Every day is a great day to celebrate the amazing women in your life, but International Women’s Day gives you an extra reason to do just that. Celebrated every year on March 8, the holiday encourages all people to actively choose to “celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness about women’s equality, lobby for accelerated gender parity and fundraise for female-focused charities,” according to the International Women’s Day online portal.

The holiday first came about in the early 1900’s. In 1908, women had begun agitating for greater equality and less oppressive working conditions with 15,000 women taking to the streets in New York City demanding shorter hours, better pay and voting rights. The first National Women’s Day was celebrated in 1909 and while Women’s Days were marked in various countries for the next 100 years, an online portal was launched in 2001 to re-energize their efforts and bring them all together in one virtual place.

This year’s theme is #ChoosetoChallenge, calling on us all to think critically about our own thoughts and actions and how we can better promote gender inequality and celebrate women’s achievements. One way to start doing that is to fill your mind with inspirational feminist quotes that remind us just how awesome women are. Share them with your amazing mom, incredible sister or remarkable girlfriend as a wonderful way to celebrate.

If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.

Feminism isn’t about making women strong. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.

There is nothing stronger than a broken woman who has rebuilt herself.

Human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights.

The most courageous act is to think for yourself. Aloud.

Life is tough, my darling, but so are you.

Women are the real architects of society.

We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead.

The most important thing one woman can do for another is expand her sense of actual possibilities.

We realize the importance of our voice when we are silenced.

Always be a first-rate version of yourself instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.

Every woman’s success should be an inspiration to another. We’re strongest when we cheer each other on.

You should never let your fears prevent you from doing what you know is right.

Where there is a woman, there is magic.

I am grateful to be a woman. I must have done something great in another life.

No woman should be told she can’t make decisions about her own body. When women’s rights are under attack, we fight back.

Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping-stone to greatness.

I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves.

We need to live in a culture that values and respects and looks up to and idolizes women as much as men.

As soon as I had enough agency in my life to grow up, I became who I am.

I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fears; knowing what must be done does away with fear.

I don’t know a woman alive who isn’t courageous.

A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman.

There’s something so special about a woman who dominates in a man’s world. It takes a certain grace, strength, intelligence, fearlessness and the nerve to never take no for an answer.

Do not live someone else’s life and someone else’s idea of what womanhood is. Womanhood is you.

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Feminism isn’t about making women strong. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.

There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.