12 June, 2015

10 Inspiring Quotes from TedxWanchai Women to Get You Through the Weekend

12 June, 2015

Let’s hear it for the ladies! If you were lucky enough to snag a ticket to TedxWanchai Women then this is old news, but the event last week was absolutely fab – full of incredible speakers at the forefront of their fields, discussing a diverse range of issues. Here’s ten motivational quotes from the amazing speakers about everything from women’s issues to tech…

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“If you want to be an entrepreneur, you have to accept that you could be a failure. Whether you’ve got a bright idea and are starting up, or you’ve got battle scars and are starting over, go ahead and dip your toes in the water. Safety is the enemy of greatness.”
Lori Granito on entrepreneurship

“We need to change the representation of female coders in the media. We need to start encouraging our women to code. Tech needs a makeover.”
Leonie Valentine on the female minority in tech

“The more you share your voice, the more clear it gets. The more you use it, the more powerful it becomes.”
Angie Lau on storytelling and journalism

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“Women can often find themselves labeled with the veiled attempts of squashing femininity. You don’t have to become like a man to succeed. You can still be successful and keep your womanly graces.”
Anson Chan on being a working woman

“Your ideal job might not exist yet. You might have to invent it yourself.”
Carol Reiley on the changing tech industry

“In the same way that we’re encouraged to eat green or go local, or support our local farmers, we should start supporting our local artists.”
Meaghan McGurgan on Hong Kong’s culture scene

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“We can all do so much to instill the belief that how we look is just one part of our identity. Momentum starts with a spark. You all have the power in you to ignite change.
Su-Mei Thompson on female body image

We have to get over ourselves. We have to have the courage to face this, to step up and say we are going to feel your pain and we’re going to use it to motivate ourselves to get involved.”
Matt Friedman on sex trafficking awareness

“In the end, we will only conserve, love and understand what we explore. So I’m asking you to go out this weekend with a friend and go out and explore Hong Kong.”
Laurel Chor on Hong Kong’s rife natural environment

We are defined by who we choose to become… Regardless of whether or not you have massive success, the hope is that you are empowered and empower others to do the same.”
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Obviously, this isn’t nearly enough to communicate how truly inspiring each and every speaker was. If you’re interested in watching the whole event, you can watch the livestream here. It’s not exactly the slickest thing as there were a handful of technical difficulties on the day, but it gets the job done. Be right back, just taking on the world at the moment.

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