March 8th is International Women's Day AND it's also Women's History Month - so there's a lot to celebrate! As a female founded and powered brand, we truly champion the contributions of women every single day. But we also welcome the chance to amplify our message all month long. From our local team to our artisan partners across the world, we are proud to work alongside so many amazing women.

This year's theme is Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress. It especially resonates for us as economic empowerment for women through fair trade is at the core of all we do. Numerous studies have shown that when you invest in women, an entire society rises much faster. The United Nations cites so many examples of this worldwide and we've had the opportunity to see this first hand in our artisan communities.

We've curated a list of 15 inspiring quotes from iconic women to help you celebrate! Share your favorites with the women in your life, and follow along @worldfinds to see how we celebrate women every day!

Quote from Gloria Steinem, "Don't think about making women fit the world - think about making the world fit women"
Quote from Malala Yousafzai, "We realize the importance of our voice when we are silenced"
Quote from Melinda Gates, "A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult."
Quote from Rupi Kaur, "What's the greatest lesson a woman should learn? That since day one, she's already had everything she needs within herself. It's the world that convinced her she did not."
Quote from Michelle Obama, "Women and girls can do whatever they want. There is no limit to what we as women can accomplish."
Quote from Ruth Bader Ginsburg, "My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent."
Quote from Harriet Beecher Stowe, "Women are the reach architects of society"
Quote from Serena Williams, "Every woman's success should be an inspiration to another. We're strongest when we cheer each other on."
Quote from Mary Elizabeth Winstead, "You don't have to play masculine to be a strong woman."
Quote from Maya Angelou, "Every time a woman stands up for herself, she stands up for all women."
Quote from Beyonce, "We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead."
Quote from Emma Watson, "We need to live in a culture that values and respects and looks up to and idolizes women as much as men."
Quote from Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, "Well-behaved women rarely make history"
Quote from GD Anderson, "Feminism isn't about making women stronger. Women are already strong; it's about changing the way the world perceives that strength."
Quote from Ntozake Shange, "Where there is a woman, there is magic."