"Madam Walker was an incredible woman, but she wasn't the only one of her time who was. She just took it to the highest height."
"If a CEO takes an interest in you and he happens to be an Asian man, then that's great, but as an African-American woman, you want to make sure that if the executive vice-president of the company is an African-American woman that you get to know her."
"Madam Walker was a woman who transformed herself in a very American, rags-to-riches way."
"As much as any woman of the twentieth century, Madam Walker paved the way for the profound social changes that altered women's place in American society."
"For many years Madam Walker was just a little footnote in history. As a woman who made haircare products, she was really consigned to something trivial."
"My mother was the fourth generation of women to have worked with the Walker company. As a little girl, I would go to her office while she worked. She was a very capable woman."
"It is the woman - nearly always - in spite of all the advances of modern feminism, who still takes responsibility for the bulk of the chores, as well as doing her paid job. This is true even in households where men try to be unselfish and to do their share."
"It seems to me if you want something badly enough, whether you're a man or a woman, you'll do whatever you have to do to get it."
"Quite frankly, I think if a man or a woman likes their American job, wherever they were born, they should be able to keep that job. We need a clear path to citizenship for workers who are already here and a fair and efficient on-ramp for those who want to come here."