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50 Inspirational Quotes for Women on Strength and Leadership

Our latest collection of inspirational quotes for women on Everyday Power Blog.

In a world heavily skewed to favor males, it can sometimes be hard for women to believe in themselves, or to truly appreciate the female strengths that make them amazing.

Contrary to the male-dominated world, women provide the foundation of power, grace, wisdom, justice, creativity, and hope. Besides, women are known to have better intuition, patience, emotional focus, compassion and networking ability. The list of female strengths is endless.

Throughout history, the world has witnessed many great women of strength who managed to tap into their Everyday Power to leave an indelible mark on society. Reading words of wisdom from such amazing women can inspire you to become a strong woman yourself, who approaches life with confidence.

The inspirational quotes for women below are filled with wisdom that will awaken hope, ambition, faith and inner strength. We hope you enjoy reading them as much as we enjoyed compiling them.

Inspirational quotes for women on strength and leadership

1.) “I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going 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.) “Women are like teabags. We don’t know our true strength until we are in hot water.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

3.) “I’m tough, ambitious and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, Okay.” – Madonna

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 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

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

8.) “Strong women don’t play the victim. Don’t make themselves look pitiful and don’t point fingers. They stand and they deal.” – Mandy Hale

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

Inspirational quotes for women that empower

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 to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. 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

Inspirational quotes about women to inspire confidence

21.) “Doubt is a killer. You just 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.) “The way in which 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

26.) “If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.”– Oprah Winfrey

27.) “You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.”– Rosalynn Carter

28.) “If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not making decisions.” — Catherine Cook

29.) “If it’s a good idea, go ahead and do it. It’s much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.”— Grace Hopper

30.) “It’s not your job to like me, it’s mine.” — Byron Katie

Inspirational quotes for women about success

31.) “Buckle up, and know that it’s going to be a tremendous amount of work, but embrace it.” –Tory Burch

32.) “I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took an excuse.”— Florence Nightingale

33.) “What makes you different or weird, that’s your strength.”— Meryl Streep

34.) “Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.” – Anne Sweeney

35.) “We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.” – Arianna Huffington

36.) “If you are successful, it is because somewhere, sometime, someone gave you a life or an idea that started you in the right direction. Remember also that you are indebted to life until you help some less fortunate person, just as you were helped.” – Melinda Gates

37.) Successful women are not liked. I think the biggest danger for women in science is colleagues who are not as good as you are.” –  Christiane Nusslein-Volhard

38.) “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

39.) “Success as a woman has changed me. That’s what I feel is the first thing. When I feel like a successful woman as a rounded human being, then it feeds my work in a broader way so it becomes more interesting.”- Jacqueline Bisset

40.) “I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” — Estée Lauder

Other inspirational quotes for women

41.) “Once you figure out what respect tastes like, it tastes better than attention.” – Pink

42.) “Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.”– Margaret Thatcher

43.) “A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do. A woman must do what he can’t.”– Rhonda Hansome

44.) “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

45.) “I do not wish [women] to have power over men; but over themselves.”— Mary Wollstonecraft

46.) “A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman.”— Melinda Gates

47.) “I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship.”— Louisa May Alcott

48.) “Don’t let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It’s your place in the world; it’s your life.”— Dr. Mae Jemison

49.) “Words have power. TV has power. My pen has power.”— Shonda Rhimes

50.) “Power is not given to you. You have to take it.”—Beyoncé Knowles

Which of these inspirational quotes for women was your favorite?

Whenever a woman needs to develop self-confidence it’s important to have a couple of strong, independent women to look up to.

Reading their words of wisdom is a great way to not only encourage and empower yourself but to also celebrate and promote the achievements of the amazing women around us. Hopefully, these quotes have inspired you to become the woman that you want to be.

Did you enjoy these inspirational quotes for women? Which of the quotes was your favorite? Tell us in the comment section below. We would love to hear all about it.

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    Olivia Mifsud

    March 8, 2019 at 8:55 am

    Anne Sweeney’s quote is so true… we base our idea of success on other people’s … your own success might be very different but none the less important. Keeping a family together, dealing with daily pain, illness. Helping others. Succeeding in life is not all glitzy and shiny, sometimes succeeding is just winning the daily battle 💕

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    Brian McCaughey

    February 25, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Arianna Huffington-We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.

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