international womens day 2023

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International Women's Day 2023 : 5 Women Who Inspire Me

Women have always been powerful forces of change in society, and throughout history, there have been countless female role models who inspire us to pursue our dreams and make a positive impact in the world. International Womens Day 2023 is a time to celebrate the achievements of women and to recognise the challenges they continue to face. In this post, we will focus on five inspirational women who have accomplished great things in their respective fields: Michelle Obama, Jamie Lee Curtis, Madonna, Frida Kahlo and Queen Elizabeth II.

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1. Michelle Obama.

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Michelle Obama is an accomplished lawyer and author, and she served as the First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. During her time in the White House, she focused on promoting education and healthy living, and she became a powerful advocate for women and girls. Some of her notable accomplishments include:

  • The first African-American First Lady of the United States
  • Being a role model for women and working as an advocate for poverty awareness, education, nutrition, physical activity, and healthy eating
  • Launching the Let’s Move! campaign to combat childhood obesity
  • Creating the Reach Higher initiative to encourage students to pursue higher education
  • Advocating for the rights of military families and veterans

Michelle Obama is also an incredibly inspiring individual, with qualities such as:

    • Her strong character
    • Her intelligence and articulate speaking skills
    • Her complassion and ability to connect with people from all walks of life
    • Her unwavering commitment to making a positive impact in the world
“Success isn't about how much money you make; it's about the difference you make in people's lives.”
- Michelle Obama

Jamie Lee Curtis is an actress, author, and activist who has been a prominent figure in the entertainment industry for decades. She has starred in numerous films and television shows, and she is also a bestselling children’s book author. Some of her notable accomplishments include:

  • A BAFTA Award, two Golden Globe Awards, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards, as well as nominations for an Academy Award, an Emmy Award, and a Grammy Award
  • She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1997
  • Publishing several successful children’s books, including Today I Feel Silly and Other Moods That Make My Day
  • Advocating for environmental causes and serving as a spokesperson for Activia yogurt

Jamie Lee Curtis is also an incredibly inspiring individual, with qualities such as:

  • Her creativity and ability to reinvent herself
  • Her honesty and authenticity in discussing her struggles with alcohol and drug addiction
  • Her refreshing view on ageing and beauty standards
  • Her unwavering and public support of her friends and family 

2. Jamie Lee Curtis

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"The more I like me, the less I want to pretend to be other people."
- Jamie Lee Curtis
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3. Madonna

Madonna is an iconic figure who has broken barriers and become a trailblazer for women across the globe. She has left an indelible mark on the entertainment industry, inspiring countless women to pursue their dreams and break gender barriers.  Some of her notable accomplishments include:

  • Being the Queen of reinvention
  • 7 Grammy awards (and 28 nominations)
  • Winning the role of Evita and then winning a Golden Globe for her performance
  • Being a hugely successful children’s book author
  • Appearing on more Rolling Stone covers than any other female

Madonna’s impact on women’s empowerment extends beyond her music and entertainment career. She is also an incredibly inspiring individual, with qualities such as:

  • She has used her platform to speak out about feminist issues
  • Her provocative approach to sexuality and gender roles has challenged societal norms
  • She has been a strong advocate for the LGBTQ+ community, using her voice to fight for equality

Frida Kahlo was a Mexican painter and one of Mexico’s greatest artists. She is known for her uncompromising and brilliantly colored self-portraits that dealt with themes such as identity, the human body, and death. Here are some of her accomplishments :

  • Frida Kahlo’s work has been exhibited in major museums all over the world, including the Louvre in Paris, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Tate Modern in London
  • She was the first Mexican artist to have a painting purchased by the Louvre 
  • She is regarded as a feminist icon and a symbol of Mexican culture

She is also an incredibly inspiring woman, with qualities such as:

  • Kahlo was known for her fierce determination and resilience, which she demonstrated throughout her life, especially after suffering a severe bus accident that left her with lifelong physical disabilities 
  • She was highly creative and innovative, using her personal experiences to create emotionally charged and deeply introspective works of art
  • Kahlo was also known for her strong political convictions and her commitment to social justice and human rights

4. Frida Kahlo

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"Feet, what do I need them for if I have wings to fly?"
- Frida Khalo
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5. Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II had a long and impressive reign, spanning over seven decades. She was renowned for her accomplishments, qualities, and inspiring quotes. Here are some of her notable achievements :

  • Queen Elizabeth II is the longest-reigning monarch in British history, having ascended to the throne in 1952 after the death of her father, King George VI
  • She has traveled extensively, visiting over 120 countries during her reign
  • The Queen was known for her dedication to supporting various charities, having done more for charity than any other monarch in history

Throughout her leadership, she showed love, guidance, dignity, understanding and respect. Her other notable qualities were :

  • Queen Elizabeth II was known for her consistency and endurance, having carried out her royal duties for over seven decades
  • She was also praised for her ability to adapt to changing times and remain relevant in the modern world
  • The Queen was hugely  respected for her professionalism and dedication to duty, putting her responsibilities above personal interests
"I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong."
- Queen Elizabeth II


Whether a politician, actress, singer, artist or monarch, women have and always will continue to be a powerful force in inspiring other women. Whether it is in business, activism, or personal growth, women have the ability to uplift and empower each other through shared experiences and a sense of community. From the examples provided in this article, we can draw a few conclusions about how women inspire each other. So, let’s celebrate the amazing women in our lives and strive to lift each other up. Together, we can create a world where all women have the opportunity to thrive.

This year, the theme for International Women’s Day is #EmbraceEquity, which highlights the need to strive for gender equality. We still have a long way to go to achieve true equality, but where one woman leads, others will follow. By creating opportunities for one another, we empower each other. Even in my own work, I truly believe I am empowering women to be their best selves by looking and feeling good about themselves. So, let’s celebrate the amazing women in our lives and strive to lift each other up. Together, we can create a world where all women have the opportunity to thrive.

Happy International Women's Day 2023!


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