Words From Inspirational Women

 
This International Women’s Day, we are dedicating our channels to celebrating women’s achievements and providing a platform to magnify women’s voices; raising awareness for women who have challenged and continue to challenge gender bias as well as transformed the face of their industries.
 
Below we share some of our favourite empowering quotes from inspiring and trailblazing women throughout history.


Maya Angelo
“You may not control all the events that happen to you but you can decide not to be reduced by them”


Rupi Kaur
”I stand on the sacrifices of a million women before me thinking what can I do to make this mountain taller so the women after me can see farther”

A quote from the poem ‘legacy’


Hilary Clinton
“To all of the little girls who are watching this, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams.”

An excerpt from Hilary Clinton’s concession speech after losing the US presidential race in 2016


Ruth Bader Ginsburg
“Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. … It shouldn't be that women are the exception.”


G.D. Anderson
"Feminism isn't about making women stronger. Women are already strong, it's about changing the way the world perceives that strength."


Ilhan Omar
"They cannot stand that a refugee, a black woman, an immigrant, a Muslim, shows up in Congress thinking she's equal to them. But I say to them, 'How else did you expect me to show up?'"


Mary Shelley
“I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves.”
 
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