164 Empowering Women Quotes To Inspire You

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  1. Never limit yourself because of others' limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination. — Mae Jemison
  2. My body is very different from most of the dancers I dance with. My hair is different than most I dance with. But I didn't let that stop me. Black girls rock and can be ballerinas. — Misty Copeland
  3. We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. — Marie Curie
  4. Empowering women is key to building a future we want — Amartya Sen
  5. I'm not the average girl from your video and I ain't built like a supermodel but I learned to love myself unconditionally because i am a queen — India.Arie
  6. Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. — Marie Curie
  7. ...there is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women. — Kofi Annan
  8. The size of your dreams must always exceed your current capacity to achieve them. If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough. — Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
  9. I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves. — Mary Wollstonecraft
  10. Never dull your shine for somebody else. — Tyra Banks

Short Empowering Women Quotes

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  • Extremists have shown what frightens them most. A girl with a book. — Malala Yousafzai
  • The best protection any woman can have... is courage. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  • Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. — Ella Fitzgerald
  • Can anything be sadder than work left unfinished? Yes, work never begun. — Christina Rossetti
  • No one ever died from sleeping in an unmade bed. — Erma Bombeck
  • The data is clear: If you give a woman an opportunity, she will make a huge difference. — Carly Fiorina
  • It's not your job to like me - it's mine — Byron Katie
  • Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. — Marianne Williamson
  • You are indebted to life until you help some less fortunate person, just as you were helped. — Melinda Gates
  • Empowered women who reach tough or unconventional positions make CHOICES not sacrifices — Kiran Bedi

Empowering Women Image Quotes

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Empowering women quote by Amartya Sen

Empowering women is key to building a future we want — Amartya Sen

Empowering women quote by Mary Wollstonecraft

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

Empowering women quote Successful leaders understand that true power comes not from
Successful leaders understand that true power comes not from exercising control, but from empowering others.
Empowering women quote by Ella Fitzgerald

Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. — Ella Fitzgerald

Empowering women quote by Christina Rossetti

Can anything be sadder than work left unfinished? Yes, work never begun. — Christina Rossetti

Empowering women quote by Erma Bombeck

No one ever died from sleeping in an unmade bed. — Erma Bombeck

Empowering women quote by Byron Katie

It's not your job to like me - it's mine — Byron Katie

Empowering women quote by Agnes Macphail

I want for myself what I want for other women, absolute equality. — Agnes Macphail

Empowering women quote by Mary Kay Ash

Every achievement, big or small, begins in your mind. — Mary Kay Ash

Empowering women quote I'm usually good about my temper, but all these men trying to control women's bo
I'm usually good about my temper, but all these men trying to control women's bodies are really beginning to piss me off.

Women's Day Empowering Quotes

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If you want something done, ask a busy person. — Benjamin Franklin

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

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

Empowering women quote Girls compete with each other. Women empower one another.
Girls compete with each other. Women empower one another.

Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. — Lady Gaga

Woman is the companion of man, gifted with equal mental capacity. — Mahatma Gandhi

I wouldn’t call myself a feminist. I try to live by the girl-power motto. It’s about believing in yourself, no matter how bad a day you’re having, and lending your support to other women. It’s empowering to have that camaraderie with other women. — Melanie Brown

Empowering women quote Encourage the heart, empower the person.
Encourage the heart, empower the person.

Women's Day Women are the real architects of society. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

Women are not the problem they're the solution — Sheryl WuDunn

stop fixing your bodies and start fixing the world! — Eve Ensler

Women Empowering Women Quotes

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You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it. — Maya Angelou

Nikah is a contract that transfers responsibilities. Therefore know the man you're thinking of marrying, and be sure that he is able to take care of you, more than your dad did. Islam empowers women with honor and dignity. Don't settle for anything less. — Nouman Ali Khan

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

Empowering women quote Empower your possibility with the power of your promise.
Empower your possibility with the power of your promise.

I've come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that's as unique as a fingerprint - and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you. — Oprah Winfrey

It's really important that we stop body shaming people online and on social media. The rude comments under pictures, comparing women in "who looks better" posts - all that does is force us to judge each other. It only sets us back and women, now more than ever, need to empower each other. — Ashley Graham

My feminism, as intended by me, extends to empowering women to make legal choices, not to judge the legal choices they make. My fight is for rights. — Maajid Nawaz

What one person sees as degrading and disgusting and bad for women might make some women feel empowered and beautiful and strong. — Sasha Grey

The liberated woman is not that modern doll who wears make-up and tasteless clothes. ....The liberation woman is a person who believes that she is as human as a man. The liberated woman does not insist on her freedom so as to abuse it. — Ghada al-Samman

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

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I want for myself what I want for other women, absolute equality. — Agnes Macphail

Women Empowerment Quotes

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It is unthinkable that a national government which represents women should ignore the issue of the right of all women to political freedom. — Lucy Burns

There is a special place in hell for women who don't help other women. — Madeleine Albright

People must not only hear about the kingdom of GOD, but must see it in actual operation, on a small scale perhaps and in imperfect form, but a real demonstration nevertheless. — Pandita Ramabai

To the Muslim woman, the hijab provides a sense of empowerment. It is a personal decision to dress modestly according to the command of a genderless Creator; to assert pride in self, and embrace one's faith openly, with independence and courageous conviction. — Randa Abdel-Fattah

You cannot wait for someone to save you, to help you, to complete you. No one can complete you. You complete yourself. — Oprah Winfrey

The empowerment of black women constitutes the empowerment of our entire community. — Kimberle Williams Crenshaw

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

Feminism means revolution and I am a revolutionist. — Frances Perkins

Wherever you find a great man, you will find a great mother or a great wife standing behind him -- or so they used to say. It would be interesting to know how many great women have had great fathers and husbands behind them. — Dorothy L. Sayers

Some of the brightest and best women in our society are stifled in their ambitions. — Nicola Sturgeon

Female Empowerment Quotes

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Part of me has always resisted the Western clichéd image of Muslim women, depicting them as nothing more than silent victims. My art, without denying 'repression,' is a testimony to unspoken female power and the continuing protest in Islamic culture. — Shirin Neshat

My best successes came on the heels of failures. — Barbara Corcoran

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

I always wanted to be a femme fatale. Even when I was a young girl, I never really wanted to be a girl. I wanted to be a woman. — Diane von Furstenberg

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

I've come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that's as unique as a fingerprint — Oprah Winfrey

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

Whatever you do, be different. If you're different, you will stand out. — Anita Roddick

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

I've always had this female-empowerment thing in the back of my mind - because I wanted my mother to be stronger, and she couldn't be. I thought, 'If I'm successful, I can change her life.' — Nicki Minaj

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You have to really believe not only in yourself; you have to believe that the world is actually worth your sacrifices. — Zaha Hadid

You cannot protect the environment unless you empower people, you inform them, and you help them understand that these resources are their own, that they must protect them. — Wangari Maathai

Where globalization means, as it so often does, that the rich and powerful now have new means to further enrich and empower themselves at the cost of the poorer and weaker, we have a responsibility to protest in the name of universal freedom. — Nelson Mandela

Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself. — Coco Chanel

Love alone is the only reasonable activity or pursuit of humankind....Fo r Love not only annihilates our fear of meaninglessness but empowers us to seek the happiness of others. And this indeed is our greatest happiness. — Leo Tolstoy

Most of us were taught that God would love us if and when we change. In fact, God loves you so that you can change. What empowers change, what makes you desirous of change is the experience of love. It is that inherent experience of love that becomes the engine of change. — Richard Rohr

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Divide and conquer must become define and empower. — Audre Lorde

I wish for everyone to help create a strong, sustainable movement to educate every child about food, inspire families to cook again and empower people everywhere to fight obesity. — Jamie Oliver

May God remind us daily-no matter what kind of obstacles we face-that we are loved and empowered by the One who brought the universe into existence with the mere sound of His voice. Nothing is impossible for Him. — Beth Moore

If there is anything I would like to be remembered for it is that I helped people understand that leadership is helping other people grow and succeed. To repeat myself, leadership is not just about you. It's about them — Jack Welch

Empowering Female Quotes

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I know the first female astronauts selected were definitely an inspiration to me, and so maybe I will be a role model. — Peggy Whitson

I guess from my perspective being a female athlete as well, there’s probably not a huge amount of female athlete books out there. — Ellyse Perry

You are more powerful than you think. — Tim Cook

Most companies target women as end users, but few are effectively utilizing female employees when it comes to innovating for female consumers. When women are empowered in the design and innovation process, the likelihood of success in the marketplace improves by 144%! — Indra Nooyi

I want to live darkly and richly in my femaleness. — Anais Nin

The best way to succeed is to discover what you love and find a way to offer it to others. — Oprah Winfrey

I wish we had more female writers. Most of the female characters you see in films today are ‘the poor heartbroken girl.’ That’s why I’m so proud of the Fast movies. I feel like Giselle is an empowering woman. — Gal Gadot

You can go as far as your mind lets you. — Mary Kay Ash

Don't be intimidated by what you don't know. — Sara Blakely

Ensure that you do things differently from everyone else — Sara Blakely

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A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of your circumstances having power over you. — Joyce Meyer

I continue to dream and pray about a revival of holiness in our day that moves forth in mission and creates authentic community in which each person can be unleashed through the empowerment of the Spirit to fulfill God's creational intentions. — John Wesley

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Cleanliness & good sanitation in schools is a matter of high importance. — Narendra Modi

Whatever happens, I will not let my cheerfulness be disturbed. Being unhappy won't get me anywhere and will dissipate all my goodness. Why be unhappy about something if you can change it? And if you can't, how will being unhappy help? — Shantideva

Do not die in the history of your past hurts and past experiences, but live in the now and future of your destiny. — Michelle Obama

The ultimate is not to win, but to reach within the depths of your capabilities and to compete against yourself to the greatest extent possible. When you do that, you have dignity. You have the pride. You can walk about with character and pride no matter in what place you happen to finish. — Billy Mills

If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month. — Theodore Roosevelt

I just think it's good to be confident. If I'm not on my team why should anybody else be? — Robert Downey, Jr.

Never be afraid to tread the path alone. Know which is your path and follow it wherever it may lead you; do not feel you have to follow in someone else's footsteps. — Eileen Caddy

Education remains the key to both economic and political empowerment. — Barbara Jordan

Economic Empowerment Quotes

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We can't treat the matter of black economic empowerment as just the redistribution of existing wealth. It really has to focus on new investment, on growth, on development of employment and so on and so on. — Thabo Mbeki

Economic equity is an enormous empowerment of women. Having jobs that provide income means that women can be a more effective force, a more equal force, in the political process. Women with income take themselves more seriously and they are taken more seriously. — Betty Friedan

Economic development cannot take a nation forward on its own. We need a society and economy which complement each other. We need to take care of the poor, deprived and left behind sections of society. — Narendra Modi

There is no doubt that a woman's economic empowerment is very much interconnected to her health and the well being of her children. — Helene D. Gayle

I think the economic empowerment of women that has been growing over the past decade is at the 'inflection point' with this global recession. Women are, we believe, the solution for their families in their ability to go out and increase household income. — Andrea Jung

I want to reach young women and to get them involved in the mission of the YWCA, economic empowerment of women and girls, and ending racism. — Patricia Ireland

As an empowerment right, education is the primary vehicle by which economically and socially marginalised adults and children can lift themselves out of poverty, and obtain the means to participate fully in their communities. — Koichiro Matsuura

Walmart's Global Women's Economic Empowerment Initiative is working to create opportunity and empower women and girls in markets around the world. — Sylvia Mathews Burwell

Equality begins with economic empowerment. — George H. W. Bush

When I look at founders and CEOs like Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook and Brian Chesky at Airbnb and Sebastian Thrun at Udacity, these are companies that are creating extraordinary social good and extraordinary economic and educational empowerment, all within with context of a for-profit model. — Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen

Personal Empowerment Quotes

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One person can change the world. That person can be you. — Lex Fridman

If you educate a man, you educate one person. If you educate a woman, you educate a whole family. — African Proverbs

Even if it’s not a person’s fault that they’re in the conditions they’re in, it doesn’t serve them to give anything else the power to dictate their life. — Alex Hormozi

Your are more powerful than you know. Do not delay your journey to personal excellence. — Tom Bilyeu

At the end of the day, we’re all founders. — Naval Ravikant

One key to successful leadership is continuous personal change. Personal change is a reflection of our inner growth and empowerment. — Robert E. Quinn

One person can change your life, that person is you. — Steven Bartlett

The BJP is an optimistic party. Our strength and our democratic values are such that even a poor person from a backward section - like me - has been nominated as a Prime Ministerial candidate. — Narendra Modi

Loving everything about yourself - even the 'unacceptable' - is an act of personal power. It is the beginning of healing. — Christiane Northrup

When our actions create discord in another person, we, ourselves, in this lifetime or another, will feel that discord. Likewise, if our actions create harmony and empowerment in another, we also come to feel that harmony and empowerment. — Gary Zukav

Women Power Quotes

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It doesn't matter how strong your opinions are. If you don't use your power for positive change, you are, indeed, part of the problem. — Coretta Scott King

There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a great competition and rivalry between the two. There is a third power stronger than both, that of the women. — Muhammad Ali Jinnah

In my view, all that is necessary for faith is the belief that by doing our best we shall succeed in our aims: the improvement of mankind. — Rosalind Franklin

You must make women count as much as men; you must have an equal standard of morals; and the only way to enforce that is through giving women political power so that you can get that equal moral standard registered in the laws of the country. It is the only way. — Emmeline Pankhurst

I would like to be known as an intelligent woman, a courageous woman, a loving woman, a woman who teaches by being. — Maya Angelou

I am convinced that the women of the world, united without any regard for national or racial dimensions, can become a most powerful force for international peace and brotherhood. — Coretta Scott King

Humans are allergic to change. They love to say, 'We've always done it this way.' I try to fight that. That's why I have a clock on my wall that runs counter-clockwise. — Grace Hopper

In my world, a woman was the most powerful thing that I knew. Still is. A woman made the money in my house; a woman made my food. A woman beat my ass when I wasn't a good kid. Women were behind a lot of what spurred South Africa toward democracy. — Trevor Noah

As long as women are using class or race power to dominate other women, feminist sisterhood cannot be fully realized. — Bell Hooks

It irritates me to be told how things have always been done. I defy the tyranny of precedent. I cannot afford the luxury of a closed mind. — Clara Barton

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I would rather regret the things that I have done than the things that I have not. — Lucille Ball

I am so beautiful, sometimes people weep when they see me. And it has nothing to do with what I look like really, it is just that I gave myself the power to say that I am beautiful, and if I could do that, maybe there is hope for them too. And the great divide between the beautiful and the ugly will cease to be. Because we are all what we choose. — Margaret Cho

Marching with over a million women in support of our reproductive rights was one of the most empowering things I have done, both as a woman and as a Member of Congress. — Sheila Jackson Lee

Remove those 'I want you to like me' stickers from your forehead and, instead, place them where they truly will do the most good -on your mirror! — Susan Jeffers

I decided it is better to scream. . . . Silence is the real crime against humanity. — Nadezhda Mandelstam

I have learnt that, to have a critical threshold of women on boards, you need a legal [framework] nudging companies in the right direction. — Ursula von der Leyen

To make peace, one must be an uncompromising leader. To make peace, one must also embody compromise. — Benazir Bhutto

I do not know the word 'quit.' Either I never did, or I have abolished it. — Susan Butcher

I believe that all women should have children. I think women are made to have children and to be mothers. I also think women have to have an identity outside the home. — Diane Von Furstenberg

A woman caring for her children; a woman striving to excel in the private sector; a woman partnering with her neighbors to make their street safer; a woman running for office to improve her country - they all have something to offer, and the more our societies empower women, the more we receive in return. — Queen Rania of Jordan

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