I’m pledging to #EmbraceAmbition because…

There are not enough female directors in film. I feel that this is the time for a strong and inspiring female voice.

What does ambition mean to you personally?

Ambition is being fearless in pursuit. Ambition is breaking through the doors that are closed on you, through prejudice and lack of opportunity.

I discovered my passion when…

I was a young artist, following in my mother’s footsteps as a successful and strong woman.

Describe a time when you were most tested. What would you want other women to learn from your experience?

As a woman in a male-dominated profession, I am often tested by those that don’t want me to have a voice or to succeed. Learn to balance your strength with kindness and compassion.

Ambition is being fearless in pursuit.

Advice for women (and men) struggling with confidence…

If you don’t believe in yourself, how will anyone else? Trust in your talent and skills, and find a way to shine!

The woman that inspires me… and why?

Elizabeth I – a female leader in a man’s world, who maintained her femininity whilst leading an empire.