Empowered Women: 20 Strong and Proud Quotes to Live By

Women have come a long way in their fight for gender equality. From being denied the right to vote and the right to education to being paid less than men for doing the same job, women have faced countless challenges over the years. But despite all the obstacles, women have risen above and become leaders in their fields, making their mark and inspiring others along the way.

Here are 20 strong and proud quotes from empowered women that will inspire you to live your best life:

  1. “I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.” – Louisa May Alcott
  2. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  3. “We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.” – Malala Yousafzai
  4. “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” – Alice Walker
  5. “I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.” – Audre Lorde
  6. “I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear.” – Rosa Parks
  7. “The power you have is to be the best version of yourself you can be, so you can create a better world.” – Ashley Rickards
  8. “The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand
  9. “We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead.” – Beyoncé
  10. “I am a woman with thoughts and questions and shit to say. I say if I’m beautiful. I say if I’m strong. You will not determine my story–I will.” – Amy Schumer
  11. “I’m tough, I’m ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay.” – Madonna
  12. “I am not a victim. No matter what I have been through, I’m still here. I have a history of victory.” – Steve Maraboli
  13. “We need women at all levels, including the top, to change the dynamic, reshape the conversation, to make sure women’s voices are heard and heeded, not overlooked and ignored.” – Sheryl Sandberg
  14. “I am a woman phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, that’s me.” – Maya Angelou
  15. “I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles.” – Audrey Hepburn
  16. “The best protection any woman can have is courage.” – Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  17. “The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.” – Roseanne Barr
  18. “I raise up my voice—not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard…we cannot succeed when half of us are held back.” – Malala Yousafzai
  19. “I know what I bring to the table…so trust me when I say I’m not afraid to eat alone.” – Unknown
  20. “I can’t think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself.” – Emma Stone

These quotes from empowered women serve as a reminder that women are strong, capable, and deserving of respect and equality. They inspire us to be the best versions of ourselves and to never give up on our dreams. Let these quotes guide you on your journey to empowerment and remind you of the incredible strength that lies within you.