March marks the start of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day on March 8! International Women’s Day is the annual global day to celebrate all accomplishments from women. To celebrate and motivate you on this historic and significant day, we’ve compiled a list of empowering quotes to inspire you not just this month, but for the future as well!

“To all the little girls who are watching this, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful, and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams.” – Hillary Clinton

“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.” – Rihanna

“Whatever it is that you think you want to do, and whatever it is that you think stands between you and that, stop making excuses. You can do anything.” – Katia Beauchamp, co-founder, and CEO, Birchbox

“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” – Coco Chanel

“Of course I am not worried about intimidating men. The type of man who will be intimidated by me is exactly the type of man I have no interest in.” – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“I am a woman with thoughts and questions and shit to say. I say if I’m beautiful. I say if I’m strong. You will not determine my story—I will.” – Amy Schumer

“Curiosity is the start point of all creativity and great ideas.” – Cathryn Lavery, Founder, and CEO of BestSelf Co.

“Women are always saying, ‘We can do anything that men can do.’ But men should be saying, ‘We can do anything that women can do.’” – Gloria Steinem

“A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.” – Melinda Gates

“Build something you’re passionate about. As an entrepreneur, you have to have the passion and drive to stay the course.” – Alexandra Chong, CEO, and founder, Lulu

“Go for it! Dream big, believe in yourself, and push yourself to operate outside of your comfort zone! You will be amazed to see yourself rising to meet the goals that you set your sights on. Above all, don’t let anyone tell you that it’s too hard, or that you can’t do it. Only one thing is certain: if you don’t reach for the stars, you won’t get there.” – Sara Schaer, CEO, and Co-founder of Kango

“Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. … It shouldn’t be that women are the exception.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“You could make a case that, along with the technological revolution, the most provocative upending destabilizing thrilling change in the course of human history is that we’re finally in it. … We’re here now, women are in the world, and we will not be bullied.” – Meryl Streep

“There is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.” – Virginia Woolf

“Throughout life, we take many routes and some of them don’t turn out to be the best for us, but those that don’t work are ultimately what lead us to find the right path, success, and happiness.” – Tana Rulkova, Marketing Director at PourMyBeer

“I believe in a quiet, strong, and grounded leadership. I think some of the best leaders are those whose work is widely known and respected but who, themselves, are relatively unknown.” – Rachael Chong, founder/CEO, Catchafire 

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, “I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.” You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt 

“The ability to thrive amid ever-changing circumstances comes from a deep understanding that no matter what, you are inherently and perfectly whole. Your worth doesn’t depend on situational outcomes, and your value is always a ten out of ten. You are brave enough, strong enough, smart enough, beautiful enough; you are enough!” – Deeanne Akerson, CEO and Co-founder of Kindred Bravely 

“We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.” – Arianna Huffington, co-founder of The Huffington Post

“One of the most important things I have learned is that businesses don’t fail, entrepreneurs give up. Now sometimes, giving up is the right decision. But usually, you just need to dig in and figure out how to make things better. Remember: Every day is a new opportunity to get up and do it better than yesterday!” – Adda Birnir, founder and instructor, Skillcrush