In the Company of Women – Act II

For mother’s day 2022, my wonderful son-in-law gave me In the Company of Women, which contains inspiration and advice from women in business, the arts, and other creative endeavours. I posted some quotes and reflections last year and feel that it’s time to share some more. BTW the advice applies regardless of gender 🙂

Issa Rae, writer, director and actor offers her family mantra: Give to your world the best, and the best will come back to you.

Maira Kalman, artist and author says that this quote from Albert Einstein inspires and motivates: “Imagination is more important than knowledge.”

Joana Avillez, illustrator, says: “If I am feeling self-doubt, I always try to think of myself as a kid. What I liked as a child is always a good barometer for what is good for me.”

Potter Ayumi Horie on the topic of success: “Success means being able to generate projects actively, rather than passively waiting for things to fall into my lap.”

The biggest overall lesson learned from running a business according to artist Jessica Marquez is: “Put yourself out there … the more I built up momentum, the easier it was to reach out and make opportunities happen.”

Thelma Golden, museum director and chief curator, defines success as “being able to match one’s passion with a deep sense of purpose.”

Such great bits of advice! Which one resonates for you?


M.K. Tod writes historical fiction. Her latest novel is THE ADMIRAL’S WIFE, a dual timeline set in Hong Kong. Mary’s other novels, PARIS IN RUINS, TIME AND REGRET, LIES TOLD IN SILENCE and UNRAVELLED are available from AmazonNookKoboGoogle Play and iTunes. She can be contacted on FacebookTwitter and Goodreads or on her website

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