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Breaking Barriers: Inspiring Stories of Women Worldwide

EVENTS | Published on 16/02/2024
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International Women's Day serves as a time of reflection, lighting the journey of progress and change. It reminds us how far we've come and the transformative steps still awaiting us on the path to true equality. 

Today, we celebrate the remarkable lives, profound words, and enduring legacies of women who have shaped and propelled our world toward change. Join us as we discover the extraordinary contributions of history's most influential women, inspiring us to forge ahead with courage and determination.

Read on to discover the most powerful women in history!

Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf, born in London, England, in 1882, is a pioneer novelist, essayist, and feminist of modernist literature. She broke barriers in both her writing style and her exploration of feminist themes. Despite battling mental illness, she produced groundbreaking works such as "Mrs. Dalloway" and "To the Lighthouse." Woolf's literary legacy and advocacy for women's rights, famously explored in her essay "A Room of One's Own," have left an indelible mark on literature and feminism.

Wu Zetian

Wu Zetian, born in Wenshui, China 624, shattered the glass ceiling in ancient China by becoming the only woman in Chinese history to rule in her own right as Emperor. Rising from a low-ranking concubine to the pinnacle of power, she implemented numerous reforms that strengthened the Tang Dynasty and promoted gender equality. Despite facing opposition and criticism, Wu Zetian's reign left a lasting legacy, challenging traditional gender roles and inspiring future generations of women leaders in China and beyond.

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, also known as "The Tenth Muse," was born in San Miguel Nepantla, Mexico, in 1648. She defied the societal norms of her time by pursuing education and writing poetry and plays. Despite facing criticism and challenges due to her gender and intellectual pursuits, she fearlessly challenged the status quo and advocated for women's rights and education. Her works continue to inspire feminists and scholars worldwide.

Catherine the Great 

Catherine the Great, born in Stettin, Kingdom of Prussia (now Poland) in 1729, rose from a minor German princess to one of history's most powerful and influential monarchs. However, this starting point motivated her to strive for acceptance and even admiration from her new country: she quickly learned Russian, integrated into the court, and converted to Orthodox Christianity, receiving the name by which she would go down in history: Yekaterina or Catherine. She implemented sweeping reforms, expanded the Russian empire, and promoted education and the arts. Despite facing political intrigue and challenges to her authority, Catherine's leadership transformed Russia into a significant European power, earning her a place among history's most remarkable female rulers.

Isabel de Brasil

Isabel, also known as Princess Imperial, was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1846 and played a significant role in Brazilian history as an advocate for the abolition of slavery. Despite societal and political pressures, she courageously fought for the emancipation of enslaved individuals, signing the Golden Law in 1888, which officially abolished slavery in Brazil. Isabel's commitment to social justice and human rights continues to inspire generations, earning her a place as a revered figure in Brazilian history.

Simone Biles

Simone Biles, born on March 14, 1997, is an American artistic gymnast whose unparalleled athleticism and determination have made her one of the most decorated gymnasts in history. Overcoming numerous challenges, including a difficult childhood and struggles with mental health, Biles has shattered records and redefined what's possible in her sport. Her remarkable talent, resilience, and advocacy for mental health awareness inspire countless individuals worldwide.

Greta Thunberg

Greta Thunberg, born on January 3, 2003, is a Swedish environmental activist whose passionate advocacy for climate action has sparked a global movement. Beginning her activism at a young age, Thunberg gained international attention for her school strikes for climate and powerful speeches challenging world leaders to take urgent action to address the climate crisis. Her unwavering commitment to environmental justice has inspired millions to join the fight against climate change.

Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong'o, born on March 1, 1983, is a Kenyan-Mexican actress and filmmaker whose talent and versatility have earned her critical acclaim and widespread recognition. From her breakthrough role in "12 Years a Slave" to her captivating performances in "Black Panther" and "Us," Nyong'o has demonstrated her ability to bring depth and nuance to every character she portrays. Beyond her acting career, she also advocates for diversity and representation in Hollywood, using her platform to champion inclusivity and empowerment.

4 books to read on International Women's Day

Feel inspired and empowered with these books written by strong women. Reading one of these is the perfect way to celebrate International Women's Day.

A Room of One's Own

By Virginia Woolf

This seminal feminist essay by Virginia Woolf explores the importance of financial independence and personal space for women writers. Woolf argues that women need literal and figurative "rooms of their own" to pursue creative endeavors free from societal constraints. Through vivid prose and keen insights, she examines the historical and societal factors that have limited women's opportunities for self-expression and call for greater equality in the literary world.

Carefree Black Girls

By Zeba Blay

In "Carefree Black Girls," Zeba Blay celebrates the joy, resilience, and beauty of Black womanhood. Through personal essays, interviews, and cultural analysis, Blay explores the multifaceted experiences of Black women and challenges stereotypes that portray them as monolithic or one-dimensional. From music and fashion to politics and identity, this book celebrates the diversity and creativity of Black women while highlighting the importance of representation and self-expression.

Don’t Touch My Hair 

By Emma Dabiri

"Don't Touch My Hair" by Emma Dabiri is a thought-provoking exploration of race, identity, and beauty standards through the lens of Black hair. Dabiri delves into the historical and cultural significance of Black hairstyles, examining how they have been politicized, commodified, and often subjected to discrimination. With a blend of personal anecdotes, historical analysis, and social commentary, this book challenges readers to rethink their perceptions of hair and race while advocating for greater respect and autonomy for black individuals.

Why Women Are Poorer Than Men and What We Can Do About It

By Annabelle Williams

In "Why Women Are Poorer Than Men and What We Can Do About It," Annabelle Williams investigates the systemic barriers contributing to gender disparities in wealth and income. Drawing on research and real-world examples, Williams examines the various factors—from pay inequity and caregiving responsibilities to limited access to financial services—that disproportionately affect women's economic security. With practical insights and policy recommendations, this book offers a roadmap for addressing gender inequality and building a more equitable society.

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International Women's Day Quotes

Let us all be inspired by the impactful International Women's Day Quotes women have said. 

  • "The question isn't who's going to let me; it's who will stop me." - Ayn Rand.
  • "Well-behaved women seldom make history." - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich.
  • "The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud." - Coco Chanel.
  • "I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from mine." - Audre Lorde.
  • "I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept." - Angela Davis.
  • "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." - Eleanor Roosevelt.
  • "We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced." - Malala Yousafzai.
  • "You have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world." - Harriet Tubman.
  • "I believe that telling our stories, first to ourselves and then to one another and the world, is a revolutionary act." - Janet Mock.
  • "I want every girl to know that her voice can change the world." - Malala Yousafzai.
  • "If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman." - Margaret Thatcher.
  • "You must do the things you think you cannot do." - Eleanor Roosevelt.
  • "The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any." - Alice Walker.

The fight is not over, but women, we have won tremendous ground in defending our rights and lives. We invite you to celebrate this International Women's Day by sharing this article and diving into the stories and books we shared.

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