Jennifer Koza
Social worker and writer in NYC

Happy International Women’s Day—and National Women's History Month!

We at Fairygodboss believe in the power of the strong woman, and if you're looking to celebrate the day with messages of gender equality and women's empowerment, girl we got you.

Celebrate Women's History Month with some inspirational quotes from just some of our favorite strong woman role models. From Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to Tina Fey, these messages of gender equality and women's empowerment make us proud and happy to be women.

Get ready to feel all the feels.

Life-fulfilling work is never about the money—when you feel true passion for something, you instinctively find ways to nurture it.”—Elieen Fisher

"For me, the only advice I ever give women is we want to support each other without distracting each other. Heads down, work really hard, pretend you're locked in your room or whatever, and just do your work."—Mindy Kaling

"We have this cultural obsession with work and productivity as if we're better people if we don't stop and take some time for ourselves."—Roxane Gay

"Success isn't about how much money you make. It's about the difference you make in people's lives."—Michelle Obama

If you are successful, it is because somewhere, sometime, someone gave you a life or an idea that started you in the right direction. Remember also that you are indebted to life until you help some less fortunate person, just as you were helped.”—Melinda Gates

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 a part of success.”—Arianna Huffington

"Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness."—Oprah Winfrey

"Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you're proud to live."—Anne Sweeney

"Don't assume, ask. Be kind. Tell the truth. Don't say anything you can't stand behind fully. Have integrity. Tell people how you feel."—Warsan Shire

"Trust yourself. If you don't, nobody will believe in you. Confidence is infectious and builds momentum. Share your faith in yourself. You'll be surprised at how quickly others will come to have faith in you, too."—Kirsten Gillibrand

"I am the sole author of the dictionary that defines me."—Zadie Smith

"If you don't understand ask questions. If you're uncomfortable about asking questions, say you're uncomfortable about asking questions and then ask anyway. It's easy to tell when a question is coming from a good place. Then listen some more. Sometimes people just want to feel heard."—Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

"You have just one life to live. It is yours. Own it, claim it, live it, do the best you can with it."—Hillary Clinton

"Change requires intent and effort. It really is that simple."—Roxane Gay

"Invite people into your life that don't look or think like you."—Mellody Hobson

"Do your thing and don't care if they like it."—Tina Fey

"Girl power in my mind is to let girls be exactly what they are. Let them be angry. Let them be resentful. And rebellious. Let them be hard and soft and loving and sad and silly. Let them be wrong. Let them be right. Let them be everything. Because they are everything."—Amy Sherman Palladino

Happy International Women's Day and National Women's History Month, and keep the women's movement thriving!