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Every year, on March 8th, the world unites to celebrate International Women’s Day, a day dedicated to honoring the achievements, resilience, and contributions of women across the globe. It is a moment to reflect on the progress made towards gender equality and to acknowledge the work that still lies ahead. 

International Women’s Day is not just a day of celebration; it is a reminder of the ongoing struggle for women’s rights and empowerment.

As we commemorate this important day, it is fitting to draw inspiration from the words of remarkable women who have paved the way for change and equality. Their quotes resonate with strength, wisdom, and determination, serving as beacons of empowerment for women everywhere.

Significance of celebrating International Women's Day

The significance of International Women’s Day extends beyond just a single day of acknowledgment. It serves as a platform to raise awareness about gender inequality, advocate for women’s rights, and promote inclusive practices in all facets of society.

This day reminds us of the importance of creating a world where women are respected, valued, and given equal opportunities in every sphere of life. It is a call to action for individuals, communities, and governments to strive for gender parity and to dismantle barriers that hinder women’s progress.

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10 Empowering International Women’s Day quotes

Here are 10 empowering International Women’s Day quotes:

  1. Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn't be that women are the exception. - Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  2. The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud. - Coco Chanel
  3. Feminism isn’t about making women stronger. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength. - G.D. Anderson
  4. I raise up my voice—not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard. - Malala Yousafzai
  5. A woman is like a tea bag—you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water. - Eleanor Roosevelt
  6. We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back. - Malala Yousafzai
  7. There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish. - Michelle Obama
  8. I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept. - Angela Davis
  9. The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. - Ayn Rand
  10. I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own. - Audre Lorde

10 Women in Leadership Quotes

Here are 10 women in leadership quotes:

  1. I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse. - Florence Nightingale
  2. Leadership is not about men in suits. It is a way of life for those who know who they are and are willing to be their best to create the life they want to live. - Kathleen Schafer
  3. Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person. - Mother Teresa
  4. The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. - Ayn Rand
  5. Leadership is not about being in charge. It is about taking care of those in your charge. - Simon Sinek
  6. The only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work hard for them. - Michelle Obama
  7. The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. - Mahatma Gandhi
  8. Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality. - Warren Bennis
  9. Success is not about how much money you make; it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives. - Michelle Obama
  10. True leadership stems from individuality that is honestly and sometimes imperfectly expressed. - Sheryl Sandberg

10 Women’s rights quotes

Here are 10 women’s rights quotes:

  1. Women's rights are human rights. - Hillary Clinton
  2. I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own. - Audre Lorde
  3. The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened. - John F. Kennedy
  4. We must continue to lift each other up, believe in ourselves, and remember that our voices and actions are powerful tools for change. - Meghan Markle
  5. The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. - Alice Walker
  6. You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. - Maya Angelou
  7. We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead. - Beyoncé
  8. The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. - Amelia Earhart
  9. If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman. - Margaret Thatcher
  10. I raise up my voice—not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard. - Malala Yousafzai

10 Women's day quotes for employees

Here are 10 women’s day quotes for employees:

  1. When women support each other, incredible things happen. - Unknown
  2. The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another. We should raise each other up. Make sure you’re very courageous: be strong, be extremely kind, and above all, be humble. - Serena Williams
  3. A strong woman stands up for herself. A stronger woman stands up for everyone else. - Unknown
  4. There is no force more powerful than a woman determined to rise. - Unknown
  5. Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world. - Hillary Clinton
  6. The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. - Eleanor Roosevelt
  7. I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship. - Louisa May Alcott
  8. Success is not about how high you climb, but how you make a positive difference to the world. - Roy T. Bennett
  9. The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
  10. The secret of getting ahead is getting started. - Mark Twain

10 Funny Women's Day quotes

Here are 10 funny women’s day quotes:

  1. I’m not sure which is harder on a relationship: sharing a dresser for three years, or sharing an Amazon account forever. - Tina Fey
  2. Behind every successful woman is a substantial amount of coffee. - Stephanie Piro
  3. I’m tough, I’m ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay. - Madonna
  4. Cinderella never asked for a prince. She asked for a night off and a dress. - Kiera Cass
  5. I told my husband I wanted a live-in chef, a live-in maid, and a live-in masseuse. But apparently, I wasn’t specific enough, and now I’m married to the guy with the electric can opener. - Unknown
  6. I’m not bossy. I have leadership skills. - Unknown
  7. I am thankful for a lawn that needs mowing, windows that need cleaning, and gutters that need fixing because it means I have a home…. I am thankful for the piles of laundry and ironing because it means my loved ones are nearby. - Nancie J. Carmody
  8. I want to be around people that do things. I don’t want to be around people anymore that judge or talk about what people do. I want to be around people that dream and support and do things. - Amy Poehler
  9. You know you’re a strong woman when you’re equally as comfortable in heels and a dress as you are in sneakers and a ponytail. - Unknown
  10. I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship—and I’m bringing my own snacks. - Unknown


As we celebrate International Women’s Day, let us carry the spirit of these quotes with us throughout the year. Let us uplift one another, challenge stereotypes, and strive for a world where every woman and girl can live free from discrimination and oppression. Together, we can create a future where gender equality is not just a dream but a reality.

In the words of Maya Angelou, “Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.” Let us stand together, today and every day, in solidarity and strength.

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