Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice of the Supeme Court of the U.S. Via en.wikipedia.org "The Latina in me is an ember that blazes forever.""I would warn any minority student today against the temptations of self-segregation: Take support and comfort from your own group as you can, but don't hide within it." Dilma Rousseff, First woman to be elected President of Brazil Via en.wikipedia.org "I hope the fathers and mothers of little girls will look at them and say 'yes, women can.'" Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile Via en.wikipedia.org My message to women is: Women: We can do it. We are capable of doing almost anything, but we must learn we cannot do it all at once, we need to prioritize. Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, President of Argentina Via en.wikipedia.org "Our society needs women to be more numerous in decision-making positions and in entrepreneurial areas. We always have to pass a twofold test: first to prove that, though women, we are no idiots, and second, the test anybody has to pass.” Laura Chinchilla, Former President of Costa Rica Via en.wikipedia.org "When you face unexpected events, you have to try to overcome those problems, but at the same time, you have to continue working according to the plan that you defined since the beginning. So that's what we have tried to do - not to avoid the urgent responses but to continue the route that we had defined." Violeta Barrios Torres de Chamorro, Former President of Nicaragua Via en.wikipedia.org "Reconciliation is more beautiful than victory." Susana Martínez, Governor of New Mexico Via en.wikipedia.org "Success, they taught me, is built on the foundation of courage, hard-work and individual responsibility. Despite what some would have us believe, success is not built on resentment and fears."