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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  • orchidlady01 By orchidlady01
    03.14.21  

    Michelle Obama inspires me.

  • dolls123 By dolls123
    03.14.21  

    My daughter 

  • celtic94 By celtic94
    03.14.21  

    I am inspired by my mother, her sisters (my aunts), and my grandmother.  None of them had an easy life growing up, but they were strong, determinded, and intent on making their lives better.  Everyone of them dealt with occurances which would have made other people quit, but not them.  I thank these women for showing me what women are capable of...anything they set their mind to.

  • jas3535 By jas3535
    03.14.21  

    I did not have a very good relationship with my mother. And she has been gone now for 7 years but what I will say is that she was the strongest woman I've ever known. Now that she has passed away I can understand her better and sympathize with her situation. While raising four children on her own after having dealt with domestic violence at the hands of my father, she not only held down a full-time job but she struggled horribly with depression. He taught me through her actions not only how to Ox strong but to be strong. Getting away with rape Pollos admire her tenacity and her ability to see things through, and to fight for what is right.

  • DOBIE66 By DOBIE66
    03.14.21  

    Any woman is inspiring

  • lorinlucy By lorinlucy
    03.14.21  

    There are so many inspirational women in the world. Under it all, we are alike.

  • FireRunner2379 By FireRunner2379
    03.14.21  

    I was always inspired by my mom, a free loving, live life to the fullest, happy soul!

  • photos By photos
    03.14.21  

    Certain everyday women. 

  • saltpep By saltpep
    03.14.21  

    Many women inspire me. No one in particular but as I see them in action, I am awed by them.

  • Justlaura7979 By Justlaura7979
    03.14.21  

    Joan of Arc has always been my hero!

  • Justlaura7979 By Justlaura7979
    03.14.21  

    Joan of Arc has always been my hero!

  • kugrad2005 By kugrad2005
    03.13.21  

    Annie Cohen Kopchovsky  known as Annie Londonderry, was a Latvian immigrant to the United States who in 1894–95 became the first woman to bicycle around the world. Truly inspiring!

  • kolbamberlee By kolbamberlee
    03.13.21  

    Michelle Obama is the first one that comes to mind! 

  • msesquire By msesquire
    03.13.21  

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  As a female attorney, I know my path was made far easier because of her actions and the challenges she faced.  She made the lives of all women easier with her work at the ACLU, but in particular she blazed a trail for the 8 year old girl I was when I decided I wanted to be a lawyer when I grow up.  I frequently wear a necklace that is an RBG coin (from Awe Inspired) to remind me of how far we've come but how far we still have to go, and that it is now my responsibility, along with other women, to continue her work and legacy.

  • n7nickys7n By n7nickys7n
    03.13.21  

    my mother

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