I chose the mayor Gillian Aldridge as the woman I admire. I conducted an interview with her and she was happy to oblige and take part. Very easy to talk to, just like having a conversation.
I admire Gillian because of her resilience and her commitment to the city of Salisbury.
She too came from a domestic violence background and does all she can to support women. She is not the mayor for the power and prestige but for what she can do for all residents in this community.
Gillian is approachable, does what she can for this community and believes in this city. She also has pride in what she does. Gillian cares about everyone, she is passionate about multiculturalism, equality and reconciliation. Gillian has lived here for most of her life and is committed to helping the city grow and prosper. I see that she is proud and grateful to be the mayor and not boastful about her achievements.
She acts like one of the community, not thinking she is more important then anyone else and is a great friend, offering help, congratulations, good wishes and support when needed and inspires me to create the life I want for myself instead of waiting for it to happen.