Beyonce said it best, who run the world? Girls.
8 March is celebrated as International women’s day. A special day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
For International Women’s Day 2017, the theme is #BeBoldForChange.
Call on the masses or call on yourself to help forge a better working world – a more gender inclusive world.
Submit your #BeBoldForChange action via the IWD website.
Do you need some inspiration to be bold? Here are 10 quotes by women to inspire you to be bold, strong and courageous.
“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”– Anais Nin
“Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.”– Elizabeth Gilbert
“A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.”– Diane Mariechild
“Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, “She doesn’t have what it takes.” They will say, “Women don’t have what it takes.”– Clare Boothe Luce
“Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.”– Charlotte Whitton
“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”– Alice Walker
“A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.”– Melinda Gates
“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.”– Maya Angelou
“The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.”– Ayn Rand
“Have a bias toward action – let’s see something happen now. You can break that big plan into small steps and take the first step right away.” –Indira Gandhi