Women Leaders in History

National Women’s History Month recognizes the accomplishments of women. But, it is an opportunity for each of us to acknowledge their tenacity and leadership.

With all of the ways that women have excelled as leaders, there are always opportunities to further understand how they can be a resource even after their contributions. Like most leaders, I find solace and encouragement from the words of women leaders. Their insight inspires me, their wisdom reinforces my understanding, and their courage to thrive motivates me. Here are just a few favorite quotes with an overlay from key principles from Leadership Building Blocks.

“The only thing worst that being blind is having sight but no vision.”
– Helen Keller

“Never be afraid to sit awhile and think.”
– Lorraine Hansberry, playwright and painter

“I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.”
– Louisa May Alcott, Author of Little Women

“Sometimes questions are more important that answers.”
– Nancy Willard, poet and author

“No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you.”
– Althea Gibson, sport pioneer in amateur tennis and professional golf

“If you cannot feed a hundred people, then feed just one.”
– Mother Teresa

“It is only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth, and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, that we will begin to live each day to the fullest; as if it was the only one we had.”
– Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, Psychiatrist and author

Dawn McCoy
author of Leadership Building Blocks: An Insider’s Guide to Success

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