These empowering quotes by women for women are simply curated to inspire our women to continue on the path of greatness. You deserve a lot of accolades as a woman.
Every day is not enough to celebrate our women. International women’s day started decades back as a protest. Our women are still protesting. They must be supported to face challenges. Feminism, body-positive, sisterhood, superwoman, independent woman, gender equality, etc- are words that can only scare insecure men and women alike.
I understand them to be all about female empowerment. They simply inspire understanding, healthy self-esteem, and the promotion of positive mindsets. They encourage women to embrace new thinking towards becoming their best and the best for society at large. While giving Oprah a medal of honor, Barack Obama said of her,
In more than 4500 episodes of her show, her message was always: You can – you can do, you can be, you can grow and you can be better.
There is no limit to what a woman can achieve. Most societies seem to have been programmed as a man’s world. All the same, all women of substance and some resolute character continue and will always make an impact wherever they operate.
As a woman, you can stand on the shoulders of great women who have achieved so much and who continue to be celebrated. Below are great insights from what some have said.
1. Be a woman of unique value
Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.
— Marilyn Monroe
2. Choose the man that brings out the ideal woman in you
I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naïve or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman.
— Anaïs Nin
3. Project your style as a woman of class.
Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.
— Coco Chanel
”Taking joy in living is a woman’s best cosmetic.”
— Rosalind Russell
The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy.
— Yves Saint-Laurent
A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.
— Coco Chanel
“Be a Girl with a Mind, a Woman with Attitude, and a Lady with Class”
4. Remain a woman of passion and commitment
A seasoned woman is spicy. She has been marinated in life experiences. Like a complex wine, she can be alternately sweet, tart, sparkling, mellow. She is both maternal and playful. Assured, alluring, and resourceful. She is less likely to have an agenda than a young woman—no biological clock tick-tocking beside her lover’s bed, no campaign to lead him to the altar, no rescue fantasies. The seasoned woman knows who she is. She could be any one of us, as long as she is committed to living fully and passionately in the second half of her life, despite failures and false starts.
— Gail Sheehy
5. Be a woman of resolute purpose
Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.
— Anne Sweeney
6. Be a woman who dreams and explores to discover possibilities
Little girls with dreams become women with a vision.
7. See yourself as a woman of phenomenal status
“I’m a woman phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That’s me.”
— Maya Angelou
8. Never doubt your superwoman value
To all the little girls who are watching this, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful, and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams.
9. Always remember, that you are a woman of strength.
Feminism isn’t about making women stronger. Women are already strong, it’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.
Don’t let anyone tell you you’re weak because you’re a woman.
— Mary Kom
10. As a woman of immense potential think higher thoughts
Every girl and every woman has the potential to make this world a better place, and that potential lies in the act of thinking higher thoughts and feeling deeper things. When women and girls, everywhere, begin to see themselves as more than inanimate objects; but as beautiful beings capable of deep feelings and high thoughts, this has the capacity to create change all around. The kind of change that is for the better.
— C. JoyBell C.
11. Be a woman with wisdom to be heard
It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent
I raise up my voice—not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard. … We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.
— Malala Yousafzai
A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman.
— Melinda Gates
12. See your beauty beyond outward appearance
You don’t have to be pretty. You don’t owe prettiness to anyone. Not to your boyfriend/spouse/partner, not to your co-workers, especially not to random men on the street. You don’t owe it to your mother, you don’t owe it to your children, you don’t owe it to civilization in general. Prettiness is not a rent you pay for occupying a space marked ‘female.
— Erin McKean
13. Womanhood comes with special gifts- use them
A strong woman understands that gifts such as logic, decisiveness, and strength are just as feminine as intuition and emotional connection. She values and uses all of her gifts.
— Nancy Rathburn
14. You a woman made to conquer and build
A strong woman builds her own world. She is one who is wise enough to know that it will attract the man she will gladly share it with
— Ellen J. Barrier
15. Your position is your tool for influence
Words have power. TV has power. My pen has power.
16. As a woman, your destiny is in your hands.
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.
17. Leverage your unique position for good
The king may rule the kingdom, but it’s the queen who moves the board.
— D.M. Timney
18. Always be courageous
The best protection any woman can have … is courage
— Elizabeth Cady Stanton
20. Express who you are
Do not tame the wolf inside you just because you’ve met someone who doesn’t have the courage to handle you.
— Belle Estreller
21. With God, you can do all things as a woman
There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.