It's Women's History Month: What Women Have Inspired You? Win a $75 gift card

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This Women's History Month, we're celebrating all of the women who have changed the world, either on a global scale or on a personal one. 

Check out the women who have inspired our members below. Then tell us what women have inspired you. You could win a $75 gift card to your favorite woman-owned business!

Women Making Their Mark

"Ruth Bader Ginsburg was inspirational to me in so many ways. My Dad was an attorney, so I was always aware of law and the judicial system, generally. Obviously she helped women in multiple ways and I think that her death this past year brought her again to the news and highlighted just how important and influential she has been to women's rights". - kpayne1027  

"There are so many but the first one that comes to mind is Michelle Obama. She just seemed to take the whole First Lady thing in stride. She was always so poised and just always made me proud to be an American every time I heard her speak.  Such a wonderful role model." - wendy106

"Barbara Jordan was always an inspiration to me, working on the committee that investigated Richard Nixon. She was so impressive." - SueG907  

"Alice Wong is an incredible disability rights advocate who founded the Disibility Visabilty Project, which is dedicated to sharing the stories of people with disabilities. She also fights to see more people with disabilities in leadership positions and politics. The work she does is so incredible and the more I read her work, the more I am impressed. Though her name isn't so well known, it should be." - jerseygirl1

Women the World Should Know

"My mother passed away in the fall of 2009. She inspires me daily... She wanted to go to college in the late 50s to become a doctor. In those days, you couldn’t. The choice was to become a Nurse or get married. She married my father, and became a nurse.  She was a Nurse for over 10 years until the doctor retired. She raised four children and also my sister's kid when my sister got sick.  When my nephew got Leukemia at 2 years old, he went to Sloan Kettering in 1983. My mother, Margaret Joan Outeiral, created the first Parents Room there in 1983…" - Kissmekatedelta88  

"My grandmother inspired me. She did what she could in the face of adversity. She forged her own path and showed my cousins she could do things they never thought she could." - klassic  

"The person I choose is my best friend Debbie. … Debbie does and has helped so many strangers with so many things, buying groceries, or a quick meal, a kind word or advice on where to go for any needed help…. This woman never stops, her energy and will and desire to help and impact this world to make it a better place is amazing. Debbie is my choice for someone who has inspired me and I'm sure many others. She may not be history now, however, I believe one day many will remember her for all she did to help. She will not make national news, but in her community she will." - allene7

What women have inspired you? Enter to win a $75 gift card to your favorite women-owned business!

Women's History Month Giveaway

One winner will be chosen at random to receive a $75 gift card to the business of their choice, provided that the gift card can easily be bought online. . Giveaway is open through March 31, 2021 to U.S. residents at least 18 years of age. Entrants must be a member of SheSpeaks. If you are not a member, click here to join. Winner will be notified by email.

Update: Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the winner, SheSpeaks member paminny!

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by dionysianflora | JERSEY CITY, NJ
Apr 01, 2021

My mother inspires me daily. She came to the US at the tender age of 18 to help her pregnant sister and endured so much to become the woman she is today.

by user2626 | Eugene, OR
Mar 31, 2021

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by molivos | SALINAS, CA
Mar 31, 2021

Women who were pilots impress me.  They followed their dreams.

by rychepet | WESTLAND, MI
Mar 30, 2021

I've learned something from every woman I have ever met.  Everyone has a story and has
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by tripichick | EUGENE, OR
Mar 30, 2021

my very feminist high school english teacher encouraged me ti get my ass to college where it belonged.

by RubyB777 | EDISON, NJ
Mar 30, 2021

My mother in law, she was the first woman in her district in India to go to university, just over 50 years ago. She became the principal of a local school before she had to give up everything to move her family from the dangers of a Kashmiri war, to a new town and start from scratch. She has always been a strong and caring mother, taking care of her own kids and everyone else.

by mt2xe143 | GORHAM, ME
Mar 29, 2021

My Dad's mother aka my Memeré Nadeau <3 What a graceful, loving, patient & oh so kind woman! I love her with all my heart and soul. May she rest in piece with my Peperé, in heaven, dancing, laughing and loving with God & all the others who have passed. She was the best woman in my life& will remain so, forever & always, in my heart... I miss her every day. She was a special kinda woman! 

by herbalkate | LOUISVILLE, KY
Mar 29, 2021

My mom has always been my champion. 

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Mar 28, 2021

My daughter has inspired me more than any other woman.

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My beautiful mom 

by edjona | NAPERVILLE, IL
Mar 27, 2021

I'll always be in awe of Mother Teresa. She gave up everything to go help people who had less than her. Most of us are trying to make more money, to buy a bigger house, to buy the 15th pair of jeans and the 30th pair of shoes. Always wanting more than we have. Never really being happy with what we have. While Mother Teresa did not want more for herself but more for others who had nothing. I'll always have so much respect for her and hope to be just a little like her in my life.

by Phoenix | BERKELEY, CA
Mar 27, 2021

My grandmother & my great-aunt, strong individuals who thought for themselves.

by tweetibird | KANSAS CITY, KS
Mar 27, 2021

The teachers who encouraged me to go into the creative arts.

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