First Lady Melania and Ivanka Trump Share Powerful Words to Celebrate Women Everywhere

March 08, 2019Mar 08, 2019

On Friday, March 8, people around the world are celebrating International Women's Day. In honor of the important day, the powerful women of our nation's First Family have taken to social media to share their thoughts on women's empowerment. 

First Lady Melania took to social media to share a portion of her speech from the International Women of Courage celebration which took place on Wednesday.

Melania posted a clip from the speech with the simple caption, “Happy #InternationalWomensDay2019.”

In her speech, Melania said, “It has been my honor to attend this celebration for the last three years. As I’ve said before, I believe courage is one of the qualities we need most in society. It’s what propels us forward.”

She continued, “I know we all have the courage within us to achieve great things for the betterment of this world. The women we are honoring today, a symbol of courage. They are human rights advocates in some of the most dangerous parts of our world, and they have pushed through gender-baised stereotypes to serve the greater good.”

“The courage of women throughout our history continues to inspire us and it is my great privilege to recognize today women who have achieve remarkable success,” Melania concluded.

First Daughter Ivanka Trump took to social media to celebrate International Women’s Day as well.

She wrote, “Happy  International Women’s Day! #IWD2019 #WGDP @USAID @WhiteHouse,” along with a video.

In the video, Ivanka said, “Women’s economic empowerment isn’t just an issue of justice. It’s an issue of prosperity, it’s an issue of security. With WGDP we’re seeking to help countries go from being recipients of U.S. development assistance to trade partners.”

She continued, “Simply put, women’s economic empowerment is good, smart defense policy. We’re incredibly excited to be working on this initiative and showing leadership as we export America’s values of freedom and equality to the world. When women are economically empowered, societies prosper and peace prevails.”

What do you think about Melania's and Ivanka's speeches? Let us know your thoughts! In other recent news, Melania turned heads on Wednesday in a stunning emerald green leather ensemble!