Each year on March 8th, people all across the globe come together to celebrate the achievements of women – socially, economically, culturally and politically – for International Women’s Day. This year’s theme, Pledge For Parity (join in on the conversation using the hashtag #PledgeForParity), is designed to bring together both men and women in an effort to achieve gender parity and help young girls and women continue to follow their dreams and seek success.
As we get ready to honor this observance, today, we’re proud to share some of our favorite quotes from some of the world’s most influential women.
Women’s Day Quotes
“Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost.” – Helen Keller
“We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” – Maya Angelou
“Your ambition should be to get as much life out of living as you possibly can, as much enjoyment, as much interest, as much experience, as much understanding. Not simply be what is generally called a success.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” – Lucille Ball
“You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.” – Rosa Parks
“Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create.” – Oprah Winfrey
“Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow’s reality.” – Malala Yousafzai
“Don’t let anyone stop you from doing what you like. Just keep dreaming. Go for it.” – Mo’ne Davis
“There’s nothing wrong with being afraid. It’s not the absence of fear, it’s overcoming it. Sometimes you’ve got to blast through and have faith.” – Emma Watson
“Leadership is not bullying and leadership is not aggression. Leadership is the expectation that you can use your voice for good. That you can make the world a better place.” – Sheryl Sandberg
Which quote is your favorite? We can’t seem to pick just one, we love them all!