11 Empowering Quotes That Will Make You Proud To Be A Woman In 2015

'Ambition is not a dirty word. It's just believing in yourself and your abilities.'

NEW YORK -- For those attending Glamour's 25th Anniversary Women of the Year Awards last night, New York City felt a little more magical. 

With Amy Schumer as host, the star-studded event honored Victoria Beckham, Misty Copeland, Elizabeth Holmes, Caitlyn Jenner, Cecile Richards, Reese Witherspoon, the Women of Charleston, and the U.S. women’s national soccer team among other female trailblazers making the world a better place for women through their groundbreaking work. 

Not only was Carnegie Hall jam-packed with incredibly powerful and inspiring women, it was filled with equally powerful and inspiring words of wisdom. (Special shout-out to presenter Seth Meyers who said, "Never waste a second of your time with a man who doesn't want your input or advice.") Take a look at some of the most heartening, can-I-get-a-hell-yes quotes from the evening, below.