She values and uses all of her gifts.” —Nancy Rathburn “I’m tough, I’m ambitious, and I know exactly what I want.
If that makes me a bitch, okay.” ―Madonna “We need women at all levels, including the top, to change the dynamic, reshape the conversation, to make sure women’s voices are heard and heeded, not overlooked and ignored.” —Sheryl Sandberg “Women are always saying, ‘We can do anything that men can do.’ But Men should be saying, ‘We can do anything that women can do.'” —Gloria Steinem “Women, like men, should try to do the impossible, and when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others.” —Amelia Earhart “When a man gives his opinion, he’s a man.
However, it is a fact that there are still a lot of oppressed women around the world.
They shattered glass and broke ceilings, and inspired us through their actions and words to move mountains. Let their words inspire you and remind you that you can be whatever you want to be, you can set out on a new path, you can overcome your fears and find strength in the women around you, and above all else, YOU can #Make It Happen.
We’ve compiled our favorite quotes by powerhouse women to help you feel motivated to reach your goals.
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“A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman.” —Melinda Gates “Feminism isn’t about making women strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.” —G. Anderson “I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.” —Lucille Ball “A woman is like a tea bag—you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.” —Eleanor Roosevelt “I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.” —Maya Angelou “It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.” —Madeleine Albright “I raise up my voice—not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard…we cannot succeed when half of us are held back.” ―Malala Yousafzai “If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.” —Margaret Thatcher “A strong woman understands that the gifts such as logic, decisiveness, and strength are just as feminine as intuition and emotional connection.
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In her TED talks, Adichie renders complex arguments straightforwardly, with crack comic timing to boot.
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Through the years, women from different generations and locations have proven their strength and independence.