JOYCE ODUAH, FICMC, GENERAL SECRETARY, NBA, CELEBRATES WOMEN ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY.
In alignment with the theme ascribed to the 2021 International Women’s Day celebration [Women in Leadership] permit me to take you down memory lane featuring brilliant quotes stamped in the sands of time by great women from different spheres of life;
“ If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader.” -Dolly Parton.
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“The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first” -Iyanla Vanzant.
“We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained” -Marie Curie.
“A leader takes people where they want to go, A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.” -Rosalynn Carter.
“Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.” -Elizabeth Gilbert.
“You educate a man; you educate a man, you educate a woman; you educate a generation.” -Brigham Young.
“I’m grateful to be a woman. I must have done something great in another life.” -Maya Angelou.
“There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.” -Michelle Obama
“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” -Mother Teresa.
“Women’s value has been under-recognized for far too long.” -Sidney Sheldon.
“Human rights are women’s rights, and women’s rights are human rights.” -Hillary Clinton.
“Feminism isn’t about making women strong. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.” – G.D. Anderson, Feminist.
From my desk as the General Secretary of the largest bar in Africa, Nigerian Bar Association, NBA and on the back of women supporting women, women Leadership, equality, courage and the urge to constantly do and be more, I join women all around the world in a bid to celebrate us.
“Women are the light at the end of the tunnel, ever forging hope through the course that is humanity.” -Joyce Oduah, FICMC.