Rachel Cooke – My Inspirational Female Icon is…

As part of International Women’s Day which is fast approaching, we have been asking the women in our office who their inspirational female icon is.

Next up is Rachel Cooke, our Administration Services Officer who tells us about the woman that inspires her.


My inspirational female icon would have to be Paula Radcliffe; Paula is exceptional within her sport, running at the speed she does enables her to train alongside men. Paula is the current world record holder, an achievement that she has retained since 2003.  When I ran the London Marathon, I was not even half way round when we heard announced that Paula had won. Paula is also  local to me, having trained with Beds and County AC, and has inspired many local people to take up the sport.

We are hosting a special event on Tuesday 8th March for International Women’s Day celebrating inspirational women across Northamptonshire. Our guest speakers include:

Natalie Deacon: Executive Director Brand and Corporate Communications EMEA of Avon Cosmetics

Pauline Black: British singer, actress and author.

Suzy Van Rooyen: CEO of The Good Loaf.

Sarah Franklin: British Racing Driver and Lawyer.

For more information head to our event page:



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