“When there are more role models for young girls to look up to, they are more likely to see themselves in that position.” – Elise Stefanik

“Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.” – Margaret Thatcher

“When you are handed something instead of having to work for it, you don’t respect it as much.” – Katie Pavlich

“When you challenge other people’s ideas of who or how you should be, they may try to diminish and disgrace you. It can happen in small ways in hidden places, or in big ways on a world stage. You can spend a lifetime resenting the tests, angry about the slights and the injustices. Or, you can rise above it.” – Carly Fiorina

“My parents always used to tell us not to complain about things but do something about them, so ‘can’t is not an option’ was almost a way of life.” – Nikki Haley

“I am a big believer that eventually everything comes back to you. You get back what you give out.” – Nancy Reagan

“Believe in something larger than yourself… get involved in the big ideas of your time.” – Barbara Bush 

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