Inspiring Quotes from Women

May 9, 2017
15 Inspiring Quotes for Women

15 Amazing Quotes from the Glamour Women of the Year AwardsLast night, some very amazing women gathered together at Carnegie Hall to laugh, cry, and celebrate each other’s absolutely inspiring work. It was the Glamour Women of the Year Awards ceremony, and to make it even more special, it was the 25th anniversary of this special program that recognizes the achievements of women in different industries across the world. Last night’s roster of recipients was no exception—Misty Copeland, Victoria Beckham, the women of Charleston Strong, Elizabeth Holmes, Caitlyn Jenner, Cecile Richards, the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team, and Reese Witherspoon were all recognized for their work. With Amy Schumer kicking off the event, you can imagine some pretty inspiring things were said. Here are a few highlights.

1. “These women have made life better for all of us. Not that everything’s perfect for women. Congress is stuck at 19 percent female—I believe the technical term is a sausage fest. No, Hollywood doesn’t think it’s a problem to pay Katniss Everdeen less than the dude from ‘The Hangover.’” CIndi Lieve, Glamour Editor in Chief

2. “Let’s all just follow the lead of Glamour, and join forces and lift each other up.” —Amy Schumer

3. “Without my mentors, there is no Misty.” —Misty Copeland

4. “No mother in the world wants her daughter to have fewer rights than she did.” —Cecile Richards

15 Amazing Quotes from the Glamour Women of the Year Awards5. “It started with The Spice Girls and girl power. If I can do it, anyone can do it.” —Victoria Beckham

6. “There was a French activist and writer, Simone de Beauvoir, who said, ‘You are not born woman. You become one’ … Words I live by.” —Caitlyn Jenner

7. “Forgiveness is more powerful than hate.” —Nadine Collier

8. “It”s time for equal pay, time for equal power, and quite possibly a woman in the White House.”—Jared Leto

9. “Do everything you can to be the best in science and math and engineering, ” she said. “Go all into it, and kill the stereotype that we can’t be the best in those fields.” —Elizabeth Holmes

10. “Glass ceilings have been broken, but more have to be broken.” —Madeleine Albright

11. “There is strength in numbers.” —Iman

12. Don’t let anyone define you. You define yourself.” —Billie Jean King

13. “The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another. We should raise each other up. Make sure you’re very courageous: be strong, be extremely kind, and above all be humble.” —Serena Williams

14. “But like Elle Woods, I do not like to be underestimated.” —Reese Witherspoon

15. “I believe ambition is not a dirty word. It’s just believing in yourself and your abilities. Imagine this: What would happen if we were all brave enough to believe in our own ability? To be a little bit more ambitious? I think the world would change.” —Reese Witherspoon

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