16 Inspirational Quotes for International Women’s Day

What does it mean to be a leader? A girl boss? Sometimes it’s looking to the strong women who’ve got before us to learn from them, take inspiration from their wise words and teaching.

  1. “Who Run The World? Girls” - Beyonce
  2. “If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.” - Dolly Parton
  3. "I had two options. One was to remain silent and never to speak and then to be killed by the terrorists. The second option was to speak up for my rights and then die. And I chose the second one." - Malala Yousafzai
  4. “Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create.” - Oprah Winfrey
  5. “We showed that we are united and that we, young people, are unstoppable." - Greta Thunberg
  6. “It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends.” – J. K. Rowling
  7. “I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a b*tch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.”— Maya Angelou
  8. "Run to the fire; don’t hide from it." - Meg Whitman, CEO and President, HP
  9. “Doubt is a killer. You just have to know who you are and what you stand for.” – Jennifer Lopez
  10. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” - Eleanor Roosevelt
  11. “There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.” - Michelle Obama
  12. “Human rights are women's rights, and women's rights are human rights.” - Hilary Clinton
  13. “A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman.” - Melinda Gates
  14. “We need to live in a culture that values and respects and looks up to and idolizes women as much as men.” - Emma Watson
  15. “Well-behaved women rarely make history.” – Laurel Thatcher Ulright
  16. “Where there is a woman, there is magic.” – Ntozake Shange