It’s International Women’s Day on March 8th – a day that celebrates the achievement of women from around the world and gender equality!

International Women’s Day is an important reminder that we still have work to do to achieve true gender equality, and to ensure that every woman has the opportunity to reach her full potential.

Women have made remarkable progress over the years, but we cannot be complacent. The fight for women’s rights is far from over, and we must continue to push for change and progress.

In many parts of the world, women still face significant challenges and discrimination. They may not have access to education or healthcare, or may be prevented from participating fully in the workforce or in politics. Violence against women is a widespread problem, and it is essential that we work to end it.

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But despite these challenges, women are breaking down barriers and achieving great things every day. From scientists and entrepreneurs to artists and activists, women are making a difference in every field. And when women succeed, we all benefit. Studies have shown that when women are empowered, communities are stronger, and economies thrive.

The Women’s Day theme for 2023 is “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality. The theme highlights the potential of technology and education in the digital era to promote the empowerment of women and girls globally.

Best quotes to celebrate Women’s Day 2023

There are many women in this world who have accomplished many things that were thought of as impossible for them. It might have taken extra effort or an extra step, but the end result that rocketed them to success has made the world rethink about the way they perceive women.

Here are 50 quotes to inspire you on Women’s Day.

1. “Women are the real architects of society.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe, American author and abolitionist.

2. “A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.” – Diane Mariechild, author.

3. “The future is female.” – Unknown.

4. “Women hold up half the sky.” – Chinese Proverb.

5. “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, education activist.

6. “A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.” – Coco Chanel, French fashion designer and businesswoman.

7. “Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world.” – Hillary Clinton, American politician and diplomat.

8. “A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it’s in hot water.” – Eleanor Roosevelt, American political figure, diplomat, pacifist and activist and former first lady of the United States.

9. “The best protection any woman can have…is courage.” – Elizabeth Cady Stanton, American writer and activist.

10. “There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.” – Michelle Obama, American attorney, author and former first lady of the United States.

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11. “Empower a woman, empower a community.” – Unknown.

12. “Women are leaders everywhere you look—from the CEO who runs a Fortune 500 company to the housewife who raises her children and heads her household. Our country was built by strong women, and we will continue to break down walls and defy stereotypes.” – Nancy Pelosi, American politician.

13. “We need women at all levels, including the top, to change the dynamic, reshape the conversation, to make sure women’s voices are heard and heeded, not overlooked and ignored.” – Sheryl Sandberg, American technology executive, philanthropist, and writer.

14. “A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman.” – Melinda Gates, American philanthropist and former multimedia product developer and manager at Microsoft.

15. “Feminism isn’t about making women stronger. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.” – G.D. Anderson, Australian feminist writer and founder of Australian charity, The Cova Project.

16. “The most effective way to do it, is to do it.” – Amelia Earhart, American aviation pioneer and writer.

17. “No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens.” – Michelle Obama, American attorney, author and former first lady of the United States.

18. “I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.” – Audre Lorde, American writer, womanist, radical feminist, professor, and civil rights activist.

19. “In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders.” – Sheryl Sandberg, American technology executive, philanthropist, and writer.

20. “Women, if the soul of the nation is to be saved, I believe that you must become its soul.” – Coretta Scott King, American author, activist, and civil rights leader.

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21. “Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world.” – Hillary Clinton, American politician and diplomat.

22. “I am a woman phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, that’s me.” – Maya Angelou, American memoirist, poet, and civil rights activist.

23. “The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” – Coco Chanel, French fashion designer and businesswoman.

24. “One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.” – Simone de Beauvoir, French philosopher, writer, social theorist, and feminist activist.

25. “I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves.” – Mary Shelley, English novelist.

26. “A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.” – Gloria Steinem, American journalist and social-political activist.

27. “A woman is human. She is not better, wiser, stronger, more intelligent, more creative, or more responsible than a man. Likewise, she is never less. Equality is a given.” – Vera Nazarian, American writer.

28. “The empowered woman is powerful beyond measure and beautiful beyond description.” – Steve Maraboli, author.
29. “A woman’s place is in the resistance.” – Princess Leia, Star Wars.

30. “Women are the real superheroes because they’re not just working. They have a life outside of work.” – Gal Gadot, actress.

31. “Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn’t be that women are the exception.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg, American lawyer.

32. “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, American journalist and social-political activist.

33. “Each time a woman stands up for herself she stands up for all women.” – Maya Angelou, American memoirist, poet, and civil rights activist.

34. “A feminist is any woman who tells the truth about her life.” – Virginia Woolf, English writer.

35. “We realize the importance of our voice when we are silenced.” – Malala Yousafzai, education activist.

36. “There is nothing stronger than a broken woman who has rebuilt herself.” – Hannah Gadsby, Australian comedian, writer, and actress.

37. “Women should be celebrated every day, but a month dedicated to female empowerment is extremely special. It doesn’t just honor the iconic women who have changed history, but encourages new generations to dream big and know that anything is possible.” – Molly McCook, American actress.

38. “There is no force more powerful than a woman determined to rise.” – W.E.B. Dubois, American sociologist, socialist, historian, and Pan-Africanist civil rights activist.

39. “How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants rather than to create it herself.” –Anais Nin, diarist and novelist.

40. “What’s the greatest lesson a woman should learn? That since day one, she’s already had everything she needs within herself. It’s the world that convinced her she did not.” – Rupi Kaur, poet, illustrator, photographer, and author.

41. “Woman must not accept; she must challenge. She must not be awed by that which has been built up around her; she must reverence that woman in her which struggles for expression.” – Margaret Sanger, American activist.

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42. “A strong woman looks a challenge in the eye and gives it a wink.” – Gina Carey, American filmmaker and singer.

43. “Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping-stone to greatness.” –Oprah Winfrey, American talk show host.

44. “The test of civilization is its estimate of women.” – George William Curtis, American writer.

45. “Feminism is not just about women; it’s about letting all people lead fuller lives.” – Jane Fonda, American actress.

46. “Empowering women isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s the smart thing to do.” – Barack Obama, 44th US President.

47. “Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others.” –Amelia Earhart, American aviation pioneer and writer.

48. “Every woman’s success should be an inspiration to another. We’re strongest when we cheer each other on.” – Serena Williams, American tennis player.

49. “The strongest actions for a woman is to love herself, be herself, and shine amongst those who never believed she could.” – Unknown.

50. “Some women fear the fire. Some women simply become it …” – R.H. Sin, author.

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Activities to Celebrate Women’s Day in School

Celebrating International Women’s Day in school is a great way to educate students about the importance of gender equality and to inspire the next generation of leaders to advocate for women’s rights. Here are some ideas for how to celebrate Women’s Day 2023 in school:

Invite a guest speaker
Invite a local female leader, a female entrepreneur or a female scientist to speak to the students about her career and how she has overcome obstacles to achieve her goals.

Plan a gender equality workshop
Plan a workshop for the students to learn about gender stereotypes, unconscious bias and ways to promote gender equality in their daily lives. The workshop could include activities, discussions, and videos that encourage students to think critically about gender issues.

Organize a film screening
Host a film screening of a movie or documentary that highlights the experiences and achievements of women. This could be followed by a discussion or a debate.

Showcase female artists
Organize an art exhibit or a concert featuring works of female artists, musicians and performers. This will give students a chance to appreciate the talents of women and to learn about the different ways in which they express themselves.

Hold a charity fundraiser
Host a fundraising event for a charity that supports women and girls, such as a girls’ education program or a women’s shelter. This is a great way to teach students about the importance of giving back to the community and to empower them to make a positive difference in the world.

By celebrating International Women’s Day in school, we can create a safe and inclusive environment that empowers girls and inspires them to break down gender barriers and pursue their dreams.