Jacinda Ardern is a New Zealand Politician who has been the Prime Minister of New Zealand since 2017. Her reign has focused on child poverty, housing crisis and social inequality. She is also known for handling the Covid 19 pandemic spread in New Zealand.
Ardern is amazingly a proud mother and despite that, she is till able to achieve so much for not just herself but also for New Zealand. Some people see motherhood as an excuse to not pursue their dreams but Ardern has proved that that is not an excuse to all. Here are some of her quotes that will inspire you to achieve your goals even as a mother.
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Inspiring Jacinda Ardern Quotes
“I am not the first woman to multi-task. I am not the first woman to work and have a baby – there are many women who have done this before.”–Jacinda Ardern
“It is a woman’s decision about when they choose to have children, and it should not predetermine whether or not they are given a job or have job opportunities.”–Jacinda Ardern
“I want to be a good leader, not a good lady leader. I don’t want to be known simply as the woman who gave birth.”–Jacinda Ardern
“One of the things I’m so determined to preserve and restore is the fact that you can be the kid who was born in Dinsdale and find yourself working for the British government in the U.K., to being prime minister.”–Jacinda Ardern
“I credit the women who came before me and credit New Zealanders for welcoming me having a child… positivity outweighed negativity. I’m proud of the nation.”–Jacinda Ardern
“Lots of people juggle a lot of things in their personal and private lives, and I’m not unusual in that. Plenty of women have multitasked before me, and I want to acknowledge that.”–Jacinda Ardern
“I am sure having a baby around a working environment changes the tone a little bit.”–Jacinda Ardern
“I didn’t think I would be prime minister, because I didn’t consider it. But that’s the power of saying yes, because there will be a moment when someone asks you to do something beyond your comfort zone. I am not unique.”–Jacinda Ardern
“I’d say it was always in me – it’s just what’s required of you is very different in the moment that you become leader. When you’re part of a team, you defer, and you’re there to support your leader.”–Jacinda Ardern
“I really rebel against this idea that politics has to be a place full of ego and where you’re constantly focused on scoring hits against each one another. Yes, we need a robust democracy, but you can be strong, and you can be kind.”–Jacinda Ardern
“Everything I’ve ever thought about doing has been, in some sense, about helping people.”–Jacinda Ardern
“One of the criticisms I’ve faced over the years is that I’m not aggressive enough or assertive enough, or maybe somehow, because I’m empathetic, it means I’m weak. I totally rebel against that. I refuse to believe that you cannot be both compassionate and strong.”–Jacinda Ardern
“A lot of women in New Zealand feel like they have to make a choice between having babies and having a career or continuing their career. So is that a decision you feel you have to make or that you feel you’ve already made?”–Jacinda Ardern
“I’m constantly anxious about making mistakes.”–Jacinda Ardern
“The fact I’m the third female Prime Minister, I never grew up believing my gender would stand in the way of doing anything I wanted.”–Jacinda Ardern
“I refuse to be held up as some kind of superwoman because, in my mind, the superwomen are the ones who do it on their own. I have my partner, who will be a stay-at-home father. I will do as much as I can, but I will have a village around me, and there’s lots of people who don’t have that.”–Jacinda Ardern
“I hope for little girls and boys that there is a future where they can make choices about how they raise their family and what sort of career they have, which is based on what they want and what makes them happy.”–Jacinda Ardern