The outspoken Thatcher has a fair share of fans and detractors. Here’s how Reuters described her in a story today:
“A grocer’s daughter with a steely resolve, she was loved and loathed in equal measure as she crushed the unions, privatized vast swathes of British industry, clashed with the European Union and fought a war to recover the Falkland Islands from Argentine invaders.”
They didn’t call her the Iron Lady for nothing.
On Monday, President Obama said of Thatcher, “She stands as an example to our daughters that there is no glass ceiling that can’t be shattered.”
Over the years, Thatcher said a number of inspiring things, many of them about the strength and power of women in politics. You’ll likely find that they translate to any field—including PR and marketing.
Here are 10 inspiring quotes from Thatcher (via GoodReads.com):
“Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.”