March 8 is International Women’s Day, and one small way to commemorate the occasion is with a series of inspiring quotes and speeches from some of TV’s most impressive female characters.
The global mission of International Women’s Day is twofold — to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, as well as issue a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
In the list below, TVLine has singled out but a few memorable, and sometimes-iconic, speeches from the likes of Scandal‘s Olivia Pope, Parks and Recreation‘s Leslie Knope and The Handmaid’s Tale‘s June — words that speak to strength, independence and or their refusal to be marginalized due to their gender. Or, in the case of Supergirl‘s Cat Grant, make a solid argument on behalf of “girl” power. And we even have choice, hot-off-the-airwaves words from Wynonna Earp‘s recent return.
Review the examples we came up with below (video clips are handy/embedded for many of them), and then by all means chime in with any of your own favorite quotes from TV’s impressive women!