8th March marks International Women’s Day and rather than a long rambling post about equality amongst other things, I thought I would keep things positive by sharing a few women that inspire me to lead the life I do.
#1 Leena Gade
Since I ventured into the world of engineering, Leena’s achievements have definitely helped encourage me along the way. In the ‘man’s world’ of engineering, a career in the industry can sometimes be a little daunting.
#Spa24h This is how I spent my weekend. Unfortunately the hard work of the guys didn't pay off with our retirement, but the sister car did finish 2nd overall. A huge thank you to everyone at #bentleyteamabt #msport #BentleyMotorsport and the spotters from #bentleymotors for the huge effort put into preparing a for this race. Time for a break and preparing for the arrival of baby Dawes-Gade
#2 Lucy Charles
Whilst the thought of doing some of her training sessions makes me shudder, I love following Lucy’s training for Triathlon and Ironman competitions. If she’s not swimming she’s cycling, and if neither of those she’s probably running. Then there’s her gym work too. It makes me tired just typing it all!
A solid 6 hours in the saddle today 🚴🏼♀️ The coach said no cafe stops (yes he is the devil) but did I stick to the plan? 🍰☕ #humpday #bikerchick #bikelife #cycling #clublasanta #lanzarote #womeninsport #girlpower #strongwomen #lovemyjob #lovecake #roadsfordays #triathlontraining #caffieneaddict #swimbikerun
#3 Jazz Carlin
I met the GB Swimmer when she came to my local gym for an event with Speedo and she is one of the most down to earth people I have met. Keen to help people with their swimming! I am always jealous however when she posts about training camps from somewhere much hotter than the UK.
#4 Joanna Rowsell Shand
I’ve been lucky enough to meet this incredible athlete at a Time Trial her and her husband organised in the West Pennines. I certainly didn’t expect to see her marshalling on the side of the road in the pouring rain warning us about a rather big pothole! With a big involvement in British Cycling’s Breeze programme, she’s doing more work than ever encouraging people to get active by riding bikes.
#5 Claire Rose
I met Claire at the Isle of Man in 2017 in the hours before she won her National TT Championship title. Her relaxed personality was a breath of fresh air from the ‘serious athlete’ personalities that were in abundance on the day of the big race. With a big team change this year, I’m looking forward to seeing how her season turns out!
New team, new kit, new roads, new friends. So happy to be out on training camp with @cervelobigla and also to be back training again. Big thanks to all the sponsors, absolutely in love with the bike and the kit 😍 📸@velofocus @enduraofficial @cervelobigla @kask_cycling @rotorbike @ceramicspeed @vittoriatires @speedplaypedals @envecomposites @nutrixxion @lakecycling @cobb_cycling #cycling #bikerides #fromwhereiride #lovemyjob
Happy #InternationalWomensDay !
Who are your inspiring role models when it comes to being a #girlboss ? Leave them in the comments below!