We cannot expect in the immediate future that all women who seek it will achieve full equality of opportunity. But if women are to start moving towards that goal, we must believe in ourselves or no one else will believe in us; we must match our aspirations with the competence, courage and determination to succeed.
Rosalyn Yalow (b. 1921), U.S. chemist; Nobel Laureate in medicine and physiology (1977). From a speech given to students in Stockholm, Sweden, in October 1977. As quoted in The Decade of Women, by Suzanne Levine and Harriet Lyons (1980).