Strong women quotes to empower you this International Women’s Day

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Ahead of International Women’s Day 2020, be inspired to fight for equality with these 10 powerful quotes from strong women.

International Women’s Day 2020 is this weekend. To celebrate the feminist movement, we’ve teamed up with illustrator Erin Aniker to produce a beautifully illustrated guide to the most empowering quotes from some incredibly inspirational women.

From Hillary Clinton on the importance of equality, to Shonda Rhimes on the power of words, consider this your ultimate collection of strong women quotes.

Feeling fired up and inspired to act? You will be after reading these 10 rousing statements…

Strong women quotes: Gal Gadot

“I will never be silenced, and we will continue [to] band together to make strides, uniting for equality.” gal gadot
Strong women quotes: Gal Gadot.

“I will never be silenced, and we will continue [to] band together to make strides, uniting for equality.”

Strong women quotes: Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton quotes
Strong women quotes: Hillary Clinton.

“When there are no ceilings, the sky’s the limit. So let’s keep going - let’s keep going until every one of the 161 million women and girls across America has the opportunity she deserves to have.”

Strong women quotes: Shonda Rhimes

Shonda Rhimes
Strong women quotes: Shonda Rhimes.

“Words have power. TV has power. My pen has power.”

Strong women quotes: Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg quotes
Strong women quotes: Sheryl Sandberg.

“In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders.”

Strong women quotes: Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai
Strong women quotes: Malala Yousafzai.

“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.”

Strong women quotes: Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama
Strong women quotes: Michelle Obama.

“There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.”

Strong women quotes: Rihanna

Rihanna quote
Strong women quotes: Rihanna.

“There’s something so special about a woman who dominates in a man’s world. It takes a certain grace, strength, intelligence, fearlessness, and the nerve to never take no for an answer.”

Strong women quotes: Beyonce

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Strong women quotes: Beyonce.

“We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead.”

Strong women quotes: Emma Watson

Emma Watson
Strong women quotes: Emma Watson.

“Women and girls have always faced hurdles. But that’s never stopped us. We’ve sacrificed, fought, campaigned, succeeded, been knocked back, and succeeded again. In a race for justice. we’ve leapt over countless obstacles to win our rights.”

Strong women quotes: Ellen Page

Ellen Page
Strong women quotes: Ellen Page.

“Feminism always gets associated with being a radical movement - good. It should be.”

All images illustrated for Stylist by Erin Aniker

This feature was originally published in March 2018

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