15 Strong Women Quotes to Inspire & Empower

15 Empowering Women Quotes and Fierce Feminist Gifts that Give Back

In honor of Women's Equality Day and in celebration of strong women everywhere, we're sharing a few of our favorite inspiring quotes by fearless women. Each of these empowering quotes is a beautiful reminder of the strength and courage each of us has inside.

We hope you'll in turn share them with girls and loved ones in your life as a piece of inspiration for a brighter, fairer and more equal world!

On courage...

15 Courageous Woman Quotes to Inspire and Empower Girls and Women

"One isn't born courageous, one becomes it."  — Marjane Satrapi

"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any."  — Alice Walker

"The most effective way to do it, is to do it." — Amelia Earhart

On confidence...

15 Strong Confident Woman Quotes to Inspire and Empower Girls and Women

"Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness."  — Oprah Winfrey 

“The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.”  — Ayn Rand

"She remembered who she was and the game changed."  — Lalah Delia 

On creating change...

15 Strong Women Quotes to Inspire and Empower Women and Girls

"Each time a woman stands up for herself, she stands up for all women."  — Maya Angelou 

"If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito."   — Anita Roddick 

“When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” — Malala Yousafzai

On strength...

15 Empowering Quotes for Her to Inspire and Empower Women

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

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”  — Eleanor Roosevelt 

“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” — Nora Ephron

On feminism...

15 Short Feminist Quotes by Women that Empower and Inspire

“Feminism is about giving women choice. Feminism is not a stick with which to beat other women with. It's about freedom, it's about liberation, it's about equality.”  — Emma Watson  

“Feminism isn’t about making women strong. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.”  — G.D. Anderson 

"When we invest in women and girls, we are investing in the people who invest in everyone else."  — Melinda Gates

Candles to Inspire & Empower...

Short Feminist Quotes and Inspiring Quotes on a Feminist Gift that Gives Back

Each of our new She Inspires Candles is adorned with a word and a matching quote for a handmade gift that offers inspiration to girls, sisters, friends and co-workers in your life. 

Feminist Gift that Gives Back with Inspiring Quotes on Soy Candles


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