March 1st marks the start of Women’s History month 2021, a month long celebration of women and their contributions to society throughout history.

International Women’s Day is held on March 8th, and is observed around the world, where women come together in unity to celebrate one another.

We have compiled a list of our favourite and most fierce quotes by women, about women, for Women’s History Month. Read them below and choose your favourites!

Women’s History Month 2021 quotes

“The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another. We should raise each other up. Make sure you’re very courageous: be strong, be extremely kind, and above all be humble.”

-Serena Williams

“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 of us are held back.”

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-Malala Yousafzai

“When women are held back, our country is held back. When women get ahead, everyone gets ahead.”

-Hilary Clinton

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“Women don’t need to find their voice. They need to feel empowered to use it and people need to be encouraged to listen.”

-Meghan Markle

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

-Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“A feminist is a person who believes in the power of women just as much as they believe in the power of anyone else. It’s equality, it’s fairness, and I think it’s a great thing to be a part of.”


“If you’re always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.”

-Maya Angelou

“Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.”

-Maya Angelou

“The only thing required to be a woman is to identify as one. Period. End of story.”

-Amanda Lovelace

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“You deserve to be here. You deserve to exist. You deserve to take up space in this world of men.”

-MacKenzi Lee

“I’m not going to LIMIT myself just because people won’t accept the fact that I can do something else.”

-Dolly Parton

“The emerging woman … will be strong-minded, strong-hearted, strong-souled, and strong-bodied … strength and beauty must go together.”

-Louisa May Alcott

“I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.”

-Audre Lorde

“What I am proud of, what seems so simply clear, is that feminism is a way to FIGHT for justice, always in short supply.”

Barbara Strickland

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“A FEMINIST is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.”

Gloria Steinem

“Who run the world? Girls.”


“A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.”

Gloria Steinem

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“There’s power in allowing yourself to be known and heard, in owning your unique story, in using your authentic voice.”

-Michelle Obama

“No one changes the world who isn’t obsessed.”

-Billie Jean King

“Women feel like we need permission … We need to lead and change that.”

-Emma Watson

“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.”

-Amelia Earhart

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