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12 Motivational Quotes from Women That Changed the Game

In celebration of International Women’s Day, we’re commemorating some of the most influential and inspiring women of all time. Celebrate with us at Botanist on March 8, 2018 during lunchtime for a complimentary wine tasting of our Wine Director, Jill Spoor’s signature wine! The white-terroir blend will be presented on behalf of Okanagan Crush Pad and our all-female sommelier team. A dedication to her mother Shirley, this wine embodies the energy of women; beautiful, complex and strong. The perfect pairing for #IWD2018.

March 6th, 2018
  1. “I’m a feminist. I’ve been a female for a long time now. It’d be stupid not to be on my own side.” – Maya Angelou (Poet, singer and civil rights activist) 
  2. “If I want to knock a story off the front page, I just change my hairstyle.” – Hilary Clinton (67th United States Secretary of State, First Lady to the 42nd President, Politician, Writer)
  3. “We still think of a powerful man as a born leader and a powerful woman as an anomaly.” – Margaret Atwood (Canadian poet, novelist and environmental activist)
  4. “Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” – Oprah (Talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist)
  5. “Women will no longer be silent when they suffer injustices against them.” – Gloria Allred (American women’s rights attorney)
  6. “A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.” – Gloria Steinem (Feminist, journalist, and social political activist)
  7. “There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.” – Michelle Obama (First Lady to the 44th President, Writer, American Lawyer)
  8. “We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead.” – Beyoncé (Singer, songwriter)
  9. “Whenever I don’t know whether to fight or not, I fight.”  – Emily Murphy (Canadian women’s rights activist)
  10. “Whatever women do, they must do twice as well as men to be considered half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.” – Charlotte Whitton (First woman mayor of a major city in Canada – Ottawa)
  11. “What makes you different or weird – that’s your strength.” – Meryl Streep (Actress)
  12. “…this wine will be an ode to females, which will embody the true essence and the spirit of a woman. Believing in yourself will make your dreams come true.” – Jill Spoor (Wine Director, Fairmont Pacific Rim)

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