Former Miss World-turned-Bollywood actress-turned-global icon Priyanka Chopra has come a long way. With back-to-back achievements, her contribution to social work, and her constant stance on women empowerment, her no-hold barred viewpoints has made the lanky lass most sought-after actress and most looked upon woman. From Forbes Women’s Summit 2018 to UN Global Goals Awards or World leader Boston conference or Variety's Power Of Women luncheon or lately featuring on Allure Magazine, PeeCee, as she is fondly addressed, on various occasions & multiple significant platforms have voiced her views on girl empowerment and today she has inherently become the face of a strong woman. As the woman of substance that Priyanka celebrates her birthday today, scroll down and take a look at various powerful quotes that the beauty-with-brains actress conveyed and gave a new scope & hope for all the girls out there. And we are sure after going through the various quotes, there will be a different mindset altogether.
01) “I wasn\'t the prettiest girl in the room, but I learned to carry myself with confidence—that\'s how you make the best impression on people”
02) “Financial independence is paramount. My mom always says that when a woman is financially independent, she has the ability to live life on her own terms. I think that was the soundest advice that I ever got. No matter where you go in life or who you get married to, you have to be financially independent - whether you use it or not.”
03) “You can be an absolute woman and also be smart and tough and not lose your femininity.”
04) I taught myself confidence. When I\'d walk into a room and feel scared to death, I\'d tell myself, \'I\'m not afraid of anybody.\' And people believed me. You\'ve got to teach yourself to take over the world.
05) We need to teach people, especially young girls, to be comfortable with what they are born with. Skin tones are what make us beautiful, and I think that\'s a bigger conversation about not trying to fit some standard of beauty created by someone else. Who made these rules? Who said that\'swhat\'s beautiful? I always question that.\"
06) “My dad always told me, \'You don’t want to fit into a glass slipper that someone else made for you. Go shatter that glass ceiling\'.\"
07) \"I was put in a box. I could never be the exotic, beautiful girl, I could only be the engineer or whatever - the stereotype was in people\'s head. That was something I wanted to break,\"
08) “I\'m a really big champion of women who take their destinies in their own hands”
09) “Black, brown, white, yellow - why are we always talking about colors? I\'m a girl. I believe in a global community.”
10) It is alright to be a fierce female achiever and yet be okay with being vulnerable. Our femininity is our greatest strength
11) We\'ve always been told that only one of us can win and only the best one will get the cutest boy and only the best one will get the job, that we spent so much time elbowing each other out of the way, pulling each other down. Can we, for a second, love ourselves?
12) My first experience at the glaring disparity between boys and girls came at a very young age. I grew up in a middle-class family with extremely philanthropic parents who constantly reminded me and my brother how lucky we were and how giving back to those less fortunate was not a choice. It was a way of life. Simple
13) As entertainers and influencers, I feel that it is our social responsibility to be a voice for the voiceless.
14) Early on in my career, I must be 18 or 19, a producer-director told me if I didn\'t agree to the ridiculous terms of painfully low salary in his movie that he would just replace me because girls are replaceable in the entertainment business. It made me decide to make myself irreplaceable.