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.


Gender equality will only be reached if we are able to empower women.     

Michelle Bachelet

The higher the better. It's more about an attitude. High heels empower women in a way.     

Christian Louboutin

I tell my daughters to have their voice in this world, and it became clear I needed to role model that.     

Melinda Gates

I think the girl who is able to earn her own living and pay her own way should be as happy as anybody on earth. The sense of independence and security is very sweet.      

Susan B. Anthony

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

Sheryl Sandberg

The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.     

Albert Einstein

But there's a hope that's waiting for you in the dark / You should know you're beautiful just the way you are / And you don't have to change a thing, the world could change its heart / No scars to your beautiful, we're stars and we're beautiful     

Alessia Caracciolo, Andrew Wansel, Coleridge Tillman, Warren Felder

It is terrifying to people when women step up and start owning the story that they have not owned. And I’m seeing so much of this, and it is a seismic shift.     

Amanda Palmer

There’s nothing more threatening than a powerful woman, and there’s nothing more threatening to the current order of things than women powerfully owning their own narrative. It’s so threatening to people, to women as well, and it’s threatening the order of things.     

Amanda Palmer

I just love bossy women. I could be around them all day. To me, bossy is not a pejorative term at all. It means somebody’s passionate and engaged and ambitious and doesn’t mind learning.     

Amy Poehler

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

The world needs strong women. Women who will lift and build others, who will love and be loved. Women who live bravely, both tender and fierce. Women of indomitable will.     

Amy Tenney

I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change....I’m changing the things I cannot accept.     

Angela Davis

My idea of feminism is self-determination, and it’s very open-ended: every woman has the right to become herself, and do whatever she needs to do.     

Ani DiFranco

A gentleman opposed to their enfranchisement once said to me, women have never produced anything of any value to the world. I told him the chief product of the women had been the men, and left it to him to decide whether the product was of any value.     

Anna Howard Shaw

A revolutionary woman can't have no reactionary man.     

Assata Shakur

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

Atticus

I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.     

Audre Lorde

I write for those women who do not speak, for those who do not have a voice because they were so terrified, because we are taught to respect fear more than ourselves. We've been taught that silence would save us, but it won't.     

Audre Lorde

The one person who will never leave us, whom we will never lose, is ourself. Learning to love our female selves is where our search for love must begin.     

Bell Hooks

Who knows what women can be when they are finally free to be themselves.     

Betty Friedan

A really strong woman accepts the war she went through and is ennobled by her scars.      

Carly Simon

Every word a woman writes changes the story of the world, revises the official version.     

Carolyn See

Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.     

Charlotte Whitton

Because she said what she thought and because she smiled only when she felt like smiling, and not constantly and vacuously, America's cheapest caricature was cast on her, the angry black woman.     

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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

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

Coretta Scott King

I changed what I could, and what I couldn't, I endured.     

Dorothy Vaughan

What is compromising? Compromise for what? Compromising for what reason? A man comes into my life and I have to compromise? For what? For what? A relationship is a relationship that has to be earned! Not to compromise for.     

Eartha Kitt

The word's out: I'm a woman, and I'm going to have trouble backing off on that. I am what I am.     

Elizabeth Warren