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#1. Over time, I've come to recognize what others bring to the table, and I've developed a much more team-based approach. There's the saying that there is no end to what one can achieve if one doesn't have to take the credit for what was achieved. - Author: Melanne Verveer
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#2. The role of business in advancing women's rights is growing, particularly in the area of economic opportunity including opening access to training, mentoring, networks, markets, technology and even to capital in some circumstances. - Author: Melanne Verveer
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#3. Women can achieve power and purpose in whatever profession they pursue, position they hold or whether they are caring for their children full time. - Author: Melanne Verveer
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#4. There is certainly a growing body of data that correlates investments in women with a country's general prosperity; a recognition that no country can get ahead if half its people are left behind. - Author: Melanne Verveer
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#5. One time I was on the road with clients with an investment bank, and they thought it would be fun to go to a strip club. It was the most barren thing I've ever seen - this poor woman had nothing on and they were throwing quarters at her. - Author: Melanne Verveer
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#6. The lack of affordable, quality child care is a ticking time bomb. - Author: Melanne Verveer
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#7. No country can get ahead when it leaves half of its people behind - Author: Melanne Verveer
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#8. I have seen businesses and government come together to provide women entrepreneurs with the training they need to better access markets, take advantage of trade agreements, and in the process grow businesses, jobs, and GDP. These are partnerships that transform lives. - Author: Melanne Verveer
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#9. My hope is that when someone has that call to action, they realize that everybody can do something, even if that's just changing their own thinking. Women have to change the way they think, too. Not just men. - Author: Melanne Verveer
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#10. We know that the most dangerous places in the world are more often than not the most dangerous places for women, where women are denied their rights and oppressed. These are the places that are unstable and where extremism often takes hold. - Author: Melanne Verveer
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#11. In India, at the community level, young men are playing an absolutely essential role in changing the cultural norms and deeply held practices concerning women. They are doing this in a way that not only empowers women and girls, but really empowers the young men as well. - Author: Melanne Verveer
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#12. Women in business are talented leaders who can share their skills as trainers, mentors and advocates. - Author: Melanne Verveer
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#13. We must find opportunities to make change happen - we must not tire, we must not give up, we must persist. - Author: Melanne Verveer
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#14. A country cannot make progress while leaving half of its population behind. - Author: Melanne Verveer
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#15. Politics is rough and tumble everywhere, and many women recoil from that negative aspect of it - the nastiness, the charges and counter-charges. - Author: Melanne Verveer
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#16. Studies demonstrate that as gaps are being closed between men and women - in access to education, in health, even in economic participation - the most difficult gap to close is in political participation. Somehow that sharing of raw power, political power, remains very illusive. - Author: Melanne Verveer
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#17. My major obligation or responsibility is to work to integrate gender issues throughout the work of the State Department. - Author: Melanne Verveer
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#18. For me, leadership is making a difference. It's using your agency to bring about change. - Author: Melanne Verveer
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#19. Investments in women are positively correlated to growth, prosperity, stability, democracy, health - and vital to our national security. We cannot write off the talent of half the world and expect to confront our challenges. - Author: Melanne Verveer
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#20. I hope that through Fast Forward, we can encourage women everywhere to know their power wherever they find themselves; to find their purpose; and to connect with others in order to create a better world - especially for women and girls. - Author: Melanne Verveer
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