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15 Empowering Quotes For Every Working Woman

By Poyen Ramos on March 3, 2016

Hey you. Yes you, lady in the black dress with hair tied up in a bun, do you ever have this tendency to think that when it comes to reaching for the top, you need to put in a great deal of effort just to succeed, or even just to get your work noticed?

A lot of successful women—those who've gone ahead, and those who are ahead—know that climbing the positions of power and influence are especially challenging. But over the years, these same women—businesswomen, politicians, activists, entertainers, authors, role models, mothers—have defied the perception of society and have proven a hundred times over that men aren't the only humans who can shape this world.

As part of the International Women's Month celebration, we give you 15 quotes from women shakers and movers, and their thoughts on leadership, success, and why we all need a woman's abilities to run the system. If you've been doubting you're prowess for the longest time, then these quotes can definitely encourage, push, and motivate you to reach higher heights—both in your careers and in life.

1. Anita Roddick, Founder of The Body Shop


2. Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook

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3. Maya Angelou, Author, Activist

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4. Princess Diana Spencer, Princess of Walesdiana

5. Nancy Pelosi, Former US Congresswomannancy

6. Margaret Thatcher, Former UK Prime MinisterMargaret

7. Amelia Earheart, Pilotamelia

8. Eleanor Roosevelt, Former US First Ladyeleanor

9. Michelle Obama, US First Ladymichelle

10. Marie Curie, French Physicist and Chemistmarie

11. Remedios Rikken, Chairperson of PCWRems

12. Emma Watson, Actress, ActivistEmma

13. Amy Poehler, ActressAmy

14. Barbara Corcoran, Businesswoman, AuthorBarbs

15. Malala Yousafzai, Children and Women's Rights Activist


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