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“Feed Me, I Want More” & other #WomensHistoryMonth Mantras

Emily Orlansky’s personal mantra has been “feed me, I want more!” for as long as she can remember.  When she was a mere two years old, Emily’s parents realized that she had a strong arm while watching her crush at the local arcade. There was a game called Big Bertha, where players had to throw balls into a mouth while a very distracting (and frightening) woman yelled “Feed me! Feed me! I want more,” while her epiglottis flapped in the wind. A huge crowd formed around little Emily as she swished balls into Bertha’s mouth one after the other. An improbable champion, the ultimate Big Bertha underdog triumphed (I’m imagining Rudy’s victory chant).  The next day, Emily’s proud parents signed her up for T-ball and the rest is sports history (she became the star pitcher for the Haverford College softball team). Now, as a  professional, she crushes VidMob’s sales efforts as a Client Partner lead. Her batting average is killer. Why? She chants quietly to herself before every big meeting, “Feed me, I want more” to remind herself to be confident and to never stop working hard, even in the face of doubters.

In honor of Women’s History Month, we invited other employees at VidMob to share their favorite quotes and power statements from women they admire. Naturally, we made a video to showcase our faves. Take a look:

Some other awesome quotes:

“Four be the things Id have been better without: love, curiosity, freckles and doubt.”   Dorothy Parker

“Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.”   —Golda Meir

“You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute.”    —Tina Fey

“Find out who you are and do it on purpose.”   —Dolly Parton

This post would not be complete without a special tip of the hat to Eleanor Roosevelt, our CEO Alex Collmer’s great-grandmother-in-law. There were few things the first lady uttered that weren’t inspiring but here is my personal favorite:

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.”   —Eleanor Roosevelt

Diversity is core to our being at VidMob. Our full-time staff and network of creators around the globe jump at the chance to celebrate female change makers. Here are some original videos created by motion graphics designers in honor of Women’s History Month. They are awesome and we highly encourage you to follow them on Instagram (and follow us!).

“Empowered women empower women.”

Crafted by VidMob Jocelyn Horne. Hire Jocelyn for your next VidMob project.

“If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be a part of your revolution.”

Crafted by VidMob Creator Francesca de Bassa. Follow Francesca on Instagram @la__franci.

“I became a physician in order to help to save lives, not to destroy them.”

Crafted by VidMob Creator Babe Elliot. Follow Babe on Instagram @spiritform.

Celebrating Fearless Female Doers All Year Long.

Last September, we hosted the Creativist event in NYC to honor badass women who are harnessing creativity and diversity for positive change.  Another event is in the works—drop me a note if you want to hear more.  

 

 

 

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