56 Women Empowerment Quotes to Inspire You

An empowered woman, I believe, is someone who doesn’t tolerate unfair treatment to her kind and takes the lead when it’s being called for. It is not her goal to take over men or the world but one who is willing and ready to do so as necessary.

Does this sound inspiring to you? I guess, pretty yes! So, here are ​56 women empowerment quotes to inspire you.

​56 Women Empowerment Quotes

build a life

“Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.” - Anne Sweeny

​“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

a voice can be heard

​“I raise up my voice - not so I can shout, but so those without a voice can be heard. We can not succeed when half of us are held back.” - Malala Yousafzai

​Your beauty as a woman continues to shine regardless of what mud may spatter you during the storms of your life. Women who have been assaulted or assailed, remember that your purity of Essence is never touched or marred by any human hands or human anger.” - Elizabeth Eiler

women’s voices are heard

​​“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​​​​

about a woman

​“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

​​A​s 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.” - Madonna

making women strong

​“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

our sisters around the world

​“We call upon our sisters around the world to be brave - to embrace the strength within themselves and realize their full potential.” - Malala Yousafzai

​​If a woman can only succeed by emulating men, I think it is a great loss and not a success.The aim is not only for a woman to succeed, but to keep her womanhood and let her womanhood influence society.” - Suzanne Brogger

the full circle

​“Woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.” - Diane Mariechild

an entire world

​“Feminism is an entire world view or gestalt, not just a laundry list of women's issues.” - Charlotte Bunch​​​​​

every woman has the right

​​My idea of feminism is self-determination, and it's very open-ended: every woman has the right to become herself, and do whatever she needs to do.” - Ani DiFranco

believer in equality.

​“I've always been a big believer in equality. No one has ever been able to tell me I couldn't do something because I was a girl.” - Anne Hathaway

​“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

know who you are

​​“One of the most courageous things you can do is identify yourself, know who you are, what you believe in and where you want to go.” - Sheila Murray Bethel

​"I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass." - Maya Angelou

develop a voice

​"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

​“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” - Thich Nhat Hanh

​“Whatever you do, be different – that was the advice my mother gave me, and I can’t think of better advice for an entrepreneur. If you’re different, you will stand out.” - Anita Roddick

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

I’m beautiful

​“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

​“Just ​don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.” - Ella Fitzgerald

​“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

​“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

​“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” - Audrey Hepburn

​“If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader.” - Dolly Parton

kind of woman

​“Be the kind of woman that makes other woman want to be you.” - Topaz

​“Women are as capable as men and this needs to be the focus of our education, that women can be whatever they want to be.” - DJ Zinhale

are equal to men

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

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

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

exercised their power

​“If women understood and exercised their power they could remake the world.” - Emily Taft Douglas

​“The empowered woman is powerful beyond measure and beautiful beyond description.” - Steve Maraboli

​"If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these together ought to be able to turn it back and get it right side up again." - Sojourner Truth

​“Whether women are better than men I can not say. But I can say they are certainly no worse.” - Golda Meir

have power over men

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

​“Educate ​a man and you educate an individual. Educate a woman and you educate a family.” - A.Cripps

​"The enemy is not lipstick, but guilt itself; we deserve lipstick. If we want it, and free speech; we deserve to be sexual and serious – or whatever we please.” - Naomi Wolf

​“Don't just stand for the success of other women - insist on it.” - Gail Blanke

​​“Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.”– Margaret Thatcher

​​“A ​woman is like a tea bag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.” - Eleanor Roosevelt

​​​"Women will be hidden no more. We will not remain hidden figures. We have names. It was woman that gave you Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It was woman that gave you Malcolm X. And according to the Bible, it was a woman that gave you Jesus. Don't you ever forget it." - Janelle Monáe

about her own body

​"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

​​“​The ​​day will come when men will recognize woman as his peer, not only at the fireside, but in councils of the nation. Then, and not until then, will there be the perfect comradeship, the ideal union between the sexes that shall result in the highest development of the race.” – Susan B. Anthony

we are able to empower women.

​“Gender equality will only be reached if we are able to empower women.” - Michelle Bachelet

​“We ask justice, we ask equality, we ask that all the civil and political rights that belong to citizens of the United States, be guaranteed to us and our daughters forever.” - Susan B. Anthony

​“It was we, the people; not we, the white male citizens; nor yet we, the male citizens; but we, the whole people, who formed the Union…. Men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less.” - Susan B. Anthony

​“To all the little girls who are watching, 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

​​“The best protection any woman can have is courage.” - Elizabeth Cady Stanton

​"The more I have spoken about feminism, the more I have realized that fighting for women's rights has too often become synonymous with man-hating. If there is one thing I know for certain, it is that this has to stop." - Emma Watson

​​"Whether I am meant to or not, I challenge assumptions about women. I do make some people uncomfortable, which I'm well aware of, but that's just part of coming to grips with what I believe is still one of the most important pieces of unfinished business in human history - empowering women to be able to stand up for themselves." - Hillary Clinton

fruitfully and confidently

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

​“Most people who meet my wife quickly conclude that she is remarkable. They are right about this. She is smart, funny and thoroughly charming. Often, after hearing her speak at some function or working with her on a project, people will approach me and say something to the effect of, you know, I think the world of you, Barack, but your wife, wow!” - Barack Obama

​“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

​“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


​Ladies, do remember that as we learn and be inspired by the women before us who fought for equal freedom and rights, it becomes our duty to continue empowering others as well. There should be no women left behind. Only then can we say that we have triumphed.