1. When you hit your limit and keep working through it, you realize that wasn't your limit. Roz Savage, World Fellow
2. Most have long heard of the old boys’ network. We have the power to create the new sisters’ alliance.
Linda Koch Lorimer ’77 JD
3. There's a sense of security in younger women that we have reached full equality. That's a false security.
Hon. Sonia Sotomayor ’79 JD
4. Philanthropy v. charity: charity has a way of reinforcing the inequities you're trying to take down.
Abigail Disney ’82 BA
5. The top 5 NGOs in the world control $7B, employ 200K...but none are run by women.
Sisonke Msimang, World Fellow
6. Pick bosses rather than positions.
Gina Boswell ’89 MPPM
7. Be unabashedly biased to your gender. Push the agenda.
Subhashini Chandran, World Fellow
8. I asked, why did a man and a woman earn different salaries? He said: I made them the same offer. He negotiated; she accepted.
Donna Dubinsky ’77 BA
9. The U.S. needs to be a leader in women's healthcare research.
Sonali Kochhar, World Fellow
10. Every health condition should be studied through the gender lens.
Carolyn M. Mazure
11. Reach back. Take what you've learned and pull a girl up with you.
Anna Maria Chávez ’90 BA
12. We have to recognize there's a range of effective women's leadership styles: aggressive to more quiet.
Kimberly Goff-Crews ’83 BA, ’86 JD
13. To retain women in higher positions, improve the "climate" – deal with conscious and unconscious biases.
14. A university where the faculty is half women is a more excellent and academically advanced university.
15. Reculer pour mieux sauter: lean back in order to jump higher.
16. When women are 30% of an institution that is a tipping point. Women still represent only 20% of Congress.
Rep. Rosa DeLauro
17. Senegal passed a law requiring 50/50 candidates in 2012. In one election, women [in the legislature] jumped from 13% to 40%.
18. If anybody asks if you're a feminist, just say yes.
Hon. Margaret H. Marshall ’76 JD, ’12 LLDH
19. To court justice for equality, we assume there are courts; they're functioning; and they care about equality.
20. [Ask:] Why don’t women win Pulitzers? It's like asking about female bylines – it makes editors uncomfortable. Keep asking.
Jane Mayer ’77 BA
21. Nixon vetoed it because he was going to China. That's the last time this country considered a national childcare act.
22. 55,000 YaleWomen can change the world. Now let’s go do it!
Ellen Gibson McGinnis ’82 BA