+50 Inspiring, Empowering Quotes for Women

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We look to empowering quotes for different reasons: A few meaningful words can motivate you at the start of the day, help you find strength to overcome a challenge, inspire you to be your best self, and stir powerful emotions. These empowering quotes for women were written by women with different backgrounds and life experiences but a shared goal: encourage and celebrate each other.

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Inspiring quotes about women empowering women  

Lift her up and you rise, too. —Meghan Craig

Lift her up and you rise, too.
—Meghan Craig

I’d love a world with women like you running it. —Courtney Taylor

I’d love a world with women like you running it.
—Courtney Taylor

Women like you pave the way for women like me, and for that, I am grateful. —Sharon Valleau

Women like you pave the way for women like me, and for that, I am grateful.
—Sharon Valleau

Let’s hear it for the bossy ones. For those loud, proud women who stand up and speak out. For their confidence and imperfection, their strength and vulnerability. Let’s hear it for us. —Meghan Craig

Let’s hear it for the bossy ones.
For those loud, proud women
who stand up and speak out.
For their confidence and imperfection,
their strength and vulnerability.
Let’s hear it for us.
—Meghan Craig

More inspiring quotes about women empowering women:

Women who did
created women who can.
—Mercedes Lucero

Power to the women who do.
Power to the mothers, the daughters,
the sisters, the givers, the nurturers,
the growers, the makers, the workers,
the players, the teachers, the learners,
the lovers, the fighters…
Power to the women who do.
—Keely Chace

Here’s to strong women.
May we know them,
may we be them,
may we celebrate them.
—Cheryl Gaines

Behind every strong woman
is another strong woman.
—Tina Neidlein

Positive affirmations for women  

The world said, “Be invisible.” But she heard, “Be invincible.”

The world said, “Be invisible.”
But she heard, “Be invincible.”
—Amy Trowbridge-Yates

She is brave when it’s hard.

She is brave when it’s hard.
—Meghan Craig

She believed she could, so she did.

She believed she could, so she did.
—Suzanne Berry

Let your dreams grow wild.

Let your dreams grow wild.
—Melissa Woo

More positive affirmations for women quotes:

Supporting my own dreams.
Lifting my expectations.
Running my own life.
—Ellen Brenneman

Wake up each day
and tell the world to bring it.
—Amy Trowbridge-Yates

Behind you, success.
Ahead of you, dreams.
Within you, everything you need
to make them come true.—Renee Daniels

Your voice is strong.
Your voice is brave.
Your voice is your own.
—Meghan Craig

Quotes in praise of women  

You couldn’t hide your light if you tried.

You couldn’t hide your light if you tried.
—Ellen Brenneman

Blessed, wise & beautiful.

Blessed, wise & beautiful.
—Jeannie Hund

You’re destined for amazing things. No pressure.

You’re destined for amazing things.
No pressure.
—Meghan Craig

She shines so bright, she lights up the whole world.

She shines so bright, she lights up the whole world.
—Meghan Craig

More quotes in praise of women:

Love that heart of yours.
—Suzanne Berry

Skills, talents, time.
Whatever you have,
someone out there needs it.
—Jennifer Fujita

Embrace risk.
Invite change.
Celebrate growth.
Believe in you.
—Sarah Magill

Life’s more beautiful when you add your own colors.
—Melvina Young

Encouraging quotes for challenging times  

You can do hard things. You’ve got this.

You can do hard things.
You’ve got this.

You are more than this moment.

You are more than this moment.
—Meghan Craig

We don’t give up. We step up.

We don’t give up.
We step up.
—Meghan Craig

Look around you and you’ll know where you are. Look within you…and you’ll know where you’re going.

Look around you and you’ll know
where you are.
Look within you…and you’ll know
where you’re going.
—Linda Elrod

More encouraging quotes for challenging times:

Perseverance is in our DNA.
—Elle McKinney

The darker the day,
the brighter she shines.
—Jeannie Hund

How to be Your Own Woman:
Claim your own power.
Take your own path.
Cherish your own body.
Nurture your own spirit.
Do your own stunts.
Speak your own truth.
Tell your own story.
—Keely Chace

The universe is wide.
You will find your place in it.
—Melvina Young

Speak up.
Refuse to be shushed by anything
degrading or indecent or just plain stupid.
Understand that you don’t have to choose
between being powerful or being liked—
that it is entirely possible
to have a good head on your shoulders
and cute hair, too.
You are a woman.
Brilliant, bold, beautiful…
rolled into one badass package.
—Amy Trowbridge-Yates

Mess up. Own it.
Move on. Grow.
—Melvina Young

Ways women make the world better  

What you’re doing is important. The staying in, the figuring it out, the pushing through. It might seem like it doesn’t matter, but it does—to your loved ones and to the people you may never know. Because that’s just how goodness works. And that’s how you’re changing the world, every single day.

What you’re doing is important.
The staying in, the figuring it out,
the pushing through.
It might seem like it doesn’t matter,
but it does—to your loved ones
and to the people you may never know.
Because that’s just how goodness works.
And that’s how you’re changing the world,
every single day.
—Meghan Craig

Game-changer. Life-changer. World-changer. YOU.

Game-changer.
Life-changer.
World-changer.
YOU.
—Suzanne Berry

Women change the conversation. Women change the game. Women change the world.

Women change the conversation.
Women change the game.
Women change the world.
—Meghan Craig

The world needs what you got.

The world needs what you got.
—Lynn Giunta

More quotes on ways women make the world better:

The best way to change the world?
Start with your own.
—Suzanne Berry

Whatever is unchangeable…change it.
—Mercedes Lucero

Some of the best decisions in history
were made by women who stood up,
faced the world, and said, “HELL NO!”
—Courtney Taylor

Do good.
Bring friends.
—Jennifer Fujita

Quotes about friends supporting each other  

Best friends read your mind, know your heart, and feed your soul.

Best friends read your mind,
know your heart,
and feed your soul.
—Alyssa Kimmel

A woman who’s got her girls behind her has got the world.

A woman who’s got
her girls behind her
has got the world.
—Melvina Young

Sisterhood is our superpower.

Sisterhood is our superpower.
—Meghan Haave

I've got your back.

I’ve got your back.

More quotes about friends supporting each other:

I’m on team YOU.
That means whatever
wants to come at you
has to get through me first.
I got your back.
And we got this.
—Jeannie Hund

Friends remind us of our awesomeness
when we’ve forgotten.
—Melissa Woo

Held together by friends,
love, and taco Tuesdays.
—Courtney Taylor

When it gets the darkest,
you’ll see who your true friends are.
They’ll be the ones carrying the light.
—Katherine Stano

Friends are like cheese puffs.
You’re always happy to see them,
and it’s really comforting
just knowing they’re there.
—Melissa Woo

Inspiring quotes for mothers and daughters  

So much of who I am is because of who you are.

So much of who I am
is because of who you are.
—Linda Elrod

Little girls with dreams become women of vision.

Little girls with dreams
become women of vision.
—Meg Hilburn

You taught me that smart is beautiful.

You taught me that smart is beautiful.
—Melvina Young

I’m so lucky… one of my favorite humans is also my daughter.

I’m so lucky…
one of my favorite humans
is also my daughter.
—Anna Wenner

More inspiring quotes for mothers and daughters:

You can tell them to dream
or you can show them how.
—Meghan Craig

Great women raise great women.
—Jennifer Fujita

Her life, her story,
and her courageous spirit
are like no other.
She is someone to look up to,
to cheer for, and to love.
—Stacey Donovan

Our mothers marched so we could soar.
—Lisa Riggin

A parent’s job is to lift their daughter up
so that one day she will rise on her own.
—Catherine Hollyer

She’s courage and spice
and everything nice,
and she’s also good at math.
—Suzanne Berry

A mother’s love is
the sun for growing,
the moon for dreaming,
the stars for guiding the way.
—Barbara Loots