To celebrate these great women I have put together a collection of quotes to remind us and motivate us. Do not let a day go by this month (or any month for that matter) without acknowledging the work that was done to get us where we are and to keep working to take us even farther. These women have balanced compassion with unwavering drive and determination to make a difference and achieve success.
“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness”
- Oprah Winfrey, television host and mogul
"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained."
— Marie Curie, chemist and physicist
"Don't let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It's your place in the world; it's your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live."
— Mae C. Jemison, first African-American woman astronaut
"The best protection any woman can have...is courage."
— Elizabeth Cady Stanton, American abolitionist
"To me success means effectiveness in the world, that I am able to carry my ideas and values into the world--that I am able to change it in positive ways."
— Maxine Hong Kingston, author of "Woman Warrior"
"I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning to sail my ship."
— Louisa May Alcott, author of "Little Women"
"It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret."
— Jackie Joyner-Kersee, first woman to win back-to-back gold medals in the Summer Olympics
"Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you."
— Princess Diana of Wales, wife of Prince Charles
"The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one's appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship."
— Amelia Earhart, first American female aviator