Learning about successful business women inspires me. I stayed home with my kids for the past six years, and since they are all school age now, I’ve decided to focus on my career. It’s encouraging to find women who have found jobs they love and who are mind-bogglingly good at it. Who are the women that inspire you? I asked my readers this a few days ago. Check out some of the answers they sent me! Who would you add to the list? Also! I made a fun slideshow game!
I started thinking about this post after I watched the documentary Art & Copy a few nights ago (it’s on Netflix instant watch!). It’s all about the advertising world. Out of all the people they interviewed, I was most intrigued by Mary Wells Lawrence. It was her campaign that brought us the “I Love NY” phrase/song back in the seventies. AND she was the first woman CEO to make it onto the NY Stock Exchange board.
In the movie, Mary Wells Lawrence was asked what made her so successful. She responded, “I never get tired.” Today, as I have a million things to do and feel totally exhausted, I keep telling myself, “I never get tired. I never get tired. I never get tired. And I LOVE NY!”
After learning about Mary Wells, I starting think about all the women who inspire me. And then put the question out to my readers. Thank you to all those who participated! Here’s the top ten list I came up with from the answers sent to me. Feel free add yours in the comment section!
2. Diane Keaten (via Alexandra)
3. Tina Fey (via Alexandra)
9. Harper Lee (via Alexandra)
10. Indra Kooyi (via Alexandra)
Now it’s time for the Slideshow Game. See if you can match the quote with the woman who said it. The first slide will show the quote, then the next slide will be the person who said it. I’ll only use the women mentioned in the list above. But not all of them! Good luck! I’ll start you off easy …
photo credits: Tina Fey via Wikipedia Sheryl Sandburg via Wikipedia, Judy Blume via her official website, Diane Keaten via Wikipedia, Miranda July via her official website, Ginger Rogers via Wikipedia, JK Rowling via Wikipedia