Hello ladies & Happy International Women’s Day! As we celebrate, it’s always good to reflect on the other women who have inspired us to strive for excellence, enjoy life, & work hard! Your role model might be a family member, a celebrity, or even your bff. But in today’s post we’re going to look back at a few women who have made the world a better place.
What: She’s an advocate for girls’ education. Although she endured a setback when she was shot by a Taliban gunman in 2012, she’s only gotten stronger and continues to help girls get an education and go to school. In 2014 she made history being the youngest person to have won a Nobel Peace Prize.
Quote: “I speak not for myself but for those without voice… those who have fought for their rights… their right to live in peace, their right to be treated with dignity, their right to equality of opportunity, their right to be educated.”
What: She is the second woman to be appointed to the United States Supreme Court. After encountering gender discrimination during college she worked hard to prove that women are just as smart & as strong as men. She has shared that she believes that the law is gender-blind and that all groups of people are entitled to equal rights.
Quote: “My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent.”
What: Considered to be the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees, she has spent over 50 years to studying them. Her dedication, patience, and intelligence has helped her discover ground-breaking information about these chimpanzees and has helped us understand that their behavior is similar to our own.
Quote: “What makes us human, I think, is an ability to ask questions, a consequence of our sophisticated spoken language.”
What: She was an American author, poet, and civil right activist. She illustrated her feelings through her writing and discussed many aspects of her personal life. Her most famous work I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings showed this. She was well respected by many and inspired others to be honest and unapologetic with their writing. Most of her works also talked about racism, identity, travel, and family.
Quote: “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”
Which woman in your life has inspired you today?