International Women’s Day: Quotes from Lady Leaders


Today is International Women’s Day and we honor the bravery and courage of lady thought leaders who have done much to affect culture through science, literature, arts, mathematics, design, parenting and beyond:

You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.
-Indira Ghandi

I am not here for women only, but also for women.
-Angela Merkel


Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination.
-Mae Jemison

The first problem for all of us, men and women,
is not to learn, but to unlearn.
-Gloria Steinem

As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might.
-Marian Anderson


Everyone has inside of her a piece of good news.
The good news is that you don’t know
how great you can be!
How much you can love! What you can accomplish!
And what your potential is!
-Anne Frank

What a wonderful life I’ve had!
I only wish I’d realized it sooner.
– Sidonie Gabrielle Colette


Who are the women who have impacted you most?
What were the examples they set?