Annually on March 8, International Women’s Day is celebrated in many countries across the world. The day recognizes women for their achievements without any regard to race, ethnicity, economic or political status. 💪🏼💪🏾💪🏿

In 1909, the first International Women’s Day was observed in the United States to honor the garment workers strike in New York, where women protested against working conditions. By 1910, it was recommended to hold the day annually.

The growing international women’s movement has helped to make the commemoration a rallying point to build support for women’s rights, as well as the participation in the political and economic arenas.

Here are 15 quotes from some badass women to satisfy your female empowerment needs. Save and share your favorites to support all the women in your world. 

“I figure if a girl wants to be a legend, she should go ahead and be one.” -Calamity Jane

“Don’t let anyone tell you you’re weak because you’re a woman.” -Mary Dom

“A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” -Oprah Winfrey

“The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who’s going to stop me.” -Ayn Rand

“My coach said I run like a girl. And I said if he ran a little faster, he could too.” -Mia Hamm

“I have the right of education. I have the right to play. I have the right to sing. I have the right to talk. I have the right to go to market. I have the right to speak up. If I didn’t do it, who would?” –Malala Yousafzai

“Women are like tea bags. We don’t know our strength until we are in hot water.” –Eleanor Roosevelt

“The future of our world is only as bright as the future of our girls.” -Michelle Obama

“We have to teach our boys the rules of equality and respect, so that as they grow up, gender equality becomes a natural way of life. And we have to teach our girls that they can reach as high as humanly possible.” -Beyonce

“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

“My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person. Be independent.” -Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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

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