With shock and sadness Friday evening I learned that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at the age of 87. The news came as a shock during a year of unrelenting shocks, yet another jolt of massive proportions.
Who was this demure lady? She was an associate justice of the Supreme Court from 1993 till her death. She was a champion of gender equality and women’s rights. Ginsburg received attention in American pop culture for her passionate dissidents, thus the name “The Notorious R.B.G.”
In honor of the passing of the Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg I would like to dedicate this month’s President’s letter with a few of my favorite quotes.
Powerful Quotes for the Legend
“Do not accept the things you cannot change but change the things you cannot accept”.
“Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.”
“Fight for the things that you care about but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.”
“Women will have achieved true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation.
RBG message on creating change
“I tell law students… if you are going to be a lawyer and just practice your profession, you have a skill—very much like a plumber. But if you want to be a true professional, you will do something outside yourself… something that makes life a little better for people less fortunate than you.”
RBG message on how she would like to be remembered
“Someone who used whatever talent she had to do her work to the very best of her ability. And to help repair tears in her society, to make things a little better through the use of whatever ability she has. To do something, as my colleague David Souter would say, outside myself. because I’ve gotten much more satisfaction for the things that I’ve done for which I was not paid.”
Let’s keep up the momentum of paving the way for the coming generations of women entrepreneurs and remember strong women empower one another and lift each other up.
I will end the letter with a message from NAWBO past-president Jeanette Armbrust.
“Find your support network to help you grow and learn…. By building your women’s business owner community and joining organizations you are opening the door to more resources for business development.”
Nawbo Houston President