4 Inspiring Quotes for International Women's Day (with images)

For International Women's Day, we thought we'd create some fun inspiring quotes for you to share.

Choosing the quotes was easy. I'm a big fan of Eleanor Roosevelt (who managed to carve out a place for herself as more than just the wife of the president, making great strides in advancing human rights and continuing in politics for 17 years after her husband died!). I am also a fan of Coco Chanel's feminism and belief in women's equality.

Finally, it always annoyed me in that English childhood rhyme that little girls were made of "sugar and spice and all things nice" (and I never understood why boys were made of "slugs and snails" either), so I loved the inspiring quote I found from Bethany Hamilton about what "little girls are made of" - I hope you love it too. Enjoy.

Here are the 4 Quotes for International Women's Day:

  1. "A girl should be two things: who and what she wants." Coco Chanel
  2. "A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it's in hot water." Eleanor Roosevelt
  3. "I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things she fears to do." Eleanor Roosevelt
  4. "Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That's what little girls are made of." Bethany Hamilton

NOTE: Click on the individual quote images below to see a larger version, then right click and save it to your device and share!


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Contributing Author:

Abena Baiden (she/hers) GMBPsS is the ACC- and ICF-trained founder of Positively Flourishing. Abena runs adult and teen coaching programs to promote wellbeing and personal development with her practice firmly rooted in the values of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging. If not in the classroom or coaching space, you'll find Abena studying for her doctorate (which focuses on coaching in education) or exploring the world from her latest base as an international educator and coach. Lift the lid a little more here

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  1. Kerry

    Quotes are so useful in coaching but it can cost valuable time when searching for them on the net. Thank you for these and the other suggested posts too.

  2. Marcus

    Hi Rita,

    Yes you are welcome to share the quotes on your social media. 🙂


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