International Women’s Day 2019 Quotes: Wise Words From Women in the Arts, Politics and Other Industries

Celebrated annually, International Women’s Day is an opportunity to recognize the social, cultural, political and economic achievements of women and also to acknowledge changes that have yet to happen. The first International Women’s Day was celebrated in 1911, and its continued observance was made possible because of groups and individuals worldwide. The theme of 2019’s International Women’s Day is “Balance for Better,” referring to gender balance.  From the stay-at-home mom who celebrates her children's successes (and lifts them up after their failures) to women making waves as athletes, artists, politicians and business leaders, it takes every kind of woman to achieve gender equality. With millions of stories about women being told around the world, here are a few quotes from those making a difference in their signature field. “I am a member of the team, and I rely on the team, I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion.” —Mia Hamm “I am lucky that whatever fear I have inside me, my desire to win is always stronger.” —Serena Williams “I was built this way for a reason, so I'm going to use it.” —Simone Biles “Not everyone wants to push themselves to that brink of breaking, but it's what you commit to when you're a professional, the very present reality that you may break instead of bend.” —Misty Copeland “Even at a young age, when you start to do well, it’s tough because it’s lonely on top, and I wasn’t the most popular. Read more here >>>

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