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Great Quotes in Honor of International Women’s Day 2019

By March 8, 2019 No Comments
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Here are some great quotes from a variety of visionaries, pioneers, leaders, executives, celebrities, and luminaries.  Click here for 2018’s blog post with more great quotes.

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“We need women who are so strong they can be gentle, so educated they can be humble, so fierce they can be compassionate, so passionate they can be rational, and so disciplined they can be free.”

– Kavita Ramdas
CEO, Global Fund for Women, 1996 – 2010 | Senior Advisor to the Ford Foundation

Photography Source:  Kavita Ramdas Twitter

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“If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.”

– Katherine Hepburn
Theatre and Film Actress  |  Nicknamed “First Lady of Cinema” and “The Great Kate”  |  Daughter of a Suffragette  |  4-Time Academy Award Winner  |  1907 – 2003

Photography Source:  Wikipedia

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“A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt
American political figure, diplomat and activist | First Lady, 1933 – 1945 during her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s four terms in office — Longest serving First Lady of the United States | President Harry S. Truman called her, “First Lady of the World,” honoring to her human rights achievements | She significantly reshaped and redefined the role of First Lady | 1st Chair of the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women | 1884 – 1962

Photography Source:  Wikimedia

picture of ayn rand for international womens day

“If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not making decisions.”

– Catherine Cook Connelly
Co-founder of myYearbook with her brothers Geoff and Dave in 2005 while in High School | Revenues exceed $20 million while still in college | Merged with Quepasa Corporation and in June 2012, new company was renamed to MeetMe. MeetMe rebranded to The Meet Group, Inc. in 2014

Photography Source:  The Meet Group

“The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who’s going to stop me.”

– Ayn Rand
Russian-American writer and philosopher | Best-known for her best-selling novels, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged | Developed a philosophical system she termed, Objectivism | 1905 – 1982)

Photography Source:  Wikipedia

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“You can’t eat beauty, it doesn’t sustain you. What is fundamentally beautiful is compassion for yourself and those around you. That kind of beauty inflames the heart and enchants the soul.”

– Lupita Nyong’o
Academy Award-winning Actress, Supporter of historic preservation, Advocate for women and animal rights

Photography Source:  Wikimedia

Ira Koretsky

About Ira Koretsky

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.