Quotes To Remember Women's History Month

Jeryl Brunner

March is Women's History Month. Since 1991, presidents have proclaimed this month as a time to celebrate contributions and accomplishments made by women throughout the course of American history. ”Women should be celebrated every day, but a month dedicated to female empowerment is extremely special,” shares Molly McCook who was in the series Last Man Standing. “It doesn’t just honor the iconic women who have changed history, but encourages new generations to dream big and know that anything is possible.”

Christine Lahti and Fedna Jacquet in a scene from Gloria: A Life, a play about Gloria SteinemJoan Marcus

As Oprah Winfrey once advised, “Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create.” So many women throughout history have established new stories and paved the way to empower others.

Remember Women’s History Month and get inspired by these quotes.

“We’ve begun to raise daughters more like sons… but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters.” ― Gloria Steinem

"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 us us are held back.” ― Malala Yousafzai

“The test for whether or not you can hold a job should not be the arrangement of your chromosomes.” — Bella Abzug

"I am an example of what is possible when girls from the very beginning of their lives are lives are loved, and nurtured by people around them." — Michelle Obama

“A huge part of being a feminist is giving other women the freedom to make choices you might not necessarily make yourself.” – Lena Dunham

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” — Alice Walker

“I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves.” — Mary Shelley

“I have learned that as long as I hold fast to my beliefs and values and follow my own moral compass then the only expectations I need to live up to are my own.” — Michelle Obama

"Never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance in the world to pursue your dreams." — Hillary Clinton

"Imagine how much happier we would be, how much freer to be our true individual selves, if we didn't have the weight of gender expectations." — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“Women will only have true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation.”— Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“Making it through the ceiling to the other side was simply a matter of running on a path created by every other woman’s footprints.”— Shonda Rhimes

“Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got. There is no yesterday, no tomorrow, it’s all the same day.” — Janis Joplin

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” — Anaïs Nin

“If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.” — Oprah Winfrey

“What makes you different or weird, that’s your strength.” — Meryl Streep

"A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman." — Melinda Gates

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

“A gender-equal society would be one where the word ‘gender’ does not exist: where everyone can be themselves.”— Gloria Steinem

"Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claming it, she stands up for all women." — Maya Angelou

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New York based journalist who has written for Forbes, Parade, InStyle, National Geographic Traveler, Travel + Leisure, and The Wall Street Journal. Author of the book "My City, My New York, Famous New Yorkers Share Their Favorite Places" and podcaster, ("When Lightning Strikes"). I cover the arts, theater, entertainment, food, travel and people who are motivated by their joy and passion.

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