15 Inspirational Quotes for Women in Leadership

As much as we try to be confident, everyone needs a boost occasionally. That boost can come from many sources, some internal, like your awesome file (you do have one right?), and some external, such as journaling or reading inspirational quotes. As a good friend of mine says, she sometimes has to “find her fight.” If you’re looking for inspiration to help you “find your fight” you’ll find it in these inspirational quotes from women in leadership.

Stop shrinking to fit places you’ve outgrown. Furaha Joyce

You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. Maya Angelou

Don’t let the bastards grind you down. Margaret Atwood

I am learning every day to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be to inspire me and not terrify me. Tracee Ellis Ross

When you do the things that other people don’t do, you get the results other people don’t get. Cory Booker

We need to get women to the point where they aren’t apologizing. It’s time to take ownership in our success. Tory Burch

We must reject not only the stereotypes that others hold of us, but also the stereotypes that we hold of ourselves. Shirley Anita Chisholm

I encourage women to step up. Don’t wait for somebody to ask you. Reece Witherspoon

There is nothing stronger than a broken woman who has rebuilt herself. Hannah Gadsby

I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own. Audry Lorde

Each time a women stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women. Maya Angelou

A lot of what feminism is about moving outside of roles and expectations of who and what you’re supposed to be to live a more authentic life. Laverne Cox

Women have discovered that they cannot rely on men’s chivalry to give them justice. Helen Adams Keller

You don’t have to attend every argument you’re invited to. W. C. Fields


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