15 quotes by powerful women on advancing female rights

"The future of our world is only as bright as the future of our girls."

This year's theme for International Women's Day is #BalanceforBetter, aimed at narrowing the gap of gender parity. 

From the parliament to board rooms, art shows to the sports field, female voices have echoed across the world with a firm message: Women want balance. The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day – #BalanceforBetter – is aimed at narrowing the gap of gender parity, creating a greater awareness of discrimination and celebrating women’s achievements. Here are 15 quotes from women around the world who continue to upend gender stereotypes and turn setbacks into inspiration.


















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