Today is International Women’s Day! Collaboration with a Purpose wanted to celebrate women from all over the world! (Don’t worry, we will cover men on International Men’s Day November 19.) If you are a man, you still will get something out of these posts because a woman had to positively influence your life at some point (I hope!).
International Women’s Day (March 8) is a “global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.”
Internationally, purple is a color for symbolizing women, and it signifies justice and dignity.
What Is A Strong Woman?
This is a tough question to answer because the answer can vary for each woman. For me, I want my daughters to be strong women.
- Never depend on anyone but know when to ask for help. You can be in a relationship (when you are older) and still be strong and independent.
- You want something, go get it. When it comes to goal setting, if you really want and believe in something, don’t take no for an answer. Find a way.
- You define yourself. Who you are is not dependent on what others think of you.
- You are beautiful with scars, limitations, birthmarks, or whatever that may deem you not perfect. No one is perfect. You are perfect just the way you are.
- If you feel you have weaknesses, work on those, don’t dwell on them. We all have weaknesses.
- When you fall, don’t crumble. Instead, stand up stronger than you were before you fell. Learn from your setbacks.
- Love without fear because you are worth it.
I could go on and on about everything I want to teach my daughters about being strong women, but here are some other references.
- “Being a strong woman means loving yourself when the rest of society says you’re too big or too skinny or too dark or too tall or too short or too much or too little.”
- “It means defining your own strength, instead of adhering to a set of standards society has decided women must follow in order to be considered strong.”
- “A strong woman is self-aware. She continually tries to overcome her fears, she knows how to control herself, and she is patient no matter the situation. She isn’t afraid to reveal her feelings because we all have them, and she shows hers without caring what other people think.”
- “A strong woman gets up every time she falls. She pushes forward, even when all odds are against her. She doesn’t let others influence her decisions. She’s resilient.”
- “A strong woman knows she has enough strength for her journey, but a praying woman knows it’s in her journey, where she’ll gain her strength!”
- “Strong women carve out their earthly successes by helping other women succeed. They see their life-force as plentiful. Strong women help their friends surpass them with humility, not envy. The big picture is clear to them.”
Quotes from Women Who Have Impacted the World
Collaboration with a Purpose
Women, I hope you gained an ounce of “I can do anything” after reading this post. Men, I hope you thought about the special women in your lives: mother, daughter, wife, teacher, etc.
Please check out these other amazing bloggers:
- Barb Caffrey @ Barb Caffrey’s Blog (“So, if you believe in any sort of Higher Power, one of the things you need to remember is to forgive yourself once in a while.”)
- Divyang Shah @ i think my way (“If someone don’t speak much, don’t interpret as a dumb, their mind must be working on something very big or may be he is a writer and observing surrounding on which he would come with some deep write-ups.”)
- Jane Love @ Harmonious Joy (“People who have a genuine say and a true voice of their own… not just an echo of some celebrity they think they love.”) *Cover Photo by Jane
- Mylene C. Orillo (“Where I’m at right now is a testament that ‘Dreams really do come true.’”)
- Nicolle K @ Stories of a Highly Sensitive Introvert! (“Success, for me, is when I spend my days feeling happy, peaceful, fulfilled and without fear of lack. 😊”)
- Sadaf Siddiqi (“The best thing about memories, is one doesn’t realize they are making memories but once recorded, it just rewinds and takes one back to the beautiful series of life.”)
- Sonyo Estavillo @ ‘Lil Pick Me Up (“I am here to champion anyone from the successful and confident folks to those that are clinically depressed.”)
- Swati Kadam (“We provide an essence of little bit of sense, that we all left behind and forgot to recollect.”)
- Tajwar Fatma @ LifeAsWeHaveNeverKnownIt (“When life hits you hard, hit back harder!”)
Links to posts
- Barb Caffrey @ Barb Caffrey’s Blog : A Woman’s Work Is…Everything?
- Divyang Shah @ i think my way : Women in Life
- Jane Love @ Harmonious Joy : Thoughts of 21st Century Teen Girls on a Woman’s Role in Society Today
- Mylene C. Orillo : To All Women Who Made a Difference in My Life
- Nicolle K @ Stories of a Highly Sensitive Introvert! : Issues Women Face Today
- Sadaf Siddiqi : Celebrating Women Worldwide
- Sonyo Estavillo @ ‘Lil Pick Me Up : #InternationalWomensDay: 10 Interesting Female Facts You Might Not Know! #PressforProgress
- Swati Kadam : Womenarrior
- Tajwar Fatma @ LifeAsWeHaveNeverKnownIt : Let’s practice Women’s Day