Wednesday Wisdom: 15 Empowering Quotes from Women Who Dare → Part II
This is part II to last weeks Wednesday Wisdom. Because women are stronger than we seem and braver than most know.
So I write again, that it’s these types of women who inspire me. Women who uplift the people around them. And make me proud to stand alongside ’em! Because I aspire to make a positive impact, just like they have. These are a collection of quotes from women who have dared. Women who continue making an influential impact in our world by challenging our perception and standing up to what they feel is right. In light of that — all images are by the talented Alina Trifan.
I hope the fathers and mothers of little girls will look at them and say, ‘Yes, women can.’—Dilma Rousseff
Women are leaders everywhere you look—from the CEO who runs a Fortune 500 company to the housewife who raises her children and heads her household. Our country was built by strong women, and we will continue to break down walls and defy stereotypes. —Nancy Pelosi
I grew-up thinking being a CEO and a housewife — in terms of having children and building a strong home for their foundation — always went hand in hand. With a man (or partner) that supports you along the way, a duo, I believe anything is possible!
Of course I am not worried about intimidating men. The type of man who will be intimidated by me is exactly the type of man I have no interest in. ―Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
I do not feel any less of a woman. I feel empowered that I made a strong choice that in no way diminishes my femininity. —Angelina Jolie on her double mastectomy
Because we are more than stereotypes. And that is something to be taken very serious because at the end of the day → we do what we feel is right.
The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who’s going to stop me. —Ayn Rand
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
The best kind of people are the ones that love seeing one another succeed. I believe so much in this. Because I believe that your dreams come true — guaranteed — if you help enough people reach theirs.
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
And no mater your position → YOU MATTER! And each step — big or small — will impact our world.
Women are the real architects of society. —Harriet Beecher Stowe
I’ve never met a woman who is not strong, but sometimes they don’t let it out. Then there’s a tragedy, and then all of a sudden that strength comes. My message is let the strength come out before the tragedy. ―Diane von Furstenberg
Because strength is a beautiful characteristic and it goes beyond the physical ability. Women posses a kind of strength that is like magic — unexplainable.
Women have always been the strong ones of the world. The men are always seeking from women a little pillow to put their heads down on. They are always longing for the mother who held them as infants. —Coco Chanel
Feminism is for everybody. ―Bell Kooks
I believe that the rights of women and girls is the unfinished business of the 21st century. —Hillary Clinton
Word. And yes → #ImStillWithHer
I am a Woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal Woman, that’s me. ―Maya Angelou
Why has the word [feminism] become such an uncomfortable one? It is not the word that is important; it’s the idea and the ambition behind it. —Emma Watson
Change happens when we come together. When our ambitions align and the strive for a better unity motivates us.
The idea of being a feminist: so many women have come to this idea of it being anti-male and not able to connect with the opposite sex, but what feminism is about is equality and human rights. For me that is just an essential part of my identity. —Lena Dunham
In conclusion …
If we stand united, we are stronger ♥