A part of growing into who you are includes examining role models. Some are people in our everyday lives, some are heros we have chosen from history and some come from popular culture. The influence of the latter has more to do with what we project onto them since we do not really know these people. Here are some of the people who attracted me over the years. The reasons will obviously vary, but I will leave you to guess them. So, although I would say my mother and maternal grandmother were the most influential women in my life, this collage is for fun. Here they are in no particular order.