Margaret Thatcher was a role model for women

Whether you liked her personality, her politics, or not, what she did for not only for British women, but also for women here across the pond, is undeniable: she blazed a trail and gave women…hope. When I read the news this morning that the former British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher died, it saddened me.

I wish I had the opportunity to meet her. One of my favourite quotes that says so much about her:

Margaret Thatcher, photo: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Ladies and gentlemen, I stand before you tonight in my red chiffon evening gown, my face softly made up, my fair hair gently waved … the Iron Lady of the Western World. Me? A Cold War warrior? Well, yes — if that is how they wish to interpret my defense of values of freedoms fundamental to our way of life. ~ Jan. 31, 1976.