8 inspirational quotes about female empowerment

In order to keep up the brilliant spirit of International Women’s’ Day, we have gathered some of our favourite quotes from the inspirational women who have signed our open letter in support of the pursuit of gender equality worldwide.

We’re sure that when you’ve read these empowering quotes you will want to immediately sign it yourself – and the great news is that you can!

Letter signer Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

I have a sense of greatness, which comes from feeling that I’m doing what I’m supposed to be doing on the planet – empowering people, especially women.


Small JPEG-Melinda Gates

Melinda Gates

Women speaking up for themselves and for those around them is the strongest force we have to change the world.



Angelique Kidjo

Angelique Kidjo

I want the young girls of Africa that have big dreams to be able to achieve their dreams.



Sheryl Sandberg (1)

Sheryl Sandberg

We need women at all levels, including the top, to change the dynamic, reshape the conversation, to make sure women’s voices are heard and heeded, not overlooked and ignored.


Amy Poehler-1Amy Poehler 

I just love bossy women. I could be around them all day. To me, bossy is not a pejorative term at all. It means somebody’s passionate and engaged and ambitious and doesn’t mind leading.


Caitlin_thumbCaitlin Moran

Whenever I see a taboo, I just think that’s something we need to drag screaming out into the light and discuss. Because taboos are where our fears live, and taboos are the things that keep us tiny. Particularly for women.


Small JPEG-Shonda RhimesShonda Rhimes

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.


Mabel van Oranje (1)Mabel van Oranje

The way I look at creating change now is completely different. It’s all about empowering others. There’s no lasting change unless people do it themselves, but sometimes they need the empowerment to help themselves.


International Women’s Day must be more than just a day, it needs to be about advancing opportunities for girls and women everywhere, everyday. Sign the letter NOW to show your support!