With Women’s Day just around the corner, what better time to celebrate all the female figures that are part of our lives?
Mothers, daughters, girlfriends, wives, or grandmothers—we respect and love them because of the role they play, and mainly because of how they play it.
While we should strive to show our appreciation each day, this holiday, in particular, reminds us of just how lucky we are to have them around and to be able to count on them.
And there are so many ways in which we can do that. Even a small gesture like giving flowers, or a “thank you” goes a long way.
However, to help you convey your feelings on this special day, we put together some card messages you can use.
With Bannersnack, you can personalize your own card however you like. Just choose the template you want, add your message and voilà—you have your Women’s Day printable card ready.
Check out some of the most empowering and inspiring International Women’s Day quotes.
1. “I’ve never met a woman who is not strong. They don’t exist.” – Diane von Furstenberg
Women are strong. And this strength goes beyond the physical.
They possess the emotional strength required to deal with most issues. They are resilient and, most importantly, resourceful. Regardless of the task at hand, a woman will take the time to carefully plan her actions and will make sure to act accordingly.
Most women will not give in to fear, they will try new things without the fear of failing. Even if they do fail, they’ll always have the courage to pick themselves up and try again.
2. “A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman.” – Melinda Gates
Having a voice is ultimately what women have been fighting for until 1919 when they finally got their right to vote.
And they’re still struggling to be heard, despite the pushback they sometimes get. This fight stands as a testimony to their strength. They haven’t given up and still continue to push and make their voices heard.
Because at the end of the day, we all move forward when we’re all allowed to speak up, and women have shown time and time again that they can and should make an impact.
3. “There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.” – Michelle Obama
Show the strong woman in your life that she can do anything. Encourage her to do whatever she wants.
Because she can.
Women can accomplish anything they put their minds to, and Michelle Obama is probably the best example.
As the first lady of the United States of America, she perfectly adapted to a role she didn’t ask for, and nothing stood in her way of becoming a powerful and influential woman.
4. “I don’t have big muscles. I’m not tall. I have power inside. I fight.” – Simona Halep
This is another great quote for a Women’s Day greeting card.
Simona Halep is a Romanian professional tennis player who won two Grand Slam singles titles—the 2018 French Open and the 2019 Wimbledon Championships.
Just a week ago, she won her 20th WTA title in Dubai, and she’s definitely not stopping here.
This motivational quote shows that no matter where you came from, or what you look like, women can achieve anything they put their minds to because they fight.
5. “A strong woman looks a challenge in the eye and gives it a wink.” – Gina Carey
Give a woman a challenge, and she will work towards not only finding a solution but will also try to exceed all expectations.
She has been facing difficulties since birth, so this has become second nature to her. Despite or although they’ve been advised to stick to the sidelines from a young age, women can be competitive, maybe even more so than men in some environments.
6. Powerful women write their own stories.
Owning our own narrative is what drives most of us. A powerful woman will not allow other people to tell her story but will raise her voice and claim her right to speak her truth.
It’s not always easy, but that’s precisely why she does it so that it can pave the way for other women to be able to face fewer obstacles in their road.
A powerful woman should make her own decisions and have a purpose that she can work towards.
7. Empowered women empower women.
It takes fearless women to encourage and empower other women. Who wouldn’t feel stronger being encouraged by an influential female figure?
While the first instinct for many women would be to compete against each other, a strong woman would not let another woman fail when she could help. Supporting one another would definitely prove to be beneficial for both, instead of trying to bring each other down.
Connecting with others and helping when possible is one of the best ways to make this world a better place.
8. She believed she could, so she did.
It’s all in the mindset. Once we believe we can and make something our goal, then we’re closer to that goal than ever before.
That should be the first thing we should focus on whenever we want something. And women do it best. Hearing something like “you can do it” or “I always knew you could do it” does certainly make anyone believe they do have the power to reach their goals.
9. “Who run the world? Girls!” – Beyoncé
Most of them are self-made women that have had no help climbing the ladder of power. They learned how to fight for what they wanted and followed their path, as tricky as it might have been.
10. Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.
Let’s do more than just acknowledge strong women. Let’s celebrate their strength, and let’s make sure we are doing our best to emulate them.
Because what we learn from them and what we decide to put into practice will also be what our kids will inherit. The resilience of strong women should and can be passed along to many more generations to come.
If we do our best now, we can ensure that the world will be a better place for all women.
11. “A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.” – Coco Chanel
It’s been a few years since women had access to a very limited array of options when it came to earning a living.
Back in the 50s, when most of them were housewives, there wasn’t really a way for a woman to be financially independent.
Nowadays, there’s no job a woman couldn’t do as good as or even better than a man. It all comes down to personal choice, and if she wants something, she should go get it.
12. “And though she be but little, she is fierce” – Shakespeare
Fierceness and determination are significant parts of every woman. And it’s not just Shakespeare saying it, we can see this in any strong woman.
It’s that instinct to protect those around her and that determination to fight for what she wants. A strong woman will not stand by but will go into battle fully aware of her strength.
Remind the women in your life of just how fierce they are and how they can use this fierceness to move forward.
13. Wonder Woman is not a fictional character. Wonder Woman is a mindset.
A female superhero that is strong and independent and can do whatever she wants doesn’t have to exist only in a fictional world. Any woman can be a superhero to those around her, and she can do a pretty good job at making sure she gets what she wants too.
But at the end of the day, it’s all in the mindset and will not happen by chance.
Wanting something is very different from actually doing it, but as long as the mind’s set on it, it does become less complicated.
14. When women support each other, incredible things happen.
The backbone of healthy relationships is a good collaboration. And when people manage to collaborate and communicate efficiently, incredible things do usually happen.
A large group of women will always be more successful than a small one due to the relationships formed among them, especially in a work environment.
The pat on the shoulder or the experience sharing that takes place in these groups can empower women to be the best versions of themselves.
15. She turned her cants into cans. She turned her dreams into plans.
Determination is crucial, and the most essential step towards achieving your dreams. A determined woman is aware of what she can do and can pursue her goals successfully. She will overcome her fears and push herself to the point where she succeeds.
A goal-oriented woman will be ready for anything life throws at her, and she will successfully overcome any challenge.
16. “I am grateful to be a woman. I must have done something great in another life.” – Maya Angelou
The words of Maya Angelou, a civil rights activist, poet, and singer, perhaps best exemplify the privilege that being a woman actually is.
Being a woman is, at the same time, beautiful and terrifying, but it’s up to us to choose which part to highlight. And this is something all women should acknowledge.
Perspective is critical, and the way we look at things plays a significant role in what we wish to accomplish.
17. “I don’t know a woman alive who isn’t courageous.” – Reese Witherspoon
Being a woman requires and is synonymous with being courageous. However, everybody experiences fear, but not many do an excellent job of dealing with it.
Women take chances, even if success is not guaranteed, and even if that scares them. It means they know what they want and are willing to fight for it. Therefore, they won’t stand down.
Regardless of the situation, a courageous woman will always pursue the path that’s drawn out for them.
18. Behind every successful woman is herself.
A genuinely successful woman will rely on herself to become something, without the help of a man.
She’s the one that has to believe in herself, and she will succeed only with determination, drive, and continuously pushing herself to be better.
Most successful female entrepreneurs received little or no help from those around them. Therefore their only choice was to rely on themselves. Being independent should be the goal of all women who aim to become successful.
19. Girls with dreams become women with vision.
If girls from a very young age are encouraged to speak up and work towards their own goals, then it will be easier for them to become successful.
And Women’s Day is precisely about that—about encouraging girls to act out their dreams and become who they’ve always wanted to become.
It’s the best approach for ensuring that all women from a young age have all the means necessary to achieve their dreams.
20. Nevertheless, she persisted.
Adopted by the feminist movement, this expression became popular only recently when it was used in reference to Elizabeth Warren after the Senate voted to silence her.
Moreover, it became a reminder to all women to persist, especially when being told to stay silent.
Despite being a negative phrase, women took it and turned it into something positive, becoming a massive guiding principle for the female resistance.
I hope you found the most suitable message for celebrating the important women in your life.
This year, show your love and appreciation through a personalized card that is sure to make her day. And remember that while Women’s Day is a special occasion, it’s essential to encourage and appreciate women every day.
What’s your favorite quote about women? Let us know in the comments section below!