60 Inspiring Quotes To Empower Women

Renata Black, EBY Co-Founder & CEO

It’s completely natural to have a day or week where you just feel unmotivated or burnt out. In times like these, you may need some inspiration to keep yourself going and pick yourself back up again.

To help you regain your footing, this blog post includes some of the greatest words spoken by the most historically influential women from across the globe.

60 Quotes To Empower Women You Have to Read

We’ve chosen 60 of our favorite quotes to remind you of exactly who you are and what you can achieve!

 Amelia Earheart

“The most effective way to do it is to do it.”

G.D. Anderson

“Feminism isn’t about making women strong. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.”

McKenzie Lee

“You deserve to be here. You deserve to exist. You deserve to take up space in this world of men.”


Ayn Rand

“The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.”


Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“As women achieve power, the barriers will fall. As society sees what women can do, as women see what women can do, there will be more women out there doing things, and we’ll all be better off for it.”


Malala Yousafzai

“I tell my story, not because it is unique, but because it is not. It is the story of many girls.”


Meghan Markle

“Women don’t need to find a voice, they have a voice, and they need to feel empowered to use it, and people need to be encouraged to listen.”


Maya Angelou 

“Each time a woman stands up for herself, she stands up for all women.”


Mary Shelley    

“I do not wish women to have power over men, but over themselves.”


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

“Justice is about making sure that being polite is not the same thing as being quiet. In fact, oftentimes, the most righteous thing you can do is shake the table.”


Shonda Rhimes 

“You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them.”


Viola Davis

“Do not live someone else’s life and someone else’s idea of what womanhood is. Womanhood is you.”


Serena Williams

“Every woman’s success should be an inspiration to another. We’re strongest when we cheer each other on.”


Amy Schumer

“I know my worth. I embrace my power. I say if I’m beautiful. I say if I’m strong. You will not determine my story. I will.”


Shirley Chisholm

“If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.”


Angela Davis

“When black women win victories, it is a boost for virtually every segment of society.”


Roxane Gay

“Unlikeable women accept the consequences of their choices and those consequences become stories worth reading.”


Princess Diana

“Each person is born with very individual qualities and potential. We as a society owe it to women to create a truly supportive environment in which they too can grow and move forward.”


Jennifer Lopez

“Doubt is a killer. You just have to know who you are and what you stand for.”


Arianna Huffington

“Fearlessness is like a muscle. I know from my own life that the more I exercise it, the more natural it becomes to not let my fear run me.”


Mark Anthony

“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.”


Alex Elle

“I am thankful for my struggle because, without it, I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength.”


Gayle King

“The best way to live is to give, to worry less, and when we do what we love, we can do more than we ever imagined.”


Jane Goodall

“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”


Michelle Obama

“There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.”


Judy Garland

“Always be a first-rate version of yourself instead of a second-rate version of someone else.”



“We need to reshape the perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead.”


Rosa Parks

“Stand for something or you will fall for anything. Today’s mighty oak is yesterday’s nut that held its ground.”


Carol Burnett

“When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go.”


Julia Child

“Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.”


Coco Chanel

“A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.”


Estee Lauder

“I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.”


Oprah Winfrey

“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.”


Eleanor Roosevelt

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”


Melinda Gates

“A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman.”



“In life, there is no real safety except for self-belief.”


Roseanne Barr

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


Margaret Thatcher

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


Katie Couric

“You can’t please everyone, and you can’t make everyone like you.”


Nora Ephron

“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.”


Anais Nin

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”


Erin McKean

“You don’t have to be pretty. You don’t owe prettiness to anyone. Prettiness is not a rent you pay for occupying a space marked ‘female.’”


Kelly Ayotte

“I think that passion is the secret ingredient that drives hard work and excellence.”


Madeleine Albright

“It took me quite a long time to develop a voice and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.”


Dolores Huerta

“Sí se puede!” (“Yes we can!”)


Gloria Steinem

“Like art, revolutions come from combining what exists into what has never existed before.”


Jane Austen

“There is a stubbornness about me that can never bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.”


Alice Walker

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”


Cheryl Gaines

“Here’s to strong women. May we know them, may we be them, may we celebrate them.”


Tina Neidlein

“Behind every strong woman is another strong woman.”


Suzanne Berry

“She believed she could, so she did.”


Sarah Magill

“Embrace risk. Invite change. Celebrate growth. Believe in you.”


Melvina Young

“Life’s more beautiful when you add your own colors.”


Ellie McKinney

“Perseverance is in our DNA.”


Lynn Giunta

“The world needs what you got.”


Meghan Haave

“Sisterhood is our superpower.”


Jennifer Fujita

“Great women raise great women.”


Lisa Riggin

“Our mothers marched so we could soar.”


Mercedes Lucero

“Women who did created women who can.”


Diane Von Furstenberg

“When a woman becomes her own best friend, life is easier.” 


Quotes To Empower Women - EBY

Although a fantastic pair of underwear is a great place to start, there are many ways you can motivate and inspire yourself to wake up every day and unlock your full potential. 

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