10 Women Empowerment Quotes to Inspire You
- Katie Gavenda
- 08 Mar, 2019
March is National Women’s History Month! Every day we acknowledge the importance of women in our society, but we love having an entire month to dedicate to praising the unsung female heroes throughout history. Whether they protested for voting rights, ran for public office, furthered scientific discovery, fought for freedom and equality, or pushed for change in their local communities, women have played many roles in shaping our world today.
Inspiring Quotes from Women Globally
The leadership, strength, love, and courage of these women is an achievement that empowers today’s generation. We compiled some of our favorite women’s empowerment quotes to get you inspired – feel free to share them!
1. Eleanor Roosevelt: Do the thing you think you cannot do.
Eleanor Roosevelt, the longest serving First Lady of the United States of America, was an advocate for expanded roles for women in the workplace, the civil rights of African Americans and Asian Americans, and the rights of World War II refugees.
2. Melinda Gates: Investing in women means investing in the people who invest in everyone else.
As the co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Melinda Gates works to implement global health initiatives, including access to contraception in third-world countries, and development of prevention strategies, vaccines and treatments for diseases such as HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis.
3. Coco Chanel: A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.
An influential fashion designer, Coco Chanel was largely responsible for liberating women from the confines of the corset, redefining the fashionable women in the post-war era.
4. J.K. Rowling: Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.
J.K. Rowling went from living on state benefits to writing the best-selling book series in history. After selling over 500 million copies, she donated much of her income to charity and continues to speak out for children’s rights in the U.K..
5. Jacqueline Novogratz: Inspiring hope in a cynical world might be the most radical thing you can possibly do.
Jacqueline Novogratz is an American entrepreneur with vast experience and knowledge surrounding the issue of global poverty. Her work has influenced over 270 million people, investing in businesses that provide low-income people with critical goods and services.
6. Malala Yousafzai: I want every girl to know that her voice can change the world.
The youngest Nobel Prize laureate (receiving it at age 17), Malala Yousafzai is an outspoken, prominent activist for female education.
7. Michelle Obama: There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.
The former First Lady of the U.S. used her position of power to advocate for poverty awareness, education, and healthy eating.
8. Anaïs Nin: Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
A French-American writer, Anaïs Nin is considered one of the first prominent women in the Western world to write female erotica.
9. Jennifer Lee: Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.
As the Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney Studios, Jennifer Lee still holds the title of the first female director of a Walt Disney Animation Studios feature film – Frozen.
10. Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.
The second of four female justices to ever sit on the Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was also one of only nine women in her graduating class of 500 from Harvard Law School. She was involved in a number of groundbreaking cases, spending much of her early legal career fighting for women’s right and gender equality.
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