“I raise up my voice—not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard…we cannot succeed when half of us are held back.” ―Malala Yousafzai
“A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman.” —Melinda Gates
“Whether I am meant to or not, I challenge assumptions about women. I do make some people uncomfortable, which I’m well aware of, but that’s just part of coming to grips with what I believe is still one of the most important pieces of unfinished business in human history—empowering women to be able to stand up for themselves.” —Hillary Clinton
“I think the best role models for women are people who are fruitfully and confidently themselves, who bring light into the world.” —Meryl Streep
“In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders.”—Sheryl Sandberg
“I think women are scared of feeling powerful and strong and brave sometimes. There’s nothing wrong with being afraid. It’s not the absence of fear, it’s overcoming it and sometimes you just have to blast through and have faith.”- Emma Watson
“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.”- Marie Curie
“Achieving gender equality and empowering women and girls is the unfinished business of our time, and the greatest human rights challenge in our world.”- UN Secretary-General, António Guterres (not a woman, but really valid).
Naturally, there are tons of powerful quotes, but I picked just a few that feel relevant in the world today. Happy International Women’s Day, my fellow Princess Warriors, keep being graceful and filled with spunk, power and grit!
PS: Head over to the United Nations’ site to view their key global targets this Women’s Day.
All my love;