50 Most Powerful Women Empowerment Quotes From Inspiring Women

50 Most Powerful Women Empowerment Quotes From Inspiring Women

International Seminar on Women’s Empowerment in Paraguay“, by World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Women empowerment encourages gender equality in society. For so long, women have been treated as though they are not worthy of certain privileges and opportunities. These women empowerment quotes from inspiring women debunk this myth by portraying women as powerful and capable of achieving anything they desire. 

We have compiled quotes about women empowerment from different powerful women from across the world to inspire women to rise above the status quo and reclaim their crowns. These quotes discuss the importance of raising the status of women through awareness, education, and literacy. Without further ado, let’s check out these 50 women empowerment quotes by famous women. Also, Read the 25 Most Inspiring Malala Yousafzai Quotes On Education & Women Empowerment.

Women Empowerment Quotes

“Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world.”

Hillary Clinton

“A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.”

Coco Chanel

“What I want young women and girls to know is: You are powerful and your voice matters.”

Kamala Harris

“Women don’t need to find their voices, they need to be empowered to use it and people need to be urged to listen.”

Meghan Markle

“There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.”

“If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.”

Shirley Chisholm

“A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.”

Diane Mariechild

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


“I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a b**ch. You’ve got to go out and kick a**.”

Maya Angelou

“A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman.”

“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.”

Oprah Winfrey

“I’m a feminist. I’ve been a female for a long time now. It’d be stupid not to be on my own side.”

Maya Angelou

“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.”


“When I’m tired, I rest. I say, ‘I can’t be a superwoman today.”

Jada Pinkett Smith

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

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

“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.”

Nora Ephron

“I can’t think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself.”

Emma Stone

“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

“A wise woman wishes to be no one’s enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone’s victim.”

“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

“How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!”

Maya Angelou

“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

“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

“In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders.”

“Women’s freedom is the sign of social freedom.”

Rosa Luxemburg

“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.”


“My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant to be your own person, be independent.”

Ruth Bader Ginsberg

“Feminism is the radical notion that women are people.”

Marie Shear

“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.”

“Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere.”

Mae West

“The thing women have yet to learn is that nobody gives you power. You just take it.”

Roseanne Barr

“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.”


“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

“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.”

“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

“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

“We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.”

J.K. Rowling

“The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.”

Ayn Rand

“You are more powerful than you know; you are beautiful just as you are.”

“We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back. We call upon our sisters around the world to be brave – to embrace the strength within themselves and realize their full potential.”

Malala Yousafzai

“Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.”

Arundhati Roy

“Women, if the soul of the nation is to be saved, I believe you must become its soul.”

Coretta Scott King

“A revolutionary woman can’t have no reactionary man.

Assata Shakur

“Women have discovered that they cannot rely on men’s chivalry to give them justice.”

“Women’s freedom is the sign of social freedom.”

Rosa Luxemburg

“The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another. We should raise each other up. Make sure you’re very courageous: be strong, be extremely kind, and above all be humble.”

Serena Williams

“Girls are capable of doing everything men are capable of doing. Sometimes they have more imagination than men.”

Katherine Johnson

“A woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing. She goes where she will without pretense and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself and only herself.”

Maya Angelou

“There’s power in allowing yourself to be known and heard, in owning your unique story, in using your authentic voice.”

Based on these quotes, it is clear that there shouldn’t even be a debate on whether women deserve certain roles in society. It is not the role of society to decide what women can or cannot do; women can make their own decisions and live the life they desire.

If you loved reading these quotes on women empowerment, you’d love reading our 30 Powerful Emma Watson Quotes About Feminism!

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