25 Empowering, Strong Quotes About Women Said By Admirable Activists & Celebrities

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25 Women Empowerment Quotes About Strong Women By Admirable Activists And Celebrities

Whether you're a man or a woman, we all need a little extra push in the right direction! Men are strong, but women are just as strong! Some of us need a reminder every once in a while.

There have been many women that have walked before us who were brave enough to fight for our rights. They were empowered and felt that a change needed to be made.

Today, thanks to inspiring feminists like the suffragettes, Eleanor Roosevelt and Gloria Steinem, women have more rights than ever. However, we still have a ways to go until stereotypes and mentalities change for good.


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Women can do anything men can do. In fact, we can do more — I'd like to see a man experience labor pains!

You're an amazing and strong woman, and don't let anyone tell you differently! If you do need a reminder for how to be strong and confident, keep reading these empowering quotes about women from well-known celebrities and admirable activists to remind you that you can do anything.


1. When you know what you want.

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"I'm tough, I'm ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a b-tch, okay." —Madonna

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2. When you're always going to be yourself.

"Of course I am not worried about intimidating men. The type of man who will be intimidated by me is exactly the type of man I have no interest in." —Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


3. When women are equal to men.

"Women are always saying,'We can do anything that men can do' but men should be saying,'We can do anything that women can do.'"‬ —Gloria Steinem​

4. When the possibilities are endless.

"There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish." —Michelle Obama​

5. When double standards are dumb.

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"When a man gives his opinion, he's a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she's a b-tch." —Bette Davis​

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6. When women are powerful.

"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." —Nancy Pelosi​

7. When you need a push in the right direction.

"I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life's a b-tch. You've got to go out and kick a--." —Maya Angelou​


8. When you own who you are.

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

9. When we all deserve the same rights.

"Human rights are women's rights and women's rights are human rights, once and for all." —Hillary Clinton

10. When women support women.

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“Every woman’s success should be an inspiration to another. We’re strongest when we cheer each other on.” —Serena Williams​

11. When your strength comes out.

"A woman is like a tea bag—you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." —Eleanor Roosevelt​

12. When you are in charge.

“How wrong is it for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself?” —Anaïs Nin

13. When you love yourself.

“I can’t think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself.” Emma Stone

14. When you speak your mind.

“Women don’t need to find a voice, they have a voice, and they need to feel empowered to use it, and people need to be encouraged to listen.” Meghan Markle


15. When run the world.

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“There’s something so special about a woman who dominates in a man’s world. It takes a certain grace, strength, intelligence, fearlessness, and the nerve to never take no for an answer.” —Rihanna​

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16. When women are valued.

“We need to live in a culture that values and respects and looks up to and idolizes women as much as men.” Emma Watson

17. When womanhood is what you believe it to be.

“Do not live someone else’s life and someone else’s idea of what womanhood is. Womanhood is you.” Viola Davis

18. When you set out to accomplish your goals.

“I know what I want, I have a goal, an opinion… Let me be myself and then I am satisfied. I know that I’m a woman, a woman with inward strength and plenty of courage.” Anne Frank

19. When women encourage each other.

“As women, we have to start appreciating our own worth and each other’s worth. Seek out strong women to befriend, to align yourself with, to learn from, to collaborate with, to be inspired by, to support, and enlightened by.” Madonna


20. When women get things done

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


21. When our kids should be raised equally.

“Though we have the courage to raise our daughters more like our sons, we’ve rarely had the courage to raise our sons like our daughters.” —Gloria Steinem ​

22. When women lead by example.

“My coach said I run like a girl. And I said if he ran a little faster he could too.” Mia Hamm

23. When a man doesn't complete you.

“A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.” —Irina Dunn

24. When women matter too.

“No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half its citizens.” Michelle Obama

25. When you dont care what others think.

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"Do your thing and don’t care if they like it." Tina Fey

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Lauren Margolis is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture, entertainment news and relationship topics. ​