Top 9 Empowerment Quotes For Women

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These 9 women have insight into the secret to success. They have each discovered it through their own experiences. The road wasn’t always easy for them, but belief in their dreams, persistence, and a sense of purpose carried them through.

So many people just don’t know how great they really are. They come to us all vogue on the outside and vague on the inside.

Mary Kay Ash

Mary Kay turned the adversity of being passed over for a promotion into a company hailed by Fortune Magazine as one of the 100 best companies to work for. She was a revolutionary in her belief that women could succeed in sales, and in her use of incentives like the famous pink cadillac to reward them.


If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.

Nora Ephron

Nora Ephron was an author, journalist, and playwright. She was most famous for the screenplays Sleepless In Seattle and When Harry Met Sally.


The moon is never missing any of itself. We just can’t see it. We are like that too.

Jennifer Pastiloff

Jennifer Pastiloff is a yoga instructor and writer who created Manifestation Yoga. She blogs at


When emotions are expressed…all systems are united and made whole. When emotions are repressed, denied, not allowed to be whatever they may be, our network pathways get blocked, stopping the flow of the vital feel-good, unifying chemicals that run both our biology and our behavior.

Candace Pert

Candace Pert was a neuroscientist and pharmacologist most famous for her book, Molecules of Emotion and for her appearance in the film, What The Bleep Do We Know? Originally a “straight scientist”, her discoveries of neuropeptide activity at the chakra sites of the body led her to create meditations with specially designed soundtracks for healing. She was a proponent of holistic energy medicine.


We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.

May Sarton

May Sarton was an author and poet. Her poetry, memoirs and novels address deeply human issues of love, self-doubt, aging, success, and failure.


We think we live in a set of circumstances, but we don’t. We live in our conversation about the world and our conversation about the circumstances.

Lynne Twist

Lynn Twist is the author of The Soul of Money and Unleashing The Soul of Money. Her experience as director of The Hunger Project led to a groundbreaking understanding of money and the ways in which we relate to it. She founded The Soul of Money Institute, and co-founded the Pachamama Alliance.


You are the one that decides what defines you.

Lizzie Velasquez

Lizzie Velasquez was born with a mysterious, and still unidentified disorder that prevents her from gaining weight. Raised by her parents to lead life from a normal point of view, Lizzie encountered bias and negativity from people who didn’t understand her physical appearance. Lizzie has spoken twice at TedX talks and has published 2 books with a third in the works.


Women who win in life accept themselves as they are: changing, growing, imperfect, and in the process of becoming all their potential allows them to be.

Denis Waitley, Deborah Waitley, Dayna Waitley, The Psychology of Winning For Women

The Waitley’s collaborated to write the women’s version of Denis Waitley’s classic, The Psychology of Women. As they note in the book, women have different ideas about what success looks like, and what it takes to achieve it.


Be authentic and the universe will rise up to meet you.

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey is a talk show host, actress, producer, author, and media owner. Oprah’s path to success through early adversity is well known. Equally well known is her generosity and support of others.



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