Inspirational Quotes for Women on Strength and Leadership

In today’s world, women are playing a greater role in leadership roles and taking control of their own destinies. But it can be hard to stay motivated and inspired while navigating a sometimes turbulent path.

To help you stay strong and on track, this article provides some powerful quotes from inspirational women who have faced their own challenges and come out ahead.

Inspirational quotes for women on strength and leadership

1. “I believe in being strong when everything seems to go wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles.” – Audrey Hepburn

2. “You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.” ― Brigham Young

3. “Whenever you see a successful woman, look out for three men who are going out of their way to try to block her.” – Yulia Tymoshenko

4. “Some women choose to follow men, and some 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

5. “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

6. “I am a woman with thoughts and questions and sh*t to say. I say if I’m beautiful. I say if I’m strong. You will not determine my story – I will.” – Amy Schumer

7. “It’s possible to climb to the top without stomping on other people.” – Taylor Swift

8. “Doubt is a killer. You have to know who you are and what you stand for.” – Jennifer Lopez

9. “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anais Nin

10. “She was powerful not because she wasn’t scared but because she went on so strongly, despite the fear.” – Atticus

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11. “And one day she discovered that she was fierce and strong, and full of fire and that not even she could hold herself back because her passion burned brighter than her fears.” – Mark Anthony

12. “I love seeing a young girl grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a b*tch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.”— Maya Angelou

13. “Take criticism seriously, but not personally. If there is truth or merit in the criticism, try to learn from it. Otherwise, let it roll right off you.” — Hillary Clinton

14. “We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.” — Malala Yousafzai

15. “If you don’t like being a doormat then get off the floor.”– Al Anon

16. “The best protection any woman can have … is courage.”– Elizabeth Cady Stanton

17. “Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got. There is no yesterday, no tomorrow, it’s all the same day.” – Janis Joplin

18. “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”– Alice Walker

19. “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

20. “Everyone has inside of her a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be, how much you can love, what you can accomplish, and what your potential is.” — Anne Frank

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21. “Doubt is a killer. You have to know who you are and what you stand for.” – Jennifer Lopez

22. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

23. “You are more powerful than you know; you are beautiful just as you are.” – Melissa Etheridge

24. “Do you want to meet the love of your life? Look in the mirror.” – Byron Katie

25. “How we think of ourselves has everything to do with how our world sees us and how we see ourselves successfully acknowledged by the world.” – Arlene Rankin

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26. “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.” – Helen Keller

27. “It isn’t where you came from. It’s where you’re going that counts.” – Ella Fitzgerald

28. “When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go.” – Carol Burnett

29. “No one has ever become poor by giving.” – Anne Frank

30. “You must do the things you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

31. “Good things happen to those who hustle.” – Anaïs Nin

32. “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive.” – Maya Angelou

33. “If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.” – Dolly Parton

34. “You are enough just as you are.” – Meghan Markle

35. “Despite the forecast, live like it’s spring.” – Lily Pulitzer

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36. “Females are the most beautiful, gorgeous creatures in the whole world. And I think that we are gorgeous no matter what size we are.” — Alicia Keys

37. “A strong woman understands that the gifts such as logic, decisiveness, and strength are just as feminine as intuition and emotional connection. She values and uses all of her gifts.” — Nancy Rathburn

38. “I always wanted to be a femme fatale. Even as a young girl, I never really wanted to be a girl. I wanted to be a woman.” — Diane Von Furstenberg

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

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

41. “Women are like teabags. We don’t know our true strength until we are in hot water.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

42. “There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.” — Michelle Obama

43. “A strong woman is a woman determined to do something others are determined not be done.” — Marge Piercy

44. “I have chosen to no longer be apologetic for my femaleness and my femininity. And I want to be respected in all of my femaleness because I deserve to be.” — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

45. “I am woman phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, that’s me.” — Maya Angelou

Powerful Inspiration Quotes For Women

46. “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

47. “Embrace everything you are as a woman. Even your flaws too. And the things that you want to fix, you make them better.” ― Kelly Rowland

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

49. “Women will be hidden no more. We will not remain hidden figures. We have names.” ― Janelle Monae 

50. “Whether women are better than men I cannot say – but I can say they are certainly no worse.” ― Golda Meir

51. “I just want women to always feel in control. Because we’re capable, we’re so capable.” ―  Nicki Minaj

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

53. “When women and girls are empowered to participate fully in society, everyone benefits.” ― Melinda Gates

54. “Women will have achieved true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation.” ― Ruth Bader Ginsburg

55. “We still think of a powerful man as a born leader and a powerful woman as an anomaly.” ― Margaret Atwood

Inspirational Quotes for Women to Ignite The Fire in Her

56. “A strong woman looks a challenge dead in the eye and gives it a wink.” — Gina Carey

57. “In a world that wants women to whisper, I choose to yell.” — Luvvie Ajayi

58. “She remembered who she was and the game changed.” — Lalah Deliah

59. “We need to get women to the point where they aren’t apologizing.  It is time to take ownership in our success.” — Tory Burch

60. “My husband always tells me that I’m the most unrelenting person he’s ever met, and it’s true. If I make a commitment to something, I will stick to it no matter what.” — Jenny Craig

61. “Every time someone writes that I play ‘strong women’ what they’re implying is that most women aren’t. How about I just play well-written parts?” — Jessica Chastain

62. “We have to teach our girls that they can reach as high as humanly possible.” — Beyonce

63. “Where there is a woman there is magic.” — Ntozake Shange

64. “I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves.” — Mary Wollstonecraft

65. “I guess at the end of the day, all women like to be appreciated and treated with respect and kindness.” — Sofia Vergara