March 27, 2021

Women empowerment quotes – best female empowerment quotes

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Searching for a bit of feminist inspiration to help you feel strong and ready to take on the world? Here, we’ve rounded up some of the best words of female empowerment from some seriously iconic women, spanning Virginia Woolf, the Duchess of Sussex and Dolly Parton.

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Hillary Clinton

“Women’s rights are human rights.”

Hillary Clinton, from her 1995 speech at the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing


Malala Yousafzai

“If one man can destroy everything, why can’t one girl change it?”

Malala Yousafzai, from ‘I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban’, 2013


Michelle Obama

“There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.”

Michelle Obama, from a 2012 speech


Virginia Woolf

“Why are women… so much more interesting to men than men are to women?”

Virginia Woolf, from ‘A Room of One’s Own’, 1929


Dolly Parton

“Find out who you are and do it on purpose.”

Dolly Parton, from a tweet in 2015


Gloria Steinem

‪”Don’t think about making women fit the world‬—‪think about making the world fit women.”‬

Gloria Steinem, from a roundtable discussion of gender relations at Yale University, February 2010


Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“Your feminist premise should be: I matter. I matter equally. Not ‘if only.’ Not ‘as long as.’ I matter equally. Full stop.”

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, from ‘Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions’, 2017



“My mother told me a couple years ago; ‘sweetheart, settle down and marry a rich man.’ I said, ‘Mom, I am a rich man.'”

Cher, from a 1995 TV interview


The Duchess of Sussex

“You don’t have to play dress up to be a feminist. You are a feminist exactly the way you are. You can be a woman who wants to look good and still stand up for the equality of women. There’s no uniform for feminism; you are a feminist exactly the way you are.”

The Duchess of Sussex, writing for the ‘Create And Cultivate’ Online Platform in 2016


Caitlin Moran

“A) do you have a vagina? and b) Do you want to be in charge of it? If you said ‘yes’ to both, then congratulations! You’re a feminist.”

Caitlin Moran, from ‘How to be a Woman’, 2011

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