As storytellers, speakers, and authors, inspirational quotes motivate us to be our best, most confident selves. On this International Women’s Day, we’ve rounded up a collection of our favorite inspirational quotes from the world’s most influential and impactful women. Share your favorite on social media and tag @micdropworkshop!
“A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.” — Melinda Gates
“There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.” — Michelle Obama
“We can choose to be a character in a story written by someone else or we can choose to be the author of our own story.” — Ruby Garcia
“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
“Women are the real architects of society.” — Cher
“Every woman’s success should be an inspiration to another. We’re strongest when we cheer each other on.” — Serena Williams
“So much of my personality has been embracing my story. And if you embrace your story, then that’s where you get your power. What makes you unique is actually what makes you better.” — Eva Chen
“No struggle can ever succeed without women participating side by side with men. There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a third power stronger than both, that of women.” — Malala Yousafzai
“If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” — Toni Morrison
“You either walk inside your story and own it or you stand outside your story and hustle for your worthiness.” — Brene Brown
“Life isn’t perfect, any failures you have are actually learning moments. They teach us how to grow and evolve.” — Phillipa Soo
“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.” — Oprah Winfrey
“When you see a woman thinking highly of herself…let her. Encourage her. Validate her thinking. Because historically women have HAD to think highly of themselves in order to have a chance at making it. Period.” –Jess Ekstrom
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