Working Women Quotes

“Before feminism, work was largely defined as what men did or would do. Thus, a working woman was someone who labored outside the home for money, masculine-style.” – Gloria Steinem

“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.” – Marie Curie

There is a special place

“There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.” – Madeleine Albright

“We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves.” – Marie Curie

“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance.” – Marie Curie

“Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.” (Harvard Business School definition of leadership)” – Sheryl Sandberg

“If I have accomplished anything in life it is because I have been willing to work hard.” – Madam C. J. Walker

“Only a fool would try to deprive working men and working women of their right to join the union of their choice.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

“I’m a working woman of 80 trying to work out what the image I can project is. How I can do it with, you know, dignity.” – Carmen Dell’Orefice

“When I was a young lawyer, working women wore hats. It was the only way they would take you seriously.” – Bella Abzug

I come from a family

“I come from a family of working women, my mum went to work two weeks after I was born – my parents had no money, there was no choice.” – Lindsay Davenport

“My wife happens to be probably the greatest working woman in comedy. I can’t think of anyone who even approaches her achievements and her abilities.” – Nick Offerman

“No amount of preaching, exhortation, sympathy, benevolence, will render the condition of our working women what it should be, so long as the kitchen and needle are substantially their only resources.” – Horace Greeley

“I want to design for the working women. Okay well – it sounds like 90% of us are that. But really, we are more. We are working women who like to cook, to travel; we are a girlfriend, a writer. We are so much more than just being defined by the one job we have.” – Sarah Lafleur

“I mean, I – it’s so funny, I am, you know, I am, you know, a working woman out in the world, but I still live with my parents half the time. I’ve been sort of taking this very long, stuttering period of moving out.” – Lena Dunham

“It’s really unfair to working women in America who read celebrity news and think, ‘Why can’t I lose weight when I’ve had a baby?’ Well, everyone you’re reading about has money for a trainer and a chef. That doesn’t make it realistic.” – Rachel Zoe

“Like Hillary Clinton before her, Mrs. Obama has always been a working woman. She is a lawyer turned hospital administrator turned political right hand. It is a unique resume.” – Andre Leon Talley

“My mother wanted me off her hands. She was a working woman. She designed clothes, and she was a celebrity collector. It’s my mother’s ambition to be a celebrity.” – Stephen Sondheim

My mom was a working

“My mom was a working woman. She made more money than my dad. Both my parents worked. And this was in the ’60s.” – Rick Santorum

“Women of the working class, especially wage workers, should not have more than two children at most. The average working man can support no more and and the average working woman can take care of no more in decent fashion.” – Margaret Sanger

“Mary Tyler Moore was a working woman whose story lines were not always about dating and men. They were about work friendships and relationships, which is what I feel my adult life has mostly been about.” – Tina Fey

“The purpose of a tax cut is to leave more money where it belongs: in the hands of the working men and working women who earned it in the first place” – Bob Dole

“If it hadn’t been for the rise of the working woman’s wardrobe, I never would have found the time to sneak a kid in.” – Betsey Johnson

“I wanted to show the history and strength of all kinds of black women. Working women, country women, urban women, great women in the history of the United States.” – Elizabeth Catlett

“Women somehow get portrayed as one type. You’re either a feminist or you’re not. You’re a working woman or you’re not. I’m raising two girls, and I say to them, ‘I need you to be strong and soft. You can be smart and beautiful… You can be all of these things.'” – Maria Shriver

At work you worry

“At work you worry over the family at home. At home you fret over work left undone. Behold the working woman’s stress.” – Elaine A. Cannon

“My best advice to working women is just try what you think right now will be best for you and your family – and if it doesn’t work, then change it. And look for ways to cut corners to add to your sanity.” – Jane Park

“[Kim Kardashian] is one of the hardest-working women I’ve been around ever.” – Kris Humphries

“Working women went through a time when they believed that.” – Shirley Geok-lin Lim

“I am a working woman with a secret life: I keep house.” – Cheryl Mendelson

“When I hear that there are 5,000,000 working women in this country, I always take occasion to say that there are 18,000,000 but only 5,000,000 receive their wages.” – Anna Howard Shaw

“How deep is our desire to do better than our mothers–to bring daughters into adulthood strong and fierce yet loving and gentle, adventurous and competitive but still nurturing and friendly, sweet yet sharp. We know as working women that we can’t quite have it all, but that hasn’t stopped us from wanting it all for them.” – Anne Roiphe

I'm nearly always at home

“I’m nearly always at home at the weekends; that’s important for every working woman today, not just me. I don’t encourage people to come in at the weekend and work; I encourage people to go home and create great families.” – Angela Ahrendts

“I am a working woman with a secret life: I keep house.” – Cheryl Mendelson

“The perfect woman, you see [is] a working-woman; not an idler; not a fine lady; but one who [uses] her hands and her head and her heart for the good of others.” – Thomas Hardy

“It is only in revolutionary struggle against the capitalists of every country, and only in union with the working women and men of the whole world, that we will achieve a new and brighter future-the socialist brotherhood of the workers.” – Alexandra Kollontai