42 Quotes to Empower Women

Here are 42 quotes to empower women for those days when you’re feeling stuck, demotivated, or challenged.

As women, we face challenges and discrimination every day. Empowering women means promoting our sense of self-worth, our right to determine our own choices, our ability to influence society, and our chance to change the world.

Women speaking up empowers other women to reach their full potential. Let’s listen to the voices of famous and ordinary men and women who have spoken out about women’s empowerment.

Quotes To Empower Women

10 Inspirational Quotes To Empower Women 

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

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

“I am in the right place at the right time, doing the right thing.” – Louise Hay

“I am deliberate and afraid of nothing.” – Audre Lorde

“What I will say is that what I have learned for myself is that I don’t have to be anybody else; and that myself is good enough; and that when I am being true to that self, then I can avail myself to extraordinary things. You have to allow for the impossible to be possible.” – Lupita Nyong’o

“The chance to love and be loved exists no matter where you are.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.” – Maya Angelou

“There is a stubbornness about me that can never bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.” – Jane Austen

“Your life is already a miracle of chance waiting for you to shape its destiny.” – Toni Morrison

Elizabeth Gilbert Quote

“Embrace the glorious mess that you are.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

12 Motivational Quotes To Empower Women 

“If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.” – Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

“I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life—and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.” – Georgia O’Keeffe

“What I want young women and girls to know is: You are powerful and your voice matters. You’re going to walk into many rooms where you may be the only one who looks like you or who has had the experiences you’ve had. So you use that voice and be strong.” – Kamala Harris

“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

“Am I good enough? Yes, I am.” – Michelle Obama

“Make way for the unprecedented and watch your reality rearrange yourself.” – Yrsa Daley-Ward

“I say if I’m beautiful. I say if I’m strong. You will not determine my story—I will.” – Amy Schumer

“You must do the things you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Frida Kahlo Quote

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

“I’m better than I used to be. Better than I was yesterday. But hopefully not as good as I’ll be tomorrow.” – Marianne Williamson

“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

“Girls are capable of doing everything men are capable of doing. Sometimes they have more imagination than men.” – Katherine Johnson

10 Quotes To Empower Women At Work

“I am a woman and a warrior. If you think I can’t be both, you’ve been lied to.” – Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar

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

“I’m not going to limit myself just because people won’t accept the fact that I can do something else.” – Dolly Parton

“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.” – Rihanna

“Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn’t be that women are the exception.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“My advice to women all the time is: If you want a certain future, go out and create it. Conquer your fears as that is what enslaves most women.” – Divine Ndhlukula

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

Estée Lauder Quote

“I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” – Estée Lauder

“As a successful female entrepreneur, I recognize that I have a responsibility to support those following in my footsteps, and to give back to the community.” – Susan Mashibe

“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

10 Quotes To Empower Women To Change The World 

“I raise up my voice—not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard … we cannot succeed when half of us are held back.” – Malala Yousafzai

“We are here, not because we are law-breakers; we are here in our efforts to become law-makers.” – Emmeline Pankhurst

“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.” – Rosa Parks

“I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat.” – Rebecca West

“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

“I do not wish [women] to have power over men; but over themselves.” – Mary Wollstonecraft

“One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying.” – Joan of Arc

“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

Madeleine Albright Quote

“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

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

Empowerment comes from within, and mindfulness can be a powerful tool to help you cultivate a stronger sense of self-awareness, clarity, and inner strength.

Our collection of mindfulness quotes offers inspiring words of wisdom to help you stay present, focused, and grounded.

Whether you’re just starting out on your mindfulness journey or looking for some extra inspiration to keep you going, our collection has got you covered. So take a look at our mindfulness quotes article and discover the power of mindfulness for yourself.

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David is the founder of Outofthe925.com and has been in the social media industry since 2017. Since then, his mission has been to help others take control of their online presence. For some, this has been earning an income online; for others, it's teaching how to use social networks more effectively. And each year, he continues to help millions with strategy, troubleshooting, and inspiration.

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