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Great Quotes in Honor of International Women’s Day 2018

By March 9, 2018 March 8th, 2019 No Comments
international women's day - collage of the nine women whom are quoted - tight vertical columns with each of the faces used in the photograph boxes

Here are some great quotes from a variety of visionaries, pioneers, leaders, executives, celebrities, and luminaries. Click here for 2019’s blog post with more great quotes.

international women's day - great quotes - maya angelou

“People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. People will never forget how you made them feel.”

– Dr. Maya Angelou
American poet, singer, memoirist, civil rights activist | born Marguerite Annie Johnson | 1928 – 2014

Official Website

Photography Source:  Wikipedia

international women's day - great quotes - margaret thatcher

“In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man; if you want anything done, ask a woman.”

– Margaret Thatcher
Prime Minister, United Kingdom, 1979 to 1990

History.com 

Photography Source:  Wikipedia

international women's day - great quotes - clara barton

“I don’t know how long it has been since my ear has been free from the roll of a drum. It is the music I sleep by, and I love it … I shall remain here while anyone remains, and do whatever comes to my hand. I may be compelled to face danger, but never fear it, and while our soldiers can stand and fight, I can stand and feed and nurse them.”

– Clara Barton (Clarissa Harlowe Barton)
Founded the American Red Cross in 1881, at the age of 60 (1821 – 1912)

Red Cross, National Park Service

Photography Source:  American Red Cross

international women's day - great quotes - Sonia Sotomayor

“I do know one thing about me: I don’t measure myself by others’ expectations or let others define my worth”

– Sonia Sotomayor
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, serving since August 2009

Biography.com, US Supreme Court Site

Photography Source:  Wikipedia

international women's day - great quotes - Indira Ghandi

“Never forget that when we are silent, we are one. And when we speak we are two.”

– Indira Gandhi
First and, to date, only female Prime Minister of India (1917 – 1984)

History.com

Photography Source:  Wikipedia

international women's day - great quotes - Oprah Winfrey

“On my own I will just create, and if it works, it works, and if it doesn’t, I’ll create something else. I don’t have any limitations on what I think I could do or be.”

– Oprah Winfrey
Self-made Everything – Talk Show Host, Publisher, Media Mogul, Actress, Entrepreneur

Official Site

Photography Source:  Wikimedia

international women's day - great quotes - barbara walters

“Work harder than everybody. You’re not going to get it by whining, and you’re not going to get it by shouting, and you’re not going to get it by quitting. You’re going to get it by being there.”

– Barbara Walters
American broadcast journalist, author, and television personality

Wikipedia

Photography Source:  Wikipedia

international women's day - great quotes - susan b anthony

“Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less.”

– Susan B. Anthony
Social reformer and women’s rights activist, played a pivotal role in the women’s suffrage movement (1820 – 1906)

Susan B. Anthony House

Photography Source:  Wikipedia

international women's day - great quotes - lori grenier

“Dear optimist, pessimist, and realist – while you guys were busy arguing about the glass of wine, I drank it! Sincerely, the opportunist!”

– Lori Greiner
Inventor, Television Personality (Shark Tank), Entrepreneur

Official Site

Photography Source:  Wikipedia

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Ira Koretsky has built The Chief Storyteller® into one of the most recognized names in business storytelling. He has delivered over 500 keynote presentations and workshops in nearly a dozen countries, in more than one hundred cities, across 30 plus industries. His specialties are simplifying the complex and communicating when the stakes are high. He is also an adjunct professor in public speaking and storytelling at the University of Maryland's Business School. With over 25 years of experience, he is a sought-after global speaker, trainer, consultant, and executive communication coach.