The female pioneer Margaret Thatcher

 

Margaret Thatcher - "figure of awe for her personal strength and grit"

A pioneer

"Margaret Thatcher was a pioneer, willingly or unwillingly, for the role of women in politics. It is hard to imagine a part of our current history that has not been affected by measures she put forward in the U.K. at the end of the 20th century... to me she was a figure of awe for her personal strength and grit" said Meryl Streep as reported by perezhilton. Streep played Thatcher in the film The Iron Lady.

Succeeded against all the odds

British Prime Minister David Cameron said "As our first woman prime minister, Margaret Thatcher succeeded against all the odds. And the real thing about Margaret Thatcher is that she didn't just lead our country; she saved our country. And I believe she will go down as the greatest British peacetime prime minister."

"Thatcher was a real feminist" was the Sydney Morning Herald's headline. The article suggests "without a doubt, Thatcher wanted to live in a world in which girls were so unfettered that they could grow up to become prime ministers. But that’s because she was ambitious on her own account and keen to advance an agenda quite apart from feminism as an ideology." 

A legacy indeed

One of the most deeply prized memories I hold from my career is a warm and mesmerising interaction with Margaret Thatcher. Looking into her eyes and receiving her dearest of smiles is a very moving and certainly unforgettable experience. A truly iconic leader on many levels in my opinion.


 

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