To the mothers who gave birth to us, loved us, supported and guided us, we thank you.
To the women who have raised us, mentored us, inspired us and challenged us, we thank you.
To the women such as, Rosa Parks and Malala Yousafzai, who have stood up to the laws despite the cost, we thank you.
To the change-makers who have fought to change the world for women such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem, and many others, we thank you.
To Tarana Burke for introducing #MeToo, Alyssa Milano for bringing it back and to the Silence Breakers, we thank you.
To all the firsts, such as Sandra Day O’Connor, Shirley Chisholm, Michelle Obama, Margaret Thatcher, and many others, we thank you.
To the writers daring to educate, inspire and challenge the world regarding women such as Carol Gilligan, Patricia Evans, Virginia Wolfe and so many more, we thank you.
To the women soaring for the glass ceiling and inspiring so many more women to do the same, we thank you.
To the wise women like Maya Angelou, Marianne Williamson and countless others who have grounded us strengthened us and inspired us, we thank you.
To the women such as Oprah Winfrey, Ellen Degeneres and more, who stepped into the spotlight, despite the odds against them, and turned their fame into powerful forces for good, we thank you.
To all women, of all races, religions, sexual orientation and colors, Happy International Women’s Day!
May the women of yesterday, today, and tomorrow, forever realize your impact, value, and power. Going forward, may women never doubt our ability to change a system, a generation or the world.