Why women think this is the greatest personal goal in 2018

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Susan Devaney
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Women have many accomplishments in sight this year, but there is one that’s high on our list…

From ‘leaning in’ to finding a brilliant mentor, you’d be forgiven for thinking that women believe their greatest goals in 2018 are confined within their careers.

Thankfully, we’ve got a lot of accomplishments firmly in our sights. According to a survey of 2,000 British women by My Nametags, not only do we want a well-paid job but we also want to feel content living on our own.

While achieving financial security (54%) and being happy (49%) are obvious priorities for people, there was one personal goal that stood out: women helping other women. That’s right, 39% of women surveyed believe empowering other women is a great accomplishment.

Enter one well-loved quote: “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help any other women.”

Coined decades ago by US politician Madeleine Albright, it has been tweeted, shared and liked by many a woman of today.

So, here are a few more uplifting quotes from trailblazing women, who’ve made it their mantra to help other women.  

Hillary Clinton

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 27: Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers the keynote address at the Regional Plan Association annual assembly in Midtown Manhattan, April 27, 2018 in New York City. The Regional Plan Association (RPA) is a not-for-profit regional urban research and advocacy group for the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut metropolitan area. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

“To all the little girls who are watching, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams.”

Gloria Steinem 

Gloria Steinem is the ne plus ultra of feminist icons.

“When women support each other, incredible things happen.”

Malala Yousafzai

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 29: Malala Yousafzai gives a speech as she unveils her official portrait by artist Nasser Azam at Barbar Institute Of Fine Art on November 29, 2015 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Richard Stonehouse/Getty Images)

“I want to change the political system so there is justice and equality and change in the status of girls and women.”

Audre Lorde

“I am not free while any women is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.”

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama in New Orleans

We can’t wait for Obama TV! 

“As women, we must stand up for ourselves, for each other, for justice for all.”

Print them out. Frame them. Live them.

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