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Inspirational Quotes to Celebrate National Women's History Month

March 8th is recognized International Women's Day.

The 2018 Theme for National Women’s History Month is “Nevertheless, She Persisted: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.”

"She Persisted".  Sound familiar? 

This year the National Women's History Project has selected a distinguished group of women to be honored.  Women who persisted.  Check out inspirational quotes from some of the honorees.

Geraldine Ferraro (1935-2011) Politician/First Woman Major Party VP Candidate and Human Rights Activist
"My desk drawer is filled with all kinds of prayers"
Elizabeth Peratrovich (Kaaxal-gat) (1911-1958) Political Activist for Alaska Natives, Spearheaded First Anti-Discrimination Law, USA
“I would not have expected that I, who am barely out of savagery, would have to remind gentlemen with 5,000 years of recorded civilization behind them, of our Bill of Rights.”

Jill Moss Greenberg Women’s/Civil Rights Activist *
"extraordinary accomplishments have largely been invisible"

Pauli Murray (1910-1985) Women’s Rights/Civil Rights Activist, Attorney, Author, and Episcopal Priest
"Hope is a song in a weary throat."
Cristina Jimenez Immigrant (DREAMERs) Activist*
"We won’t stop fighting. This is our home. “They tried to bury us, they didn’t know we were seeds.” Won’t stop until our communities can live w/our fear."

Marty Langelan Anti-Violence/Anti-Harassment Activist*
"Stop harassing women. I don't like it. No one likes it. Show some respect..."

Loretta Ross Reproductive Justice Activist*
"See how you can convince people not to believe together, but convince them to be together."

Linda Spoonster Schwartz Women Veterans Activist*
"There is so much promise for change"
Susan Burton Criminal Justice Reform Leader
"Mass incarceration is a symptom of a larger problem, which I call 'America's isms.' Classism, racism and capitalism..."

Roma Guy LGBT Rights/Healthcare Activist
"They really fell in love with our family"

Saru Jayaraman Labor/Restaurant Workers Activist
"We wanted to show people that there’s another way of doing business"

Angelica Salas Immigrant Rights Activist
"What we're doing is building a movement that will transform America."

These honorees are among those who will be honored at the annual National Womens History Project luncheon later this month in Washington, D.C. 

These women are using their voices to change the world and changing lives. 

You may notice some McDonald's have flipped their iconic M upside down to celebrate International Womens Day and other companies are launching products to commemorate the day.

We are celebrating with a luncheon with some of our local community leaders.

Are you celebrating National Women's History Month? International Womens' Day 


I enjoy r adding all kinds of different quotes. Sometimes the simple ones really stand out. She persisted. Really like this one
AiringMyLaundry said…
These are all such powerful quotes! I think it's fabulous that there's an International Women's Day. Women are fabulous.
I'm not doing anything to celebrate Womens Day or Womens Hisory Month. I do like the quote Nevertheless she persisted, but I apply it to anyone dealing with any specific thing she's battling.
Rachel said…
Nope, not celebrating women's history month or day or anything. While it was maybe started with good intentions to honor those who fought for our right to vote, etc, it is anything but honorable anymore.
Kate K said…
Oh! This is one of my favorites!! "We won’t stop fighting. This is our home. They tried to bury us, they didn’t know we were seeds. Won’t stop until our communities can live w/our fear."
Jeannette said…
There so many women out there to take inspiration from. I like the "you have here. I think one of my favorite ones which I'm not sure who said it but gives me confidence every day is "if you must doubt, doubt your doubts and not your beliefs".
There are a lot of amazing women in the world. I love that Barbie is releasing a new line of dolls showing off some of the real life women heroes we should all look up to.
Alison Rost said…
I love how women come together to celebrate this day. The quotes are very empowering. Perfect for International Women's day.
Nikki said…
What an incredible time to be raising women. These books can definitely help shine light on the strong women of our past to motivate our daughters.
Miss Angie said…
It's so important to celebrate and support women. I just had a daughter, so it's even more important than ever that I raise a strong woman. Great quotes!
Sara Welch said…
I don't really celebrate this as a true day but I absolutely love these quotes. I love that other women feel empowered by this day.
Mimicutelips said…
I’m not doing anything in particular to celebrate. I need to come up with some great ideas for a project I’ve had in mind. I’m still working my dreams like always.
Anosa Malanga said…
Happy International women's month to all the amazing women all over the word. "I love the quotes you compiled. Among this I love the most is extraordinary the quote "accomplishments have largely been invisible"
sara lafountain said…
What lovely quotes you have shared! Today is a wonderful day for women. I hope that we can continue to grow as women and get even stronger in the future!
These are all great quotes. We can all use a little inspiration. Happy International Women's Day!
Debra Hawkins said…
I love these! I love celebrating National WOman's day and telling my girls stories of amazing woman!
Carol Cassara said…
These quotes are so empowering and beautiful. I think it's important that we celebrate this day, women have been through so much and we still have to keep fighting.
sandy n vyjay said…
These are beautiful quotes, each one of them. But the one that really touched my heart was:Hope is a song in a weary throat.

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