Take Notes from 16 Empowered Women

Women empowerment has become a big movement that it is no longer a concept or just a celebration during Women’s Month. And who better to take inspiration from than women who have achieved greatness in history and those who continuously kick ass.

empowered women      1. Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives

“Women are leaders everywhere you look — from the CEO who runs a Fortune 500 company to the housewife who raises her children and heads her household. Our country was built by strong women, and we will continue to break down walls and defy stereotypes.”

  1. Eleanor Roosevelt, diplomat, activist and U.S. first lady

“Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission.”

“I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.”

“A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.”

  1. Marie Curie, Nobel-awarded physicist and chemist

“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.”

  1. Michelle Obama, current first lady of the United States

“I am an example of what is possible when girls from the very beginning of their lives are loved and nurtured by people around them. I was surrounded by extraordinary women in my life who taught me about quiet strength and dignity.”

  1. Coco Chanel, French fashion designer and industry legend

“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.”

“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.”

  1. Oprah Winfrey, American media mogul and philanthropist

“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.”

“I was raised to believe that excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism. And that’s how I operate my life.”

  1. Maya Angelou, African American author, dancer, poet, singer and actress

“How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!”

  1. Angelina Jolie, actress and humanitarian

“Figure out who you are separate from your family, and the man or woman you’re in a relationship with. Find who you are in this world and what you need to feel good alone. I think that is the most important thing in life. Find a sense of self because with that, you can do anything else.”

  1. Beyonce, singer

“We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead.”

  1. Margaret Thatcher, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

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

  1. Madonna, music icon

“I’m tough, I’m ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay.”

  1. Tyra Banks, model and television host

“Never dull your shine for somebody else.”

  1. Farrah Fawcett, actress and artist

“God gave women intuition and femininity. Used properly, the combination easily jumbles the brain of any man I’ve ever met.”

  1. Judy Garland, actress, singer and vaudevillian

‘Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.’

  1. Cher, singer, actress and TV host

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

  1. Anaïs Nin, American author

“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.”

Print out the quotes, hang them on the wall, have them on t-shirts and mugs, do what you must. There are many organizations that help women all around the world. They are struggling with many different issues like getting proper education, being independent and having the right to vote. These are also important factors of women empowerment in developed countries. But for us who live in developed countries of the world, a big part of empowerment comes from the way we think. If the thoughts of these powerful women help ignite your own power then you are well on your way.

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  1. kateinthenorth

    Great article, and great quotes! Gender equality and female empowerment are a very hot topic today, and I’d like to share this article around, but I see that you have no share buttons on your site. Enabling sharing through flares would really benefit your website rating, and your articles’ distribution, so there’s a little suggestion 🙂
    All the best in 2015!

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