Northern Power Women means recognising and celebrating the influencers and difference makers in the North, and bringing so many of them together to create an unstoppable force for positive change. It gives me a great sense of pride to see the great progress being made in the North!
In sport, becoming the first British woman ever to win the Commonwealth title is my greatest achievement. However beyond that, whenever sport has enabled me to inspire, connect, or make a positive difference to others, those have been my most important achievements.
I think it is important to champion role models no matter what their location; positive role models can inspire others, they can show others what is possible, they can break down barriers and change perceptions, and in so doing they can make a difference in people’s lives for the better.