As we wrap up Women’s History Month, we celebrate trailblazing women who came before us, women who made significant contributions and who broke through barriers.
As part of our reflection, we asked the women on our team to share a favorite quote and how it inspires or motivates them. It’s no wonder we have such a driven and dedicated team.
Here are their quotes and wise insights. We hope you’ll be inspired as much as we are!
This quote always reminds me to fail forward. Never give up if you believe what you want is worth fighting for.
My Grandmother lived to be 101 and this is what she always told us.
First of all, Michelle is one of my favorite first ladies of all time!!! She’s amazing. I chose this quote because it’s a great reminder, for anybody in the workforce, that your motivation should never derive from a “What’s in it for me?” mindset, but on a “How can I impact someone’s life in a good way?” mindset.
This is my favorite quote from my favorite female activist. This quote always brings things into perspective for me. Real change and progress comes from those who thrive to make a difference. I pay homage to those women that decided to change what they could not accept.
Whenever I think of this quote, I’m reminded of how good and authentic it feels to just be myself. It encourages me to live life by my own standards, free from the expectations of others.
This quote reminds me we really can do anything, so long as we genuinely desire it and decide to act. And though achievement is great, the real reward is the strength you gain and the person you become during the journey.
My mother was a strong woman who raised four daughters to be strong, independent women, too. To succeed, women must develop and show leadership qualities at work and in personal relationships. While men are typically praised for being “assertive” and “ambitious,” women with the same qualities are often described as “bossy”, “aggressive” with a “bad attitude.” This quote and my mother inspire me to reject this kind of gender bias. I always set high standards for myself and support other women in doing the same.
Women are always told to stay in this little box and be the perfect example to others. Often its easy to lose yourself when we’re told to do this. The past few years I’ve found myself and my voice and I’m not afraid to be myself or interested in hiding who I am to please others. I’ve never felt more myself and found than in the past couple of years and that’s thanks to putting the worldly standards out the window and embracing who I am!