As an architect, Zaha Hadid is innovative, intelligent, creative, artistic, bold, and cooperative. And oftentimes, as a woman, she is extremely philosophical. These quotes translate into every aspect of life and aren’t just relatable for all the architects amongst us, let’s celebrate Zaha’s work ethic and be inspired by her mantras.
There are 360 degrees, so why stick to one?
There are too many experiences in life to be satisfied with just one. Don’t ever feel like you have to stick with one field, one perspective or one choice. Sample them all!
When women do succeed, the press, even the industry press, spend far too much time talking about how we dress, what shoes we’re wearing, who we’re meant to be seeing. That’s pretty sad for women, especially when it’s written by women who really should know better.
As women, we need to support each other and form a global alliance in order to create any real change. Career girls are bosses no matter what they wear or who they date, we know this, so let’s show each other the respect we deserve!
Architecture is like writing. You have to edit it over and over so it looks effortless.
In almost any scenario, the most simple end is the most challenging to achieve. Don’t undervalue your effort.
I always thought I was powerful, since I was a kid.
Children think that they are invincible, that they will rule the world, and never grow old. It isn’t always realistic, but it’s an empowering perspective! Adults need to think like kids sometimes.
You have to really believe not only in yourself; you have to believe that the world is actually worth your sacrifices.
If you don’t believe in what you’re doing, how do you expect anybody else to believe in you? It all starts from within. Belief, commitment, and sacrifice.
Zaha Hadid is another path-forging career woman to be inspired by. But don’t let inspiration be the end of it; take action! Put some sweat and tears into your life and create change. Every career girl has it in her to make the world a better place; it’s only a matter of who is strong enough to pull it out from within.
Written by Britany Powell.