International women's day (IWD) is a "Global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality" (IWD website).
March is women's month, and on the 8th of March, every year, people all over the world gather to continue to lend their voice to this cause.
This year's theme is "Break the Bias" #breakthebias. We are encouraged to continue speaking out and imagine a world free from bias, stereotypes and discrimination. An inclusive, diverse, and equitable world. A world where differences are valued and celebrated.
This world will become our reality when we celebrate women's achievements, increase visibility for them, create awareness against bias and take action for gender equality.
To join the celebration and be a part of the movement, we are encouraged to strike the IWD #breakthebias pose, share our images, videos, resources, presentations or articles on social media using hashtags like #IWD2022 #breakthebias to encourage people to commit to helping forge an inclusive world.
Here at Dazzling Insights, we are sharing 50 inspirational and empowering quotes that not only resonate with this celebration but also to inspire our readers to continue to lend their voice and also, through their actions, to build a world that allows equal play for all, irrespective of our gender.
Here we go:
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“There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.” –Michelle Obama
“A strong woman stands up for herself. A stronger woman stands up for everyone else.” –Unknown
“Here’s to strong women: May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.” –Unknown
“Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world.” –Hillary Clinton
“When women support each other, incredible things happen.” –Unknown
“The world needs strong women who will lift and build others. Who will love and be loved. Women who live bravely, both tender and fierce; women of indomitable will.” –Amy Tenney
“You are a woman; that is your superpower.” –Unknown
“After all those years as a woman hearing, ‘not thin enough, not pretty enough, not smart enough, not thin enough, not that enough,’ almost overnight I woke up one morning and thought, ‘I am enough.’” –Anna Quindlen
“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.” –Oprah Winfrey
“Women are the real architects of society.” –Cher
“There is no force more powerful than a woman determined to rise" —Bosa Sebele
“If you want something said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman.” –Margaret Thatcher
“A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.” –Melinda Gates
“We all have a ‘Wonder Woman’ inside of us.” –Unknown
“I can and I will. Watch me.” –Carrie Green
“The most beautiful thing a woman can wear is confidence.” –Blake Lively
“A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do. A woman must do what he can’t.” –Rhonda Hansome
“I want every girl to know that her voice can change the world.” –Malala
"If you want something said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman."
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“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” – Mother Teresa, Activist
“Women’s value has been under-recognized for far too long.” – Sidney Sheldon, Write
“Human rights are women’s rights, and women’s rights are human rights.” —Hillary Clinton, American politician
“You can always tell who the strong women are. They are the ones you see building one another up instead of tearing each other down.” –Unknown
“She wasn’t looking for a knight. She was looking for a sword.” – Atticus, Poet
“A successful woman is one who can build a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at her.” – Unknown
“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.” – Rosa Parks, Civil rights activist
“Every woman’s success should be an inspiration to another. We’re strongest when we cheer each other on.” —Serena Williams, Athlete
"I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples."
“A strong woman builds her own world. She is one who is wise enough to know that it will attract the man she will gladly share it with.”– Ellen J. Barrier, Singer/Songwriter
“If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.” – Margaret Fuller, American journalist
“Do not live someone else’s life and someone else’s idea of what womanhood is. Womanhood is you.” —Viola Davis, Actress
“The most important thing one woman can do for another is expand her sense of actual possibilities.” – Adrienne Rich
“A strong woman stands up for herself. A stronger woman stands up for everyone else.” – Unknown
“If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, you must be the one to write it.” —Toni Morrison, Author
“She wasn’t looking for a knight. She was looking for a sword.” – Atticus
“We need women who are so strong they can be gentle, so educated they can be humble, so fierce they can be compassionate, so passionate they can be rational, and so disciplined, they can be free.” — Kavita Ramdas
“I don’t know a woman alive who isn’t courageous.” —Reese Witherspoon
“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.” ‒ Rihanna
“The strongest actions for a woman are to love herself, be herself, and shine amongst those who never believed she could.” – Unknown
“Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn’t be that women are the exception.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg
“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
“Collaborate, don’t compete.” ‒ Olivia Perez
“Women are leaders everywhere you look—from the CEO who runs a Fortune 500 company to the housewife who raises her children and heads her household. Our country was built by strong women, and we will continue to break down walls and defy stereotypes.” — Nancy Pelosi
“Call me whatever you want. It’s not going to stop me from trying to do the right thing. Because it doesn’t just affect me, it affects all the other women who are in this with me, and it affects all the other men who are in this with me, too.” — Emma Watson
“When the world tells you to shrink, expand.” – Elaine Welteroth
“There is always light. Only if we are brave enough to see it. There is always light. Only if we are brave enough to be it.” – Amanda Gorman
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent” —Eleanor Roosevelt
“Don’t think about making women fit the world — think about making the world fit women.” — Gloria Steinem
“She has a voice. If you can’t hear it, it’s because you’re too busy talking.” —Amani Al-Khatahtbeh
“We are the breathing, living manifestations of the hopes of women who are not breathing any more. We must hope for ourselves, our daughters, and the women a hundred years from now. We are the thing with feathers and now we must spread our wings and fly.” —Deborah Frances-White
“Where there is woman, there is magic.” —Ntozake Shange
“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness ” —Oprah Winfrey
This IWD, send any of these quotes to the women in your circle or lives to remind them how special and amazing they are, and that the world is theirs to conquer.
Happy international women's day from all of us at Dazzling Insights, stay dazzling!
Mrs. Chidimma Juliet Oladipupo is a mother of two, social media strategist and content creator with a bachelor's degree in Sociology. She is passionate about using social media for good, getting her voice heard and connecting with others.
She is the founder of THE MOM CONVERSATION® —a motherhood
blog on Instagram dedicated to highlighting the truth and realities of motherhood. It's also a space she holds conversations and inspires mothers to share their true stories and journeys about motherhood without filters.
When Chidimma is not writing, researching, reading or creating contents for brands and businesses, she spends time with her kids, brainstorming, bouncing off ideas or have random conversations with her husband.