Do these women inspire you?

In life it is important to be inspired. It helps us to mentally stimulate our mind and generate ideas in preparation for an action that we might not have been motivated to do. Motivation does not always come easily or naturally- especially during life changing matters. 

One particular lifestyle change is Menopause. This unavoidable change occurs in middle aged women, and can disrupt daily activities and sense of well-being. Although the accompanying signs affect each woman differently, most women still need to be mentally stimulated with confidence to feel a change for the better.

Nikken Europe believes success stories are a great source of inspiration for women. Reading someone else’s success can push you in the direction of your own dreams, helping you develop potential, and above all enabling you to have a healthy mind- which is vital for every woman’s health.

“You must do the things you think you cannot do”


(1884- 1962)

Eleanor Roosevelt, the First Lady of the US, used her strength and courage to fight for civil rights, women’s rights and economic justice. She was able to enhance the status of working women which inspired confidence in future businesswomen and female entrepreneurs.  

 “Luck is simply preparation meeting opportunity”



Oprah Winfrey is the first African American woman to become a billionaire as a top interviewer in her own multi-award winning talk show. Her success inspired women to be passionate for what they do. She was even called “one of the 100 people who most influenced the 20th century”.

 “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself and the other for helping others”


(1929- 1993)

Audrey Hepburn, the ‘third greatest female screen legend’ in the history of cinema, was both a film and fashion icon. Her glamorous appearance inspired designs by Givenchy, and won her ‘international best dressed’ list in the hall of fame.  

In her later life she worked with UNICEF, in disadvantaged communities where she was awarded as a ‘Goodwill ambassador’, encouraging generosity and kindness to others.

Isn’t it amazing how collectively these inspirational women can influence us to feel confident, passionate, and generous?

Success stories as inspiration

Let the success stories of Eleanor Roosevelt, Oprah Winfrey and Audrey Hepburn be an inspiration to you. They were all successful women, still working in their 50’s, the age when women face the change. If they can do it, so can you!

These stories inspire us by showing how people like us have found the courage to overcome symptoms associated with the menopause, make the best out of worse situations, achieve the ‘impossible’ and refuse to be slowed down by psychical limitations.


 “Women have wrongly felt awkward to be in this crucial stage of life and this phase does not restrict their life in any way.” (Julia Onken: German writer and Swiss psychologist.)

There will be setbacks along the way but try not to let them discourage you. Success stories can remind you to keep trying- especially Oprah Winfrey. She entered the world into childhood poverty yet still managed to create enormous wealth in her life.  

Being motivating and inspiring, is not just about being rich and famous, it’s about being energized to reach your dreams. The menopause does not restrict your life in anyway.

How can you become inspired?

  • Find your source of inspiration
  • Have the courage to overcome symptoms
  • Think positively
  • Take steps towards your dreams.

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The Digital Team