HAMILTON: Don’t modulate the key then not debate with me!
Why should a tiny island across the sea regulate the price of tea?
BURR: Alexander, please!
HAMILTON: Burr, I’d rather be divisive than indecisive, drop the niceties.
ACT I, FARMER REFUTED
(HAMILTON AN AMERICAN MUSICAL 2018 DAY-TO-DAY CALENDAR, March 8, 2018)
We women have got plenty of power. We don’t have to be given power. We women have got the $5 trillion of investable assets, we direct 80% of consumer spending, we’re more than half the workforce, we’ve got power. We just need to be activated in order to use it.
Women are leading the movement in this country. I think it’s an important time and women have the power to make a huge change. Not only in their own lives and their own communities, but frankly in the direction of the country.
On International Women’s Day, we celebrate the achievement and contributions of women around the world, who have played a role in shaping our history. In a year that has seen women from all walks of life rise up and speak out on issues of equality, it’s also an opportunity to join together to push global attention toward accelerating the gender parity timeline, highlighted by the 2018 theme of #PressForPogress.
Here, ten female leaders who have shaped important facets of business, culture, fashion and politics, share their experiences, their blessings, their challenges and their motivations. From standing out to standing up and how they’re using their voices to lead the way forward for other women, these statements, shared with Forbes over the last year, highlight the power of being a woman.
On Standing Out:
“I feel so blessed to be a woman. I feel so blessed to be a person of color. I feel so blessed to be from the boogie down Bronx. I have so many things to be grateful for. And so I think part of my wanting my march towards change is so that I never feel that those things are limiting factors. That those are parts of the mosaic of who I am, but that they don’t somehow put a limit to my trajectory.” – Kerry Washington, Actress
“There will be plenty of times where being a woman is probably not helping your career, so when it does, take the opportunity and then stand out. Really show that you’re something special.” – Julie Sweet, CEO, Accenture North America
“I didn’t love being the only woman in the room, but I was also okay with it. And I learned to not think about how I was different. I think in many situations growing up, I was the only immigrant or I was the only Chinese-American in a room or in my school. And I learned to either not notice or to embrace it as a positive and to use it to bring something new, and different, and fresh to the group. And I think that comfort with being different is so important for anyone who wants to disrupt because the whole idea is to not conform to what everyone else is already doing.” – Clara Shih, CEO and Co-Founder, Hearsay Social
“I think that women have a unique talent of being able to see the forest and the trees at the same time. We’re able to sort of see the bigger picture and see the vision, but also see the unique things that are happening and be able to fix it.” – Bozoma Saint John, Chief Brand Officer, Uber
Bozoma Saint John speaks at the Forbes Women’s Summit
On Standing Up:
“We really are up against tremendous battles. We are held to different standards by a lot of people. We are considered cute instead of serious. And when we are serious, we’re considered scary. And so, you know, you’re too serious. You’re too professional. You become a threat. And so it’s at this point where you really just have to be you, and you have to just kind of put people in their place. ” – Whitney Wolfe, CEO and Founder, Bumble
“ We women have got plenty of power. We don’t have to be given power. We women have got the $5 trillion of investable assets, we direct 80% of consumer spending, we’re more than half the workforce, we’ve got power. We just need to be activated in order to use it. ” – Sallie Krawcheck, CEO and Co-Founder, Ellevest
“The thing that I would like to say to younger women is that it is so much more fun being in charge. And it is so much easier being in charge. You have more money. You have more support. You have more sort of bureaucratic support around you. And that’s not a message that women get in our culture. We get a message that ambition is bad, that you’re probably rapacious, that you’ve probably stabbed everybody along the way to get here, which is a super negative message.” – Joanna Coles, Chief Content Officer, Hearst
On Leading The Way Forward:
“ Women are leading the movement in this country. I think it’s an important time and women have the power to make a huge change. Not only in their own lives and their own communities, but frankly in the direction of the country. ” – Cecile Richards, Activist and Former President, Planned Parenthood
What keeps me going is the sense that there’s so much hope. I think about all of my sisters who I fight alongside, who I kiki and laugh and giggle and gossip alongside. When I see their joy in the face of so many insurmountable hurdles and obstacles, that they can still go, with their underfunded movements and try to create change, try to run for government, try to do all of these things. Who am I to not be compelled to go and do this work and to link arms unabashedly, unapologetically, and fiercely alongside them? – Janet Mock, Activist and Author
“At the end of the day, I am a woman. I was married very young, divorced very young, was a single mother very young. And I remember how important it was for me to be independent, to have my own money, to be able to give my son all the things that I wanted. I know how important it was for me to be able to create my own business. And now that I can empower other women, it’s like I have to. It’s like I’m supposed to try to encourage other women, to be able to empower them so that they can also be free.” – Sofia Vergara, Actress and Co-Founder, EBY
(Forbes 10 Powerful Quotes From Female Leaders On International Women’s Day, March 8, 2018,
THE JANE WALKER EDITION
IN THIS LIFE OR THE NEXT, GOD’S PROMISES WILL BE FULFILLED.
ROBERT D. HALES
(Mormon Church of Satan imposter Jesus Christ, Mormon Channel Daily Quote, March 8, 2018,
We opened our first location more than 20 years ago in NYC, in a small storefront on 64th and Lexington, with the mission of bringing hearty, high quality comfort food to busy, hungry people. In a tiny kitchen at the back of the store, we made rich, delicious soups, while at the counter up front, we ladled them up to hundreds of New Yorkers each day. We chose a name that described our food—robust, wholesome, and promoting wellness, body and soul.
https://www.haleandhearty.com/#our-story [emphasis added]
THE NEW YORKER THE LATEST
(The Latest: Man dies after car makes contact with live wire, Mormon Church of Satan KSL, March 8, 2018,
Brent Belnap in New York City. $ BUY PHOTO courtesy photo
(Doug Robinson: Utahn in N.Y. knows to be prepared, Mormon Church of Satan Deseret News, September 5, 2011,
(New York City Mayor Warren Wilhelm aka Bill DeBlasio’s Thrive Mental Health Roadmap,
FOR THE RECORD. CIA Mormon Brent Belnap and his family now live in Russia; he is the Mormon Church of Satan’s BYU Law School representative in Russia, the nation that recently banned God’s visible organization. CIA Mormon Jon Huntsman is U.S. Ambassador to Russia.
cc Russian oligarchs, cc Mormon oligarchs, cc all Mormon barristers
(Market Watch, March 8, 2018, http://www.marketwatch.com)
(Australia Stock Exchange, March 8, 2018, http://www.asx.com.au)
The little one will become a thousand and the small one a mighty nation.—Isa. 60:22.
Jehovah’s faithful servants on earth, his Witnesses, make up an organization that is indeed exceptional. True, it is composed of humans who are imperfect and who have their faults. Still, God’s holy spirit has been moving his global congregation to grow and prosper. When the last days of the present system began back in 1914, God’s servants on earth were relatively few in number. But Jehovah blessed their preaching work. During the following decades, millions of new ones learned Bible truths and became Jehovah’s Witnesses. Jehovah actually pointed forward to this outstanding growth, saying the words of today’s text and adding: “I myself, Jehovah, will speed it up in its own time.” That prophetic statement has certainly come true in these last days. Thus, the number of God’s people on earth is now greater than the entire population of many nations. w16.06 4:1, 2
(Examining the Scriptures Daily, March 7, 2018, God’s visible organization’s Watchtower Online Library,
https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/dt/r1/lp-e/2018/3/8, posted here at my website with permission from some of the federal agents who’re pretending to be Jehovah’s Witnesses, cc all Mormon barristers)