Over 100 years ago, women in the UK were fighting to get the vote. Before 1918, women engaged in protests, hunger strikes and what they called ‘deeds not words’ in order to gain equality. Until finally, women were granted the vote as the suffrage movement gained global momentum. Emmeline Pankhurst, the leader of the British suffragette movement was even described by Time magazine in 1999 as ‘one of the 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century’, stating “…she shaped an idea of women for our time; she shook society into a new pattern from which there could be no going back.”
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, we look at the inspirational women around today, who have furthered feminism in their own way. Such as Malala Yousafzai, who continued to campaign for the universal education of women even after being violently attacked for her protest and beliefs. Or J.K. Rowling who was assessed as the 13th most powerful woman in the UK by Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4.
To celebrate the achievements of women over the last century, we’ve created 6 unique posters with life advice and inspirational quotes from some of today’s most successful and influential women.
Life Advice From Six Women At The Top Of Their Game – Transcript
CEO of YouTube
“Don’t overplan your life. Joining Google when I was four months pregnant was a bit of a leap, but sometimes you have to do the right thing for you right now.”
Youngest Nobel Prize Laureate
“Let us pick up our books and our pens; they are the most powerful weapons.”
Prime Minister of New Zealand
“I don’t think that the next generation should fear just being who they are, rather than conforming to an expectation of what they are meant to be.”
“The only one who can tell you “you can’t win” is you, and you don’t have to listen.”
“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”
“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might not have lived at all – in which case you fail by default.”
We hope you feel inspired by this life advice from successful women! Happy 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage!