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Whose words inspire you?

To celebrate International Women’s Day this year, we’re collecting your favorite quotes from women around the world.

This is your chance to highlight the women, past and present, whose words have inspired you in your life and work.

They can be famous figures like Maya Angelou and Melinda Gates, or a member of your own family, as long as their words resonate with you and carry a special meaning.

We’ll then be doing something special with selected quotes - but you’ll need to wait until International Women’s Day to find out what!

Send us your quotes by tweeting us at @CNNIwomen with the hashtag #inspirewomen, or leave a comment below.

The deadline for submissions is Sunday, February 1.

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