On the 8th March every year, the power of women is celebrated globally to congratulate women and their remarkable achievements. This years theme encourages women to ‘Be Bold For Change’. Here we have 15 powerful statements by powerful women to help us embrace women and what they bring to society…

“Girls should never be afraid to be smart.” – Emma Watson

“Beauty is about being comfortable in your own skin. It’s about knowing and accepting who you are.” – Ellen DeGeneres

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

“If you want something said, ask a man. If you want some done, ask a woman.” – Maggie Thatcher

“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Power is not given to you. You have to take it.” – Beyonce

“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” – Coco Chanel 

“I believe that the rights of women and girls is the unfinished business of the 21st century.” – Hillary Clinton 

“Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore.”  – Lady Gaga

“I had two options. One was to remain silent and never to speak and then to be killed by the terrorists. The second option was to speak up for my rights and then die. And I chose the second one.” – Malala Yousafzai

“I was smart enough to go through any door that opened.” – Joan Rivers

“Knowing what must be done does away with fear.” – Rosa Parks

“If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.” – Dolly Parton

“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” – Audrey Hepburn

“If you don’t get out of the box you’ve been raised in, you won’t understand how much bigger the world is.” – Angelina Jolie