International Women’s Day takes place every year on 8 March and is a celebration of the achievements of women all over the world.
It all started with a protest in the early 1900’s where women went out onto the streets to demand the right to vote, shorter working hours and better pay.
Over the last 111 years it has evolved into a global event which aims to not only promote the role of women in society and the progress that has been made by past generations, but also to highlight the changes that still need to take place to ensure gender equality.
To celebrate this momentous day, I have compiled a list of 10 empowering quotes by some rather inspirational women…
It’s about being alive and feisty and not sitting down and shutting up even though people would like you to – Pink
Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world – Hillary Clinton
When a man gives his opinion, he’s a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she’s a bitch – Bette Davis
I figure if a girl wants to be a legend, she should go ahead and be one – Calamity Jane
Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others – Amelia Earhart
You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them – Shonda Rhimes
There is no limit to what we as women can accomplish – Michelle Obama
I’m not bossy, I am the boss – Beyoncé
For most of history anonymous was a woman – Virginia Wolff
A woman should be two things, who and what she wants – Coco Chanel
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