“I want to, here and now, gratefully acknowledge the powerful voice of women of all walks of life whose votes brought us to victory. They defended me. They worked with me. They prayed for me. It is the women who labored and advocated for peace throughout our region.” —Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the first elected woman president in post-colonial Africa (right)
"The world will be saved by the western woman."
—The Dalai Lama
The Impact of Women
When sleeping women wake, mountains move.
"All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration. We are the ones we have been waiting for.”
—An Elder from the Hopi Nation
"Women’s business networks demand an economy that not only aims for monetary profit, but also meets human needs and ensures the sustainable use of our natural resources." —Carolyn Parrs
"Half of the human race has a long history of not being asked to participate in the discovery of new ideas. What a waste! I firmly believe that many of the best ideas that will help humankind in the 21st century will come from women.” —Elizabeth Lesser