Even though International Women’s Day has officially passed, we’ve compiled a selection of quotes from inspiring and successful women to make you feel empowered the rest of the week.
“So you may not always have a comfortable life. And you will not always be able to solve all the world’s problems all at once. But don’t ever underestimate the impact you can have, because history has shown us that courage can be contagious, and hope can take on a life of its own.” —Michelle Obama, lawyer, writer, and First Lady
“We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.” —J.K. Rowling, author and producer
“The most effective way to do it, is to do it.” —Amelia Earhart, aviator and pioneer
“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, humanitarian and youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate
“In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders.” —Sheryl Sandberg COO of Facebook founder of LeanIn.org and author
“To all the little girls who are watching, 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.” —Hillary Clinton in her 2016 concession speech
“Every time you state what you want or believe, you’re the first to hear it. It’s a message to both you and others about what you think is possible. Don’t put a ceiling on yourself.” —Oprah Winfrey, Queen of all Media