10 Quotes to Inspire Inclusion

History months such as Black History Month, Women’s History Month, and Emancipation History Month are months set aside to celebrate, acknowledge and commemorate the struggles of a particular society.

More than that, it is to educate about the history and experiences of a society, their achievements and how far they have come in their pursuit for freedom and liberation. It is also to create awareness and insist on opportunities and possibilities that would make their lives easier and better.

March is not just any month—it’s Women’s History Month—a time dedicated to celebrating the achievements and contributions of women throughout history. It’s a moment to applaud their victories, recognize,  and honor their legacy. But beyond celebration, Women’s History Month serves as a call to action for the inclusion and empowerment of women and girls worldwide.

It’s a day to demand swift and decisive action in response to violence against women, ensuring that their lives are valued and protected just as fervently as their male counterparts. It’s about more than just offering women a seat at the table; it’s about amplifying their voices and ensuring they have equal representation and influence in decision-making processes. It’s about challenging stereotypes and biases that silence women and dismissing the notion that being outspoken should be seen as a negative trait. While this celebration is designed  for the whole month, it gets to be celebrated with events, activities and occasions specifically on March 8th. 

So, today is certainly not to showcase or sing about the qualities of our products at BriefEssentials. No, not to talk about lingerie. It is about celebrating you, woman. To tell you, well done! Yes, it’s a day to acknowledge your efforts, your resilience, and your achievements. You deserve a medal for your strength and determination. And as the campaign theme for International Women’s Day, 2024 is to Inspire Inclusion, we are sharing 10 quotes to implore you to remove the word “I can’t “ from your dictionary and inspire you to be everything you want to be.

So, here are 10 quotes to inspire inclusion:

1. “Inclusion is not bringing people into what already exists; it is making a new space, a better space for everyone.” –George Dei

2. “Inclusion is a philosophy that embraces the idea that everyone has something of value to contribute and that everyone has a right to belong”. –Lisa Friedman

3. “Diversity and inclusion, which are the real grounds for creativity, must remain at the centre of what we do”.–Marco Bizzarri

4. “I raise up my voice not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard. We cannot succeed when half of us are held back.”–Malala Yousafzai

5. “Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance.”–Verna Myers

6. “In our society, the women who break down barriers are those who ignore limits.”–Arnold Schwarzenegger

7. “A woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing. She goes where she will without pretense and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself and only herself.” – Maya Angelou

8. “Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn’t be that women are the exception.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

9. I will always be the girl who believed she could make it to the moon, in a world that still debates whether girls should have an education and whether women should have reproductive rights.” – Alaa Murabit

10. “We need to get women to the point where they aren’t apologizing. It’s time to take ownership in our success.” Tori Burch

You have the potential within you to achieve greatness, to shatter barriers, and to reach heights beyond imagination. You don’t have to wait for approval or settle for anything less than what you deserve. In the words of Octavia Butler, “Why be a star when you can make the constellation?” We’re here, rooting for you every step of the way! So go ahead, embrace your power, and become the champion you were meant to be!

Happy International Women’s Day!!

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