THIS IS A COMPILATION of empowering wisdom and inspiration -– a hand-picked collection of inspirational quotes for women. I’ve covered words that resonate with strength, resilience, and the limitless potential within every woman. It’s in many ways a celebration of women and our incredible capacity to juggle multiple roles in life.
And I’ve always been grateful to my female friends, my companions in womanhood, each of whom knows how the world truly feels and looks like through a female lens.
This specific type of support is incredibly special to me, as we celebrate each others work, encourage each other to dream big, remind each other to make ourselves happy first before anyone else, and to be great at any age.
So let these empowering words ignite your passion, fuel your ambitions, and remind you of the incredible power you, and many other women possess.
Inspirational Quotes for women, by women
“Ignore the glass ceiling and do your work. If you’re focusing on the glass ceiling, focusing on what you don’t have, focusing on the limitations, then you will be limited.” — Ava DuVernay
“Bring your whole self to the experience. Because the more we do that, the more that people get to see that, the more comfortable everybody’s gonna be with it.” — Bozoma Saint John
“If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader.” — Dolly Parton
“My mission in life is not merely to survive but to thrive and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” — Maya Angelou
“Justice is about making sure that being polite is not the same thing as being quiet. In fact, often times, the most righteous thing you can do is shake the table.” — Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez
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We need women who are so strong they can be gentle, so educated they can be humble, so fierce they can be compassionate, so passionate they can be rational, and so disciplined they can be free. — Kavita N. Ramdas
Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” — Maya Angelou
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” — Eleanor Roosevelt
“I’m tough, I’m ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay.” — Madonna
I do think that when it comes to aging, we’re held to a different standard than men. Some guy said to me: ‘Don’t you think you’re too old to sing rock ’n’ roll?’ I said: ‘You’d better check with Mick Jagger.’” — Cher
Thank you for reading. It’s always a pleasure to hand-pick these inspirational quotes for women for you. In the 10 out of 10 newsletter I share a thoughtful and inspirational quote every month, as I’ve collected many of them along the way. Sign up for this newsletter if you haven’t yet.
Further reading: Hand-picked book recommendations for women