Cindy Gallop is an outspoken champion of women in the workforce. When she speaks, people in the corporate world sit up, take notice, and often cringe. She doesn’t care. As the chair of the U.S. branch of Bartle Bogle Hegarty, a global advertising agency, she was known to make waves in the male-dominated industry.
She has since utilized her considerable influence and experience to found the startups IfWeRanTheWorld and MakeLoveNotPorn. She also wrote a book on the latter, Make Love Not Porn: Technology’s Hardcore Impact On Human Behavior. Her 2009 TED talk on the topic has received almost two million views on YouTube. Here are 11 breathtaking Cindy Gallop quotes about equality that helped catapult her to celebrity status and become the business crush of thousands.
“I deplore the shying away that can go on, within women, from the term ‘feminist.’ I am, absolutely, all about being a feminist.”
“I like to describe myself as a proudly visible member of the most invisible segment of our society – older women.”
“Women who play it the way the men do, play by the men’s rules, are seen as domineering, aggressive bitches.”
— The Memo (@TheMemo) February 6, 2017
“I am all for the Lean In movement. But the Lean In movement is all about how women can win while working within the existing corporate structure and the existing system and the existing world of business. I don’t want you to do that. I want you to redesign it.”
“You’ll never own the future if you care what other people think.”
“I realized I was an attractive older woman who never wanted to settle down.”
“If I ran the world, I would find a way to bring the wealth of human good intentions and corporate good intentions together – to activate them collectively into shared action against shared objectives that produces shared hard, tangible results.”
“My personal cause and platform, if you like, is women’s rights and women’s issues.”
“Women challenge the status quo because we are never it.”
“Do you have a different point of view from the men? Say so! Do you see an all male environment in your agency? Call it out and do something about it!”
“I idolize every woman who has ever fought to make equality happen for all of us.”
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— Jen Monks (@lifewiselady) February 7, 2017
So, what do you think of these provocative Cindy Gallop quotes? Does she go over the top or is she right on the money? I wrote an extensive post on the struggles of career women, including a bit of advice from her. Check it out here. Whether you like her or not, Cindy is here to stay. Is she your business crush or do you have someone else in mind? Leave a comment below and let’s keep this conversation going.
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