Jeetly is passionate about empowering women to be the best they can be and to fulfill their dreams. As a clothing brand we focus on dressing women for success by designing clothes which make them feel confident, powerful, feminine and chic. Our Founder, Jess Jeetly believes that to empower one woman is to empower a community and if she can help at least one woman achieve her lifetime goal, she will feel satisfied with her endeavours.
We collate some of the best speeches and presentations made by successful women of the world, that inspire and motivate women to find their calling in life. These excerpts have been compiled from speeches made by inspirational speakers: Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, Margaret Thatcher, JK Rowling and Hilary Clinton.
What was our criteria for the females in our list?
Oprah speaks on her acceptance of the Lifetime Achievement Awards at the Emmy's in 1998. She appreciates the amazing wonder of television and what brought her eventually to this medium. Oprah describes her need to find her calling in life -a truly motivational acceptance from a woman who was raised in poverty in Mississippi to become one of the first female billionaires.
Michelle Obama urges democrats to 'Work like never before' in late 2012 at the Democratic National Convention, where she gave an enthusiastic and emotional speech to women whose votes were crucial for re-electing her husband during his presidential campaign. The first Lady’s heartfelt plea resonated with Americans delivering a standing ovation.
Mrs Thatcher speaks at the Conservative party conference in 1980, one of the most defining speeches of her political career. Her refusal to perform a 'U-turn' of her policy on liberalisation of the economy was publicised with her statement 'The lady's not for turning'. This bold speech demonstrated her strong leadership qualities, integrity and persistence, rendering her to be referred to as the ‘Iron lady'.
In June 2008, J.K. Rowling delivered the Commencement Speech at Harvard University. Her speech was titled, ‘The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination.’
She spoke of her personal failure ‘on an epic scale,’ explaining that nobody is perfect and that 'it is impossible to live without failing at something'. The best selling British author of Harry Potter is now worth $910m.
In 2012 at the ‘Women in the World Summit’, Hilary Clinton addresses what it means to be a woman in the world today. She energizes the women around her by advising them to stand up for their rights and to be fearless in doing so, emphasising the meaning of working hard and never giving up.
Throughout history, women have broken boundaries in male-dominated careers like politics, television and sports, bringing with them a belief that any woman can achieve their goals.
All these women challenged the status quo, facing hardships along the way, overcoming challenges like fear and discouragement. They are testament to the fact that if you believe what you conceive, you will achieve.
So what is your calling in life?......start to work on your goals today and never give up!