Motivational quotes for women

How many women have tried so hard to ensure that the female echo resounds loud and high, how many women have revolutionised politics, pushed for social change, broken barriers in professional sports, gone the extra mile for equality of both genders?

“Girls are capable of doing everything men are capable of doing. Sometimes they have more imagination than men,” says Katherine Johnson, one of the first African-American women to work as a NASA scientist.

Motivational quotes by other women have inspired women to realise that you do not have to relinquish your vulnerability in order to be strong and tenacious and that one does not negate the other.

And even though the last decades have shown a huge shift in terms of imbalance and opportunity between both genders, some effects of the discrepancy between men and women still remain.

Equality cannot be, after all, achieved overnight. If you think about it, boys grow up with huge numbers of successful people who are – men, i.e. who share their gender. Everywhere you turn you can come across thousands upon thousands of successful politicians, CEOs, athletes, superheroes – men.

On the other hand, young girls are more limited in the female role models they can aspire to become because of deeply ingrained beliefs. Therefore, those women who do break the barriers, challenge the existing status quo and aspire to be more – after all, we have gotten the first female American Vice-President –, are that more significant for women to hold in their highest regards and seek valuable guidance from.

There are no several celebrations, such as Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day where talent among women that may have gone unnoticed in the past may step into the limelight. Motivational quotes by women for other women can help create an empowering culture for young girls to grow up with a high self-esteem, leading to healthier families and relationships for members of both genders from all walks of life. And a win-win situation for men will arise as a result as well.

If we are able to bring together the ‘softer’ aspect of women who are motivated by relationships and emotions and ‘tougher’ aspect of men who focus on practical aspects on getting things done, we just might end up obtaining the perfect balance among the two seemingly diametrically opposed motivators.

  • Helen Keller Quotes
    Born Helen Adams Keller in 1880 in Alabama, Helen Keller was a prominent author, activist, and disability rights advocate. At the age of 19 months, she contracted an illness that left her deaf and blind from this early age. Her parents asked a Baltimore-based physician, J. Julian Chisolm, for advice, after her mother had been
  • Eleanor Anna Roosevelt Quotes
    Born Eleanor Anna Roosevelt to an affluent New York family (her uncle was the American president Theodore Roosevelt) in 1886, she was catapulted into New York high society from her birth. After losing a brother and both her parents at an early age, she took on the role of a mother of her surviving brother,
  • Maya Angelou Quotes
    Born in 1928 in Missouri as Marguerite Annie Johnson, Maya Angelou was one of the most influential black women of all time, best known for her seven autobiographies, several poetry books, essays and various TV shows, films, and plays. In addition to being an actress, writer, director, and producer, she was also an important activist
  • Oprah Winfrey Quotes
    Born in 1954 as Orpah Gail Winfrey to a non-wed teenage mother but whose name was subsequently changed due to continuous mispronunciation thereof to Oprah Gail Winfrey, in Mississippi, and known as one of the richest, most famous and influential women today, Oprah Winfrey did not experience a great start in life. Her childhood was
  • Maria Montessori Quotes
    Maria Tecla Artemisia Montessori was a female Italian physician and educator best-known for her “Montessori Method” of educating children with an emphasis on practical work. She broke gender barriers by initially thinking of studying engineering and subsequently by deciding to study medicine which was frowned upon by her male colleagues. She later became involved in
  • Anne Frank Quotes
    Annelies Marie “Anna” Frank is one of the most famous victims of the Holocaust during WWII, known for her diary, published posthumously by her father Otto, the only survivor, in 1947. Her diary, “The Diary of a Young Girl”, continues to be one of the most popular and read books, translated into 70 languages, and
  • Princess Diana Quotes
    Diana, Princess of Wales, born Diana Frances Spencer, was a prominent member of the British Royal Family and first wife of the heir apparent to the British throne, Charles, Prince of Wales, from 1981 to their divorce in 1996, with whom she had two children, princes William and Harry. During her life, she was not
  • Coco Chanel Quotes
    Coco Chanel was a French fashion designer and businesswoman, most known for introducing a new style to women’s clothing which proved to be the deathblow to the corseted female silhouette. She is also well-known for one of the most famous perfumes in the world, Chanel No. 5. Born Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel in 1883 in Saumur,
  • Mother Teresa Quotes
    Mother Teresa (Mother Mary Teresa Bojaxhiu), canonised by the Catholic Church in 2016 as “Saint Teresa of Calcutta” was an Albanian-Indian Catholic nun and missionary, born in Skopje, North Macedonia. When she turned 18, she moved to Ireland to learn English and become a missionary. She spent most of her life in India. Her religious