5 celeb quotes that'll inspire you to #LiveYourBestLife this Women's Day

Wise words for women from Beyoncé, Nomzamo Mbatha and more

09 August 2018 - 12:22 By Staff reporter
Nomzamo Mbatha.
Nomzamo Mbatha.
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NOMZAMO MBATHA ON HATERS

"Never .. bow to the nay-sayers who say you will never amount to anything, because you will. Your ability to rise, overcome and conquer is your superpower." - Nomzamo Mbatha in an Instagram video for Cosmopolitan SA's 2018 activism issue.

Beyonce.
Beyonce.
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BEYONCÉ ON RAISING THE NEXT GENERATION OF POWERFUL WOMEN

"My mother taught me the importance not just of being seen but of seeing myself ... It’s important to me that [my two girls] see themselves as CEOs, as bosses, and that they know they can write the script for their own lives — that they can speak their minds and they have no ceiling." - Beyoncé in a 2018 interview with Vogue.

Oprah Winfrey.
Oprah Winfrey.
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OPRAH ON TEAMWORK

“When women put their heads together, powerful things can happen!” - Oprah Winfrey.

DJ Zinhle.
DJ Zinhle.
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DJ ZINHLE ON EQUAL PAY 

"Whether you’re female or male, it takes a plan to build a name. Women are so apologetic about making money. We need to get to the point where we are like, ‘We want this big money’.”

- DJ Zinhle in a 2014 interview with the Sunday Times.

Charlize Theron.
Charlize Theron.
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CHARLIZE THERON ON CLOSING THE GENDER GAP IN THE WORKPLACE

"That our world has been run by men is something that we have to change. As a producer ... I take that responsibility very seriously ... I don’t want to ever sound like I’m doing women a favour ... There are women out there who are f**king crazy talented. And I’m hiring them because they are the best at their job." - Charlize Theron in a 2018 interview with Elle.


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