"Companies perform better when teams are mixed. Societies are warmer when working together trumps cold individualism. And a political arena works better and is more legitimate when all are represented: young and old, men and women. For this to happen we may need laws or a change in culture, approach and behaviour, but most of all we need women to help women and girls to dream and dare. Yes, you can!"
"Despite great strides made by the international women’s rights movement over many years, women are still facing a gender
pay gap in income and pension. We have a responsibility towards these female protagonists to continue their course and to protect the rights and improve the lives of women and girls on the ground."
"Women in politics play a decisive role in raising awareness and empowering other women throughout society to believe in themselves and their qualities. Europe needs strong women in society, business and politics to move Europe forward and to offer new and different perspectives on all matters."