08/27/2015 05:35 EDT | Updated 08/27/2016 05:59 EDT

5 Inspiring Quotes from 5 Inspiring Women

This week, I'm celebrating Women's Equality Day -- which happened on Wednesday, August 26th -- and continuing the conversation when we not only talk about the issue of women's equality but how we can reach equality for all. This is also a time when we highlight some amazing women who shine a light on this issue and believe that we can get there. Here are five amazing women that inspire me and I hope that they inspire you too.


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"I want every little girl who's told she's bossy to be told instead that she has leadership skills" - Sheryl Sandberg


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"The problem with gender is that it prescribes how we should be, rather than recognizing how we are." - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


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"This is what my soul is telling me: Be peaceful and love everyone." - Malala Yousafzai


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"It is time that we see gender as a spectrum instead of two sets of opposing ideals." - Emma Watson


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"If you don't see a clear path for what you want, make it yourself." - Mindy Kaling


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