Quotes for International Women’s Day

In honor of International Women’s Day, I put together a list of some of my favorite quotes that celebrate and empower women. As someone who supports women as they add to their families, as well as a mother, daughter, and friend, I believe we should celebrate and empower women everyday. I am thankful to know many incredible, strong, brave women who strive everyday to create equality for all. We have accomplished a lot but there is still much to be done.

“One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.” – Simone De Beauvior

“For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.” – Virginia Woolf

There’s no prerequisites for worthiness. You are born being worthy. And I think that’s a message that a lot of women need to hear.” – Viola Davis

“I learned compassion from being discriminated against. Everything bad that’s ever happened to me has taught me compassion.” – Ellen DeGeneres

“We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.” – Malala Yousafzai

“I’m a woman. Phenomenally. Phenomenally Woman. That’s me.” – Maya Angelou

“I hope the fathers and mothers of little girls will look at them and say ‘yes, women can.’” – Dilma Rousseff

“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it.” – Brene Brown

“We have to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves.” – Beyoncé

“For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men. But their time is up.” – Oprah Winfrey

“It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.” – Madeleine Albright

“When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.” – Audre Lorde

“Human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights, once and for all.” – Hillary Clinton

“Power’s not given to you. You have to take it.” – Beyonce

“We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.” — Malala Yousafzai

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


What are you celebrating on International Women’s Day? I’d love to hear in the comments or on Facebook!

 

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