A woman who has inspired me
I love Ginger Rogers’ quip that she worked just as hard as Fred Astaire in their dance routines, the difference being she did it backwards in high heels. Because frankly we do still have to work much harder than men to achieve similar goals, and if you can’t joke about it you’ll go nuts.
My words to share with others
As a woman you will have to make compromises but you can still get there provided your vision really interests, really moves you, really feels worthwhile.
My proudest achievement
My proudest achievement (as well as raising four wonderful, emotionally intelligent children who really get on well together) is bucking the downhill trend in the traditional ceramics industry in Staffordshire, making over 300 creative jobs and a desirable and successful product.
My thoughts on feminism and women’s suffrage
The feminist quest for equal opportunities for women is by no means complete. We need to use our votes with determination to make sure that women play an ever greater part in the national conversation about how our society works and what kind of world we are making.