16 Powerful Quotes to Celebrate International Women’s Day

National Woman's Day

It’s International Women’s Day and there’s never been a better time to step up as a “leading lady.” This year, International Women’s Day encourages each of us to “Press for Progress” towards gender parity. The mission of this global human rights campaign is a collective effort – no one person can make change a realization. But together, as communities, institutions, governments, companies, organizations, friends and neighbors, we can make progress towards gender inclusion and equity.

At Leading Lady we celebrate, empower and support women every day of the year through programs, advocacy and philanthropic efforts. Our annual World Breastfeeding Week and National Breastfeeding Month nursing bra donation initiative offers thousands of new moms nursing bras and vital health resources to help them successfully breastfeed. Our nationwide outreach through WIC offices, La Leche League, BMBFA, ROSE and other breastfeeding support groups forms an unprecedented social network that uplifts and encourages moms from all corners of the country to nourish their babies in the best way possible.

We also support women through charitable donations close to home and across the country. We know that a new bra – whether it’s a nursing bra, plus size bra, or just a much-needed comfortable bra – can go a long way to lift spirits in times of need. Most recently, in late 2017 Leading Lady sent bra donations to women in isolated shelters who were affected by devastating hurricanes. And we are annual sponsors of Womensafe, an Ohio-based non-profit organization that provides shelter and resources to victims of domestic violence.

This International Women’s Day and during Women’s History Month we’re giving a standing ovation to powerful women. The ones who dream big, work hard, stand up for themselves and each other, and who make a difference in the world, one heart at a time.

To get the festivities started, we’re sharing 16 powerful quotes to celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month. We hope these quotes inspire you today and every day. We encourage you to live by them and share them with your network on social media. Most of all, be part of the movement to #PushforProgress.

Slideshow: 16 Powerful Quotes to Celebrate International Women’s Day

“Never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance in the world to pursue your dreams.” -Hillary Clinton

“Behind every successful woman is a tribe of other successful women who have her back.” -Unknown

“Always be a first-rate version of yourself instead of a second-rate version of someone else.” -Judy Garland

“Women are always saying, ‘We can do anything that men can do.’ But men should be saying, ‘We can do anything that women can do.’” -Gloria Steinem

“The most alluring thing a woman can have is confidence.” -Beyonce Knowles

“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.” -Oprah Winfrey

“The most precious jewels you’ll ever have around your neck are the arms of your children.” -Unknown

“A strong woman stands up for herself. A stronger woman stands up for others.” -Unknown

“The only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work hard for them.” -Michelle Obama

“Happiness is not doing nothing. Happiness is to be overloaded the whole day, become exhausted by the evening and realize you did something worthy.” -Margaret Thatcher

“Elegance is when the inside is as beautiful as the outside.” -Coco Chanel

“What I’m looking for is not out there. It is in me.” -Helen Keller

“A wise woman wishes to be no one’s enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone’s victim.” -Dr. Maya Angelou

“You can tell who the strong women are, they’re the ones building each other up instead of tearing each other down.” -Unknown

“In case you forgot to remind yourself this morning…Your butt is perfect. Your smile lights up the room. Your mind is insanely cool. You are way more than enough. And you are doing an amazing job at life.” -Unknown

“Here’s to strong women, May we know them, May we be them, May we raise them!” -Unknown

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