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This collection of strong women empowerment quotes can be a great source of inspiration.

Empowering women is given them a chance to be heard. It’s about equipping them with the tools they need to fight prejudice. It’s about equal opportunity.

Have a read through these strong empowerment quotes from the likes of Maya Angelou, Melinda Gates, and Beyonce. You’re likely to walk away with a better understanding of how women need to be strong in today’s world and perhaps a little inspiration for your journey. Enjoy.

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Best Women Empowerment Quotes

1.) A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman.
Melinda Gates

2.) There’s something so special about a woman who dominates in a man’s world. It takes a certain grace, strength, intelligence, fearlessness, and the nerve to never take no for an answer.

3.) Each time a woman stands up for herself, she stands up for all women.
Maya Angelou

4.) Power is not given to you. You have to take it.

5.) We realized the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.
Malala Yousafzai

6.) The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.
Alice Walker

7.) A strong woman understands that the gifts such as logic, decisiveness, and strength are just as feminine as intuition and emotional connection. She values and uses all of her gifts.
Nancy Rathburn

Good Women Empowerment quotes and sayings

Good Empowering Quotes

I have chosen to no longer be apologetic for my femaleness and my femininity. And I want to be respected in all of my femaleness because I deserve to be.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.
Malala Yousafzai

Women don’t need to find a voice, they have a voice, and they need to feel empowered to use it, and people need to be encouraged to listen.
Meghan Markle

I think the best role models for women are people who are fruitfully and confidently themselves, who bring light into the world.
Meryl Streep

I am not ashamed to dress ‘like a woman’ because I don’t think it’s shameful to be a woman.
Iggy Pop

Be a first-rate version of yourself, not a second-rate version of someone else.
Judy Garland

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Maya Angelou on women standing up for themselves

Empower Women

More than ever, I am aware of the need to support and celebrate each other. I like to believe I am part of a global support group network of 3.4 billion. Imagine: if you can fall back on the 3.5 billion sisters, and the many good men who are with us, what could we possibly not achieve?
Nicole Kidman

A girl should be two things: Who and what she wants.
Coco Chanel

We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls; you can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

We need to live in a culture that values and respects and looks up to, and idolizes women as much as men.
Emma Watson

I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.
Jane Austen

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Accepting Women’s Viewpoints

It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.
Madeleine Albright

Women, we endure those cuts in so many ways that we don’t even notice we’re cut. We are living with small tiny cuts, and we are bleeding every single day. And we’re still getting up.
Michelle Obama

If we can learn to view other women as opportunities for inspiration and empowerment in our own lives and realize that there is enough room for all of us to be happy, the relationships and bonds we form together will be unstoppable.
Florence Given

We need women who are so strong they can be gentle, so educated they can be humble, so fierce they can be compassionate, so passionate they can be rational, and so disciplined they can be free. –
Kavita Ramdas

I’m learning how to drown out the constant noise that is such an inseparable part of my life. I don’t have to prove anything to anyone. And I only have to follow my heart and concentrate on what I want to say to the world. I run my world.

Melissa Etheridge on women being more powerful than they know

Gender Equality Quotes

Of course, I am not worried about intimidating men. The type of man who will be intimidated by me is exactly the type of man I have no interest in.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

No woman can call herself free who does not control her own body.
Margaret Sanger

You can’t please everyone, and you can’t make everyone like you.
Katie Couric

I am an example of what is possible when girls from the very beginning of their lives are loved and nurtured by people around them. I was surrounded by extraordinary women in my life who taught me about quiet strength and dignity.
Michelle Obama

No one ever became a success without taking chances. One must be able to recognize the moment and seize it without delay.
Estée Lauder

Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.
Julia Child

Women’s Rights Sayings

You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them.
Shonda Rhimes

As women, we have to start appreciating our own worth and each other’s worth. Seek out strong women to befriend, to align yourself with, to learn from, to collaborate with, to be inspired by, to support, and enlightened by.

The worst thing that we can do as women is not stand up for each other, and this is something we can practice every day, no matter where we are and what we do – women sticking up for other women, choosing to protect and celebrate each other instead of competing or criticizing one another.
Amal Clooney

When you help a woman fulfill her potential, magic happens.
Sara Blakely

Each person is born with very individual qualities and potential. We as a society owe it to women to create a truly supportive environment in which they too can grow and move forward.
Princess Diana

People call me a feminist whenever I express statements that distinguish me from a doormat.
Rebecca West

Inspirational Women Quotes

Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.
Oprah Winfrey

I have learned that as long as I hold fast to my beliefs and values – and follow my own moral compass – then the only expectations I need to live up to are my own.
Michelle Obama

I tell my story not because it is unique but because it is not. It is the story of many girls. Malala Yousafzai

Each time a woman stands up for herself, she stands up for all women.
Maya Angelou

I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.
Audre Lorde

I know what I want, I have a goal, an opinion… Let me be myself, and then I am satisfied. I know that I’m a woman, a woman with inward strength and plenty of courage.
Anne Frank

A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Helen Keller Quotes

Women have discovered that they cannot rely on men’s chivalry to give them justice.

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.

Security is mostly a superstition. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.

When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.

Treat Women Fairly

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others.
Amelia Earheart

To all the little girls who are watching this, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams.
Hillary Clinton

We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead.

No woman should be told she can’t make decisions about her own body. When women’s rights are under attack, we fight back.
Kamala Harris

A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.
Diane Mariechild

No one changes the world who isn’t obsessed.
Billie Jean King

Every woman’s success should be an inspiration to another. We’re strongest when we cheer each other on.
Serena Williams

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Strong Women Takes

These women empowerment quotes show the strong women’s voices to read and learn from.

I hope that my presence on your screen and my face in magazines may lead you young girls on a beautiful journey, that you will feel validation of your external beauty, but also get to the deeper business of being beautiful inside.
Lupita Nyong’o

What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.
Jane Goodall

That man over there says that women need to be helped into carriages, and lifted over ditches, and to have the best place everywhere. Nobody ever helps me into carriages, or over mud-puddles, or gives me any best place! And ain’t I a woman? Look at me! Look at my arm! I have plowed and planted and gathered into barns, and no man could head me! And ain’t I a woman?
Sojourner Truth

Feminism Quotations – women empowerment quotes

Feminism isn’t about making women strong. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.
G.D. Anderson

A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.
Gloria Steinem

Feminists are made, not born.
Bell Hooks

No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half its citizens.
Michelle Obama

Achieving gender equality requires the engagement of women and men, girls and boys. It is everyone’s responsibility.
Ban Ki-Moon

If there is one message that echoes forth from this conference, let it be that human rights are women’s rights, and women’s rights are human rights, once and for all.
Hillary Clinton

Women are leaders everywhere you look—from the CEO who runs a Fortune 500 company to the housewife who raises her children and heads her household. Our country was built by strong women, and we will continue to break down walls and defy stereotypes.
Nancy Pelosi

Respect Women

Feminist politics aims to end domination to free us to be who are — to live lives where we love justice, where we can live in peace. Feminism is for everybody.
bell hooks

The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.
Roseanne Barr

To me, bossy is not a pejorative term at all. It means somebody’s passionate and engaged and ambitious and doesn’t mind leading.
Amy Poehler

I’m a feminist. I’ve been a female for a long time now. It’d be stupid not to be on my own side.
Maya Angelou

We need to live in a culture that values and respects and looks up to, and idolizes women as much as men.
Emma Watson

In our thoughts and words, we create our own weaknesses and our own strengths.
Betty Eadie

I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. (And) I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles.
Audrey Hepburn

In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders.
Sheryl Sandberg

Women’s Rights Quotes

We need women at all levels, including the top, to change the dynamic, reshape the conversation, to make sure women’s voices are heard and heeded, not overlooked and ignored.
Sheryl Sandberg

We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.
Malala Yousafzai

Here’s my feeling: For everyone, men and women, it’s important to be a feminist. It’s important to have female characters. It’s wonderful for women to mentor other women, but it’s just as important for women to mentor men and vice-versa.
Mindy Kaling

Feminism is not just about women; it’s about letting all people lead fuller lives.
Jane Fonda

Feminism is the radical notion that women are people.
Marie Shear

Women will only have true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Women and Hard Work Insights

Hard work is essential as these women empowerment quotes showcase.

I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.
Estée Lauder

The most effective way to do it is to do it.
Amelia Earheart

You don’t have to be perfect, but you do have to be 100% committed.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

So please ask yourself: What would I do if I weren’t afraid? And then go do it.
Sheryl Sandberg

We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated.
Maya Angelou

Responsibility to yourself means refusing to let others do your thinking, talking, and naming for you; it means learning to respect and use your own brains and instincts, hence, grappling with hard work.
Adrienne Rich

You could certainly say that I’ve never underestimated myself. There’s nothing wrong with being ambitious.
Angela Merkel

It’s not about how many times you get rejected or fall down or are beaten up, it’s about how many times you stand up and are brave, and you keep on going.
Lady Gaga

Women Power

These women empowerment quotes highlight the importance of women’s power.

Nothing is impossible; the word itself says, I’m possible.
Audrey Hepburn

The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.
Ayn Rand

As women achieve power, the barriers will fall. As society sees what women can do, as women see what women can do, there will be more women out there doing things, and we’ll all be better off for it.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg

At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.
Frida Kahlo

Walk away from friendships that make you feel small and insecure, and seek out people who inspire you and support you.
Michelle Obama

Self-love Sayings

These women empowerment quotes are focused on self-love.

The biggest barrier for women is the thought that they can’t have it all.
Cathy Engelbert

My mission in life is not merely to survive but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.
Maya Angelou

You don’t have to be pretty. You don’t owe prettiness to anyone. Not to your boyfriend/spouse/partner, not to your co-workers, especially not to random men on the street. You don’t owe it to your mother; you don’t owe it to your children; and you don’t owe it to civilization in general. Prettiness is not a rent you pay for occupying a space marked ‘female.’
Erin McKean

To practice self-love and protect your energy, you need to start implementing boundaries with the people you surround yourself with. Remember, those who do not respect them do not deserve to know you.
Florence Given

Know Yourself — women empowerment quotes

Figure out who you are separate from your family and the man or woman you’re in a relationship with. Find who you are in this world and what you need to feel good alone. I think that’s the most important thing in life. Find a sense of self because, with that, you can do anything else.
Angelina Jolie

If you ever uncover parts of yourself that make you feel electric in a world that thrives and evolves at the expense of your insecurities, please cherish them. These are your best bits.
Florence Given

One of the best guides to how to be self-loving is to give ourselves the love we are often dreaming about receiving from others.
bell hooks

Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
Marie Curie

Don’t be afraid. By questioning everything, you can only become a more refined version of your already incredible self.
Florence Given

After all those years as a woman hearing ‘not thin enough, not pretty enough, not smart enough, not thin enough, not that enough,’ almost overnight, I woke up one morning and thought: I’m enough.
Anna Quindlen

Short Women Empowerment Quotes

I can’t think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself.
Emma Stone

Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.
Nora Ephron

A strong woman looks a challenge in the eye and gives it a wink.
Gina Carey

You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress simultaneously.
Sophia Bush

If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.
Dolly Parton

I am a woman. Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman. That’s me.
Maya Angelou

Imperfections are beauty, madness is genius, and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
Marilyn Monroe

Love who you are, embrace who you are. Love yourself. When you love yourself, people can kind of pick up on that: they can see confidence, they can see self-esteem, and naturally, people gravitate towards you.
Lilly Singh

You’re born worthy, and I think that’s a message a lot of women need to hear.
Viola Davis

You are more powerful than you know; you are beautiful just as you are.
Melissa Etheridge

Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.
Audre Lorde

Motivational Empowerment Quotes

If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.
Margaret Thatcher

Women are always saying,’ We can do anything that men can do,’ but men should be saying,’ We can do anything that women can do.’
Gloria Steinem

My coach said I run like a girl. And I said if he ran a little faster, he could too.
Mia Hamm

Women have always been the strong ones of the world.
Coco Chanel

Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.
Margaret Atwood

Just because you are blind and unable to see my beauty doesn’t mean it does not exist.
Margaret Cho

Strong Women Empowerment Quotes

She was a wild one; always stomping on eggshells that everyone else tip-toed on.
Kaitlin Foster

Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.
Charlotte Whitton

The truth will set you free, but first, it will piss you off.
Gloria Steinem

There are some people who still feel threatened by strong women. That’s their problem. It’s not mine.
Gloria Allred

It is amazing what a woman can do if only she ignores what men tell her she can’t.
Carol K. Carr

There’s nothing a man can do, that I can’t do better and in heels.
Ginger Rogers

Inspirational Women Empowerment Quotes

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.
Mary Anne Radmacher

If we understood the awesome power of our words, we would prefer silence to almost anything negative.
Betty Eadie

Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That’s what little girls are made of; the heck with sugar and spice.
Bethany Hamilton

Women Empowerment Captions for Instagram

Empower. Inspire. Uplift.

The question isn’t “Who is going to let me?” Rather, it is “Who is going to stop me?”

The comeback is always stronger than the setback.

The future is female.

Women who lead, read.

Be the woman you needed as a girl.

Empowered women empower women.

There is no force more powerful than a woman determined to rise.

Women can do anything.

Empowering Captions

To those accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression.

When women support each other, incredible things happen.

A queen will always turn pain into power.

Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it with use.

She needed a hero so that is what she became.

She remembered who she was and the game changed.

By Sara Givens

Sara writes about literature, pop culture, and women’s health.


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