Despite being told they couldn’t achieve their dreams again and again throughout history, women have made incredible advances over the years and continue to strive for progress.

Through these inspiring quotes, we can gain insight into the strength of women’s grit and determination that drives them to shatter barriers both seen and unseen.

The words of these extraordinary females will hopefully serve as a source of motivation for those who come after and inspire us all to fight for a better, brighter future.

  1. You have to be consistent. You have to be yourself. You have to be committed to what you’re doing. You have to not be afraid to be ambitious. -Roxane Gay
  2. A good compromise is one where everybody makes a contribution. -Angela Merkel
  3. I long to speak out about the intense inspiration that comes to me from the lives of strong women. -Ruth Benedict
  4. You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. -Maya Angelou
  5. Amazing things happen when women help other women. -Kasia Gospoś
  6. 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
  7. The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. -Ayn Rand
  8. Feminism is not just about women; it’s about letting all people live fuller lives. -Jane Fonda
  9. It’s not your job to be likable. It’s your job to be yourself. Someone will like you anyway. -Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  10. Every woman’s success should be an inspiration to another. We’re strongest when we cheer each other on. -Serena Williams
  11. A woman is a full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform. -Diane Mariechild
  12. Gender diversity is not just good for women; it’s good for anyone who wants results. -Melinda Gates
  13. Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition. –Marilyn Monroe
  14. We’ve begun to raise daughters more like sons … but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters. -Gloria Steinem
  15. Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. -Maya Angelou
  16. Feminism isn’t about making women stronger. Women are already strong. it’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength. -G.D Anderson
  17. Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do something. Especially not yourself. -Mindy Kaling
  18. The glass ceiling will go away when women help other women break through that ceiling. -Indra Nooyi
  19. The woman who doesn’t require validation from anyone is the most feared individual on the planet. -Mohadesa Najumi
  20. When you help a woman fulfill her potential, magic happens. -Sara Blakely
  21. 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
  22. Strong men, strong men, men who are truly role models, don’t need to put down women to make themselves feel powerful. -Michelle Obama
  23. The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. -Alice Walker
  24. Whatever the problem, be part of the solution. Don’t just sit around raising questions and pointing out obstacles. -Tina Fey
  25. A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms. -Hannah Lavon
  26. Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t. -Margaret Thatcher
  27. I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept. -Angela Davis
  28. The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud. -Coco Chanel
  29. You don’t have to play masculine to be a strong woman. –Mary Elizabeth Winstead
  30. Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them. -Margaret Atwood
  31. People think at the end of the day that a man is the only answer [to fulfillment]. Actually, a job is better for me. -Princess Diana
  32. Nothing is absolute. Everything changes, everything moves, everything revolves, and everything flies and goes away. -Frida Kahlo
  33. Surround yourself with people and things that inspire you. Learn everything you can. -Jameela Jamil
  34. A girl should be two things: who and what she wants. -Coco Chanel
  35. 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
  36. You get in life what you have the courage to ask for. -Oprah Winfrey
  37. Women are never stronger than when they arm themselves with their weaknesses. – Madame Marie du Deffand
  38. Better to stay ‘Oops’ than ‘what if -Jade Marie
  39. Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be. -Elizabeth Gilbert
  40. It’s Ok. You just forgot who you are. Welcome back. -Unknown
  41. Don’t be afraid. Be focused. Be determined. Be hopeful. Be empowered. -Michelle Obama
  42. I will not be another flower, picked for my beauty and left to die. I will be wild, difficult to find, and impossible to forget. -Erin Van Vuren
  43. Success breeds confidence. -Beryl Markham
  44. The most dangerous woman of all is the one who refuses to rely on your sword to save her because she carries her own -R.H. Sin
  45. The king may rule the kingdom, but it’s the queen who moves the board. –D.M. Timney
  46. Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will. -Suzy Kassem
  47. I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own. -Audre Lorde
  48. There is nothing stronger than a woman who has rebuilt herself. -Hannah Gadsby
  49. We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions and that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success. -Arianna Huffington
  50. You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. -Sue Fitzmaurice
  51. If you live for people’s acceptance, you’ll die from their rejections. -Lecrae
  52. I just want women to always feel in control. Because we’re capable, we’re so capable. -Nicki Minaj
  53. Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult. –Charlotte Whitton
  54. The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first. -Iyanla Vanzant
  55. We must reject not only the stereotypes that others hold of us but also the stereotypes that we hold of ourselves. -Shirley Chisolm
  56. My best successes came on the heels of failures. -Barbara Corcoran
  57. We have to teach our girls that they can reach as high as humanly possible. -Beyonce Knowles
  58. A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be. -Rosalynn Carter
  59. A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That’s why they don’t get what they want. -Madonna
  60. Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences. -J. K. Rowling
  61. The best protection any woman can have… is courage. –Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  62. You take your life into your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing, no one to blame. -Erica Jong
  63. Without an open-minded mind, you can never be a great success. -Martha Stewart
  64. It was when I realized I needed to stop trying to be somebody else and be myself, I actually started to own, accept and love what I had. -Tracee Ellis Ross
  65. One of the biggest qualities is having an awareness outside of yourself, and understanding that the world doesn’t revolve around your needs. -Brie Larson
  66. Don’t settle for average. Bring your best to the moment. Then, whether it fails or succeeds, at least you know you gave all you had. We need to live the best that’s in us -Angela Bassett
  67. If you do things well, do them better. Be daring, be first, be different, and be just. -Anita Roddick
  68. If you prioritize yourself, you are going to save yourself. -Gabrielle Union
  69. It’s really important for us to be unapologetic. To be bold. To be brave. And to take huge risks. -Awkwafina
  70. I thrive on obstacles. If I’m told that it can’t be told, then I push harder. -Issa Rae
  71. Nothing is impossible, the word itself says I’m possible! -Audrey Hepburn
  72. I have standards I don’t plan on lowering for anybody … including myself. -Zendaya
  73. Taking joy in living is a woman’s best cosmetic. – Rosalind Russell
  74. When you take care of yourself, you’re a better person for others. When you feel good about yourself, you treat others better. -Solange Knowles
  75. I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific. -Lily Tomlin
  76. I’d rather regret the risks that didn’t work out than the chances I didn’t take at all. -Simone Biles
  77. Run your own race. Don’t be distracted by what others are doing.  Set and go after your own goals. -Jen Gouldstone
  78. When you put love out in the world it travels, and it can touch people and reach people in ways that we never even expected. -Laverne Cox
  79. If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun. -Katharine Hepburn
  80. What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have. -Oprah Winfrey
  81. One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman. –Simone de Beauvoir
  82. Great events make me quiet and calm; it is only trifles that irritate my nerves. -Queen Victoria
  83. Find your ‘why’ so that you have the strength and resilience to push through those times when everything else is telling you no. -Lisa Wimberger
  84. It is never too late to be what you might have been. -George Eliot
  85. I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass. –Maya Angelou
  86. I attribute my success to this – I never gave or took any excuse. -Florence Nightingale
  87. Everything is figureoutable. -Marie Forleo
  88. If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on. -Sheryl Sandberg
  89. Being a strong woman is very important to me. But doing it all on my own is not. –Reba McEntire
  90. When life gives you lemons, squirt someone in the eye. -Cathy Guisewite
  91. Those who have a strong sense of love and belonging have the courage to be imperfect. -Brene Brown
  92. Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got. There is no yesterday, no tomorrow, it’s all the same day. -Janis Joplin
  93. A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult. –Melinda Gates
  94. The warrior knows that her heartbreak is her map. -Glennon Doyle
  95. The truth will set you free, but first, it will piss you off. -Gloria Steinem
  96. A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do. A woman must do what he can’t. –Rhonda Hansome
  97. It’s not your job to like me, it’s mine. -Byron Katie
  98. I can’t think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be yourself. -Emma Stone
  99. I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it. -Estée Lauder
  100. There are so many things that life is, and no matter how many breakthroughs, trials will exist and we’re going to get through them. Just be strong. -Mary J. Blige

As a conclusion to these 100 women’s inspirational quotes, it’s incredible to reflect on how much progress women globally have made and all that can still be achieved.

Each one of these quotes is an excellent reminder of the confidence, strength, passion, and determination that all women possess and they provide a powerful motivation to continue striving in order to make our dreams become reality.

We each have an opportunity to inspire those around us, which is why it’s essential to remember the words of some of these amazing female figures who have experienced incredible success.

The beauty of life is that we get to make choices and decisions every day; so let’s keep pushing ourselves forward, find excitement in every new opportunity and make sure we go as far as our dreams will take us!

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