It's Women's History Month: What Women Have Inspired You? Win a $75 gift card

SheSpeaksTeam By SheSpeaksTeam 03.10.21
It's Women's History Month: What Women Have Inspired You? Win a $75 gift card
This Women's History Month, we're celebrating all of the women who have changed the world, either on a global scale or on a personal one. 

Check out the women who have inspired our members below. Then tell us what women have inspired you. You could win a $75 gift card to your favorite woman-owned business!

Women Making Their Mark

"Ruth Bader Ginsburg was inspirational to me in so many ways. My Dad was an attorney, so I was always aware of law and the judicial system, generally. Obviously she helped women in multiple ways and I think that her death this past year brought her again to the news and highlighted just how important and influential she has been to women's rights". - kpayne1027  

"There are so many but the first one that comes to mind is Michelle Obama. She just seemed to take the whole First Lady thing in stride. She was always so poised and just always made me proud to be an American every time I heard her speak.  Such a wonderful role model." - wendy106

"Barbara Jordan was always an inspiration to me, working on the committee that investigated Richard Nixon. She was so impressive." - SueG907  

"Alice Wong is an incredible disability rights advocate who founded the Disibility Visabilty Project, which is dedicated to sharing the stories of people with disabilities. She also fights to see more people with disabilities in leadership positions and politics. The work she does is so incredible and the more I read her work, the more I am impressed. Though her name isn't so well known, it should be." - jerseygirl1

Women the World Should Know

"My mother passed away in the fall of 2009. She inspires me daily... She wanted to go to college in the late 50s to become a doctor. In those days, you couldn’t. The choice was to become a Nurse or get married. She married my father, and became a nurse.  She was a Nurse for over 10 years until the doctor retired. She raised four children and also my sister's kid when my sister got sick.  When my nephew got Leukemia at 2 years old, he went to Sloan Kettering in 1983. My mother, Margaret Joan Outeiral, created the first Parents Room there in 1983…" - Kissmekatedelta88  

"My grandmother inspired me. She did what she could in the face of adversity. She forged her own path and showed my cousins she could do things they never thought she could." - klassic  

"The person I choose is my best friend Debbie. … Debbie does and has helped so many strangers with so many things, buying groceries, or a quick meal, a kind word or advice on where to go for any needed help…. This woman never stops, her energy and will and desire to help and impact this world to make it a better place is amazing. Debbie is my choice for someone who has inspired me and I'm sure many others. She may not be history now, however, I believe one day many will remember her for all she did to help. She will not make national news, but in her community she will." - allene7

What women have inspired you? Enter to win a $75 gift card to your favorite women-owned business!

Women's History Month Giveaway

*One winner will be chosen at random to receive a $75 gift card to the business of their choice, provided that the gift card can easily be bought online. . Giveaway is open through March 31, 2021 to U.S. residents at least 18 years of age. Entrants must be a member of SheSpeaks. If you are not a member, click here to join. Winner will be notified by email.

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  • Jujuhul2002 By Jujuhul2002
    03.26.21  

    I am inspired by my grandmothers. Even tho they are gone, I try to be like them. They were both loving and caring women, who showed me how to love others. 

  • Justmissash By Justmissash
    03.26.21  

    I mean love

  • Justmissash By Justmissash
    03.26.21  

    I live Eleanor Roosevelt, Flannery O'Connor, Helena Bonham Carter, Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey, Ellen Degeneres, Reese Witherspoon. And so many more. These women are amazing and dare to be brave and be different and unique and stand up for who they are and what should be. I love so many women in history and so many women today! Especially my mom and my daughters. 

  • kelliedunnagan By kelliedunnagan
    03.25.21  

    I'm inspired by all women. Doing all we can to make the world a better place.

  • eparisher By eparisher
    03.25.21  

    I'm inspired by the women that raise children and work. We all have different methods, including myself. We always find a way to make it work! 

  • eswright18 By eswright18
    03.25.21  

    My mother always inspired me. She was born in 1921, so she lived through several wars and many years of rationing. She was, and always will be my hero.

  • goodvibes2021 By goodvibes2021
    03.24.21  

    Many woman during my life has supported and lifted me up. 

  • maradra1983 By maradra1983
    03.24.21  

    My mother!

  • maradra1983 By maradra1983
    03.24.21  

    My mom inspires me but also my dad was always so supportive and so respecting of her.

  • renejoseph By renejoseph
    03.24.21  

    My art teacher from college, Mary Abbott.  Besides being a amazing artist, she withstood discrimantion and support other women/young ladies.

  • aubs78 By aubs78
    03.24.21  

    My former boss and friend Lori Brierre inspires me.  She demonstrates what it takes to make things happen and come to fruition in the Procurement world of higher education.  She showed me how to be confident and a leader, but most of all she showed me how to really listen and care about your team (friends, family, co-workers).

  • chaiilattefrappe By chaiilattefrappe
    03.24.21  

    Marie Curie and Amelia Earhart both inspire me a lot. They were breakthrough women in their industries. They both ignored the unfair gender discrimination and societal norms and proved to the world that women can do just as much as men can. They paved the way for us women, and I am not only inspired but forever grateful for their duties. 

    xx char

  • shonvic1981 By shonvic1981
    03.24.21  

    I have been inspired by many women- Hariett Tubman, Michelle Obama, and Rosa Parks. 

  • Jabeen By Jabeen
    03.22.21  

    My grandma and my mom are my inspiration 

  • SeymaShabbir By SeymaShabbir
    03.22.21  

    Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett who is a young black scientist from NC who helped with the covid vaccine we use today.

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