A collection of inspiring successful women quotes to inspire you to strive for greatness and pursue your dreams! 

Have you been struggling with self-doubt lately? Feeling defeated and need a little motivation to help you out?

These powerful and inspirational quotes from highly successful women will do just that. 

These motivational quotes will remind you that you are strong, smart, and confident. You can change your life, you are capable of achieving your dreams and making a positive difference. 

I hope that reading these wise words from amazing women will remind you of your capabilities, your invaluable strength and your immeasurable courage and will awaken your drive to strive for greatness and reach for the stars. 

So, lift your head up high beautiful, let go of negativity, take action, go after your goals and make a positive difference – you can do it! 


I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘wow I’m not really sure I can do this’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough.

— Marissa Mayer

The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.

— Coco Chanel

No one knows what you have been through or what your pretty little eyes have seen, but I can reassure you ~ whatever you have conquered, it shines through your mind.

— Nikki Rowe

I think beauty comes from within. If you’re happy and look at life in the best way you can, even when there are problems, it can make you beautiful on the outside.

— Faith Hill

The only safe ship in a storm is leadership.

— Faye Wattleton

It’s possible to climb to the top without stomping on other people.”  

— Taylor Swift

I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.

— Charlotte Brontë

Successful women quotes

A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.

— Diane Mariechild

Well-behaved women seldom make history.

— Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.

— Coco Chanel

There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.

— Jane Austen

Strategic leaders must not get consumed by the operational and tactical side of their work.

— Stephanie S. Mead

How wrong is it for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself?

— Anais Nin

A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That’s why they don’t get what they want.

— Madonna

I’m tough, I’m ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay.

— Madonna

The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.

— Roseanne Barr

Do one thing every day that scares you.

— Eleanor Roosevelt 

You’re not in competition with other women. You’re in competition with everyone.

—Tina Fey

A dame that knows the ropes isn’t likely to get tied up.

— Mae West

Do not stop thinking of life as an adventure. You have no security unless you can live bravely, excitingly, imaginatively; unless you can choose a challenge instead of competence.

— Eleanor Roosevelt


I am an example of what is possible when girls from the very beginning of their lives are loved and nurtured by people around them. I was surrounded by extraordinary women in my life who taught me about quiet strength and dignity.

— Michelle Obama

Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change.

— Shannon L. Alder

Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.

— Anne Sweeney 

The truth is, I often like women. I like their unconventionality. I like their completeness. I like their anonymity.

— Virginia Woolf

The strength of a woman is not measured by the impact that all her hardships in life have had on her; but the strength of a woman is measured by the extent of her refusal to allow those hardships to dictate her and who she becomes.

— C. JoyBell C.

Successful woman quotes

The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.

— Ayn Rand

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.

— Audrey Hepburn

Darling, when things go wrong in life, you lift your chin, put on a ravishing smile, mix yourself a little cocktail…

— Sophie Kinsella

blessed be


who is





— Taylor Rhodes

I was my own woman.

The next step was to find the proper sort of man.

— Sylvia Plath

used to walk down the street like I was a super star… I want people to walk around delusional about how great they can be – and then to fight so hard for it every day that the lie becomes the truth.

— Lady Gaga

Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.

— Marie Curie


don’t endure

simply because

we can;


women endure

because we aren’t

given any other


they wanted us weak but forced us to be strong.

— Amanda Lovelace

Don’t waste a single second. Just move forward as fast as you can, and go for it.

— Rebecca Woodcock

A world without men would consists of a bunch of fat, happy women with no crime.

— Jennifer Love Hewitt

An empress does not concern herself with the antics of fools

— Gabrielle Union

I want to be strong and empowered. I want to shock everybody.

— Vanessa Hudgens

Motivation quotes from successful women


We are not just women; we are witches. We will pull ourselves on bellies through hardship, we will crawl through pain and we will rise with rage and devour all those who stand in our way.

— Emma Hamm

Only do what your heart tells you.

— Princess Diana

You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.

— Michelle Obama

When life places stones in your path, be the water. A persistent drop of water will wear away even the hardest stone.

— Autumn Morning Star

I’d rather be thought of as smart, capable, strong, and compassionate than beautiful. Those things all persist long after beauty fades.

— Cassandra Duffy

Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.

— Anne Sweeney

It is amazing what a woman can do if only she ignores what men tell her she can’t.

— Carol K. Carr

You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.

— Barbara De Angelis

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.

— Mother Teresa

We make the things that matter, matter.

— Teresa R. Funke


You are not weak until you feel it, you are not scared until you find fear in it. You are a woman, the beautiful creature of this universe. You are stronger than you think. You are, what you think you are.

— Iqra Ijaz

Delete the negative; accentuate the positive.

— Donna Karan

You have the opportunity to be successful in every season of your life if you follow in God’s will.

— Victoria Lowe

do not be silent. Raise your voice. Be the light in the dark

— Kalynn Bayron

Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.

— Coco Chanel

I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough.

— Marissa Mayer

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.

Helen Keller

Inspiring quotes from highly successful women

When you feel as though you cannot stand on your own; stand up for another woman, whoever she is and wherever she may be. The next time you look at yourself, you’ll feel invincible, like you never needed crutches, like your own two feet are strong enough. That’s the secret.

— C. JoyBell C.

In times like these, we must be warriors.

— Bethany Stahl

Women have been mighty since the moon first met the night

— Helena Jayne Bryant

Real success asks you to know who you are and who you are not.

— Victoria Lowe

That is how my mom taught me that nothing comes before dreams; they are the priority. I have lived on until today to know, believe and preach that tough times do not last, tough people do!

— Fatima Mohammed

I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.

— Estee Lauder

Which of these inspirational and powerful quotes from successful women resonated with you the most?

I hope that reading the wise words of these strong women will boost your self-confidence, awaken your inner boss and empower you to be the woman you are meant to be. 

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