The most inspiring piece of advice I've gotten is simply to persevere. My mom taught me to always keep going no matter what from an early age. When it feels too difficult to push forward, I always remind myself, 'This too shall pass,' and then I redouble my efforts.
If you don't have a dream in life, I don't know what you have. You have to want something beyond your reach; it's exciting when it works out.
In a hundred years, how do you want the world to be? Everybody should get together to make the world a better place.
When a woman has her first child in places like Africa, they're really young. They can be 12, 13,14, so their frames are really small, and they're usually malnourished.
While I was pregnant, I had dozens of checkups. They covered everything from blood tests to ultrasounds, and I even had the option of attending birthing classes with my husband.
We should work to guarantee that there is a midwife or health worker by every woman's side during childbirth.
I am always touched when friends make contributions to my foundation on my behalf.
I don't listen to people who say my dreams are impossible; I just work to prove them wrong.
Investing in women's lives is an investment in sustainable development, in human rights, in future generations - and consequently in our own long-term national interests.
Prenatal care is one of the most effective ways to reduce maternal mortality because it identifies complications or high risks before emergency situations.
Doing designs on a loom takes a lot of talent and experience, and, trust me, I won't be able to do that.
We can't end poverty if we fail to save the lives of our world's mothers.
What I love most about Mother's Day is that I am acknowledged and honored for being a mother.
President Obama has made maternal health one of the core priorities of U.S. international aid funding.
I can contribute, be valuable, and grow in many ways, since my interests are so varied. That is very satisfying.
I think, first of all, every time you want to play somebody who is real is always challenging and always scary, because you are given a responsibility of someone's real life.
When countries commit to protecting vulnerable lives, they should receive support from those who can provide it in order to make their programs a success.
Theres a saying in Africa: To find out you are pregnant is to have one foot in the grave.
Miriam Were has made outstanding contributions to public health in the developing world. She brings basic medical services to women and children in East Africa.
I'm a mom. I'm from Ethiopia. I gave birth in the U.S. and had all the proper care available to me. If I had given birth in Ethiopia - I don't know if I might have even survived it.
No other health disparity is so stark; virtually every woman who dies giving birth lives in a poor country.
Take good care of your skin and hydrate. If you have good skin, everything else will fall into place.
It is important for me that I represent a brand that reflects my personality.
I tend to gravitate toward Proenza Schouler and Alexander Wang. Their designs are accessible and easy.
I grew up watching films. Film has been part of my life since I was a child.
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