“I’ve done a lot of things that women don’t typically do. I made a conscious choice not to have children. In my twenties I raced stallions in the dessert with an Egyptian man. In 2008 I became one of 200 women who have summited Mount Everest. All these adventures, and all these decisions have shaped me and my idea of what it is to be a woman.” – Nicole Lowry.
“That protective instinct that comes from becoming a mother – you want to be your best for them. Feeling the movement of the babies inside you and knowing you are growing a person is overwhelming, humbling, exciting and scary. I have two boys, one is no longer living. He was murdered when he was six years old in the Sandy Hook School shooting.” – Nicole Hockley is the Founder and Managing Director of Sandy Hook Promise.
” I was sitting in a business meeting, during which I shared my honest opinions. Afterwards the women who were also in the meeting asked why I had to say things so harshly. That I wasn’t being nice. I answered, ” Isn’t it more respectful to give my honest opinion and not sugar coat it?” If a man speaks his mind, even if he used the same exact words as I did – he would not be told he wasn’t being nice.” – Dannie Hetz Founder + CEO of TOPRO.