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Women's History Month

Women's Empowerment Guide

“Every man I meet wants to protect me. I can't figure out what from.”   Mae West

"You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist."   Indira Gandhi

"Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim."  Nora Ephron

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."  Eleanor  Roosevelt

"You may not control all the events that happen to you but you can decide not to be reduced by them."
--Maya Angelou

"If they don't give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair."
--Shirley Chisholm

"A Woman With a voice is, by definition, a strong woman."
--Melinda Gates

"In the Future there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders."
--Sheryl Sandberg

"Girls should never be afraid to be smart."
--Emma Watson

"A girl should be two things: who and what she wants."
--Coco Chanel

"To all the little girls who are watching this, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful, and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams."
--Hillary Clinton

"Feminism isn’t about making women stronger. Women are already strong, it’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength."
--G.D. Anderson

"A man told me that for a woman,  I was very opinionated. I said, 'For a man you’re kind of ignorant.'"
--Anne Hathaway

"I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat."
--Rebecca West

"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

 "If you don’t see a clear path for what you want, sometimes you have to make it yourself."  
--Mindy Kaling

"I never dreamed about success. I worked for it."
--Estee Lauder

"Turn your wounds into wisdom. You will be wounded many times in your life. You'll make mistakes. Some people will call them failures but I have learned that failure is really God's way of saying, 'Excuse me, you're moving in the wrong direction.' It's just an experience, just an experience."
--Oprah Winfrey

"You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist."
--Indira Gandhi

"Every woman's success should be an inspiration to another. We are strongest when we cheer each other on." 
--Serena Williams

“Well-behaved women seldom make history.”    Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

“How wrong is it for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself?”   Anais Nin

“In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.” 
― Margaret Thatcher

“After all, Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels.” 
― Ann Richards

“Give a girl an education and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one but she has the means of settling well, without further expense to anybody. ” 
― Jane Austen

“Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size.” 
― Virginia Woolf

“Do not stop thinking of life as an adventure. You have no security unless you can live bravely, excitingly, imaginatively; unless you can choose a challenge instead of competence.” 
― Eleanor Roosevelt, 

“I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.” 
― Audre Lorde

“No woman can call herself free who does not control her own body.” 
― Margaret Sanger

"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

"Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another." 
Toni Morrison

The most alluring thing a woman can have is confidence.”   Beyonce Knowles

“I encourage women to step up. Don’t wait for somebody to ask you.”  Reese Witherspoon

A really strong woman accepts the war she went through and is ennobled by her scars.”    Carly Simon

Strong women don’t play victim, don’t make themselves look pitiful, and don’t point the finger. They stand and they deal.” – Mandy Hale

“I figure, if a girl wants to be a legend, she should go ahead and be one.” – Calamity Jane

“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.” – Rosa Parks

“You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.” – Rosalynn Carter