24 empowering international women’s day quotes

24 empowering international women’s day quotes

Today, March 8th is International Women’s Day, a global holiday that recognizes women’s incredible achievements, raises awareness, and encourages others to advocate for gender equality. This is a great time to celebrate all the women in our lives and commit to working towards eliminating the restrictions and hurdles that women face on a day-to-day basis. 

This year’s theme is #BreakTheBias which focuses on creating a world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination, and creating gender equality in workplaces, communities, schools, and more.

Here are 24 inspiring and empowering quotes from women of all ages and walks of life to celebrate this special occasion.

“Feminism isn’t about making women strong. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.”

— G.D. Anderson

“Every woman’s success should be an inspiration to another. We’re strongest when we cheer each other on.”

— Serena Williams

“I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves.”

— Mary Shelley

“There’s something so special about a woman who dominates in a man’s world. It takes a certain grace, strength, intelligence, fearlessness and the nerve to never take no for an answer.”

— Rihanna

“You should never let your fears prevent you from doing what you know is right.”

— Aung San Suu Kyi

“Do not live someone else’s life and someone else’s idea of what womanhood is. Womanhood is you.”

— Viola Davis

“We need to live in a culture that values and respects and looks up to and idolizes women as much as men.”

— Emma Watson

“I don’t know a woman alive who isn’t courageous.”

— Reese Witherspoon

“No woman should be told she can’t make decisions about her own body. When women’s rights are under attack, we fight back.”

— Kamala Harris

“We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead.”

— Beyoncé

“Human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights.”

— Hillary Clinton

“If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.”

— Margaret Thatcher

“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping-stone to greatness.”

— Oprah

“There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.”

— Michelle Obama

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

— Eleanor Roosevelt

“As soon as I had enough agency in my life to grow up, I became who I am.”

— Janet Mock

“I am grateful to be a woman. I must have done something great in another life.”

— Maya Angelou

“Where there is a woman, there is magic.”

— Ntozake Shange

“Well-behaved women rarely make history.”

— Eleanor Roosevelt

“We realize the importance of our voice when we are silenced.”

— Malala Yousafzai

“The most important thing one woman can do for another is expand her sense of actual possibilities.”

— Adrienne Rich

“Women are the real architects of society.”

— Cher

“Life is tough, my darling, but so are you.”

— Stephanie Bennett-Henry

“There is nothing stronger than a broken woman who has rebuilt herself.”

— Hannah Gadsby