International Women’s Day: Quotes to Empower Women in 2022
International Women’s Day (IWD) is an annual celebration of female achievements, historic struggles, and the prejudice still prevalent in society. In the workplace, women continue to be underpaid and underappreciated, despite efforts to improve corporate diversity.
Ahead of IWD 2022, we have collated our favourite quotes from the most inspiring women in sports, business, and more:
When is International Women’s Day 2022?
International Women’s Day will be celebrated on the 8th of March 2022.
It takes place annually during Women’s History Month, to inspire women across the globe. From the workplace to the home, International Women’s Day aims to empower women of all backgrounds and cultures, supporting their dreams and aspirations through equal opportunities.
International Women’s Day Quotes 2022
Read our top International Women’s Day quotes below, then contact a booking agent to hire an inspiring woman for your event.
“Anything is possible… part of it is how much you want to do it!”
Tanni Grey-Thompson is one of the UK’s greatest para-athletes. She earned an outstanding 11 Gold medals during her long career, a feat that solidified Tanni’s passion for equal representation in sports.
“Ugly sweaty men become CEOs all the time, ugly sweaty women do not.”
As the first female CEO in Lloyds of London’s 328-year long history, Inga Beale is leading the equality revolution in business. She is a vocal supporter of inclusion – at International Women’s Day events, Inga empowers female audiences.
“It is not just about being good enough… you have to be better than the competition.”
In the military, the lack of female representation is an ongoing issue. Nicky Moffat, the once Highest-Ranking Woman in the British Army, is determined to change that, one IWD speech and campaign at a time.
“Diversity is good for business, but it is also the primary factor of being good for people.”
Joanne Lockwood is the founder and CEO of SEE Change Happen. She is a powerful voice on the intersection of gender and sexuality, as a transgender woman Joanne reveals the unique battles she faced during her transition.
“You might ruffle a few feathers, but they are important feathers to be ruffled…”
Ebony Rainford-Brent was the first Black woman to represent England in international cricket. During International Women’s Day, it is important to recognise the plights of women from different backgrounds.
“Nature doesn’t do black and white; it is a whole spectrum – so is sex and gender.”
Gender is not binary, so International Women’s Day recognises the struggles of transgender women. Katie Neeves, the founder of Cool2BTrans, believes that women should support each other, despite their different experiences of womanhood.
“Inclusive leadership is not a destination. It is a journey that requires humility, curiosity and courage.”
Thais Compoint is an internationally renowned gender equality advocate, who was named the 2020 Top Global Diversity and Inclusion Leader. She works with business leaders to cultivate an inclusive culture.
“We have to stop this stereotype that for girls, it’s about being in pink. We need to teach kids to think outside the box, to dare girls to be different.”
Awarded an MBE for her services to women in sport, Susie Wolff is changing the face of motorsports. She was the first woman in over two decades to take part in the British Grand Prix and is the co-founder of Dare to be Different.
“Equality is never just beneficiary for women, equality profits the national economies, the world economy.”
Alexandra Palt is the mastermind behind Women4Climate, a global initiative that empowers the next generation of female climate champions. She is a passionate advocate for gender diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
“If you turn on British TV, there will be two men for one woman – maximum – at any time… so you can’t say it’s just politics!”
Influential political figure and inclusion advocate, Oona King, is a passionate supporter of female rights. She was a Labour MP from 1997 to 2005, a role in which she campaigned for equal opportunities and improved representation in British politics.