THREE Iconic Woman – we love what they have to say…listen!
Rita Levi-Montalcini (1909-2012) Italian neurologist lived to 103 years active for all and working for most.
She won the Nobel Prize (Physiology/Medicine) for her discovery of nerve growth factor. Inspiring for all women.
LISTEN: “I tell young people: Do not think of yourself, think of others. Think of the future that awaits you, think about what you can do and do not fear anything. Do not fear the difficulties: I’ve had many in the past and I crossed without fear, with total indifference for myself”
Maya Angelou (1928 – 2014) American author, poet, and civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, and several books of poetry, and was credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years. She received dozens of awards and more than 50 honorary degrees.
Through a dreadful experience at the age of eight *, Angelou became mute for almost five years, Apparently it was during this period of silence when Angelou developed her extraordinary memory, her love for books and literature, and her ability to listen and observe the world around her.
LISTEN: “You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.”
*At the age of eight, Angelou was sexually abused and raped by her mother’s boyfriend, a man named Freeman. She told her brother, who told the rest of their family. Freeman was found guilty but was jailed for only one day. Four days after his release, he was murdered, probably by Angelou’s uncle. Angelou believed she had killed him “I thought, my voice killed him; I killed that man, because I told his name. And then I thought I would never speak again, because my voice would kill anyone …”
Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 – 1962) American politician, diplomat, and activist. Longest serving First Lady of the United States. She was the first presidential spouse to hold press conferences, write a syndicated newspaper column, and speak at a national convention. On a few occasions, she publicly disagreed with her husband’s policies. She advocated for expanded roles for women in the workplace:
LISTEN: “I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn their back on life.”
Here at Slinks and TreasurePods we feel you can always learn from those that have come before. Treasure every moment and learn.