77 Women Empowerment Quotes from Inspiring Women to Inspire You

Women’s empowerment is described as fostering women’s self-esteem, capacity to make their own decisions, and right to affect societal change for themselves and others.

Here is the best collection of women empowerment quotes and sayings. You can read, enjoy and share these quotes about women empowerment with your friends and family members.


Best Women Empowerment Quotes

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

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

So often in life, things that you regard as an impediment turn out to be great, good fortune. ~ Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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

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.

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.

There is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women. ~ Kofi Annan.

If you want to be a true professional, do something outside yourself. ~ Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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

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

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

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.

Famous Women Empowerment 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.

The empowered woman is powerful beyond measure and beautiful beyond description. ~ Steve Maraboli.

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

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

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

Women have always been the strong ones of the world. The men are always seeking from women a little pillow to put their heads down on. They are always longing for the mother who held them as infants. ~ Coco Chanel.

A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt.

I am a woman with thoughts and questions and shit to say. I say if I’m beautiful. I say if I’m strong. You will not determine my story – I will. ~ Amy Schumer.

Feminism is about giving women choice. Feminism is not a stick with which to beat other women with. ~ Emma Watson.

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

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

I learned a long time ago that there is something worse than missing the goal, and that’s not pulling the trigger. ~ Mia Hamm.

Popular Women Empowerment Quotes

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.

I hope the fathers and mothers of little girls will look at them and say ‘yes, women can.’ ~ Dilma Roussete.

I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves. ~ Mary Wollstonecraft.

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Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world. ~ Hillary Clinton.

Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content. ~ Helen Keller.

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

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

Don’t just stand for the success of other women – insist on it. ~ Gail Blanke.

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.

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

Women’s freedom is the sign of social freedom. ~ Rosa Luxemberg.

Top Women Empowerment Quotes

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

If women understood and exercised their power they could remake the world. ~ Emily Taft Douglas.

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

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Girls should never be afraid to be smart. ~ Emma Watson.

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

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

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

A huge part of being a feminist is giving other women the freedom to make choices you might not necessarily make yourself. ~ Lena Dunham.

Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of a man at twice its natural size. ~ Virginia Woolf.

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.

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

Memorable Women Empowerment Quotes

There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish. ~ Michelle Obama.

Women are not the problem. They’re the solution. ~ Sheryl Wudunn.

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.

I’m tough, ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay. ~ Madonna.

If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things. ~ Plato.

When women participate in the economy, everyone benefits. ~ Hillary Clinton.

When she stopped conforming to the conventional picture of femininity she finally began to enjoy being a woman. ~ Betty Friedan.

Women’s empowerment is intertwined with respect for human rights. ~ Mahnaz Afkhami.

The education and empowerment of women throughout the world cannot fail to result in a more caring, tolerant, just and peaceful life for all. ~ Aung San Suu Kyi.

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

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.

When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid. ~ Audre Lorde.

I’m always perpetually out of my comfort zone. ~ Tory Burch.

Inspirational Women Empowerment Quotes

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

When a man gives his opinion, he’s a man; when a woman gives her opinion, she’s a bitch. ~ Bette Davis.

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

A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle. ~ Irina Dunn.

Woman must not accept; she must challenge. She must not be awed by that which has been built up around her; she must reverence that woman in her which struggles for expression. ~ Margaret Sanger.

Educate a man and you educate an individual. Educate a woman and you educate a family. ~ A. Cripps.

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. ~ Helen Keller.

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

Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less. ~ Susan B. Anthony.

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If you don’t risk anything, you risk even more. ~ Erica Jung.

I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves. ~ Mary Shelley.

Women are the real architects of society. ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe.

Whether women are better than men I cannot say – but I can say they are certainly no worse. ~ Golda Meir.

I think women are foolish to pretend they are equal to men, they are far superior and always have been. ~ William Golding.

If you’re someone people count on, particularly in difficult moments, that’s a sign of a life lived honorably. ~ Rachel Maddow.

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

Tears mess up your makeup. ~ Julia Child.

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


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Chandan Negi

I’m Chandan Negi, the Founder of Internet Pillar. I love sharing quotes and sayings to inspire and motivate people.