Women’s History Month: Quotes from Trailblazing Women

During Women’s History Month in March, North America and other countries honor the many accomplishments, innovations, and cultural triumphs of women. In 1981, Congress asked President Ronald Reagan to declare the week of March 7 “Women’s History Week.”

Since 1995, March has been designated as “Women’s History Month” in the U.S. In honor of the celebration, here are 10 inspiring career quotes from true trailblazers.

Set Future Career Goals

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” —Eleanor Roosevelt, former First Lady, diplomat, pacifist, and activist

Enjoy Your Work

“I’ve learned that making a ‘living’ is not the same thing as ‘making a life.’” —Maya Angelou, author, popular poet, and civil rights activist

Reap the Rewards of Hard Work

“Good things happen to those who hustle.” —Anaïs Nindiarist, essayist, novelist, and writer

Being Impactful With Your Work

“Success isn’t about how much money you make. It’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.” — Michelle Obama, former First Ladylawyer, and writer

Be Willing to Learn Something New

“The most important thing for any of us to be in our jobs is curious.” —Ginni Rometty, former chairman, president, and CEO of IBM

Challenge Yourself

“Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.” —Mary Kay Ash, CEO and founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics

Be a Positive Changemaker

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” Harriet Tubman, abolitionist and social activist

Show Your Unique Value

“Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” —Judy Garland, actress and singer

Have Fun in Your Career

“Do what you love, and success will follow. Passion is the fuel behind a successful career.” Meg Whitman, former president and CEO of HP

Make an Impact

“You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.” Shirley Chisolm, first African-American Congresswoman and activist

What are your favorite quotes from trailblazing women leaders? Who has inspired you in your career? Let us know in the comments section below!

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