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30 Women Empowerment Quotes: To Encourage Women To Lead

30 Women Empowerment Quotes

Women empowerment in India is the most effective tool for development these days; women worldwide are actively working as a leader in all spheres of life. Women empowerment in India is dependent up to a great extent on various different variables that encompass geographical setting (urban/rural), social status (caste and class), educational status, and age factor. 

However, women encounter differentiation in most sectors like education, economic opportunities, health and medical assistance, and political participation, demonstrating substantial gaps between strategy advancements and real exercise at the community level. Here we have some amazing women empowerment quotes. 

That's where these quotes women's empowerment. Inspirational women like Michelle Obama, Melinda Gates, and Rihanna use their words to share their wisdom while also reminding us of women's incredible power.

Whether you're planning to lead the next feminist march or just need some motivation to get through your messy day, read these powerful quotes for the empowerment of female founders, famous icons and feminist trailblazers. 

Women empowerment quotes

1) “I believe the rights of women and girls is the unfinished business of the 21st century.”  - Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Diane Clinton Hillary Diane Clinton born October 26, 1947, is an American politician, former lawyer and diplomat who served as the 67th United States Secretary of State for President Barack Obama from the year 2009 to 2013, as a United States senator representing New York from 2001 to 2009, and as First Lady of the (US) United States as the wife of President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 2001.

 A member of the Democratic Party, she was the party's nominee for president in 2016 and became the first woman to win a presidential nomination by a major U.S. political party; she won the popular vote, but lost the Electoral College vote, thereby losing the election to Donald Trump.

2) "Feminism isn't about making women stronger. Women are already strong, it's about changing how the world perceives that strength."- G.D. Anderson

G.D. Anderson

G.D Anderson is an Australian feminist writer and founder of the Australian charity, The Cova Project In 2013 Dunne started work on a novel under the pseudonym ‘G.D Anderson' and soon started to fall into essay writing. 

She published an essay in which she wrote: “Feminism isn’t about making women stronger, women are already strong, it’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength”. 

This powerful statement went viral on International Women’s Day 2014, after being quoted on websites like Vogue UK, Harper's Bazaar, Buzzfeed, HuffPost, Grazia, Marie Claire and many more. 

The quote was also used by Victoria’s Secret model Adriana Lima via Instagram, to defend herself after fans accused her of being the reason her ex, Matt Harvey, was suspended from the Mets. Anderson’s quote was used worldwide during the Women’s Marches in 2016.

3) "There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish."- Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama is an American attorney and author who served as the first lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017 and the wife of Barack Obama.

She studied sociology and African American studies at Princeton University (B.A., 1985) in New Jersey before attending Harvard Law School (J.D., 1988) She studied sociology and African American studies at Princeton University (B.A., 1985) in New Jersey before attending Harvard Law School (J.D., 1988). In 2005 she became vice president of community and external affairs for the University of Chicago Medical Center.

In 2020 she also hosted The Michelle Obama Podcast, which was available on Spotify, an Internet music-streaming service. Two years later Michelle published The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times, in which she offered insights into handling difficult times.

4) "In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders."- Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Kara Sandberg is an American business executive, billionaire, and philanthropist. Sandberg served as a chief operating officer (COO) of Meta Platforms, a position from which she stepped down in August 2022. She is also the founder of LeanIn.Org. In 2008, she was made COO at Facebook, becoming the company's second-highest-ranking official.

In June 2012, she was elected to Facebook's board of directors, becoming the first woman to serve on its board. As head of the company's advertising business, she was credited for making the company profitable.  And vice president of global online sales and operations at Google and was involved in its philanthropic arm Google.org.

5) "Women's freedom is the sign of social freedom."- Rosa Luxemburg

Rosa Luxemburg

Rosa Luxemburg was a Polish and naturalised-German revolutionary socialist, Marxist philosopher and anti-war activist. Rosa Luxemburg is popular for helping to found the Spartacus League, which grew into the Communist Party of Germany; for developing a humanitarian theory of Marxism.

6) "It's important to teach our female youth that it's OK to say, 'Yes, I am good at this,' and you don't hold back.”- Simone Biles

Simone Biles

Simone Arianne Biles is an American artistic gymnast. Her seven Olympic medals tied with Shannon Miller for the most Olympic medals won by an American gymnast. Having won 25 World Championship medals, she is the most decorated gymnast in history. In 2022, Biles was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Joe Biden.

7) "Feminism is layered and its power comes from its diversity.”- Scarlett Curtis

Scarlett Curtis

Scarlett Kate Freud Curtis is an English writer and activist.  In 2003 she made a brief cameo in her father's film Love Actually, playing Lobster Number 2 in the school nativity concert.

In 2018 Curtis curated the Penguin anthology Feminists Don't Wear Pink & Other Lies, a collection of essays by 52 women on what feminism means to them, featuring essays by Keira Knightley, Alaa Murabit, Saoirse Ronan and many others.

8) “Behind every great woman... is another great woman."- Kate Hodges

Kate Hodges

Kate Hodges is the Shark Island Foundation's Executive Director and a Producer at Shark Island Institute. She has worked in the Australian film and television industry for more than 25 years for some of Australia’s most prestigious current affairs programs, ABC television’s documentary department and as an independent producer.

9) “Amazing things happen when women help other women.”- Kasia Gospoś

Kasia Gospoś

The founder and publisher at Leaders in Heels. A designer and the author of MAKE YOUR MARK, an inspirational notebook for female leaders. Kasia Gospos is leading an Australian online community and a magazine for professional women who created, inspire and empower female leaders and entrepreneurs. 

Every month her magazine publishes articles with advice for careers, technology, lifestyle, entrepreneurship and business. She is committed to enhancing women's lives and actively engages through Leaders in Heels in supporting charities like Dress for Success. 

Kasia has been named one of Australia's most inspirational women online by Open Colleges and Leaders in Heels and has been awarded "The #1 Top Site for Women Entrepreneurs to Love in 2013".

10) “You don’t have to play masculine to be a strong woman.”- Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Mary Elizabeth Winstead is an American actress and singer. Mary Elizabeth Winstead is also known for her versatile work in a variety of film and television projects. 

Possibly most known for her role as Ramona Flowers in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), she has also starred in critically acclaimed independent films such as Smashed (2012), for which she received an Independent Spirit Award nomination, and genre fare like Final Destination 3 (2006) and Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof (2007).

11) “Women are never stronger than when they arm themselves with their weaknesses.”- Madame Marie du Deffand

Madame Marie du Deffand

Marie Anne de Vichy-Chamrond, marquise du Deffand was a French hostess and patron of the arts)

12) “Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.”- Charlotte Whitton

Charlotte Whitton

Charlotte Elizabeth Whitton OC CBE was a Canadian feminist and mayor of Ottawa. She was a Canadian social policy pioneer, leader and commentator, as well as a journalist and writer. She attended Queen's University, where she was the star of the women's hockey team, and was known as the fastest skater in the league. She also served as editor of the Queen's Journal newspaper in 1917, and was the newspaper's first female editor.

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

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

(Elizabeth Cady Stanton was an American writer and activist who was a leader of the women's rights movement in the U.S. during the mid-to-late-19th century.)

14) “Taking joy in living is a woman’s best cosmetic.”- Rosalind Russell

Rosalind Russell

Catherine Rosalind Russell was an American actress, comedian, screenwriter, and singer. She won all five Golden Globes for which she was nominated and also won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical in 1953 for her portrayal of Ruth in the Broadway show Wonderful Town. 

She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress 4th times during her career before being awarded a Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 1973.

15) “One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.”– Simone de Beauvoir

Simone de Beauvoir

Simone Lucie Ernestine Marie Bertrand de Beauvoir was a French existentialist philosopher, writer, social theorist, and feminist activist. She is best known for her groundbreaking ideas surrounding feminism; her book, The Second Sex, is said to mark the beginning of second-wave feminism worldwide.

16) “I want to do it because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be a challenge to others.”– Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart

Amelia Mary Earhart was an American aviation pioneer and writer. Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. 

She set many other records in her field, was one of the first aviators to promote commercial air travel, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences, and was instrumental in the formation of The 99, an organization for female pilots.

17) “Being a strong woman is very important to me. But doing it all on my own is not.” – Reba McEntire

Reba McEntire

Reba Nell McEntire, also known mononymously as Reba, is an American country music singer and actress.  She is often referred to as "the Queen of Country", and has sold out more than 75 million records worldwide. 

Since the 1970s, McEntire has placed over 100 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, 25 of which reached the number one spot. She is an actress in films and television. She also owns several businesses, including a clothing line.

18) A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.”– Melinda Gates

Melinda Gates

Melinda French Gates is an American philanthropist and former computer scientist and general manager at Microsoft. French Gates has consistently been ranked as one of the world's most powerful women by Forbes. In 2000, she and her then-husband Bill Gates co-founded the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the world's largest private charitable organization as of 2015. 

She and her ex-husband have been awarded the US Presidential Medal of Freedom and the French Legion of Honour. In May 2021, Bill and Melinda Gates announced they were getting divorced but will still remain co-chairs of the foundation.

19) Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” ― Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Gail Winfrey, or simply Oprah, is an American talk show host, television producer, actress, author, and philanthropist. She is best known for her talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, broadcast from Chicago, which works in national syndication for 25 years, from 1986 to 2011. 

Dubbed the "Queen of All Media", she was the richest African-American of the 20th century and was once the world's only black billionaire. By 2007, she was sometimes ranked as the most influential woman in the world.

20) “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

Rihanna

Robyn Rihanna Fenty NH is a Barbadian singer, actress, and businesswoman. In September 2018, she sold over 250 million records worldwide, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
She has received numerous awards and honours throughout her career, including 9 Grammy Awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards, 13 American Music Awards, and 8 People's Choice Awards, among others.
She received the "Icon Award" at the 2013 American Music Awards and the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. She holds six Guinness World Records. In the United States, Rihanna has sold over 10 million albums, while Nielsen SoundScan ranked her as the best-selling digital artist in the country, breaking a Guinness World Record for digital single sales of over 58 million in 2012.

21) “There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.” ― Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama is an American attorney and author who served as the first lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama is an American attorney and author who served as the first lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017 and the wife of Barack Obama 

She studied sociology and African American studies at Princeton University (B.A., 1985) in New Jersey before attending Harvard Law School (J.D., 1988) She studied sociology and African American studies at Princeton University (B.A., 1985) in New Jersey before attending Harvard Law School (J.D., 1988). In 2005 she became vice president of community and external affairs for the University of Chicago Medical Center.

In 2020 she also hosted The Michelle Obama Podcast, which was available on Spotify, an Internet music-streaming service. Two years later Michelle published The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times, in which she offered insights into handling difficult times.

22) “No woman should be made to fear that she was not enough.” ― Samantha Shannon

Samantha Shannon

Samantha Shannon is a British author of dystopian and fantasy fiction. In 2012 she signed a 6 figure book deal with Bloomsbury Publishing, who bid following the London Book Fair, to publish the first three books in a seven-book series, beginning with The Bone Season.

23) “I’m not going to limit myself just because people won’t accept the fact that I can do something else.”― Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton

Dolly Rebecca Parton is an American singer-songwriter, actress, philanthropist, and businesswoman. After achieving success as a songwriter for others, Parton made her album debut in 1967 with Hello, I'm Dolly, which led to success during the remainder of the 1960s, before her sales and chart peak came during the 1970s and continued into the 1980s.

She also achieved commercial success again in the new millennium and has released albums on various independent labels since 2000, including her own label, Dolly Records. She has sold more than 100 million records worldwide.

24) “Some leaders are born women.” ― Geraldine Ferraro

Geraldine Ferraro

Geraldine Anne Ferraro was an American politician, diplomat, and attorney. She served in the United States House of Representatives from 1979 to 1985, and was the Democratic Party's vice-presidential nominee in the 1984 presidential election,

running alongside Walter Mondale; this made her the first female vice-presidential or presidential nominee representing a major American political party She was also a journalist, author, and businesswoman.

25) “Every woman’s success should be an inspiration to another. We’re strongest when we cheer each other on.” ― Serena Williams

Serena Williams

Serena Jameka Williams is an American inactive professional tennis player. She is among the greatest tennis players of all time, she was ranked world No. 1 in singles by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) for 319 weeks, including a joint-record 186 consecutive weeks, and finished as the year-end No. 1 five times.

She also won 23 Grand Slam singles titles, the most by any player in the Open Era, and the second-most of all time.

26) “Women have always been the strong ones of the world.” ― Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel

Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel was a French fashion designer and businesswoman. The founder and namesake of the Chanel brand, she was credited in the post-World War I era with popularizing sporty, casual chic as the feminine standard of fashion. 

This replaced the "corseted silhouette" that was dominant beforehand with a style that was simpler, more consuming to put on and remove, more comfortable, and less expensive, all without sacrificing the elegance of the material. She is the only fashion designer listed on Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century.

27) “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

Lady Gaga

Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She has won thirteen Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, two Golden Globe Awards, a BAFTA Award, three Brit Awards, sixteen Guinness World Records, and the inaugural Songwriters Hall of Fame's Contemporary Icon Award.

28) “The biggest barrier for women is the thought that they can’t have it all.” ― Cathy Engelbert

Cathy Engelbert

Catherine Engelbert is an American business executive and Commissioner of the Women's National Basketball Association. She was appointed the CEO of Deloitte in March 2015, she was the chairman and CEO of the audit subsidiary, Deloitte & Touche LLP.

She joined Deloitte in 1986 and worked with the company until retiring in 2019. Joining the WNBA later in 2019. In an interview, she credited the firm's early aim of supporting women in the workplace as being important for her career.

29) “A woman is like a tea bag — you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was an American political figure, diplomat, and activist. She served as United States Delegate to the United Nations General Assembly from 1945 to 1952. President Harry S. Truman later started calling her the "First Lady of the World" in tribute to her human rights achievements.

30) “Feminism is not just about women; it’s about letting all people live fuller lives." ― Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda

Jane Seymour Fonda is an American actress, activist, and former fashion model. Recognized as a film icon, Fonda is the recipient of various accolades including two Academy Awards, two British Academy Film Awards,

seven Golden Globe Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, the AFI Life Achievement Award, the Golden Lion Honorary Award, the Honorary Palme d'Or, and the Cecil B. DeMille Award and outspoken activist on world affairs including the Vietnam War and aligning herself with African Americans against police brutality in the 1970s.

Summary

Nowadays women are getting involved in every field. Women in business, entertainment and everything in between recognize the importance of lifting each other up to thrive in success in every field. These women also understand the growing need to empower one another in this article empowering quotes for women to help you find the right words to say.

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