International Women’s Day is marked annually on March 8 to honor women and their accomplishments, and celebrate how far they have come with regards to achieving gender equality. 

IWD 2021 campaign theme is #ChooseToChallenge, according to its website

"A challenged world is an alert world. Individually, we're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions - all day, every day. We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women's achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world," a message on the website about the 2021 theme reads. "From challenge comes change, so let's all choose to challenge."

Here are some quotes by female icons, courtesy Brainy Quote, to share on this day: 

1. “Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.” — Oprah Winfrey

2. “A lot of people would say 'sexy' is about the body. But to me, 'sexy' is a woman with confidence. I admire women who have very little fear.” — Allegra Versace

3. “Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world.” — Hillary Clinton

4. “If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.” — Margaret Thatcher

5. “Being natural is incredibly empowering for women because it's just who you are. You're embracing all the beautiful things about you from your head to your toes. Because when you mask so much of your natural beauty, people don't get to see that.” — Rozonda Thomas

6. “Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others.” — Amelia Earhart

7. “Prejudice is sinful. All blood flows red. And the most harmful and foolish kind of prejudice is prejudice against yourself. Every woman is your sister, and every woman needs her sisters. So try to give other women the courtesy of your compassion, respect, and forgiveness. Love yourself despite -- and because of -- your flaws.” — Jewell Parker Rhodes

8. “Any time women come together with a collective intention, it's a powerful thing. Whether it's sitting down making a quilt, in a kitchen preparing a meal, in a club reading the same book, or around the table playing cards, or planning a birthday party, when women come together with a collective intention, magic happens.” — Phylicia Rashad

9. "No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprive itself of the contributions of half of its citizens." — Michelle Obama

10. “The woman power of this nation can be the power which makes us whole and heals the rotten community, now so shattered by war and poverty and racism. I have great faith in the power of women who will dedicate themselves whole-heartedly to the task of remaking our society.” — Coretta Scott King

International Women's Day Students pose with painted faces at a college in Chennai, India, ahead of International Women's Day, March 7, 2017. Photo: Getty Images/ ARUN SANKAR