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Amal Clooney's inspiration is her mother

Amal Clooney's inspiration is her mother

Amal Clooney's biggest inspiration is her mother.

The 38-year-old lawyer - who is married to Hollywood hunk George Clooney - has revealed that she looks up to her mother Baria Alamuddin as a "role model", because she worked hard and "cared about her career", whilst managing to maintain her "femininity".

Speaking at the Texas Conference for Women on Tuesday (15.11.16), Amal said: "I think growing up my mother was definitely a role model, she was always a working woman and someone who is independent and cared about her career and cared about being independent but also had balance.

"She never lost her femininity and she believed the balance was important and that is something that stuck with me."

Amal also singled out Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor as an inspiration, as she was "incredible" to watch in court, but was "charming and very balanced" when she wasn't working.

She added: "When I was a junior lawyer she was incredible to watch in action in court, how she had so many cases in her head and firing questions at these lawyers standing before her.

"But then also on the personal side, [she] was just lovely and I was the most junior and irrelevant person in her chamber ... and she was very charming and very balanced."

The brunette beauty closed her keynote speech at the conference by urging women be "united", and reminded the audience that there was "no limit" to what they could achieve.

She said: "As women, there is a bond that we all share. It's a bond of shared experience. Experiences that only women go through and struggles that only women face. The worst thing that we can do as women is not stand up for each other. And this is something that we can practice everyday no matter where we are or what we do. Because if we are united, there is no limit to what we can do."