Inspirational Women To Learn From

Without Mary Kay’s inspirational hard work and determination, her company wouldn’t have progressed to what it is today. Not only has it created millions of jobs around the world, it’s given women the tools for self-confidence and success. Plus, we can all learn from Mary Kay’s values and advice. Today we’re taking the time to not only celebrate Mary Kay but to also celebrate more inspirational women who we can learn a lot from.

Inspirational Women

Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart always had a taste for adventure and learning as she grew up. She loved books, chemistry, and more, but nothing topped her interest in aviation. Although she was the 16th woman to receive her pilot’s license, she broke many records and achieved great things as she was the first woman to ever fly solo across the Atlantic.

She was an advisor to aeronautical engineering and a career counselor to female students at Purdue University. Also, Amelia was a member of the National Woman’s Party and an early supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment. She aspired to push herself beyond the limits and stood up for what she believed in.

Madam C.J. Walker

Sarah Breedlove, known as Madam C.J. Walker was not only the first female self-made millionaire in America, but she was the first self-made African American millionaire in America! She worked hard as a laundress barely earning about a dollar a day, working hard to afford a formal education for her daughter.

Once Walker noticed how African American women were having issues such as dandruff, baldness, and skin disorders due to the application of the harsh soaps of the time she developed her own hair and beauty products.

She went door to door selling them and teaching people how to take care of their hair and eventually opened up her own manufacturing company, salon, and beauty school to train other women. Walker created jobs for thousands of women and even became an international success.

Grace Hopper

Grace Murray Hopper or ‘Amazing Grace’ used her great mind to pave the way for computer programming. She was a rear admiral in the Navy and always was aspiring to learn. She always worked hard and even earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics and physics as well as her master's degree and Ph.D. in mathematics from Yale.

When World War II started she tried to enlist in the Navy but she was too old at age 34, her height to weight ratio was too low, and she was actually 15 pounds below the Navy’s minimum weight of 120 pounds.

Luckily her outstanding career in mathematics was considered valuable to the war effort. Grace served on the Mark I computer programming staff and invented the first compiler for a computer programming language. Her work popularized the idea of machine-independent programming languages, which was the beginning of COBOL, the major data processing language used today.

Don’t Forget About Yourself

We believe that all women can be great with hard work and perseverance. From flying across oceans, becoming a self-made millionaire, to putting your mind to the matter, you can accomplish greatness. Never give up and follow your passions!

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