Womenspire ~ Shared Inspiration
Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson
Welsh Athlete and TV Presenter
‘I have to have confidence in my own ability when others try and place limits on it’
“Being at home with my family inspires me the most.
When you have a busy home and work life, it’s inevitable that you have to make compromises but it’s important to enjoy the time you do have at home and relax.
Exceeding people’s expectations professionally has always been a great source of inspiration for me. Even today I face negative attitudes from other people, who want to place limits on me.
To overcome that, I just have to ignore them and have confidence in myself. My husband is a great support to me in that sense.
There are many people that inspire me personally and professionally, including Glenys Kinnock. She has done so much valuable work for women’s rights and trying to eliminate global poverty.
Often politician’s wives are treated as glamorous accessories but many are powerful and inspirational women in their own right.”