Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Success Is...Colin Powell

Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.  --Colin Powell, Former U.S. Secretary of State, Four-Star General U.S., Army-Retired

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Leadership Tuesdays: The Definition Of Coach...John Wooden

A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.  
--John Wooden, (1910 - 2010), Hall of Fame Coach and All-American Basketball Player

The regular WOMEN AT LIBERTY's Leadership Tuesdays feature will return on September 6.  To view past features, click here

Monday, August 29, 2011

To Be Successful...@DeeCMarshall

To be successful you need to be surrounded with those who have done it; who have a positive attitude; a solution-oriented approach to life. --Dee Marshall,TV Lifestyle Personality/Int'l Speaker/Coach -Founder, Girlfriends Pray - CEO (Twitter: @DeeCMarshall)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Our God Is Able...Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The God whom we worship is not a weak and incompetent God. He is able to beat back gigantic waves of opposition and to bring low the prodigious mountains of evil.  The ringing testimony of the Christian faith is that God is able.  --Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., From the sermon entitled, "Our God Is Able"*, in Strength To Love, a classic collection of sermons preached by Rev. King.

*Our God Is Able, Scripture reference:  Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling... Jude 24


Honoring the 48th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington and 
Dr. King's "I Have A Dream Speech" at the Lincoln Memorial
 in Washington, D.C. 

Saturday, August 27, 2011

What Do We Want...Shirley Chisholm, a Woman of the Civil Rights Movement

"My God, what do we want? What does any human being want? Take away an accident of pigmentation of a thin layer of our outer skin and there is no difference between me and anyone else. All we want is for that trivial difference to make no difference." --Shirley Chisholm

About Unbought and Unbossed
Unbought and Unbossed is Shirley Chisholm's account of her remarkable rise from [a] young girl in Brooklyn to America's first African-American Congresswoman. She shares how she took on an entrenched system, gave a public voice to millions, and sets the stage for her trailblazing bid to be the first woman and first African-American President of the United States. By daring to be herself, Shirley Chisholm shows us how she forever changed the status quo.
Out of print for 40 years, this book is the definitive account of Shirley Chisholm’s life and opinions leading up to her unprecedented Presidential run. This expanded edition digs deeper into her impact on today and tomorrow’s world and is the first biography of her to be released in over 35 years.

Special Shout Out to the members of the Congressional Black Caucus who are celebrating 40 years of existence this year!  Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm was a founding member.  See Origins and the History of the Congressional Black Caucus.

Friday, August 26, 2011

The Path To Equality...Geraldine Ferraro

"We've chosen the path to equality, don't let them turn us around."  —the late Geraldine Ferraro, The first woman to be nominated as Vice President of the United States

1935 -- 2011

Thursday, August 25, 2011

What We Live For?...George Eliot (Tribute to Nick Ashford)

What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other? 
-- George Eliot

Tribute to songwriter and singer, Nick Ashford (1941--2011)
Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand) 
Written by Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson
Diana Ross at the 2008 Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo Norway

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Yes, A Woman Can...President Dilma Rousseff

"I would like parents who have daughters to look straight in their eyes and tell them, 'Yes, a woman can,'" Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil

The regular WOMEN AT LIBERTY's Leadership Tuesdays feature will return on September 6.  To view past features, click here.  

Source:  Kayla Webley, Top 12 Female Leaders Around the World, Time Magazine,,28804,2005455_2005458_2028798,00.html

Monday, August 22, 2011

The Most Beautiful Discovery...Elizabeth Foley

The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.   -- Elizabeth Foley

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Alignment of Attitudes and Actions...Joe Stowell

Gossip, slander, boasting, bitterness, greed, abuse, anger, selfishness, and revenge all close the hearts of those around us to the message of God through us.  Followers of Jesus are most effective when attitudes and actions are aligned with His.  --Joe Stowell

Source:  Our Daily Bread, 8/20/11,

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Friday, August 19, 2011

True Leaders...@Rick Warren

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Essential Skills...@Mentorings

"Persistence, resilience, tenacity and ability to not take no for an answer are skills that are absolutely essential" 
 --@Mentorings on Twitter

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Most Important Advice...Denny Strigl

Nothing is more freeing and energizing than [to] respectfully tell the simple truth.  --Denny Strigl, Former CEO and President of Verizon Wireless  (From the article, "Most Important Advice" by Dan Rockwell, @Leadershipfreak on Twitter)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Successful Leaders Don't Fit In...Amy Gutmann

Here is a leadership lesson to share with young people who struggle with trying to fit and blend in with the crowd:  

The challenge of leadership is precisely the opposite. It’s not to fit in. It’s to have combined passion with purpose, and the most inspiring and successful leaders, I think, don’t fit in."  --Amy Gutmann, Ph.D., President, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Monday, August 15, 2011

There Will Always Be...Good Advice by Michelle Obama

The truth is, there will always be folks out there who make assumptions about others.  There will always be folks who try to raise themselves up by cutting other people down.  --Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States, 2011

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Religion Is Like A Knife...Desmond Tutu

"Religion is like a knife: you can either use it to cut bread, or stick in someone's back."   — Desmond Tutu

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Learn To Like Yourself...Norman Vincent Peale

It is of practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship.  --Norman Vincent Peale

Friday, August 12, 2011

Keep Going...Estee Lauder

‎"When I thought I couldn't go on, I forced myself to keep going. My success is based on persistence, not luck." -Estee Lauder

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Nuture Others, Solve Problems...Donna Karan

"That I’m a woman makes me want to nurture others, fulfill needs and solve problems. --Donna Karan

Hip-hop artist Wyclef Jean (R) and U.S. fashion designer Donna Karan speak while touring the Building Back Better Communities (BBBC) Housing Expo inPort-au-Prince July 21, 2011. The BBBC is a project seeking the best solutions for re-housing Haitians displaced by the earthquake that devastated the country in January 2010.


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Leadership Tuesdays: Change Can Occur When...Donna Karan

 "When you put creative people together, change can occur."  --Donna Karan, Fashion designer and the creator of the Donna Karan New York and DKNY clothing labels.

This week Leadership Tuesdays features New York Fashion Designer, Donna Karan.  Every Tuesday, WOMEN AT LIBERTY provides a platform for a variety of voices and resources to develop, encourage, and strengthen women leaders. To see this week's feature and for more information on WOMEN AT LIBERTY's Leadership Tuesdays, see

Monday, August 8, 2011

You Are Worthy To Be Loved...Andrew Morrison

You are worthy to be loved. Allow people to enter your life. Show them the back door if they act up!  --Andrew Morrison

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Saturday, August 6, 2011

I Didn't Know My Own Strength...@Diane Warren/As Sung by Whitney Houston

Found hope in my heart
 I found the light to life

My way out of the dark

Found all that I need

Here inside of me

I thought I’d never find my way
I thought I’d never lift that weight
I thought I would break
I didn’t know my own strength


Friday, August 5, 2011

Learn How To Interrupt...Madeleine Albright

"The first step to success for women and girls is to learn how to interrupt. In the classroom or workplace, a woman who is afraid to interrupt may never be heard, and only by being heard can we make a difference."  --Madeleine Albright, First woman to become the U.S. Secretary of State

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Keep Faith With Life...Madeleine Albright

"I was taught to strive not because there were any guarantees of success but because the act of striving is in itself the only way to keep faith with life."   
--Madeleine Albright

This week Leadership Tuesdays features former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.  Every Tuesday, WOMEN AT LIBERTY provides a platform for a variety of voices and resources to develop, encourage, and strengthen women leaders. To see this week's feature and for more information on WOMEN AT LIBERTY's Leadership Tuesdays, see

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

We Got You!...@Sophia Nelson

"Yes, we all know about the Queen Bee syndrome and how many older sisters can be the worst to deal with in the workplace, etc.  But, I want to redefine that paradigm and let the young sisters know that we GOT THEM!  That we know they are facing some very unique and difficult challenges relationally and otherwise, but that we are going to mentor, guide, and love them through it so that they can have the fulfilling lives they want when they get my age or older." --Sophia A. Nelson, Author and Attorney

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Leadership Tuesdays: Be Helpful To Each Other...Madeleine Albright

"Women need to be helpful to each other and...try not have a Queen Bee complex"  --Madeleine Albright, First woman to become a United States Secretary of State

This week Leadership Tuesdays features former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.  Every Tuesday, WOMEN AT LIBERTY provides a platform for a variety of voices and resources to develop, encourage, and strengthen women leaders. To see this week feature and for more information on WOMEN AT LIBERTY's Leadership Tuesdays, see

Monday, August 1, 2011

Treating One Another As Well As We Treat The Guys...Peggy Klaus

If we really want to clear one of the last remaining hurdles to gender parity and career success, let’s start treating one another not worse or better, but simply as well as we already treat the guys — or better yet, the way we want our nieces, daughters, granddaughters and sisters to be treated. 

--Peggy Klaus, Workplace Communication and Leadership Expert

Source:  Peggy KlausPreoccupations: A Sisterhood of Workplace Infighting, New York Times, 1/11/09