International Women’s Day has been observed all across the world since the early 1900’s, but it wasn’t until 2011 that former President Barack Obama declared March Women’s History Month in the United States. However, March 2-8 was National Women’s History week as of 1980, declared by former President Jimmy Carter.
Every March, the United States, as well as other places around the world, celebrates the achievements of all the women who have paved the way for social, economic, cultural and political gain for women. This month is also a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
Here are some great quotes from women throughout history to celebrate all those before us who fought for women’s rights, and to inspire you!
“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”
- Maya Angelou, civil rights activist
“Like anything learned, bravery needs to be practiced.”
- Caroline Paul, author
“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.”
- Oprah Winfrey, entrepreneur
“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”
- Mother Teresa, Saint and Nobel Peace Prize winner
“The best way to change the society and the underlying issues is to channelize the power of woman in every walk of life.”
- Tanya Sharma, actress
“A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.”
- Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady and humanitarian
Here’s to strong women! May know them, may we be them and may we raise them.