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
“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