22 Inspirational & Empowering Quotes for Women

Here’s to strong women

May we know them

May we be them

May we raise them

~ Author Unknown

For my second post today to celebrate International Women’s Day, I thought that I would share some of my  favourite inspiring and empowering quotes for women.

Click here to read my first post: Why It’s Important to Celebrate International Women’s Day. 

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  1. “How can we effect change in the world when only half of it is invited or feel welcome to participate in the conversation?” — Emma Watson
  2. “People ask me all the time: ‘What is it like to be a woman at Google?’ I’m not a woman at Google, I’m a geek at Google. And being a geek is just great. I’m a geek, I like to code, I even like to use spreadsheets when I cook.” — Marissa Mayer
  3. “Always go with the choice that scares you the most, because that’s the one that is going to require the most from you.” – Caroline Myss.
  4. “A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.” — Melinda Gates
  5. “Do you really want to look back on your life and see how wonderful it could have been had you not been afraid to live it?” – Caroline Myss.
  6. “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any”. – Alice Walker.
  7. “A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water”. – Eleanor Roosevelt.
  8. “Human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights.”— Hillary Clinton
  9. “As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” – Marianne Williamson.
  10. “You move totally away from reality when you believe that there is a legitimate reason to suffer”  – Byron Katie.
  11. “I am willing to put myself through anything, temporary pain or discomfort means nothing to me as long as I can see that the experience will take me to a new level. I am interested in the unknown, and the only path to the unknown is through breaking barriers, an often painful process.” – Diana Nyad.
  12. “The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud”. – Coco Chanel.
  13. “Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.” – Elizabeth Gilbert.
  14. “And the trouble is, if you don’t risk anything, you risk more”. – Erica Jong.
  15. “Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.” – Helen Keller.
  16. “Women are never stronger than when they arm themselves with their weaknesses”. – Madame Marie du Deffand.
  17. “One of the most courageous things you can do is identify yourself, know who you are, what you believe in and where you want to go.” – Sheila Murray Bethel.
  18. “The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.” – Anna Quindlen.
  19. “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anais Nin.
  20. “Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here.”- Marianne Williamson.
  21. “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. “I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.” You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt.
  22. “I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship.” – Louisa May Alcott

How will you celebrate International Women’s Day? Whatever you do – celebrate women, call for equality – and ‘Make it happen’

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6 thoughts on “22 Inspirational & Empowering Quotes for Women

  1. Thank you Rosie, reading your posts was the nearest I got to celebrate the International Women’s Day as Sunday is my busiest day in the week.As a preacher I led two worship services which goes to say how things have moved on as far as women’s participation in the church. Thank you once again.

  2. rainydayreflections says:

    Reblogged this on Rainy Day Reflections and commented:
    Here’s a great list of quotes for women — perfect for International Women’s Day. Thanks Rosie at Everything’s Coming Up Rosie for your post. 🙂

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