Top Motivational Quotes From Influential Women

International Women’s Day is on the 8th of March and the theme this year is #BalanceforBeter. As mums, we definitely understand the need for #Balance in every aspect of our lives and the world at large. Women are breaking barriers across board as amazing performers, politicians, athletes, philanthropists, professionals and entrepreneurs every day. Below are a few inspirational quotes from influential women and Mums to cheer you on and inspire you to not give up, encourage you to seize life and sprint towards success.

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[Read: How to Achieve Mum-life Balance ]

The difference between a broken community and a thriving one is the presence of women who are valued.” Michelle Obama

Walk away from friendships that make you feel small and insecure, and seek out people who inspire you and support you.” Michelle Obama

Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Take criticism seriously, but not personally. If there is truth or merit in the criticism, try to learn from it. Otherwise, let it roll right off you.” – Hillary Clinton

Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

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If you’re not making some notable mistakes along the way, you’re certainly not taking enough business and career chances.” – Sallie Krawcheck

Whatever you do, be different – that was the advice my mother gave me, and I can’t think of better advice for an entrepreneur. If you’re different, you will stand out.– Anita Roddick

A strong woman understands that the gifts such as logic, decisiveness, and strength are just as feminine as intuition and emotional connection. She values and uses all of her gifts.”– Nancy Rathburn

“I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took an excuse.” — Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing

“Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got.” — Janis Joplin, American musician

If it’s a good idea, go ahead and do it. It’s much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.” — Grace Hopper, U.S. Naval Admiral and computer scientist

I do know one thing about me: I don’t measure myself by others’ expectations or let others define my worth.” — Sonia Sotomayor, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

“What makes you different or weird, that’s your strength.” — Meryl Streep, American actress

“Don’t let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It’s your place in the world; it’s your life.” – Dr. Mae Jemison, engineer, physician, and NASA astronaut

You are the one that possesses the keys to your being. You carry the passport to your own happiness.” – Diane von Furstenberg

Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” – Golda Meir

A strong woman is a woman determined to do something others are determined not be done.” – Marge Piercy

If you don’t get out of the box you’ve been raised in, you won’t understand how much bigger the world is.” – Angelina Jolie

When I’m tired, I rest. I say, ‘I can’t be a superwoman today.’” – Jada Pinkett Smith

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“I choose to make the rest of my life the best of my life.” – Louise Hay

Drama is very important in life: You have to come on with a bang. You never want to go out with a whimper.” – Julia Child

Power’s not given to you. You have to take it.” – Beyoncé Knowles Carter

The difference between successful people and others is how long they spend time feeling sorry for themselves.” – Barbara Corcoran

I hope the fathers and mothers of little girls will look at them and say ‘yes, women can.’” – Dilma Rousseff

If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.” – Dolly Parton

Doubt is a killer. You just have to know who you are and what you stand for.” – Jennifer Lopez

“Hold your head and your standards high even as people or circumstances try to pull you down.” – Tory Johnson

The best thing to hold on to in life is each other“- Audrey Hepburn

YOU are important, you matter and the world is a better place because women now have the chance to thrive and contribute to the growth of the economy!

Do you know that International Women’s Day has been declared a public holiday in Berlin? The decision is a very big sign that they are making progress on the road to equality between men and women because women are also important. What do you think? Won’t it be nice to have other countries do declare #IWD as a public holiday next year?

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