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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  • dogtrainer By dogtrainer
    03.22.21  

    My mom inspired me from an early age. There are a few military wives I admire for showing me how to live the military life with children and moves.

  • melmorgan4 By melmorgan4
    03.22.21  

    My mother inspires me

  • mrscole131 By mrscole131
    03.21.21  

    My mom inspires me to take pride in what you do no matter how big or small!  My best friend reminds me to support women and celebrate successes big and small!

  • Chantillylace87 By Chantillylace87
    03.20.21  

    My mom inspires me.

  • mami2jcn By mami2jcn
    03.20.21  

    Oprah inspires me.  She was one of the first people to discuss the abuse she endured as a child publicly.

  • Scampers49 By Scampers49
    03.18.21  

    My mom & grandmother were the perfect role models. They taught me strength & resistence and to never give up hope. 

  • icefairy By icefairy
    03.18.21  

    My mom has inspired me to be strong and independent.

  • laurenpeterson2014 By laurenpeterson2014
    03.18.21  

    My friend Gups inspires me so much.  She started up a dog rescue during a pandemic!  It's been her dream forever, and I'm proud to be able to help!

  • laurenpeterson2014 By laurenpeterson2014
    03.18.21  

    My friend Gups inspires me.  She started up a dog rescue during a pandemic!  She will do anything to help a dog, and ensure the poor furball has a chance.  I'm proud to help with her rescue.

  • HotNHere By HotNHere
    03.17.21  

    My mom is inspirational and kind.

  • jl2288 By jl2288
    03.17.21  

    My friends inspire me but I'm also slowly losing connection with some of them.

  • tragicallycassie By tragicallycassie
    03.17.21  

    My grandmother is my greatest inspiration. I miss her everyday.

  • pontiacgirl By pontiacgirl
    03.17.21  

    My grandmother, she was kind, honest and was always there for everyone.

  • friedmli By friedmli
    03.17.21  

    My grandmother (on my dad's side). She came to NYC with her sister in her early 20s (mid-1930s) to study to become a professional singer. She sang in cabarets and took lessons but went home to visit her family in South Bend, Indiana and met my grandfather. She called her sister and said, "Ida, pack my things, I'm not coming back." She then raised my father and my aunt and dedicated herself to being a fabulous cook and wife for my grandfather, who was extremely traditional and could be quite rigid and difficult. At 40, she went back to school to become a kindergarten teacher, and embarked on a second career for more than two decades, keeping in touch with much younger colleagues for years after she retired, which she credited for keeping her vibrant and stimulated even as she hit 90 and beyond. She died last April at age 105.

  • sandramburns1959 By sandramburns1959
    03.16.21  

    My Grandmother, she lived alone, ran a farm, owned real estate, kept a spotless house, had a garden, drove a car (which was unusual for someone born in the early 1900's) cooked from scratch, made her own clothes and last but not least, a good Christian woman. I miss her so......

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