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The Best 50 Female Empowerment Quotes

They are writers, singers, politicians, designers and managers - and they have something to say. Let's get some inspiration and a new perspective from these fabulous women of the 18th to 21st century. Enjoy our first draft of 50 women empowerment quotes (more to come)

1.
Brene Brown female empowerment quotes

2.
“I am always busy, which is perhaps the chief reason why I am always well.“
Elizabeth Candy Stanton, American Suffragist, Social Activist

3.
“Women have always been the strong ones of the world.“
Coco Chanel, American fashion icon

4.
“Drama is very important in life: You have to come on with a bang. You never want to go out with a whimper.“
Julia Child, American Chef

5.
“Human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights, once and for all.“
Hillary Clinton, American politician, diplomat, lawyer, writer. 

6.
“The most effective way to do it, is to do it.“ 
Amelia Earhart, American Aviation Pioneer

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Shirley Chisholm female empowerment quotes

8.
“The biggest barrier for women is the thought that they can’t have it all.“ 
Cathy Engelbert, CEO Deloitte 

9.
“Focus on your skills, whether it’s working in a kitchen, working on a trading floor, running a household. You can go do anything.“
Stacey Cunningham, President NYSE

10.
“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, American singer, Grammy and Oscar winner

11.
“Women will have achieved true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation.“
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of United States

12.
Byron Katie female empowerment quotes

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“Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it by use.”
Ruth Gordo, American actress 

14.
“If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.”
Katherine Hepburn, American Actress

15.
“A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman.“
Melinda Gates, American Philanthropist 

16.
“Feminism is for everybody“
Bell Hooks, American author 

17.
“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.”
Helen Keller, American Author

18.
Eleanor Roosevelt Byron Katie female empowerment quotes

19.
“Power is not given to you. You have to take it.”
Beyoncé, American Singer

20.
“I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.“
Audre Lorde, American writer and feminist

21.
“We’ve heard a lot about the Internet of Things – I think we need an Internet of Women”
Christine Lagarde, Managing Director IMF

22.
“I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it.”
Estée Lauder, Founder Cosmetics Company

23.
Jane Fonda female empowerment quotes

24.
“Life is not about reaching finishing lines, it is a continuum.”
Helena Morrissey, British Financer and CEO of Newton Investment Management

25.
“There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.“
Michelle Obama, American writer and lawyer

26.
“Fear is not a plan. Courage is a plan because courage is about our future.”
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, American politician and activist

27.
“The triumph can’t be had without the struggle”
Ndey Njie Fatou, Gambian Designer and Founder

28.
“I just love bossy women. I could be around them all day. 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, American actress and comedian

29.
Leymah Gbowee female empowerment quotes

30.
“Words have power. TV has power. My pen has power.“
Shonda Rhimes, American Television Producer

31.
“What you know today can affect what you do tomorrow. But what you know today cannot affect what you did yesterday.”
Condoleezza Rice, American Politician 

32.
“I would like to be remembered as someone who was not afraid to do what she wanted to do, and as someone who took risks along the way in order to achieve her goals.”
Sally Ride, American Astronaut

33.
“If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito.”
Anita Roddick, Founder of the Body Shop

34.
“I learned to always take on things I’d never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist.“ 
Ginni Rometty, CEO of IBM

35.
“In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders.“
Sheryl Sandberg, American technology executive, activist, author

36.
“I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves“
Mary Shelley, British writer

37.
Sarah Blakely female empowerment quotes

38.
“It’s possible to climb to the top without stomping on other people.”
Taylor Swift, American singer

39.
“If you want something said ask a man, if you want something done ask a woman.”
Margaret Thatcher, Former British Prime Minister 

40.
“The road to success is always under construction.”
Lily Tomlin, American actress, comedian, writer and producer

41.
“The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first.” 
Iyanla Vanzant, American Inspirational Speaker

42.
“Getting past those labels, form me, was pretty much really easy because I define myself. No one can define you. Only you.“
Serena Williams, American tennis pro

43.
“While we may be individually strong, we are collectively powerful.”
Rakhi Voria, Manager at Microsoft

44.
“Turn your wounds into wisdom.”
Oprah Winfrey, American media executive, talk show host, television producer, philanthropist

45.
“If you’re given an opportunity to dance outside your comfort zone, bring your best dance moves.”
Anonymous

46.
“I’m tough, I’m ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay.“
Madonna, American Singer

47.
“If you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.”
Erica Jong, American Writer

48.
“You could certainly say that I’ve never underestimated myself, there’s nothing wrong with being ambitious.”
Angela Merkel, German Chancellor

49.
“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me?” 
Ayn Rand, Russian American Author / Philosopher

50.
“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, American feminist

 

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