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  • “When you play, when you win the gold medal, you aren’t just playing for yourself, you aren’t just winning the medal for yourselves. You’re winning it for thousands of little girls across the country who want to do what you’re doing.”

    Patsy Mink

    1927 – 2002

  • “I have been absolutely terrified every moment of my life – and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.”

    Georgia O’Keeffe

    1887 – 1986

  • “You know, you go home and you try on a new mascara, and I guess a male CEO can't do that.”

    Andrea Jung

    1959 –

  • “If you surrender to the wind you can ride it.”

    Toni Morrison

    1931 –

  • “You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.”

    Mary Pickford

    1892 – 1979

  • “I just tried to do [with my voice] what I heard the horns in the band doing.”

    Ella Fitzgerald

    1917 – 1996

  • “Shaking hands with the Queen of England was a long way from being forced to sit in the colored section of the bus going into downtown Wilmington, North Carolina.”

    Althea Gibson

    1927 – 2003

  • “How can a nation be called great if its bread tastes like Kleenex?”

    Julia Child

    1920 – 2004

  • “I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career.”

    Gloria Steinem

    1934 –

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