International Women’s Day – March 8, 2021
International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women’s achievements or rally for women’s equality.
Marked annually on 8 March, International Women’s Day (IWD) is one of the most important days of the year to:
- celebrate women’s achievements
- raise awareness about women’s equality
- lobby for accelerated gender parity
- fundraise for female-focused charities.
We’re celebrating IWD with some of the most powerful and inspirational quotes by some of the most powerful — and inspirational — women in the world.
1. Melinda Gates
If you want to lift up humanity, empower women. It is the most comprehensive, pervasive, high-leverage investment you can make in human beings.
2. Michelle Obama
There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.
3. Emma Watson
We need to live in a culture that values and respects and looks up to and idolizes women as much as men.
4. Serena Williams
Every woman’s success should be an inspiration to another.
We’re strongest when we cheer each other on.
5. Hillary Clinton
I believe the rights of women and girls is the unfinished business of the 21st century.
Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping-stone to greatness.
7. 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.
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.
9. Ruth Bader Ginsberg
Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. … It shouldn’t be that women are the exception.
10. Sheryl Sandberg
We need women at all levels, including the top, to change the dynamic, reshape the conversation, to make sure women’s voices are heard and heeded, not overlooked and ignored.
We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead.”
12. Nicole Kidman
More than ever, I am aware of the need to support and celebrate each other. I like to believe I am part of a global support group network of 3.4 billion. Imagine: if you can fall back on the 3.5 billion sisters, and the many good men who are with us, what could we possibly not achieve?”
13. Amal Clooney
As women, we may not be a minority, but there is a bond that we all share. It is not a bond of geography. Or religion. Or culture. It is a bond of shared experience – experiences that only women go through and struggles that only women face
Here’s to strong women: May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.