International Women's Day Quotes That Will Make You A Better Leader
For this year's International Women's Day, we asked Laidlaw Scholars at London Business School to share empowering quotes that inspire them to shape a more equal future as business leaders.
Happy International Women's Day! Although every day is a perfect day to celebrate women, the 8th of March encourages us to unite internationally and actively participate in honouring women's achievements and demanding gender equality for all around the world.
This year's theme is #ChooseToChallenge - today, "raise your hand high to show you're in and that you commit to choose to challenge and call out inequality."
We asked some of our extraordinary Women in Business Laidlaw Scholars at London Business School to tell us about inspirational quotes that motivate them to shape a more equal future. Comment below with one of your own!
We are all works in progress and will always be learning and growing. This quote reminds me to continually strive to be the best version of myself, to think bigger than myself, and that it is not the end goal/outcome that is important but the journey itself. Enjoy the journey.
This quote reminds me of the importance of remembering that success is not the only thing (and not even the most important thing) that defines you but rather how resilient you are when faced with adversity. That is true success.
When I was starting out, I found it hard to speak my mind in a room full of colleagues. Part of it was due to a lack of experience and not being able to decipher the discussion and contribute; part of it was due to self-inflicted imposter syndrome, thinking that my contribution would not be worthwhile or validated. Now that I am more mature and experienced, I see the past as a rite of passage, and I am in a much better position and headspace to speak up in a meeting if I want to.
It is so simple and true, yet so tough to stick to it. As responsible leaders, it requires commitment to stick to our values every single day.
This quote inspires me because I come from a place where women are expected to give up their careers to take care of their families while their husbands work. My takeaway from this is to never give up on dreams and career aspirations and don’t let anybody else dictate your role.
The Laidlaw Women's Business Education Scholarship aims to help build a pipeline of future women leaders through access to best-in-class education, resources and global networks by providing full and half scholarships to women who would not otherwise be in a position to reap the benefits of attending an outstanding school. Learn more.