international women’s day quotes 2021

32 Best, Amazing, and Powerful International Women’s Day Quotes

Feel free to use these inspirational quotes throughout the year.

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Every day is a great day to celebrate amazing women in your life, but International Women’s Day gives you more reason to do just that. Celebrated annually on March 8, the holiday encourages all people to make a conscious choice to “celebrate women’s achievement, raise awareness of women’s equality, advocate for faster gender equality and fundraising for women’s organizations,” according to the International Women’s Day online portal. This holiday season began in the early 1900’s. By 1908, women had begun to promote greater equality and less stressful working conditions with 15,000 women taking to the streets of New York City in search of shorter hours, better wages and voting rights. The first National Women’s Day was celebrated in 1909 and while Women’s Day was marked in various countries a hundred years later, an online site was launched in 2001 to renew their efforts and bring them all together in one place.

This year’s theme is #ChoosetoChallenge, inviting all of us to think critically about our thoughts and actions and how we can better promote gender inequality and celebrate women’s achievement. One way to start doing this is to fill your mind with encouraging women’s quotes that remind us of how women are. Share it with your amazing mom, your amazing sister, or your amazing girlfriend as a great way to celebrate.

1 G.D. Anderson

International Women's Day Quotes by G.D. Anderson quote

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

2 Hannah Gadsby

International Women's Day Quotes by Hannah Gadsby

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

3 Stephanie Bennett-Henry

International Women's Day Quotes by Stephanie Bennett-Henry

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

4 Cher

International Women's Day Quotes by Cher

Women are the real architects of society.

5 Adrienne Rich

International Women's Day Quotes by Adrienne Rich

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

6 Malala Yousafzai

International Women's Day Quotes by Malala Yousafzai

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

7 Judy Garland

International Women's Day Quotes by Judy Garland

Always be a first-rate version of yourself instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.

8 Eleanor Roosevelt

International Women's Day Quotes by Eleanor Roosevelt

Well-behaved women rarely make history.

9 Aung San Suu Kyi

International Women's Day Quotes by Aung San Suu Kyi

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

10 Ntozake Shange

International Women's Day Quotes by Ntozake Shange

Where there is a woman, there is magic.

11 Maya Angelou

International Women's Day Quotes by Maya Angelou

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

12 Janet Mock

International Women's Day Quotes by Janet Mock

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

13 Rosa Parks

International Women's Day Quotes by Rosa Parks

I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fears; knowing what must be done does away with fear.

14 Eleanor Roosevelt

International Women's Day Quotes by Eleanor Roosevelt

International Women’s Day Quotes by Eleanor Roosevelt 14 quote of top 30s

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

15 Michelle Obama

International Women's Day Quotes by Michelle Obama

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

16 Oprah

International Women's Day Quotes by Oprah

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

17 Margaret Thatcher

International Women's Day Quotes by Margaret Thatcher

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

18 Hillary Clinton

International Women's Day Quotes by Hillary Clinton

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

19 Coco Chanel

 

The most courageous act is to think for yourself. Aloud.

20 Beyoncé

International Women's Day Quotes by Beyoncé

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

21 Kamala Harris

International Women's Day Quotes by Kamala Harris

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

22 Reese Witherspoon

International Women's Day Quotes by Reese Witherspoon

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

23 Melinda Gates

International Women's Day Quotes by Melinda Gates

A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman.

24 Emma Watson

International Women's Day Quotes by Emma Watson

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

25 Viola Davis

International Women's Day Quotes by Viola Davis

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

26 Rihanna

International Women's Day Quotes by Rihanna

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.

27 Mary Shelley

International Women's Day Quotes by Mary Shelley

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

28 Serena Williams

International Women's Day Quotes by Serena Williams

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

29 Spanish Proverb

International Women's Day Quotes by Spanish Proverb

To tell a woman everything she cannot do is to tell her what she can.

30 Loretta Young

International Women's Day Quotes by Loretta Young

A charming woman doesn’t follow the crowd; she is herself.

31 Elizabeth Cady Stanton

International Women's Day Quotes by Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The best protection any woman can have is courage.

32 Gina Carey

International Women's Day Quotes by Gina Carey

A strong woman looks a challenge in the eye and gives it a wink.

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