Call it a sisterhood. A tribe. A community. Whatever your word, today we celebrate it on behalf of every woman around the world. International Women’s Day began in the early 1900s as a global day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women everywhere. With all the struggles women across the globe continue to experience even in 2017, the amazing women of Hornall Anderson (from our US and UK offices) wanted to acknowledge this day and all of Women’s History Month by sharing personal words of wisdom and insight meant to inspire each other and every woman—daughters, mothers, sisters, friends, colleagues, all of us.
(Seattle & New York)
“Try your best. If it’s not good enough, try something new and don’t overthink it.” – Nicola T.
“Be open. Be confident. Be yourself.” – Amy M.
“Know yourself and stay true to what you believe. Remember that what goes around comes around, so assume the best of people and stay positive.” – Judy D.
“You’ll never know what success looks like without trying.” – Marcy K.
“Speak your mind. Be kind. Wear sunscreen.” – Paige R.
“Work hard to see things from others’ perspectives.” – Erin C.
“Ladies, strive to be the leaders you wish you’d had.” – Kristin J.
“Be a light that shines the path for others. Have confidence and strength to celebrate and respect not only yourself, but also everyone around you, recognizing that we ALL have a unique and valuable role to play in this game called life.” – Christina A.
“I always thought it wasn't great to be sensitive, quieter, sometimes nervous... but now I realise these are some of the greatest qualities I have!” – Claire W.
“Slow down, embrace the ambiguity and uncertainty that daily life brings, and look at every mistake as an opportunity for growth.” – April M.
“Be strong, work hard and dance like nobody’s watching.” – Kim V.
“Respect your mom—where she’s coming from and what she’s achieved – but you’ve got to live your way.” – Lee Ann J.
“Believe in you. Believe you can do anything, be anything, achieve anything. Because you can.” – Maureen E.
“Listen, and ask questions after. And remember, you are capable of so much more than you think you are; just have faith.” – Lisa L.
"You know so much more than you think you do. Your opinion matters. Believe!” – Rachael T.
“You do you.” – Amy S.
“Take time-outs in life to simply sit and look around you at all that you have to be thankful for. Whether you’re in the thick of a life-changing event (wedding, birth of a child, road tripping thru Europe), or it’s a mundane Tuesday evening sitting watching my little guy play before bedtime, like I do night after night. Take a time-out and think about this exact moment and how lucky you are to have all that you do.” – Mandy R.
“Women: Presence of mind coupled with blind enthusiasm and the energy to make shit happen. The possibilities are endless.” – Ricki P.
“Life happens when you are making other plans. Roll with it.” – Lindsay C.
“You don’t have to be friends with everyone, but you have to be nice to everyone.” – Emma H.
“Always be strong and confident!” – Lauren Z.
“Believe that you have the ability to be your best you whenever you want. Believe that you can do more than you think you can. Believe that you can endure more than you thought possible. Believe that you are capable of anything. Believe these things, because they are true.” – Jessixa B.
“Every day is an opportunity to measure yourself against your own potential.” – Jennifer J.