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The Best Quotes From The 2016 MAKERS Conference

MAKERS came to life last week.

The 2016 MAKERS Conference, held at Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., joined together some of the world's most impactful leaders for a genuine dialogue about some of today's most hot-button women's issues. From ensuring diversity in the workforce, to understanding the fluidity of gender, to harnessing the impact of social media and leveling the playing field for women overall, the conference stage was illuminated with insight, wisdom, and inspiration.

We've rounded up some of the best quotes from The 2016 MAKERS Conference below in hopes that these words will further the conversation on the future leaders of tomorrow.

"The revolution doesn't happen without showing up for ourselves." —America Ferrera with Gloria Steinem

"I, down deep in my soul, feel women are so much more powerful than men ever could be." —Caitlyn Jenner with Michelle Kydd Lee

"Progress over the last 20 years has been nothing short of stunning." —Joanna Barsh 

"All of the important decisions about your career will be made when you are not in the room." —Carla Harris

"Because there is this change that is taking place." —Ai-jen Poo

"I want to be the best at whatever I do next, and that's going to be changing the world." —Abby Wambach with Tim Armstrong

"Your ideas and the things that you do are dumb and stupid and make no sense — until you start getting recognized and making money. Then you're a genius." —GloZell Green with Bethany Mota and Kara Swisher

"I think superheros in so many ways are gods and goddesses. It's the best versions of yourselves, it is the ultimate good, it is sacrificing yourself to save humanity." —Sana Amanat 

"I had to actively start to be a part of the change. That is the path to real change, when we realize we do have that power." —Halle Berry with Kevin Huvane

"What I do believe is that every woman and little girl should know that no dream is off limits." —Regina Wilson

"The world is still run by men. And I'm not sure it's going well." —Sheryl Sandberg with Lori Goler

"It’s ok to ask for more. You don’t get what you deserve, you get what you ask for." —Tiffany Dufu with Shelley Zalis, Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, and Willow Bay

"They say the next Einstein is going to come from India or Nigeria, and it's going to be a woman." —Jessica O. Matthews with Megan Smith, Justine Cassell, and Ayah Bdeir

"I encourage you guys to play around. Play is really important." —Megan Smith with Kimora Oliver and Olivia Ross

"I mean this is it — this is the future." —Joanna Hoffman with Megan Smith

"This is about deeds not words. This is the hour of women." —Rosie Rios

"What do they make at MAKERS? They make progress." —Dina Habib Powell with Pattie Sellers and Tina Tchen

"Investing in girls and women delivers economic return." —Saundra Pelletier

"I think this is a really impactful statement and being here at MAKERS proves that we really are getting somewhere." —Abby Wambach with Kim Culmone

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