Research has found two thirds of women in Ireland have felt stereotyped because of being a mother. A further on in ten admit to feeling stereotyped all the time.
The research was carried out by Empathy Research between February 25 and March 4, 2019 through an online survey of 1,002 adults over the age of 18.
Vicky Phelan was picked as the top choice for which well-known mother was the most inspirational, surpassing Michelle Obama (30%) and Angelina Jolie (6%).
The research was carried out to mark the launch of Women's Way and Beko's Mum of the Year Awards 2019.
There are seven categories:
A nominee who has encouraged or motivated others in decision making
A nominee who has transformed herself, her family or her community
A nominee who has encouraged and helped within her community
A nominee who has set up and runs her own business in addition to caring for her children
A nominee who has recently become a mum
A nominee who has used social media for the benefit of others – charity or fundraising for example
A nominee who has channeled adversity into something positive, a true role model