Women who inspired me: Jean Batten
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I wanted to be like my cousin, Jean Batten. Not as an aviatrix, but as a woman who knew what she wanted in life and was determined to get it.
I hope that I am like her in ways.
I definitely believe that I am capable of doing anything and I will never allow being a woman stop me from doing as I wish.
In fact, I think many women can learn from Batten's determination not to let gender hold her back.
I only hope that her determination is something my daughter will have in common with her famous relative.
I can honestly say I am proud to say I am related to the late and powerful Jean Batten.
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