quote by Mae Jemison

Never limit yourself because of others' limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination.

— Mae Jemison

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I have frequently been questioned, especially by women, of how I could reconcile family life with a scientific career. Well, it has not been easy.


Career women quote I'm usually good about my temper, but all these men trying to control women's bo
I'm usually good about my temper, but all these men trying to control women's bodies are really beginning to piss me off.

When you are in love with a man or a woman, the love you feel does not come from him or her; it is the love flowing from you own heart that you feel. Your partner is simply giving you an excuse to love. Love is always found flowing in your heart, not in your family, lover, career or art.

Career women quote Girls compete with each other. Women empower one another.
Girls compete with each other. Women empower one another.
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Though we do need more women to graduate with technical degrees, I always like to remind women that you don't need to have science or technology degrees to build a career in tech.

Women want men, careers, money, children, friends, luxury, comfort, independence, freedom, respect, love, and a three-dollar pantyhose that won't run.

I don't believe in competing, because there's room for everyone.

You have to compete with yourself, because your duty to grow as a human being and keeping your humility is much more important than your music career. You can get money, women, travels, but all that's an illusion.


Career women quote The true purpose of education is to make minds, not careers.
The true purpose of education is to make minds, not careers.
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Women, you can have it all - a loving man, devoted husband, loving children, a fabulous career.

Whatever you choose, however many roads you travel, I hope that you choose not to be a lady. I hope you will find some way to break the rules and make a little trouble out there. And I also hope that you will choose to make some of that trouble on behalf of women.

The true mission of feminism today is not to carp about the woes of affluent Western career women but to turn the spotlight on life-and-death issues affecting women in the Third World, particularly in rural areas where they have little protection against exploitation and injustice.

Career women quote We have to free the half of the human race, the women, so that they can help to
We have to free the half of the human race, the women, so that they can help to free the other half.

Doing something for yourself like running, and using it to test yourself, will only make you feel better about your career or your family role.

I know it's practical for career women, but sneakers with suits? Jesus couldn't possibly weep harder than I did.


Growth and comfort do not coexist.

Career women quote Decisiveness is a characteristic of high-performing men and women. Almost any de
Decisiveness is a characteristic of high-performing men and women. Almost any decision is better than no decision at all.

Once you get on stage, everything is right.

I feel the most beautiful, complete, fulfilled. I think that's why, in the case of noncompromising career women, parts of our personal lives don't work out. One person can't give you the feeling that thousands of people give you.

So many women around the world in so many different career paths and places are expected to be perfect and I know that it sounds cliché, but none of us are.

At the end of the day, both men and women who become CEOs have showed tenacity and hard work to succeed in their careers. It takes not just skills but also extreme dedication and commitment. And regardless of gender, CEOs are measured by the same criteria - the growth and success of the business.

Career women quote How have you remained a one women man? "She is my best friend, would you want to
How have you remained a one women man? "She is my best friend, would you want to hurt your best friend?

Leadership is not bullying and leadership is not aggression.

Leadership is the expectation that you can use your voice for good. That you can make the world a better place.


Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams.

If you're wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn't love you anymore.

We need all hands on deck, and that means clearing hurdles for women and girls as they navigate careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.

Career women quote Respect for women is one of the greatest gifts a father can show to a son.
Respect for women is one of the greatest gifts a father can show to a son.

When I came to Harvard, there were no tenured women except one, who was in a chair reserved for a woman. It's still an uphill battle, and I encountered great sexism in parts of my career, but I have to say that things are a lot better than they used to be. There are many women today doing wonderful work all over the academy.

Many women assume they can't be good mothers and have challenging careers at the same time, so they might give up trying to do both as they get to a crucial point in their career. Although it can be hard at times, it's important for women to recognize the benefits of working outside the home.

I figured as I got older, the good roles for women would be in the theatre.

So 15 years ago I started building a Broadway career to try and develop the chops to be accepted as a great theatrical actress.


Career women quote Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the Titanic who waved off the dess
Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the Titanic who waved off the dessert cart.

With a woman I try to photograph her beauty;

with a man I try to show his character. Once I photographed a man with a big nose (Jimmy Durante), and emphasized his nose, and he was very pleased with the picture. That could not happen with a woman. The most intelligent woman will reject a portrait if it doesn't flatter her.

Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams.

Someone who values fairness and expects or, even better, wants to do his share in the home. These men exist and, trust me, over time, nothing is sexier.

Career women quote Believe in yourself and back yourself to come out on top. A fulfilling career is
Believe in yourself and back yourself to come out on top. A fulfilling career is waiting for those brave enough to find it.

Careers are a jungle gym, not a ladder.

Oh my God, you're serious. Honey, I am a six time Women's Champion, if you get into the ring with me it will not be for a Lingerie Pillow Fight, it will not be to shoot t-shirts. If you get into the ring with me I will end your career just like that. Are you sure that's what you want?


It's fine to have talent, but talent is the last of it.

In an acting career, as in an acting performance, you've got to have vitality. The secret of successful acting is identical with a woman's beauty secret: joy in living.

Career women quote The abuse of women and girls is the most pervasive
The abuse of women and girls is the most pervasive

I've yet to be on a campus where most women weren't worrying about some aspect of combining marriage, children, and a career. I've yet to find one where many men were worrying about the same thing.

I'm a woman, born the daughter of a feminist and the granddaughter of a feminist grandfather. I don't think I could have avoided working on women's issues. I don't do it as a career or profession; it's my very essence as a human being.

I've been a staunch advocate of women's empowerment, and I've worked hard throughout my career to advance the cause. It is heartening to see that gender equality is really becoming more of a reality. There is still much more to be done, and I'm confident that, by working together, we can empower women worldwide.

Career women quote If you're someone who genuinely believes that women don't deserve or aren't as m
If you're someone who genuinely believes that women don't deserve or aren't as much as men, you're like the plague. On the big history chart, you're the plague... It's just pointless and deadly.

The way I look at - speaking as a woman - I understand what it means to be a daughter, and to be a wife, and to be a mother, and also to be a career woman. The multiple roles that women can play in a society if given the opportunity is really a tremendous asset.


I am drawn to women who are independent and creative, which is problematic because it's a struggle, a competition of careers. There's jealousy.

It would not be going too far to assert that .

.. conflict confronts every woman who ventures upon a career of her own and who is ... unwilling to pay for her daring with the renunciation of her femininity.

The feminist movement has spent 30 years putting down the role of stay-at-home moms and trying to tell young women that only someone who is mentally disabled would pick that for a career.

To marry and have children is the ideal life for a woman.

What career could ever be as fine? To give the world splendid men and women-isn't that the noblest thing a woman could possibly do?