Dr. Allison Furey with her children (from left): Rachael, Mark and Maggie. Her husband, Dr. Andrew Furey, said, as the most influential woman in his life, she is his compass. "Allison not only cares for our children, but cares for some of the sickest children in the province as an emergency room doctor at the Janeway. She also cares for children around the world on missions in Haiti, Bangladesh and beyond on voluntary mission with Team Broken Earth.
Bobbie Warren (along with her sister Katy) is the most influential woman in Jean Graham's life.
RNC chief Joe Boland was greatly inspired by his mom, Catherine Boland.
Dara Squires with her children, (from left) Harrison, Teaghan and Em was Geoff Meeker's suggestion of an inspiring woman whom he knows. Squires, despite going through tough times as a single mother, has a great since of charity and kindness to others, he said.
The late St. John's Coun. Dorothy Wyatt, shown here with Terry Fox, inspired her daughter Lorelei Woolridge on many levels. Wyatt was the first female mayor of St. John's.
Evelyn Currie was Dara Squires' great aunt. She founded the Port aux Basques paper in 1967 and sold it in 1973. Squires said Currie was the most influential woman in her life. "She died when I was a teenager and I often, on a near daily basis, think how much I would love to show her who I've become and how much she influenced me."
Frances McNeil, shown here in 1910 (courtesy MUN Library), was an influential suffragist.
For all that Glenda Chaulk has gone through just to have a family, said her husband, Cory,"for her giving me a daughter, and at long last, a son, without a doubt, she is and always will be the most influential woman in my life."
In answer to the question "Who is the most influential woman in your life?" Peter Dawe said his daughter Hilary Dawe "had taught me so much about the challenges facing young women. And she has given me a reason to unconditionally love someone (as well as my son).
In answer to the Telegram's question "Who is the most influential woman in your life," Moira Magee acknowledged her mother, Joyce. "On thinking about the word protection and with parenting coming to my mind; and wanting to honour the amazing woman I know my Mother is for so many reasons," Moira Magee said.
Katy Warren (along with her sister Bobbie) is the most influential woman in Jean Graham's life.
"My fiancee (artist) Kym (Greeley) is clearly the most important woman when it comes to having an impact on my adult life." — Andrew Robinson in answer to the Telegram's question "Who is the most significant woman in your life?"
Shawnadithit (Nancy April), the last known Beothuk woman is depicted in this clay statue by artist Morgan MacDonald. A number of people - responding to a question from The Telegram - said she is the most significant woman in Newfoundland and Labrador history.
In response to the question who is the most influential woman in your life, Alicia Legge said her mother Sheila Turpin "is the epitome of strength, personified."
Zita Cobb is founder of Fogo Island's Shorefast Foundation.
Anne Whelan of Seafair Capital Inc.
Who is the most influential woman in my life?
My partner Jennifer Crandall, says Katherine Walters. "When my partner, Jennifer Leigh Crandall, followed me back to my home province in 1998, she was just beginning her transition to living as a woman. As a transgender person, she faced a great deal of resistance and discrimination as she fought to get the basic medical services she required."
Mary Southcott founded the first nursing school in Newfoundland in the early 1900s.
"My mother (Tina Taylor) had me at 16 years old and still was able to make a career for herself and raise me to be the independent intelligent career lady I am today," said April O'Keefe (left)