Maggie Thatcher has a lot to answer for.
The former (and first female) Prime Minister of Britain from 1979 to 1990 was also the longest-serving PM in modern times. Revered and reviled for her tough stance and unbending will, she epitomised what people did not like about women in power. Tough. Arrogant. Unsympathetic. And yet, she was unquestionably successful.