"We simply can no longer afford to deny the full potential of one half of the population. The world needs to tap into the talent and wisdom of women. Whether the issue is food security, economic recovery, health, or peace and security, the participation of women is needed now more than ever."
"I want my food dead. Not sick, not dying, dead."Michelle Bachelet on Oscar Wilde
"You can tell alot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans."Michelle Bachelet on Ronald Reagan
"It's difficult to believe that people are still starving in this country because food isn't available."Michelle Bachelet on Ronald Reagan
"You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six."Michelle Bachelet on Yogi Berra
"Beware the hobby that eats."Michelle Bachelet on Benjamin Franklin
"In today's interdependent world, a threat to one becomes a menace to all. And no state can defeat these challenges and threats alone."
"I was not born in a home where there were stereotypes. So that was very useful because it gave me the sense of possibilities, of flying, if I may say, of making my hopes and dreams a reality."
"When women earn the money for the family, everyone in the family benefits. We also know that when women have an income, everyone wins because women dedicate 90% of the income to health, education, to food security, to the children, to the family, or to the community, so when women have an income, everybody wins."
"One of the factors a country's economy depends on is human capital. If you don't provide women with adequate access to healthcare, education and employment, you lose at least half of your potential. So, gender equality and women's empowerment bring huge economic benefits."
"The 2010 global gender gap report by the World Economic Forum shows that countries with better gender equality have faster-growing, more competitive economies."