International Women's Day

Celebrate International Women’s Day with These Quotes from Inspiring Disney Women

By Megan Deppe

International Women’s Day, celebrated on March 8, celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women around the globe. It’s also a perfect opportunity to acknowledge the strong women of Disney who have inspired us over the years and motivated us to become the best versions of ourselves. In honor of today’s celebration, we’re looking back at some of our favorite examples of their words that guide us to this day.

Incredibles 2

1. “Girls, come on. Leave the saving the world to the men? I don’t think so!”—Elastigirl, The Incredibles (2004)


2. “I’m a damsel, I’m in distress, I can handle this. Have a nice day.”—Megara, Hercules (1997)

Star Wars Rebels

3. “You don’t have to carry a sword to be powerful.” Ahsoka, Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2011)


4. “They can’t order me to stop dreaming.”—Cinderella, Cinderella (1950)


5. “You said you’d trust Ping. Why is Mulan any different?”—Mulan, Mulan (1998)


6. “Being normal is vastly overrated.” Aggie Cromwell, Halloweentown (1998)


7. “Sometimes the right path is not the easiest one.”—Grandmother Willow, Pocahontas (1995)

Big Hero 6

8. “Stop whining. Woman up.”—Go Go Tomago, Big Hero 6 (2014)

Agent Carter

9. “I know my value. Anyone else’s opinion doesn’t really matter.”—Peggy Carter, Agent Carter (2015)

Hunchback of Notre Dame

10. “Life’s not a spectator sport. If watchin’ is all you’re gonna do, then you’re gonna watch your life go by without ya.”—Laverne, The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)


11. “Try. Try to make the world a better place. Look inside yourself and recognize that change starts with you. It starts with me. It starts with all of us.”—Judy Hopps, Zootopia (2016)