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International Women's Day 2012

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International Women's Day 2012

  1. 1. March 8th “How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!” Maya Angelou 1
  2. 2. Maya Angelou (Poet and Novelist) “I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life's a bitch. You've got to go out and kick ass” 2
  3. 3. Melody Beattie (Self-help American Author) “Let go of what you think you know. Step inside. Look around. It’s okay if you can’t figure things out. Shhh. Listen to the secret: the more you’re willing to surrender control, the more powerful you’ll become. Welcome to the mystery of life” 3
  4. 4. Eleanor Roosevelt (American First Lady 1935-1945) “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do” 4
  5. 5. Jane Campion (New Zealand Film Director) “I would love to see more women directors because they represent half of the population – and gave birth to the whole world” 5
  6. 6. Oprah Winfrey (American Talk Show Host) “Follow your instincts. That’s where true wisdom manifests itself” 6
  7. 7. Lillian Gilbreth (Known as the Mother of Modern Management and the First Lady of Engineering)  The first woman member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers The first woman elected to the National Academy of Engineering The first female engineering professor in 1935. She received, in total, 22 honorary degrees Was a mother of twelve children….. And with all that, she managed to put 11 children through college 7
  8. 8. Dr Pamela Connolly (Psychologist) “Listening to inner feelings and fulfilling some of these urges when they come along is incredibly important” 8
  9. 9. Rosa Parks In December 1955, she refused to give up her seat to a white man. She was arrested, and this arrest triggered the Montgomery bus boycott and ignited the American civil rights movement. “I would like to be known as a person who is concerned about freedom and equality and justice and prosperity for all people” 9
  10. 10. Germaine Greer (Feminist Writer and Academic) “Developing the muscles of the soul demands no competitive spirit, no killer instinct, although it may erect pain barriers that the spiritual athlete must crash through” 10
  11. 11. Mother Theresa (Nobel Peace Prize Winner) “We can do no great things, only small things with great love” 11
  12. 12. Helen Keller (Deaf and blind American Author and Lecturer) 12
  13. 13. Louise L Hay (American Self-Help Author) “You Can Heal Your Life” “Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle” 13
  14. 14. Bette Davis (Actress) “I'd marry again if I found a man who had fifteen million dollars, would sign over half to me, and guarantee that he'd be dead within a year” 14
  15. 15. Sinead O’Connor (Irish Singer/Songwriter) “Nothing Compares 2 U” 15
  16. 16. Meryl Streep (Actress and Three-times Oscar Winner) “Integrate what you believe in every single area of your life. Take your heart to work and ask the most and best of everybody else, too” 16
  17. 17. Katharine Hepburn (Actress) “Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then” 17
  18. 18. Martina Navratilova (Tennis Player Winner of 18 Grand Slam Titles) “I think the key is for women not to set any limits” 18
  19. 19. “One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying.” St Joan Of Arc 1412-1431 (Saint and National Heroine of France “One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying” 19
  20. 20. “One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying.” Maureen O’Hara (Actress “The Quiet Man”) “Above all else, deep in my soul, I'm a tough Irishwoman” 20
  21. 21. God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference 21
  22. 22. “Slow down. Breathe. Feel your way through. You know how to take care of yourself when you don’t know what’s next. You’ve been in that situation many times” Melody Beattie (Choices) 22
  23. 23. Happy International Women’s Day….. To all of you xox 23
  24. 24. Newcastle, Co Down Northern Ireland where the Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea ….my hometown! 24 compiled by Dee Rooney March 2012

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