we celebrate women’s voices…

“Speak your mind, even if your voice shakes”
Maggie Kuhn, head of the Gray Panthers

“I’m so hip, even my errors are correct”
Nikki Giovanni

“The precious no….”to keep my mouth shut. To turn away my face. To walk back down the aisle. To slap the bishop back when he slapped me during Confirmation. To hold the word no in my mouth like a gold coin, something valued, something possible. To teach the no to our daughters. To value their no more than their compliant yes. To celebrate no. To grasp the word no in your fist and refuse to give it up. To support the boy who says no to violence, the girl who will not be violated, the woman who says no, no, no, I will not. To love the no, to cherish the no, which is so often our first word. No—the means to transformation.”
From The Blue Jay’s Dance
Louise Erdrich

“The things we fear most in organizations-fluctuations, disturbances, imbalances-need not be signs of impending disorder that will destroy us. Instead, fluctuations are the primary source of creativity.”
Margaret J. Wheatley

“Leadership is not about power. It’s about success at getting people to move with you for the good of the cause.”
Gwendolyn Baker

“I would not creep along the coast, but steer out in mid-sea, by guidance of the stars”
George Eliot

“One can never consent to creep….when one feels the impulse to soar.”
Helen Keller