Successful Women Speak: 10 Empowering Quotes for Women

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Unfortunately, women still find themselves trying to pave their own way in a man’s world. However, instead of backing down, they’re standing up and thriving—not because they’re fearless, but because they don’t let their fear stop them. These successful women speak out to encourage other females around the world.

10 Empowering Quotes for Women


“Women have to harness their power—it’s absolutely true. It’s just learning not to take the first no. And if you can’t go straight ahead, you go around the corner.”



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

Eleanor Roosevelt


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

Margaret Thatcher


“When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.”

Audre Lord


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

Melinda Gates


“We need women at all levels, including the top, to change the dynamic, reshape the conversation, to make sure women’s voices are heard and heeded, not overlooked and ignored.”

Sheryl Sandberg


“Women belong in all places where decisions are being made… It shouldn’t be that women are the exception.”

Ruth Bader Ginsburg


“I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough.”

Marissa Mayer


“No one ever became a success without taking chances… One must be able to recognize the moment and seize it without delay.”

Estée Lauder


“If you’re one of those people who has that little voice in the back of her mind saying, ‘Maybe I could do [fill in the blank],’ don’t tell it to be quiet. Give it a little room to grow, and try to find an environment it can grow in.”

Reese Witherspoon

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