Inspirational Women, Inspirational Quotes: March is Women’s History Month

Inspiration from 13 women, for Women’s History Month…


Former first lady Nancy Reagan was also an actress in the 1940s and 1950s.(Photo: Rick Bowmer, AP)


Civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white person.(Photo: Monica Morgan, AP)


Actress Marilyn Monroe is still one of the world’s most famous sex symbols.(Photo: Milton Greene)


Jazz singer and songwriter Billie Holiday’s voice made her unique.(Photo: Herman Leonard)


Lucille Ball was best known for her role in the TV show ‘I Love Lucy.'(Photo: KINO)


Best known for her novel “Little Women,” Louisa May Alcott wrote under numerous aliases instead of her real name until she was ready to commit to writing.(Photo: Louisa May Alcott Memorial Association/Orchard House)


Former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis had two children with President John F. Kennedy: Caroline Kennedy and John F. Kennedy Jr.(Photo: Richard Avedon Collins Design/Smithsonian Institution)


Amelia Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.(Photo: PRN)


Legendary actress Katharine Hepburn won four Oscars, a record for acting awards.(Photo: Vandamm Studio)


Condoleezza Rice was the first black woman to serve as U.S. secretary of State. She served in President George W. Bush’s administration.


Laura Bush, wife of President George W. Bush, was first lady of the United States from 2001-2009.(Photo: Rick Diamond, Getty Images, for GJ Memorial)


Judy Garland’s most celebrated role was Dorothy in the film “The Wizard of Oz.”(Photo: Warner Brothers)


When the help of Anne Sullivan, Helen Keller overcame being blind and deaf to become a prominent educator and internationally respected humanitarian.(Photo: AP via Thaxter P. Spencer Collection, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections, New England Historic Genealogical Society-Boston)