Women Empowerment Sayings and Quotes

Women’s empowerment isn’t just a catchy slogan, it’s a key factor in the social and economic success of nations. When women succeed, everyone benefits. Women’s rights and gender equality have come a long way, from Susan B. Anthony in the suffrage movement to young activist Malala Yousafzai. Below you’ll find a collection of the best, wise, and inspirational women empowerment quotes.


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

Margaret Thatcher

there is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women.     

Kofi Annan

Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others.     

Amelia Earhart

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

Diane Mariechild

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

Women's empowerment is intertwined with respect for human rights.     

Mahnaz Afkhami

Educate a man and you educate an individual. Educate a woman and you educate a family.     

A. Cripps

The empowered woman is powerful beyond measure and beautiful beyond description.     

Steve Maraboli

If women understood and exercised their power they could remake the world.     

Emily Taft Douglas

A woman is like a tea bag - you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less.     

Susan B. Anthony

I think women are foolish to pretend they are equal to men, they are far superior and always have been.     

William Golding

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

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

Don't just stand for the success of other women - insist on it.     

Gail Blanke

When she stopped conforming to the conventional picture of femininity she finally began to enjoy being a woman.     

Betty Friedan

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

Women will only have true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation.     

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

When women participate in the economy, everyone benefits.     

Hillary Clinton

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

Women are the real architects of society.     

Harriet Beecher Stowe

If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things.     

Plato

I do not wish [women] to have power over men; but over themselves.     

Mary Wollstonecraft

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

Roseanne Barr

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

Hillary Clinton

Whether women are better than men I cannot say -- but I can say they are certainly no worse.     

Golda Meir

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

I hope the fathers and mothers of little girls will look at them and say 'yes, women can.'     

Dilma Roussete

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

Women are not the problem. They're the solution.     

Sheryl Wudunn