Kirsten Gillibrand quotes

  • My hope is that in the future, women stop referring to themselves as 'the only woman' in their physics lab or 'only one of two' in their computer science jobs.
    -- Kirsten Gillibrand

    #Jobs #Two #Labs

  • When a woman has the opportunity to speak truth to power, it's important that she does, even if it's just trying to get a crosswalk in her neighborhood. That's how social change happens!
    -- Kirsten Gillibrand

    #Opportunity #Important #Trying

  • Without your voice being heard in Washington, the decisions we make aren't as good. I would urge women to consider public service. And if you want to run, give me a call. I'll help.
    -- Kirsten Gillibrand

    #Running #Voice #Giving

  • I had an amazing advantage: a grandmother [Polly Noonan, an influential confidante of the mayor of Albany] who loved politics. She taught me not to listen to negative press or people. I grew up knowing politics was rough-and-tumble.
    -- Kirsten Gillibrand

    #Grandmother #Knowing #People

  • As a lawyer you never speak with emotion. It's about the precise facts.
    -- Kirsten Gillibrand

    #Facts #Emotion #Lawyer

  • We should be cultivating our female workers. The truth of the matter is that women just see problems and solutions differently, and that's valuable.
    -- Kirsten Gillibrand

    #Female #Matter #Problem

  • The biggest mistakes I've ever made are when I've been rushed. If I'm overwhelmed, I slow down. It's more effective.
    -- Kirsten Gillibrand

    #Mistake #Overwhelmed #Slow Down

  • Unfortunately, our [american] workplace rules are stuck in the seventies, when, out of a block of 10 houses, in more than half of them the husband went to work and the wife stayed home. Now on that same block almost eight of the wives work. That's one reason why I want equal pay for equal work, and why affordable day care, early childhood education, and universal pre-K are so important to me.
    -- Kirsten Gillibrand

    #Husband #Block #Home

  • Women's voices aren't heard often enough. Congress should reflect the population, but with only 20 percent women in the Senate and 18 percent in the House, it just doesn't.
    -- Kirsten Gillibrand

    #Voice #House #Population

  • I don't like the phrase having it all. It implies we're being greedy, like "have a second piece of pie."
    -- Kirsten Gillibrand

    #Pie #Phrases #Pieces

  • A strong mentor can help a young woman find and advance in the career of her dreams that otherwise may have seemed impossible.
    -- Kirsten Gillibrand

    #Dream #Strong #Careers

  • If we expect our children to thrive at our colleges and universities, and succeed in our economy once they graduate - first we must make quality, affordable early childhood education accessible to all.
    -- Kirsten Gillibrand

    #Children #College #Childhood

  • I find that when you open the door toward openness and transparency, a lot of people will follow you through.
    -- Kirsten Gillibrand

    #Doors #People #Transparency

  • Hardworking men and women deserve not only job security, but also a paycheck when they need to take time off to care for a loved one.
    -- Kirsten Gillibrand

    #Jobs #Men #Needs

  • There is no greater call to service than that of our brave men and women who serve our country in combat across the globe.
    -- Kirsten Gillibrand

    #Country #Men #Brave

  • When we create hope and opportunity in the lives of others, we allow love, decency and promise to triumph over cowardice and hate.
    -- Kirsten Gillibrand

    #Hate #Opportunity #Promise

  • I believe transparency in government is key to restoring our nations faith in its elected leaders.
    -- Kirsten Gillibrand

    #Believe #Keys #Government

  • If I had a daughter, I would tell her certain things. I would tell her that it’s great to be smart, really smart - that being smart makes you strong. I would tell her that emotions are powerful, so don’t be afraid to show them. I would tell her that some people may judge you on how you look or what you wear - that’s just how it is - but you should keep your focus on what you say and do. I would tell her that she may see the world differently from boys, and that difference is essential and good.
    -- Kirsten Gillibrand

    #Daughter #Strong #Powerful

  • While we can never truly repay the debt we owe our heroes, the least we should do for our brave veterans is to ensure that the government takes a proactive approach to delivering the services and benefits they have earned, so they can access the care they need and so richly deserve.
    -- Kirsten Gillibrand

    #Veterans Day #Hero #Government

  • As a 10-year-old girl, I would listen to my grandmother discuss issues, and she made a lasting impression on me.
    -- Kirsten Gillibrand

    #Girl #Grandmother #Years

  • I don't think clients you represented as an associate are relevant ... I think how you vote is relevant.
    -- Kirsten Gillibrand

    #Thinking #Clients #Vote

  • I realize that for many New Yorkers, this is the first time you've heard my name, and you don't know much about me. Over these next two years you will get to know me, but more importantly, I will get to know you.
    -- Kirsten Gillibrand

    #Years #Names #Two

  • The Senate is extremely slow: They have enormous difficulty passing the bills that even get through the House. That's the reality that I've recognized in my two years: that it takes time to change the world.
    -- Kirsten Gillibrand

    #Reality #Years #Two

  • [Hillary Clinton] was trying to encourage us to become more active in politics and she said, 'If you leave all the decision-making to others, you might not like what they do, and you will have no one but yourself to blame.' It was such a challenge to the women in the room. And it really hit me: She's talking to me.
    -- Kirsten Gillibrand

    #Talking #Decision #Challenges

  • Women asking for raises should not only know their value, but they should ask with the confidence that they're helping the company to be successful.
    -- Kirsten Gillibrand

    #Inspiring #Successful #Asking

  • While we can't begin to repay the debt we owe our veterans for their brave service, we can certainly take steps to ease the physical, psychological and financial hardships they may be experiencing.
    -- Kirsten Gillibrand

    #Veterans Day #Our Veterans #Brave

  • My mother is a great hunter - she usually shoots our Thanksgiving turkey.
    -- Kirsten Gillibrand

    #Mother #Turkeys #Hunters

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