Women’s Equality Day: 5 quotes from inspiring ladies

By Ashley May.  Source: USA TODAY.

 While Women’s Equality Day recognizes the day in 1920 when women gained the right to vote, it’s also a time to celebrate contributions of women in all facets of life.  

Here are a few quotes from just a few inspiring women who are modern-day trailblazers:

“The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another. We should raise each other up.” — Serena Williams, Glamour

“There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a third power stronger than both, that of women.” — Malala

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“When we invest in women, we invest in the people who invest in everyone else. So when we match their commitment with our own, great things are possible.” 
— Melinda Gates, Fortune

“There are a host of wildly talented women out there getting wonderful things done every single day. Collectively, we are the windshield, even if at that particular moment, I was personally the bug.” — Meredith Jones, author of Women of the Street: Why Female Money Managers Generate Higher Returns, Inc. 5000

“You’ve got to keep women in the workforce, whether it’s through having children, caring for elder parents, all the things … You keep them in the workforce, your odds are much higher.” — Ginni Rometty, Mad Money