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2019年12月11日

Throughout history in the world, women have been fighting for their rights and equal opportunities. Empowering women is generally improving their economic, political, legal, and social standing. Movements for female rights and equality have come a long way, and their fight continues until the present time.

Here are some of the most inspiring, empowering, and wise quotes and sayings by some of the most influential women in the world.

 

Inspiring Women Empowerment Quotes and Sayings

When it comes to women empowerment, nothing best encapsulates this than the term feminism. Here are slogans, quotes, and saying that shout girl power!  by influential women in business, politics, and industry.

  1. “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
  2. “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
  3. “If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.” – Margaret Thatcher
  4. “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
  5. “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 AdichieWomen Empowerment Quotes
  6. “Feminism isn’t about making women stronger. Women are already strong, it’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.” – G.D. Anderson
  7. “Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. … It shouldn’t be that women are the exception.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  8. “You don’t have to be pretty. You don’t owe prettiness to anyone. Not to your boyfriend/spouse/partner, not to your co-workers, especially not to random men on the street. You don’t owe it to your mother, you don’t owe it to your
  9. “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 SteinemWomen Empowerment Quotes
  10. children, you don’t owe it to civilization in general. Prettiness is not a rent you pay for occupying a space marked ‘female.'” – Erin McKean
  11. “A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman.” – Melinda Gates
  12. “A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.” – Gloria Steinem
  13. “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
  14. “There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.” – Michelle Obama
  15. “When a man gives his opinion, he’s a man; when a woman gives her opinion, she’s a bitch.” – Bette DavisWomen Empowerment Quotes
  16. “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
  17. “I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.” – Audre Lorde
  18. “When there are no ceilings, the sky’s the limit. So let’s keep going—let’s keep going until every one of the 161 million women and girls across America has the opportunity she deserves to have.” – Hillary Clinton
  19. “Feminism is for everybody.” – Bell Hooks
  20. “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 PelosiWomen Empowerment Quotes
  21. 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
  22. “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
  23. “We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead.” – Beyoncé
  24. “Women must learn to play the game as men do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  25. “You could make a case that, along with the technological revolution, the most provocative upending destabilizing thrilling change in the course of human history is that we’re finally in it. … We’re here now, women are in the world, and we will not be bullied.” – Meryl Streep
  26. “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 HarrisWomen Empowerment Quotes
  27. “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
  28. “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
  29. “For I conclude that 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. We are entitled to wear cowboy boots to our own revolution.” – Naomi Wolf
  30. “I feel now that the time is come when even a woman or a child who can speak a word for freedom and humanity is bound to speak.” – Harriet Beecher StoweWomen Empowerment Quotes
  31. “In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders.” – Sheryl Sandberg
  32. “Human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights, once and for all.” – Hillary Clinton
  33. “Women’s freedom is the sign of social freedom.” – Rosa Luxemburg
  34. “Women’s speech—and the fact that we are now listening to it—has enraged men in a way that makes them determined to reëstablish the longstanding hierarchy of power in America. … And yet this awful truth will not stop women from speaking, and I do not think that it will turn a movement into a moment. It has become clear that there is not nearly enough left to lose.” – Jia Tolentino
  35. “Justice is about making sure that being polite is not the same thing as being quiet. In fact, often times, the most righteous thing you can do is shake the table.” – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
  36. “They cannot stand that a refugee, a black woman, an immigrant, a Muslim, shows up in Congress thinking she’s equal to them. But I say to them, ‘How else did you expect me to show up?'” – Ilhan Omar
  37. “Women have discovered that they cannot rely on men’s chivalry to give them justice.” – Helen Keller
  38. “Maybe it just boils down to: I’m a woman who’s really into her career, so I’m obsessed with the craft of my work… There’s a romance in that for me.” – Mitski
  39. “In my opinion, the most exciting potential of women of color formations resides in the possibility of politicizing this identity—basing the identity on politics rather than the politics on identity.” – Angela Davis
  40. “Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.” – Toni MorrisonWomen Empowerment Quotes
  41. “I have sometimes thought that a woman’s nature is like a great house full of rooms: there is the hall, through which everyone passes in going in and out; the drawingroom, where one receives formal visits; the sitting-room, where the members of the family come and go as they list; but beyond that, far beyond, are other rooms, the handles of whose doors perhaps are never turned; no one knows the way to them, no one knows whither they lead; and in the innermost room, the holy of holies, the soul sits alone and waits for a footstep that never comes.” – Edith Wharton
  42. “Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.” –Arundhati Roy
  43. “Women, if the soul of the nation is to be saved, I believe you must become its soul.” – Coretta Scott King
  44. “That man over there says that women need to be helped into carriages, and lifted over ditches, and to have the best place everywhere. Nobody ever helps me into carriages, or over mud-puddles, or gives me any best place! And ain’t I a woman?” – Sojourner Truth
  45. “There is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women.” – Kofi Annan
  46. “Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others” – Amelia Earhart
  47. “A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.” – Diane MariechildWomen Empowerment Quotes
  48. “Woman must not accept; she must challenge. She must not be awed by that which has been built up around her; she must reverence that woman in her which struggles for expression.” – Margaret Sanger
  49. “Women’s empowerment is intertwined with respect for human rights.” – Mahnaz Afkhami
  50. “The empowered woman is powerful beyond measure and beautiful beyond description.” – Steve Maraboli
  51. “If women understood and exercised their power they could remake the world.” – Emily Taft Douglas
  52. “A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  53. “Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less.” – Susan B. Anthony
  54. “I think women are foolish to pretend they are equal to men, they are far superior and always have been.” – William Golding
  55. “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
  56. “Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of a man at twice its natural size.” – Virginia Woolf
  57. “Don’t just stand for the success of other women – insist on it.” – Gail BlankeWomen Empowerment Quotes
  58. “When she stopped conforming to the conventional picture of femininity she finally began to enjoy being a woman.” – Betty Friedan
  59. “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
  60. “Women will only have true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  61. “When women participate in the economy, everyone benefits.” – Hillary Clinton
  62. “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
  63. “Women are the real architects of society.” – Harriet Beecher StoweWomen Empowerment Quotes
  64. “If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things.” – Plato
  65. “I do not wish [women] to have power over men; but over themselves.” – Mary Wollstonecraft
  66. “The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.” – Roseanne Barr
  67. “Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world.” Hillary Clinton
  68. “Whether women are better than men I cannot say — but I can say they are certainly no worse.” – Golda MeirWomen Empowerment Quotes
  69. “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
  70. “I hope the fathers and mothers of little girls will look at them and say ‘yes, women can.’” – Dilma Roussete
  71. “The education and empowerment of women throughout the world cannot fail to result in a more caring, tolerant, just and peaceful life for all.” – Aung San Suu Kyi
  72. “Women are not the problem. They’re the solution.” – Sheryl Wudunn

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Women Empowering Quotes and Sayings From Famous Actresses

Actors, actresses, and singers have used their media presence in order to promote their advocacies. After all, what’s more, inspiring and impacting than seeing your celebrity ideals and singers use their voice to bring about change, right?

To give you more, here is a list of female-empowering quotes and sayings by some of the most iconic and popular names in the entertainment industry.

  1. “Around the world there are countless examples of women rising, taking leadership, taking their destiny into their own hands, inspiring all of us. But women and girls are still the majority of the victims of war. They are over half of all refugees and the vast majority of the victims of rape and other sexual and gender-based violence.” – Angelina Jolie
  2. “I’m tough, ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay.” – Madonna
  3. “Trans rights are women’s rights. I’m a woman but I’m also trans. It’s about always including trans voices in discussions about women’s rights.” — Laverne Cox
  4. “I do not need some guy around in order to get inspiration, in order to make a great record, in order to live my life, in order to feel OK about myself. And I wanted to show my fans the same thing.” — Taylor Swift
  5. “Being a feminist simply means you believe in equal rights, and I think if you ask anybody if they believe in equal rights, they’ll say yes, man or woman. And if they don’t—who the heck would say that?” — Leighton Meester
  6. “Well, I prefer the words ‘one of the greatest athletes of all time,” – Serena Williams, to a reporter who claimed she’d go down in history as one of the greatest female athletes of all time.
  7. “People think at the end of the day that a man is the only answer [to fulfillment]. Actually a job is better for me.” — Princess DianaWomen Empowerment Quotes
  8. “I believe great people do things before they are ready.” — Amy Poehler
  9. “Other women who are killing it should motivate you, thrill you, challenge you, and inspire you.” — Taylor Swift
  10. “The saddest thing for a girl to do is to dumb herself down for a guy.” — Emma Watson
  11. “I feel like I’m one of the biggest feminists in the world because I tell women to not be scared of anything.” — Miley Cyrus
  12. “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
  13. “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain!” – Dolly Parton
  14. “The most courageous act is still to think for yourself aloud.” — Coco Chanel
  15. “I wanted to be a part of telling women there is no segregation. There is no need to ever not feel beautiful or glamorous. There should be nothing that gets in your way.” — Jameela JamilWomen Empowerment Quotes
  16. “Just because you are blind, and unable to see my beauty doesn’t mean it does not exist.” – Margaret Cho
  17. “We should stop calling feminists ‘feminists’ and just start calling people who aren’t feminist ‘sexist’—and then everyone else is just a human. You are either a normal person or a sexist. People get a label when they’re bad.” — Maisie Williams
  18. “If you want to run for Prime Minister, you can. If you don’t, that’s wonderful, too. Shave your armpits, don’t shave them, wear flats one day, heels the next. These things are so irrelevant and surface to what it is all really about, and I wish people wouldn’t get caught up in that. We want to empower women to do exactly what they want, to be true to themselves, to have the opportunities to develop. Women should feel free.” – Emma Watson
  19. “A feminist to me is somebody that wishes to protect the integrity of women who are ambitious. A feminist in my opinion is somebody that regards women have a strong intelligence and wisdom. That we are just as great as men – and some of us can be even better” – Lady Gaga
  20. “I don’t know. I don’t like girls whining and complaining about wanting a man! I never liked ‘Sex and the City,’ the kind of thing where women only feel empowered once they find The Man. It is just not up my alley. I don’t believe in it. There is nothing you can control about love.” — Jennifer Aniston
  21. “If you retain nothing else, always remember the most important rule of beauty, which is: Who cares.” — Tina Fey
  22. “My hope for the future, not just in the music industry, but in every young girl I meet, is that they all realize their worth and ask for it.” — Taylor Swift
  23. “If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.” — Katharine Hepburn
  24. “There is no greater pillar of stability than a strong, free, and educated woman.” — Angelina JolieWomen Empowerment Quotes
  25. “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
  26. “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
  27. “I don’t know why people are so reluctant to say they’re feminists. Maybe some women just don’t care. But how could it be any more obvious that we still live in a patriarchal world when feminism is a bad word?” — Ellen Page
  28. “Gender equality not only liberates women but also men from prescribed gender stereotypes.” — Emma Watson
  29. “I’m tough, I’m ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, OK.” — MadonnaWomen Empowerment Quotes
  30. “I love having every right to be as outspoken as I am, as any man would be.” — Chrissy Teigen
  31. “Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore.” — Lady Gaga
  32. “In life there is no real safety except for self-belief.” – Madonna
  33. “Women belong in all places where decisions are being made… It shouldn’t be that women are the exception.” — Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  34. “Women are brainwashed into feeling like we have to be skinny or sexy or desirable or perfect. One of the many things I was tired of was the constant judgment of women.” — Alicia Keys
  35. “A woman is a drunk, a whore, whereas the guy’s like a partyer, a player. I’ve been around both women who drink too much and guys who drink too much, and it’s just as ugly on the guys. — Emily Blunt
  36. “I know for sure that what we dwell on is what we become.” — Oprah Winfrey
  37. “Women don’t need to find their voice. They need to be empowered to use it, and people need to be urged to listen.” — Meghan MarkleWomen Empowerment Quotes
  38. “If you’re one of those people who has that little voice in the back of her mind saying, ‘Maybe I could do [fill in the blank],’ don’t tell it to be quiet. Give it a little room to grow, and try to find an environment it can grow in.” – Reese Witherspoon
  39. “Here’s my feeling: For everyone, men and women, it’s important to be a feminist. It’s important to have female characters. It’s wonderful for women to mentor other women, but it’s just as important for women to mentor men and vice versa. In my line of work, having Greg Daniels be such a great mentor to me is fantastic. Finding a writer’s assistant, be it a man or a woman, and encouraging them to think with a feminist perspective, is key.” — Mindy Kaling
  40. “The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.” – Roseanne Barr
  41. “In terms of feminist issues, my mum never told me, like, ‘it’s going to be tough. You’ve got boobs’. But I saw that there was no difference between my mum and dad in terms of what they were capable of because of their genders,” – Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke
  42. “I feel like young girls are told that they have to be a princess and fragile. It’s bullshit. I identify much more with being a warrior—a fighter.” — Emma WatsonWomen Empowerment Quotes
  43. “It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends.” — J.K. Rowling
  44. “I’ve interviewed and portrayed people who’ve withstood some of the ugliest things life can throw at you, but the one quality all of them seem to share is an ability to maintain hope for a brighter morning, even during our darkest nights.” – Oprah Winfrey
  45. “Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere.” – Mae West
  46. “I love this neo-feminist idea—defining yourself as whoever, whatever you want to be today, and it can change tomorrow, and it can change the day after that.” — Uzo Aduba
  47. “We have to teach our girls that they can reach as high as humanly possible.” — Beyoncé
  48. “I’m not really sure people know or understand what a feminist is, but it’s very simple. It’s someone who believes in equal rights for men and women” – BeyonceWomen Empowerment Quotes
  49. “The girls who were unanimously considered beautiful often rested on their beauty alone. I felt I had to do things, to be intelligent, and develop a personality in order to be seen as attractive. By the time I realized maybe I wasn’t plain and might even possibly be pretty, I had already trained myself to be a little more interesting and informed.” — Diane von Furstenberg
  50. “Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping-stone to greatness.” — Oprah Winfrey
  51. “People would ask, as if it was a joke, ‘so you mean you are a feminist? As though feminism couldn’t be discussed unless we’re making fun of it” – Keira Knightley
  52. “I would rather be handsome for an hour than pretty for a week.” — Tilda Swinton
  53. “Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” – Oprah WinfreyWomen Empowerment Quotes
  54. “I want women to be allowed to be weak and strong and happy and sad—human, basically.” — Natalie Portman
  55. “I’m not the next Usain Bolt or Michael Phelps. I’m the first Simone Biles.” — Simone Biles
  56. “Women have to harness their power—it’s absolutely true. It’s just learning not to take the first no. And if you can’t go straight ahead, you go around the corner.” – Cher
  57. “I hope that my presence on your screen and my face in magazines may lead you young girls on a beautiful journey, that you will feel validation of your external beauty, but also get to the deeper business of being beautiful inside.” — Lupita Nyong’o
  58. “Women have to harness their power—it’s absolutely true. It’s just learning not to take the first no. And if you can’t go straight ahead, you go around the corner.” — Cher
  59. “I am tired of living in a world where women are mostly referred to as a man’s past, present, or future property/possession. I … do not. belong. to anyone. but myself. and neither do you.” — Ariana Grande
  60. “I also feel like we should stop calling feminists ‘feminists’ and just start calling people who aren’t feminist ‘sexist’ – and then everyone else is just human. You are either a normal person or a sexist. People get a label when they’re bad,” – Game of Thrones actress Maisie WilliamsWomen Empowerment Quotes
  61. “I think the best role models for women are people who are fruitfully and confidently themselves, who bring light into the world.” — Meryl Streep
  62. “Take care of yourself now that you’re old enough to know how. Drink water, sleep eight hours (I wish), and don’t go within 400 feet of a tanning booth, or I’ll slap you. Hard.” — Olivia Wilde
  63. “I always say, women have brains and uteruses, and are able to use both” – Karen Brady
  64. “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
  65. “When you are a marginalized person or a woman of color and/or someone who’s a part of the LGBTQ community, your acts become politicized, just by being yourself.” — Amandla Stenberg
  66. “We are sisters and women need to stop being compared to other women. Beauty is not how we look, it is how we act.” — Khloé Kardashian
  67. “A bossy women is someone to search out and celebrate.” — Amy Poehler
  68. “The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another. We should raise each other up.” — Serena WilliamsWomen Empowerment Quotes
  69. “I’m learning how to drown out the constant noise that is such an inseparable part of my life. I don’t have to prove anything to anyone. I only have to follow my heart and concentrate on what I want to say to the world. I run my world.” – Beyoncé
  70. “Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” — Oprah Winfrey
  71. “It takes years as a woman to unlearn what you have been taught to be sorry for. It takes years to find your voice.” — Amy Poehler
  72. “I said, ‘Instead of going in the direction that a lot of the women singers are going in [revealing], I’ll be very, very sexy under 18 pounds of chiffon and lace and velvet.… I will have mystique.’” — Stevie Nicks
  73. “I don’t like to gamble, but if there’s one thing I’m willing to bet on, it’s myself.” — Beyoncé
  74. “Being single used to mean that nobody wanted you. Now it means you’re pretty sexy and you’re taking your time deciding how you want your life to be and who you want to spend it with.” — Carrie Bradshaw
  75. “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
  76. “If you want to run for Prime Minster, you can. If you don’t, that’s wonderful too. Shave your armpits, don’t shave them, wear flats one day, heels the next. These are so irrelevant and surface to what it is all really about, and I wish people wouldn’t get up in that. We want to empower women to do exactly what they want, to be true to themselves, to have the opportunities to develop,” – Emma Watson
  77. “Never be ashamed of what you feel. You have the right to feel any emotion that you want, and to do what makes you happy. That’s my life motto.” – Demi Lovato
  78. “We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead.” — BeyoncéWomen Empowerment Quotes
  79. “I’m over trying to find the ‘adorable’ way to state my opinion and still be likable! Fuck that. I don’t think I’ve ever worked for a man in charge who spent time contemplating what angle he should use to have his voice heard. It’s just heard.” — Jennifer Lawrence
  80. “They’ll tell you you’re too loud, that you need to wait your turn and ask the right people for permission. Do it anyway.” — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
  81. “I found that ultimately if you truly pour your heart into what you believe in — even if it makes you vulnerable — amazing things can and will happen.” – Emma Watson
  82. “Women have to work much harder to make it in this world. It really pisses me off that women don’t get the same opportunities as men do, or money for that matter. Because let’s face it, money gives men the power to run the show. It gives men the power to define our values and to define what’s sexy and what’s feminine, and that’s bullshit. At the end of the day, it’s not about equal rights, it’s about how we think. We have to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves.” — BeyoncéWomen Empowerment Quotes
  83. “I think every woman in our culture is a feminist. They may refuse to articulate it, but if you were to take any woman back 40 years and say, ‘Is this a world you want to live in?’, they would say ‘No.'” – Dame Helen Mirren
  84. “Barbie’s disfigured. It’s fine to play with her, just as long as you keep that in mind.” — Lena Dunham
  85. “Why is it mischievous, fun, and sexy if a guy has a string of lovers that he’s cast aside, loved and left? Yet if a woman dates three or four people in an eight-year period, she is a serial dater, and it gives some 12-year-old the idea to call her a slut on the internet? It’s not the same for boys; it just isn’t, and that’s a fact.” — Taylor Swift

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Women Empowerment Quotes and Saying From Women Political Figures

Women’s political figures are game-changers. In the space that is mostly dominated by men, a single woman can make a difference.

Here is our list of powerful quotes and sayings by female leaders and political figures around the world.

  1. “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
  2. “Some people think that you have to be the loudest voice in the room to make a difference. That is just not true. Often, the best thing we can do is turn down the volume. When the sound is quieter, you can actually hear what someone else is saying. And that can make a world of difference.” – Nikki Haley
  3. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  4. “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 ObamaWomen Empowerment Quotes
  5. “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
  6. “I think that passion is the secret ingredient that drives hard work and excellence.” – Kelly Ayotte
  7. “If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.” – Margaret Thatcher
  8. “You could certainly say that I’ve never underestimated myself. There’s nothing wrong with being ambitious.” – Angela Merkel
  9. “For me, a better democracy is a democracy where women do not only have the right to vote and to elect but to be elected.”—Michelle BacheletWomen Empowerment Quotes
  10. “Success, they taught me, is built on the foundation of courage, hard work and individual responsibility. Despite what some would have us believe, success is not built on resentment and fears.” – Susana Martinez
  11. “I have learned that as long as I hold fast to my beliefs and values – and follow my own moral compass – then the only expectations I need to live up to are my own.” – Michelle Obama
  12. “With each generation, women’s ability to live the lives they choose reaches a place their grandmothers never thought possible. But that doesn’t mean everything is perfect or that our work is finished.” – Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Do the quotes resonate? Do they remind you of someone? Go and tell that person and have a good laugh with them!

 

Women Empowerment Quotes and Saying From Women Writers

If books are your common companion, be inspired by this list of amazing female writers who used written words to express their women empowerment advocacies in the novels and books they write.

  1. “I hate to hear you talking so like a fine gentleman, and as if women were all fine ladies, instead of rational creatures. We none of us expect to be in smooth water all our days.” – Jane Austen
  2. “You had the power all along my dear.” — Glinda the Good Witch
  3. “And really, how insulting is it that to suggest that the best thing women can do is raise other people to do incredible things? I’m betting some of those women would like to do great things of their own.” — Jessica Valenti
  4. “Nothing I accept about myself can be used against me to diminish me.” — Audre Lorde
  5. “I like being present in spaces where I am not welcome because you do not deserve to feel comfortable just because you’re racist or sexist or small-minded.” — Scaachi Koul
  6. “You must never behave as if your life belongs to a man. Do you hear me?’ Aunty Ifeka said. ‘Your life belongs to you and you alone.’” — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  7. “Some women get erased a little at a time, some all at once. Some reappear. Every woman who appears wrestles with the forces that would have her disappear. She struggles with the forces that would tell her story for her, or write her out of the story, the genealogy, the rights of man, the rule of law. The ability to tell your own story, in words or images, is already a victory, already a revolt.” — Rebecca Solnit
  8. “I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.” — Audre LordeWomen Empowerment Quotes
  9. “I will have my voice: Indian, Spanish, white. I will have my serpent’s tongue—my woman’s voice, my sexual voice, my poet’s voice. I will overcome the tradition of silence.” — Gloria E. Anzaldúa
  10. “You’re not too fat. You’re not too loud. You’re not too smart. You’re not unladylike. There is nothing wrong with you.” — Jessica Valenti
  11. “Before the moon I am, what a woman is, a woman of power, a woman’s power, deeper than the roots of trees, deeper than the roots of islands, older than the Making, older than the moon.” — Ursula K. Le Guin
  12. “Be as pissed off as you want to be. Don’t hold back because you think it’s unladylike or some such nonsense. We shouldn’t be shamed out of our anger. We should be using it. Using it to make a change in our own lives, and using it to make a change in the lives around us. (I know, I’m cheesy.) So the next time someone calls you emotional, or asks if you’re PMSing, call them on their bullshit.” — Jessica Valenti
  13. “My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent.” — Ruth Bader GinsburgWomen Empowerment Quotes
  14. “Fill your life with women that empower you, that help you believe in your magic and aid them to believe in their own exceptional power and their incredible magic too. Women that believe in each other can survive anything. Women who believe in each other create armies that will win kingdoms and wars.” — Nikita Gill
  15. “I am no bird, and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will, which I now exert to leave you.” — Charlotte Bronte
  16. “The trouble was, I hated the idea of serving men in any way. I wanted to dictate my own thrilling letters.” — Sylvia Plath
  17. “I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.” — Jane Austen
  18. “You should never be surprised when someone treats you with respect. You should expect it.” — Sarah DessenWomen Empowerment Quotes
  19. “Don’t let the bastards grind you down.” — Margaret Atwood
  20. “Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously close to wanting nothing.” — Sylvia Plath
  21. “Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard.” — Anne Sexton
  22. “The joy that isn’t shared dies young.” — Anne Sexton
  23. “There is no first, or last in Forever – It is Centre, there, all the time.” — Emily Dickinson
  24. “Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads.” — Marianne Moore
  25. “There never was a war that was not inward.” — Marianne Moore
  26. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” — Maya Angelou
  27. “When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” — Maya Angelou
  28. “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.” — J.K. Rowling
  29. “We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already. We have the power to imagine better.” — J.K. Rowling
  30. “Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.” — J.K. Rowling
  31. “If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” — J.K. Rowling
  32. “There is really nothing more to say-except why. But since why is difficult to handle, one must take refuge in how.” — Toni Morrison
  33. “You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.” — Toni MorrisonWomen Empowerment Quotes
  34. “Like any artist without an art form, she became dangerous.” — Toni Morrison
  35. “Delete the adjectives and [you’ll] have the facts.” — Harper Lee
  36. “Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.” — Harper Lee
  37. “The book to read is not the one which thinks for you, but the one which makes you think. No book in the world equals the Bible for that.” — Harper Lee
  38. “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” — Alice Walker
  39. “Don’t wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you’ve got to make yourself.” — Alice Walker
  40. “I have learned not to worry about love, but to honor it’s coming with all my heart.” — Alice Walker
  41. “I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.” — Joan Didion
  42. “To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves – there lies the great, singular power of self-respect.” — Joan Didion
  43. “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” — Ayn Rand TC mark
  44. “Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously close to wanting nothing.” — Sylvia PlathWomen Empowerment Quotes
  45. “Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” – Nora Ephron
  46. “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anaïs Nin
  47. “There is a stubbornness about me that can never bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.” – Jane Austen
  48. “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
  49. “We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.” – J.K. Rowling
  50. “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” – Maya Angelou
  51. “Feminism isn’t about making women strong. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.” – G.D. AndersonWomen Empowerment Quotes
  52. “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style” – Maya Angelou
  53. “You don’t have to be pretty. You don’t owe prettiness to anyone. Prettiness is not a rent you pay for occupying a space marked ‘female.’” – Erin McKean

Indeed, writers embody their ideals through the characters they create.

 

Women Empowerment Quotes and Saying From Females in Business

As women continue to fight for their rights, they continue to let their voices be heard in different areas in society—including the business industry. Some of the most prominent changemakers and innovators are women, and this isn’t surprising because women are awesome!

Here is a list of notable lines on women empowerment said by some of the notable female entrepreneurs and businesswomen in the world.

  1. “I tell my daughters to have their voice in this world, and it became clear I needed to role-model that.” — Melinda Gates
  2. “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
  3. “Success isn’t about how much money you make, it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.” – Michelle Obama
  4. “With every experience, you alone are painting your own canvas, thought by thought, choice by choice.” – Oprah WinfreyWomen Empowerment Quotes
  5. “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
  6. “Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.” – Julia Child
  7. “I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” – Estee Lauder
  8. “A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.” – Coco Chanel
  9. “Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the World.” – Hillary ClintonWomen Empowerment Quotes
  10. “We need to get women to the point where they aren’t apologizing. It is time to take ownership of our success.” – Tory Burch
  11. “Fearlessness is like a muscle. I know from my own life that the more I exercise it the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me.” – Arianna Huffington
  12. The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” – Coco Chanel
  13. “The key to success is to start before you are ready.” – Marie Forleo
  14. “If you are starting your own business, the best shortcut is to find a good mentor.” – Kim Kiyosaki
  15. “Success doesn’t come from what you do occasionally. It comes from what you do consistently.” – Marie Forleo
  16. “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
  17. “If people are doubting how far you can go, go so far that you can’t hear them anymore.” – Michele Ruiz
  18. “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  19. “No one ever became a success without taking chances… One must be able to recognize the moment and seize it without delay.” – Estée LauderWomen Empowerment Quotes
  20. “A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman.” – Melinda Gates
  21. “If you don’t know what your passion is, realize that one reason for your existence on earth is to find it.” – Oprah Winfrey
  22. “My will shall shape the future. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no one’s doing but my own. I am the force. I can clear any obstacle before I or I can be lost in the maze. My choice. My responsibility. Win or lose; only I hold the key to my destiny.” – Elaine Maxwell
  23. “I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” – Estée Lauder
  24. “Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.” – Mary Kay Ash
  25. “A strong woman believes that she is strong enough to face her journey, and a woman of faith believes that it is in this journey that she will become strong.” – Millie LeungWomen Empowerment Quotes
  26. “Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.” – Oprah Winfrey
  27. “There is no better personal development tool than running your own business.” Ali Brown
  28. “If you are committed to creating value and if you aren’t afraid of hard times; obstacles become utterly unimportant. A nuisance perhaps; but with no real power. The world respects creation; people will get out of your way.” – Candice Carpenter
  29. “[My mother] told me that fear was not an option. I was always told that women are stronger, so I believed it.” — Diane Von FurstenbergWomen Empowerment Quotes
  30. “I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough.” – Marissa Mayer
  31. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller

These women are truly inspiring, and it wouldn’t be surprising if you feel like making a change this very moment. Their passion and wisdom are contagious, and they are contributing to empowering the females they represent around the world!

Imagine how much the world could change into something better if we let women take up space! Truly, women are amazing, and everyone regardless of their gender must be given equal opportunities to empower themselves and make the world a better place.

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