15 Inspirational Quotes from Women Leaders

Staying encouraged in seasons of rapid change can be challenging even for leaders. Here’s a list of quotes we’ve curated from women leaders who have experience in bossing up during challenging times. May these quotes inspire you as you continue to lead bravely and strong.

“Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.” — Madam C.J. Walker

“Villagers in Israel would not fight; they held back until I, Deborah, arose, until I arose, a mother in Israel.” Deborah (Judges 5:7)

“As women, we must stand up for ourselves… As women, we must stand up for each other…As women, we must stand up for justice for all.” Michelle Obama

“I’m no longer accepting the things I cannot change…I’m changing the things I cannot accept.” Rachel SilvermanAngela Davis

“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential — these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” — Rachel Silverman

“Women must become revolutionary. This cannot be evolution but revolution.” — Shirley Chisholm

“Invest in the human soul. Who knows, it might be a diamond in the rough.” — Mary McLeod Bethune

“To bring about change, you must not be afraid to take the first step. We will fail when we fail to try.” — Rosa Parks

“The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.” — Ida B. Wells

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” — Harriet Tubman

“Develop enough courage so that you can stand up for yourself and then stand up for somebody else.” — Maya Angelou

“When I liberate myself, I liberate others. If you don’t speak out ain’t nobody going to speak out for you.” — Fannie Lou Hamer

“A career is great. But, if you don’t have your health, you have nothing.” Michelle Gadsoen-Williams

“Has not the LORD gone ahead of you?” Deborah (Judges 4:14)

“It’s up to you to teach others how to respect you; start by respecting yourself.” Yvette Gavin

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