Our Favorite Speeches from the 2017 Glamour Women of the Year Awards

Glamour honored some of the world’s most inspiring women at its 14th Women of the Year Awards on Tuesday night.

Here are some of our favorite celeb quotes from the award ceremony.

Jennifer Hudson – Trailblazer of the Year

“Just to be able to give women a platform where we can be acknowledged, we can be appreciated, and we can sit in rooms like this and see reflections of ourselves and our greatness and what we can do as women – that inspires me.”

Winnie Harlow – Editor’s Choice winner

“God chose me to be great and to shine, just like everyone else, but it’s really about owning that and accepting that within yourself.”

“I was raised by a very strong single mother. I had siblings that were incarcerated that I was supposed to be looking up to and I was the one who was supposed to be strong all of a sudden. So, you know, my life has not always been about my skin. I know the media focuses so much about it, but I’m so much more than that.”

Nic Haste – YouTubers of the Year (Nic Haste and Sam Chapman)

“It’s worth celebrating that YouTube is one of the few places where women actually get paid more than men. Yes ladies, it’s the one place that we’re on top and actually enjoy the ride.”

“It’s been a really shit year, but it’s got better now.”

Jourdan Dunn – Entrepreneur of the Year

“(Founder of Miss Guided) Nitin was like, ‘Listen, you’re boss. You’re my boss’. And I was like, ‘raaa! I’m a boss!’ Like, I had Nitin bossman telling me I’m a boss, and I had Rick Ross in my head, ‘I’m a boss!’ so I was like ‘yo, I’m a boss, I’m gonna claim it, own it, run with it’.”

“I’m always getting like, girls and even grown-arse women coming up to me and asking how do you do it, and I have to say, once I started to change my mindset and eliminating the self-limiting beliefs I still had, even last night I was in my bed, writing in my diary – yes, I’m 26 and writing in my diary – talking about tonight and I was like, ‘I’m going to be accepting an award for Entrepreneur of the Year even though I don’t feel like I’m deserving’. And then I had to kind of like sit back and pause and be like, ‘Wait, why are you doing this, why are you sabotaging yourself, why are you talking so negatively about yourself? You are deserving, you do, you came up with Londunn! It’s London where you’re from and your family name, like, that’s fucking sick! You did that! Like, you’re a genius, Jourdan!’ So let me just say, like, listen, the negative self-talk, you have to just get rid of that and think positively and think of possibility because anything is fucking possible. Because I’m a girl from flipping Greenford, got pregnant at 19 and I’m here in front of you lot.”

Dua Lipa – Next Breakthrough (presented by Anthony Joshua)

“I’m sweating. I’m quite nervous, and it’s not about Anthony, it’s actually about Jennifer Saunders.”

Anna Kendrick – Writer of the Year

“I’m basically James Joyce if he did vagina jokes.”

Sharon Horgan – Comedy Actress of the Year

“There’s so many women in this room that I’m in awe of and it’s giving me really bad anxiety actually, I feel a bit sick. I’m not going to hurl, but I might need to use the toilet a bit more than usual.”

Nicola Adams – W Channel Sportswoman of the Year

“Alone we can do so little, but together we can do so much. I’m accepting this award tonight not just for me but for every woman who’s had to fight a battle to win a war.”

Emma Freud

“We’re in an amazing time of feisty comedy TV drama which specifically shows how fabulous women are when they’re flawed. We’re in the era of Big Little Lies, Lena Dunham’s Girls, Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag and the point is you can’t be what you can’t see and we need to see ourselves reflected in the culture we consume to know we’re not alone.”

Source: Glamour

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