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via EEWMagazine/Article By Danielle Jeffries:

Every year in March, we celebrate Women’s History Month to highlight the contributions of women in history and contemporary society

Here are 10 quotes from influential and inspiring women of color past and present.

#1 “You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.” ~ Shirley Chisholm

#2 “A woman’s gifts will make room for her.” ~ Hattie McDaniel

#3 “Never work just for money or for power. They won’t save your soul or help you sleep at night.” ~ Marian Wright Edelman

#4 Keep in mind that you have something that the person standing before you really needs, imagine yourself a missionary and convert him.” Madame C. J. Walker

#5 “Start unknown, finish unforgettable.” ~ Misty Copeland

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Women’s History Month: Here Are 10 Powerful Quotes From Inspiring Women—Past And Present  was originally published on praisecleveland.com