The Working List of the Women We Love and Their Words of Wisdom
Whether it's filmmaking or fashion, women have been paving the path for others to forge ahead with similar dreams. Regardless of their upbringing, these women have used their talent and craft as a means to make their mark and create positive change. Therefore, we've put together a working list of leaders, visionaries, and creative geniuses whose words of wisdom will certainly inspire the dreamers, doers, movers, and shakers (regardless of gender).
Christy Turlington Burns
"When you are balanced and when you listen and attend to the needs of your body, mind, and spirit, your natural beauty comes out."
"I know who I am by now. And I am my own brand."
Diane Von Furstenberg
"I never knew what I wanted to do, but I knew the kind of woman I wanted to be."
“We’re in the business of luxury and there’s nothing more luxurious than being good to people, being respectful of them.”
"Intuition is a strong feminine quality."
Maria Grazia Chiuri
"The woman is always the most important part of any outfit."
Cinema & the Arts
“Thats the way I work: I try to imagine what I would like to see.”
"I've been absolutely terrified every moment of my life - and I've never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do."
“Your success will not be determined by your gender or your ethnicity, but only on the scope of your dreams and your hard work to achieve them.”
“Every day is the beginning of your career.”
"If there's specific resistance to women making movies, I just choose to ignore that as an obstacle for two reasons: I can't change my gender, and I refuse to stop making movies."
"The future hasn't happened yet and the past is gone. So I think the only moment we have is right here and now, and I try to make the best of those moments, the moments that I'm in."
"I had spent many years pursuing excellence because that is what classical music is all about... Now it was dedicated to freedom, and that was far more important."
"If you want to make something happen that hasn't happened before , you've got to allow yourself to make a lot of mistakes."
"A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That's why they don't get what they want."
"Instead of looking at the past, I put myself ahead twenty years and try to look at what I need to do now in order to get there then."
"My mother always taught us that if people don't agree with you, the important thing is to listen to them. But if you've listened to them carefully and you still think that you're right, then you must have the courage of your convictions."
"The most effective way to do it, is to do it."
Ruth Bader Ginsberg
“If you have a caring life partner, you help the other person when that person needs it. I had a life partner who thought my work was as important as his, and I think that made all the difference for me.”