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33 Women Empowerment Quotes from the Most Inspirational Women Around the World



We all experience moments of self-doubt and the need for inspiration in our lives. Sometimes, we yearn for that guiding light to navigate through tough times. In such moments, a well-chosen quote can be a source of strength and renewed confidence. Here, we present you with 33 incredibly empowering quotes from remarkable women across the globe to uplift and inspire you.


  1. “The seeds of success in every nation on Earth are best planted in women and children.” Joyce Banda, Former Malawi President

  2. “Women belong in all places where decisions are made … It shouldn’t be that women are the exception.”Ruth Bader Ginsburg, US Supreme Court’s second female justice

  3. “In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders.”Sheryl Sandberg, first woman on Facebook’s board of directions, and leading the way in the tech industry having held senior positions at Google.

  4. “Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.Unknown

  5. “A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman.” Melinda Gates, Co-founding the world’s largest private charitable foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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

  7. “If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.”Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Former and first female Liberian president Nobel Peace Prize.

  8. “Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere.”Mae West, American film actress

  9. “There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.” Michelle Obama, Former First Lady of the United States

  10. “I raise up my voice – not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard. … We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.”Malala Yousafzai, The world’s youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate who survived a Taliban attack

  11. “Women have discovered that they cannot rely on men’s chivalry to give them justice.”Helen Keller, American author, disability rights advocate, political activist and lecture

  12. “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, Nigerian writer

  13. “Women sometimes go too far, it’s true. But it’s only when you go too far that others listen.”Indira Gandhi, Former Prime Minister of India

  14. “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, Author and civil rights activist

  15. “You could certainly say that I’ve never underestimated myself. There’s nothing wrong with being ambitious.”Angela Merkel, German politician and scientist

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

  17. “You can be a thousand different women. It’s your choice which one you want to be. It’s about freedom and sovereignty. You celebrate who you are. You say, ‘This is my kingdom.’” Salma Hayek, Mexican-American actress

  18. “As 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, American singer-songwriter

  19. “For me, the only advice I ever give women is we want to support each other without distracting each other. Heads down, work really hard, pretend your locked you in your room or whatever, and just do your work.”Mindy Kaling, American actress

  20. “You’ve gotta do things that make you happy. As women, we tend to give away a lot. We take care of a lot of people, and we can’t forget to take care of ourselves.” Jennifer Lopez, American singer

  21. “Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world.” Marilyn Monroe, American actress

  22. “Women must learn to play the game as men do.” Eleanor Roosevelt, American political figure, diplomat, and activist.

  23. “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, US Vice President

  24. “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, Former United States Secretary of State

  25. “Men have singled out women of outstanding merit and put them on a pedestal to avoid recognising the capabilities of all women”Huda Sha’arawi, Egytpian activist and the Founder of first Egyptian women philanthropic society for women

  26. “If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.”Margaret Thatcher, Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

  27. “I want women’s rights to be equally honored, and uplifted, and heard…but I want to see us fighting the fight for all women — women of color, our LGBTQ sisters, our Muslim sisters. I want to see millions of us marching out there for our rights, and I want to see us out there marching for the rights of women like Dajerria Becton, who was body slammed by a cop while she was in her swimsuit for simply existing as a young, vocal, black girl. I think we are inching closer and closer there, and for that, I am very proud.”Solange Knowles, American singer-songwriter

  28. “I’m very conscious of the fact that you can’t do it alone. It’s teamwork. When you do it alone you run the risk that when you are no longer there nobody else will do it.” Wangari Maathai, Kenyan activist

  29. “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 as an answer.”Rihanna, multi award-winning musician and the Founder of Fenty Beauty

  30. “Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.”Oprah Winfrey, American talk show host and philanthropist

  31. “We need to live in a culture that values and respects and looks up to and idolises women as much as men.”Emma Watson, Actor (starring in the Harry Potter) Brown University graduate UN Women Goodwill ambassador

  32. “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, British royal family and a former actress

  33. “The worst thing that we can do as women is not stand up for each other, and this is something we can practice every day, no matter where we are and what we do – women sticking up for other women, choosing to protect and celebrate each other instead of competing or criticizing one another.”Amal Clooney, Esteemed human rights lawyer who took the first case against terrorist organisation ISIS to court for genocide crimes


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