Words of wisdom from the world’s most influential female speakers, personalities and thinkers

Women deserve to be celebrated (everyday) for their extraordinary contributions to society, not to mention their remarkable triumphs through the course of history. Despite gender inequalities across all sectors, today’s influential female voices give us hope that we are headed in the right direction. To motivate your journey to personal growth and professional success, here are some of our favourite quotes by successful female trailblazers to inspire you and uplift your day.

Saint Louis, MO, USA – March 12, 2016: Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton campaigns at Nelson-Mulligan Carpenters Training Center in St. Louis.

We need to understand that there is no formula for how women should lead their lives. That is why we must respect the choices that each woman makes for herself and her family. Every woman deserves the chance to realise her God-given potential.Hillary Clinton, former US Secretary of State and first woman nominated for the US presidency in 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 7, 2016: Olympic champion Serena Williams of United States in action during singles first round match of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Tennis Centre

The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another. We should raise each other up. Make sure you’re very courageous: Be strong, be extremely kind and above all, be humble.Serena Williams, professional tennis player who has won more singles titles than any man or woman

Dubai UAE December 2019 Book of Malala Yousafzai Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate on the book store.

I raise up my voice, not so I can shout but so that those without a voice can be heard… We cannot succeed when half of us are held back.” — Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani female education activist and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate

BULGARIA – CIRCA 1985: a stamp printed in Bulgaria shows Indira Gandhi (1917-1984), Prime Minister of India, circa 1985

There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group, there is less competition there.Indira Gandhi, India’s third and only female Prime Minister of India

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, July 25, 2016 First Lady Michelle Obama delivers her speech to the Democratic National Nominating Convention from the podium in the Wells Fargo Arena

“Don’t ever make decisions based on fear. Make decisions based on hope and possibility. Make decisions based on what should happen, not what shouldn’t.Michelle Obama, former US First Lady, lawyer and author

Rihanna at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards held at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, USA on May 22, 2016.

“There’s something so special about a woman who dominates in a man’s world. It takes a certain grace, strength, intelligence, fearlessness, and the nerve to never take no for an answer.” – Rihanna, singer, actress, fashion designer, and businesswoman.

Oprah Winfrey attending Barack Obama Campaign Rally for Democratic Presidential Primary with Oprah Winfrey, The Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, NH, December 09, 2007

“Think like a queen. A queen if not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” – Oprah Winfrey, media mogul and America’s first female black billionaire

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