I disagree, I do not consider my mother to be my role model. I love my mother very much and I am very close to her in many ways. I do not think she has done anything particularly wrong in her life and I do not think she has made a lot of bad choices.
My mother is deceased now, but she was never a role model for me and my sisters in most ways. She was a very angry person who took her anger out on us. But she did go out to work when we got older and liked to travel so I guess that sort of gumption was something we all have in a way.