Historical Women Rainmakers

Posted on 08-28-2015 by
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Our Nation’s greatest reoccurring problem: Equality. In fact, throughout history, women and minorities have fought tirelessly to be recognized as equals. And, in today’s society, diversity and inclusion plays a vital role in both the workplace and the community. As our country struggles to return to the vibrant economy we once had, corporations, organizations, and schools across America will need an influx of new ideas in order to remain competitive on the world stage.

Throughout this week, we recognized #WomensEqualityDay and would like to close with 10 empowering quotes from some of our Nation’s most recognized female rainmakers.


"Being a woman has only bothered me in climbing trees." - Frances Perkins, 1st female US cabinet member



"We're half the people; we should be half the Congress." - Jeannette Rankin, 1st woman to serve in Congress



“If we mean to have heroes, statesmen and philosophers, we should have learned women.” - First-Lady Abigail Adams



"I'm not a humanitarian. I'm a hell-raiser." - Labor organizer Mary Harris "Mother" Jones, born today/1837


"The power I exert on the court depends on the power of my arguments, not on my gender." - Sandra Day O'Connor, 1st female Supreme Court justice



"The test for whether or not you can hold a job should not be the arrangement of your chromosomes." - Lawyer Bella Abzug



“The glory of each generation is to make its own precedents.” - Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood, 1st female lawyer admitted to the Supreme Court bar



“I got my start by giving myself a start.” - Sarah Breedlove, known as Madam C. J. Walker, 1st African-American female millionaire



"The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity." - Amelia Earhart



“We too often bind ourselves by authorities rather than by the truth.” – Activist Lucretia Mott

Are there other female rainmakers of interest to you who weren’t represented in the above post? Include your comment in the ‘Join the Conversation’ text box at the bottom of this string. Register to LexTalk and join the conversation.

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