With so many strong females in history, it’s only right to recognize ten of the many women all around the world who have made major contributions to society in an effort to pave the way for a better tomorrow. Need a little inspiration? Check out quotes from ten inspirational women in history.
1. Rosa Parks
Because her refusal to give up her seat on a bus to a white man started a huge protest led by Martin Luther King, and ultimately enabled black citizens to boycott the bus company.
“You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.”
3. Coco Chanel
Because she revolutionized the fashion industry by challenging the gender norms of her time by creating clothes that set the female body free from the constraints of the corseted silhouette, and popularized a more sportive, casual and chic standard of style in women’s fashion.
“Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.”
3. Oprah Winfrey
Because despite her poor background in Mississippi and abuse as a child, she was awarded a full ride scholarship to Tennessee State University, built her very own media empire and is now the richest African American woman of the 20th century.
“You become what you believe.”
4. Maya Angelou
Because many of her poems are what paved the way for budding black feminist writers, and her poem “I know why the caged bird sings” which was published in 1969 made her a new kind of memoirist.
“Nothing will work unless you do.”
5. Mae Jemison
Because she was the first African American woman to go into space.
“Don’t let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity or your curiosity. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live.”
6. Madame C.J. Walker
Because she developed a formula to remedy hair problems for black women, and became the first black millionaire business women, using her influence to pave the path for racial equality.
“Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come, get up and make them.”
7. Amelia Earhart
Because she was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
“Decide whether or not the goal is worth the risks involved. If it is, stop worrying.”
8. Mia Hamm
Because she was named FIFA World Player of the Year in 2001 and 2002, becoming the youngest American woman to win a World Cup Championship at age 19, and is known for being one of the best soccer players in history, male or female.
“My coach said I run like a girl, and I said if he ran a little faster he could too.”
9. Michelle Obama
Because she is the first African American First Lady of the United States of America, and has become a fashion icon, a role model for women and an advocate for poverty awareness, nutrition, childhood obesity, physical activity and healthy eating.
“Success isn’t about how much money you make, it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.”
10. Malala Yousafzai
Because she is a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prizer winner.
“One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.”
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