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Inspiring Professional Women
This web page shares inspiring quotes and stories pertinent to the opportunities and challenges that senior women face in their careers, at work and in life. Ideas and contributions welcome.
Which women from history or the present day do you find inspiring?
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Helen Keller was an American author, political activist and lecturer. She was born in 1880 and died in 1968 aged 87. She was deaf blind – she lost her sight and hearing at a young age, but refused to live like an invalid. Her teacher Anne Sullivan helped her to blossom by teaching her how to communicate so she was no longer locked in a silent world. She campaigned for many topics including women’s rights, was a prolific author and spoke her mind. Her attitude, determination and courage were inspiring.read more
Dame Stephanie Shirley was rescued from Nazi Germany in the Kindertransport and came to live in England at the age of five.read more
The Baroness Hale of Richmond (Brenda) is described as ‘a legal trailblazer’. She is President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom and is the UK’s first female top judge, sworn in on 2 October 2017, having been the deputy since 2013. Lord Neuberger who she is succeeding said of her appointment: “a fitting pinnacle to a truly ground-breaking career”.read more
Michelle Obama was the 44th first lady of the United States and wife of U.S. President Barack Obama. Prior to her role as first lady, she was a lawyer, Chicago city administrator and community-outreach worker.read more
Jane Austen (1775-1817) was a writer at a time when very few women had a public voice.read more
Florence Nightingale was the founder of modern nursing.read more
“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do”
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