Chelsea Handler, 36, is the only woman to succeed as a late-night-comedy host, ever. Chelsea also received a women of the year award.
She is a Woman of the Year because: “She’s a multimedia mogul…and she believes that the better one woman does, the better all women do.”
Honorees gave speeches touting the importance of self-esteem and strong female bonds.
1) “There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.” – Glamour editor-in-chief Cindi Leive, quoting 1995 Glamour Woman of the Year Madeline Albright.
Withelma "T" Ortiz-Macey, who became a children's advocate after surviving sex trafficking as a 10-year-old.
Gloria Steinem - Glamour contributing editor
4) “I believe in Arab women, especially Egyptian women. It is just a matter of time and a matter of efforts, [and] I think I would see a woman as a leader of my country.” – Egyptian political activist Esraa Abdel Fattah
5) “You really can do whatever it is that you want to do. You just have to get out there and [****] do it.” – Chelsea Handler
6) “Fight for what you believe in, work for what you want and don’t accept failure.” – Mark Kelly and daughters, relaying a message to girls from Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
8) “There is not a successful woman who has not failed along the way. Failure is not the opposite of success. It’s a stepping stone to success.”Huffington recalled her "lowest moments": Being broke in London at 26, unable to find a publisher for her second book until a bank stepped in with a loan to tide her over, and moving to New York after breaking up with a man she loved at 30 because he didn't want children. "Everything that's happened tonight … happened because a man wouldn't marry me," she joked, pointing to how failure can lead to success. "Please remember that." – Arianna Huffington.
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