11 Powerful Quotes From United State Of Women Summit

Who Run the World? Girls. On June 14th, Michelle Obama hosted the United State of Women Summit to talk about the success women have had and plans for improvement in the future. The Summit focused on six topics, or pillars: Economic Empowerment, Health & Wellness, Educational Opportunity, Violence Against Women, Entrepreneurship & Innovation and Leadership & Civic Engagement.

Here are 11 quotes from the Summit that will educate and motivate you to fight for women’s rights in all aspects.

  • “Strategically disrupt the status quo by men and women working in tandem. There must be a willingness to be present, a genuine desire to listen, and the ongoing commitment to transform men.” – Matt McGory, Actor on How To Get Away With Murder.

  • “Let us draw inspiration from each other and… inspiration from how far we’ve come together.” —Nancy Pelosi, US Representative & House Democratic Leader

  • “There’s not a single solitary thing that a man can do that woman can’t as well. I mean that in the literal sense. Every single solitary thing a man can do a woman can do as well.” —Joe Biden, Vice President of US

  • “Until the education of a girl is a right and not a privilege, we are failing our women.” —Jaha Dukureh Founder & CEO of Safe Hands for Girls

  • “We need to rewrite narratives of shame into narratives of power.” —Grecia Magdaleno, Member of Planned Parenthood

  • “Keeping girls in school is a key issue in breaking the cycle of poverty.” — Carolyn Miles, President & CEO of Save the Children

  • “It’s not just about the Benjamins, it’s about the Tubmans too. These women aren’t just for Women’s History Month.” —President Barack Obama

  • “Be bold, be creative, and use your resources to promote change.”- Juliana Chugg of Mattel

  • “The best thing to do with gender norms is forget them.” – Amy Poehler, Co-founder of AmyPoehler Smart Girls

  • “Our first job in life as women is to get to know ourselves… I wanted to wake up inspired— to do something greater than myself.” —Michelle Obama to Oprah Winfrey. 

As Tina Fey said during the Summit, “We’re not done. We’re definitely not done.” The United State of Women Summit is an important step forward that everyone should be supporting and sharing, especially women. So pledge your support at the United State of Women website & check out their video!


Alysha Shetty

Editorial Contributor, California State University, Fullerton Graduate Major: Business Management, Concentration in Legal Studies Her heart belongs to: cute coffee shops, lots of flowers, sarcasm, and Rory Gilmore. You can find her: at the beach (her second home), watching rom-coms, and laughing ’till she can’t breathe.

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