What She Said

As an ode to Women’s History Month, I’ve compiled a list of inspirational and empowering quotes from women from a variety of backgrounds and levels of success.

1. “Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.” — Maya Angelou

2. “Find out who you are and do it on purpose.” —Dolly Parton

3. “Women and girls can do whatever they want. There is no limit to what we as women can accomplish.” —Michelle Obama

4. “A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman.” —Melinda Gates

5. “We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.” —Malala Yousafzai

6. “It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.” ― Madeline Albright

7. “What makes you different or weird- that’s your strength.”- Meryl Streep

8. “When women support each other, incredible things happen.” —Anonymous

9. “Well-behaved women seldom make history.” – Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

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

11. “We must tell girls their voices are important.” – Malala Yousafzai

12. “I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.” – Rosa Parks

13. “My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

14. “A wise woman wishes to be no one’s enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone’s victim.” – Maya Angelou

15. “There are some people who still feel threatened by strong women. That’s their problem. It’s not mine.” – Gloria Allred

16. “There is no royal, flower-strewn path to success. And if there is, I have not found it. For if I have accomplished anything in life, it is because I have been willing to work hard. —Madame CJ Walker

17. “The work of today is the history of tomorrow, and we are its makers.” —Juliette Gordon Low

18. “Girls are capable of doing everything men are capable of doing. Sometimes they have more imagination than men.” –Katherine Johnson

19. “I really think a champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall.” – Serena Williams

20. “The most alluring thing a woman can have is confidence.” —Beyoncé

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