Inspirational Quotes By Women – IWD

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If you been following the Medias, then you may realised that today (08-Mar) is the International Women Day -IWD. As a day of celebrating all Women around the world, we gathered some inspirational quotes from women. Please share these quotes with others to celebrate, inspire and motivate women in their efforts of making this world a better place for everyone.

Happy International Women Day

1. Michelle Obama

“Whether you come from a council estate or a country estate, your success will be determined by your own confidence and fortitude.”

2. Iyanla Vanzant

“Everything that happens to you is a reflection of what you believe about yourself. We cannot outperform our level of self-esteem. We cannot draw to ourselves more than we think we are worth.”

3. Maya Angelou

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”

4. Wangari Maathai

African women in general need to know that it’s OK for them to be the way they are – to see the way they are as a strength, and to be liberated from fear and from silence.”

 5. June Jordan

“I am a feminist, and what that means to me is much the same as the meaning of the fact that I am Black: it means that I must undertake to love myself and to respect myself as though my very life depends upon self-love and self-respect.”

6. Dr. Isatou Njie Saidy

During her speech at the 2011 UN General Assembly, Dr. Saidy reminded world leaders that the African continent should be approached as a diverse place and not a country.

“Africa is no longer the colony of any country and must be respected and treated as such.“

7. Marian Wright Edelman

You’re not obligated to win. You’re obligated to keep trying to do the best you can every day.”

8. Aaliyah

“Keep working hard and you can get anything that you want. If God gave you the talent, you should go for it. But don’t think it’s going to be easy. It’s hard!”

9. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

“Africans…their tired. They’re tired of being the subject of everybody’s charity and care. We are grateful, but we know that we can take charge of our own destinies if we have the will to reform.”

10. Wilma Rudolph                                 

“Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday.”

11. Tina Turner

“Sometimes you’ve got to let everything go—purge yourself . . . If you are unhappy with anything . . . whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you’ll find that when you’re free, your true creativity, your true self comes out.”

12. Althea Gibson 

“I always wanted to be somebody. If I made it, it’s half because I was game enough to take a lot of punishment along the way and half because there were a lot of people who cared enough to help me.”

Which quotes inspires you more? You may also share your favorite women quote.

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