I was a person with dignity and self-respect, and I should not set my sights lower than anybody else just because I was black.– Rosa Parks
I’m convinced that we Black women possess a special indestructible strength that allows us to not only get down,
but to get up, to get through, and to get over.
– Janet Jackson
There’s so many things that life is,
and no matter how many breakthroughs,
trials will exist and we’re going to get through it.
Just be strong.
My mission in life is not merely to survive,
but to thrive;
and to do so with some passion,
some humor, and some style.
There are two kinds of people,
those who do the work and those who take the credit.
Try to be in the first group;
there is less competition there.
I’ve never thought of myself as a female engineer,
or a woman in tech.
I just think of myself as someone who’s passionate.
― Leah Busque
You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.
I am a woman with thoughts and questions and shit to say.
I say if I’m beautiful.
I say if I’m strong.
You will not determine my story
Define success on your own terms,
achieve it by your own rules,
and build a life you’re proud to live.
– Anne Sweeney
Never work just for money or for power.
They won’t save your soul or help you sleep at night.
– Marian Wright Edelman
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.
– Maya Angelou
One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals. And so when I hear about negative and false attacks, I really don’t invest any energy in them, because I know who I am.
It’s important for women to work.
They need to keep their independence,
to keep earning and being challenged.
– Tamara Mellon
I don’t have any time to stay up all night worrying about what someone who doesn’t love me has to say about me
Don’t settle for average. Bring your best to the moment. Then,
whether it fails or succeeds,
at least you know you gave all you had.
We need to live the best that’s in us
– Angela Bassett