Other popular choices were Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Maya Angelou, Angela Davies, Jacinda Ardern and queen of everything Dolly Parton.
Many men admitted they'd never really considered whether or not they have women heroes before. And if not, well, then – why not?
The conversation also forced people to question how far we've moved on from the classical ideal of a hero as a daring man with mental cunning and physical prowess.
Equally, it's interesting to ask ourselves whether our conception of what constitutes a role model has real-world implications on who we elect as our leaders: the fact that less than a quarter of parliamentarians worldwide are women and just 16 women heads of state suggests that it might.
Women's achievements throughout history have all too often been overlooked. Let's not add to that by claiming that women can't be heroes to men.