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#POPxoWomenWantMore: 16 Powerful Quotes By Women That'll Make You Want Aim Higher!

#POPxoWomenWantMore: 16 Powerful Quotes By Women That'll Make You Want Aim Higher!

Remember when Beyonce said, "Who run the world? GIRLS!" Well, that's becoming increasingly true. Women are taking up positions of power in the corporate sphere and representation in the media is improving with better roles and more real women coming to the forefront. To celebrate this International Women's Day we put together a few quotes by inspiring ladies and you'll definitely feel empowered after reading this:

1. Michelle Obama

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"No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens." - Michelle Obama, Former First Lady of USA

2. Laxmi Agarwal

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"I am not a victim. I am a survivor. The man who attacked me will cover his face, I won't." - Laxmi Agarwal, Acid Attack Survivor 

3. Indra Nooyi

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"I grew up with a mother who said 'I'll arrange a marriage for you at 18," but she also said that we could achieve anything we put our minds to and encourage us to dream of becoming prime minister or president." -Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo, CEO

4. Mary Kom

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"People used to say that boxing is for men and not for women and I thought I will show them some day. I promised myself and proved myself." -Mary Kom, Boxing Champion

5. Oprah Winfrey

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"On my own, I will just create, and if it works, it works, and if it doesn’t, I’ll create something else. I don’t have any limitations on what I think I could do or be." - Oprah Winfrey, Media Moghul

6. Arunima Sinha

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"That accident was a turning point of my life but I didn’t want to be dependent on others so I made up my mind and decided to do something that would set an example for others and especially who are going through the same phase. I chased my goal of conquering Mt. Everest with passion. I defied all the odds and have become an inspiration for millions of such people who are physically disabled or handicapped by achieving my goal which is unthinkable to many." - Arunima Sinha, First Indian Amputee To Scale Mt. Everest

7. Melinda Gates

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"I tell my daughters to have their voice in this world, and it became clear I needed to role-model that."- Melinda Gates, Co-founder, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

8. Malala Yousafsai

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"I had two options. One was to remain silent and never to speak and then to be killed by the terrorists. The second option was to speak up for my rights and then die. And I chose the second one." - Malala Yousafsai, Nobel Peace Prize Winner

9. Chanda Kochhar

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“I chose to be a working wife and mother. Why should I compromise on either?” - Chanda Kochhar, Managing Director and CEO, ICICI Bank

10. Maya Angelou

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“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” - Maya Angelou, American Civil Rights Activist

11. Saina Nehwal

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"Do your best to achieve your goal. Do what makes you distinct from others. Snatch your rights by excelling in your pursuits. Do maximum for distinction in your fields."  - Saina Nehwal, Badminton Champion

12. Kirthiga Reddy


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"I strongly believe that the first step and the most important tool towards women empowerment is education. The right education will ensure that women are more competent and confident in taking up bigger challenges and raising the bar in any field." - Kirthiga Reddy, Head Facebook India

13. Hillary Clinton

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“Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply about what you believe in. And, when you stumble, keep faith. And, when you’re knocked down, get right back up and never listen to anyone who says you can’t or shouldn’t go on.”- Hillary Clinton, American Politician

14. Arundhati Roy

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"Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I hear her breathing." - Arundhati Roy, Authour 

15. Margret Thacher

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"If you want something said, ask a man: if you want something done, ask a woman." - Margret Thacher, Former Prime Minister of UK

16. Kalpana Chawala

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"The path from dreams to success does exist. May you have the vision to find it, the courage to get on it and the perseverance to follow it." - Kalpana Chawala, Astronaut

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