It’s Women’s History Month! At Girl Scouts, we build the girl leaders of today, providing them with the tools they need to grow into even stronger leaders as women. Throughout the month of March, we celebrate the achievements of women throughout history and how they overcame obstacles, took a stand for their beliefs and women’s rights, and became the changemakers our country needed. And the great news is, many of these women were Girl Scouts! Learning about their accomplishments is a great way for girls to get inspired and to see that they, too, can change the world… and what better time to do so than during Girl Scout Week?!
In celebration of Women’s History Month, check out some of our favorite quotes from notable Girl Scout alumnae… beginning with our incredible founder, Juliette Gordon Low of course!
“To put yourself in another’s place required real imagination, but by doing so each Girl Scout will be able to love among others happily.” – Juliette Gordon Low
“We don’t accomplish anything in this world alone… and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one’s life and all the weavings of individual threads form one to another that creates something.” – Sandra Day O’Connor
“We are all here to be a service to those who can’t be a service to themselves. We can give people hope and more reasons for being human.” – Dionne Warwick
“Science is fun. Science is curiosity. We all have natural curiosity. Science is a process of investigating. It’s posing questions and coming up with a method. It’s delving in.” – Sally Ride
“Look at people for an example, but then make sure to do things your way. Surround yourself with positive people.” – Queen Latifah
“Every moment is an organizing opportunity, every person a potential activist, every minute a chance to change the world.” – Dolores Huerta
“I don’t focus on what I’m up against. I focus on my goals and try to ignore the rest.” – Venus Williams
“We don’t need to share the same opinions as others, but we need to be respectful.” – Taylor Swift
“The best education I have ever received was through travel.” – Lisa Ling
“I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.” – Lucille Ball
“A boat is always safe in the harbor, but that’s not what boats are built for.” – Katie Couric
“You really have to look inside yourself and find your own inner strength, and say, ‘I’m proud of what I am and who I am, and I’m just going to be myself.’ ” – Mariah Carey
“It was the combination of hard work and a hand up that allowed me to become one of the first women to fly in combat missions and achieve my American Dram.” – Tammy Duckworth
Each Wednesday of Women’s History Month, GSUSA will highlight a few go-getting women who made and continue to make strides and bring about positive change. Check out their blog for more inspiration!