With 2013 winding down, we couldn’t help but take a peek back at 4 women who inspired and empowered us the most this year. These women encouraged us to realize our full potential, reminded us of the power of love and forgiveness, showed us what it takes to be a champion, and gave us the courage to continue fighting for women’s rights.
1. Sheryl Sandberg
Through her bestselling and thought-provoking book, Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg challenged us not to be afraid to take on leadership roles in the workplace.
2. Maya Angelou
With her inspiring book, Mom & Me & Mom, Maya Angelou reminded us yet once again about the power of forgiveness and a mother’s love.
3. Serena Williams
With 17 grand slam titles to her name and the first woman to top $50 million in career earnings, at 32, Serena Williams reminded us that with dedication, hard work, focus, and the will to win, we can be at the top our game at any age.
4. Malala Yousafzai
At 16, Malala Yousafzai showed us that you can never be too young to fight for what you believe is right. She is a reminder that women’s rights are human rights and that all girls and women everywhere must fight for the right to have access to education.
Which woman inspired you in 2013?
We hope that these women and other phenomenal women both well known and unknown continue to motivate you in 2014.
Thank you for supporting gapmuse throughout the year and for inspiring us to continue sharing our musings with you. We look forward to sharing more with you and wish you much success in whatever you set out to accomplish in the new year!
Happy New Year to you all!