Five women I would invite to dinner.

5 women I'd invite to dinner

Vijay via Flickr

I’ve been thinking about my ideal dinner party since Kathleen Shannon put the idea in my head during the Being Boss podcast.  If I could pick any five people to invite over for an evening of food and conversation, who would they be?

Nellie Bly
Groundbreaking investigative journalism, a solo trip around the world and some industrial manufacturing…all while wearing a corset.

Virginia Woolf
A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.”  I’ve been fascinated by Virginia Woolf since first reading Orlando.

Peggy Olson
Yes, I know Peggy is not a real person but her character is such an interesting portrait of a woman moving through the corporate ranks in the 1960’s.  I’d pick Jane Maas if our lists are restricted to real people.

Dorothea Hurley
Who?  Exactly.  Dorothea has been married to Jon Bon Jovi for 25 years, a fact I only recently learned while answering the burning late-night question…”is that his real name?”  Rock star husband, 4 gorgeous kids…I’m dying to find out what her life is like.
(And it’s John Bongiovi, btw.)

Amy Poehler
She is just hilarious AND she founded Smart Girls at the Party.  “Change the World by Being Yourself“… so cool.

How about you?  Who would you invite to your imaginary dinner party?  Please share in the comments.


(Photo by Vijay via Flickr, licensed under Creative Commons)



7 thoughts on “Five women I would invite to dinner.

  1. Julie Waddell

    I would have a really hard time not asking Tina Fey if Amy Poehler accepted.

    And for the record, I back your Peggy Olsen choice.And if I could add my own fictional character, it would be Anne Shirley (from Anne of Green Gables).

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  3. polianthus

    Aha – women I’d invite to dinner? Oh fun thing to think about – I’d mix an match with my friends and make it an all night dinner party – so my picks for the first dinner party: Marie Curie, Rosalind Franklin, Martha S. West, Jane Goodall and Dian Fossey and I’d add a sixth person Ada Lovelace…. but I think I might have to have a couple invitations now I think about it!


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