16 Quotes by Women to Inspire Women

Some of you might remember an article I wrote some months back about the importance of Balanced Voice.  What's this?  The representing of both men AND women in literature, art, entertainment etc.  The reality is that most of the quotes about success, achievement and endeavour are by men!

I promised to make a start to redress the balance with a quote bank of inspirational quotes by women for humanity.  In the next few months I'd like to see this become the go to place for students, bloggers and anyone looking for a little inspiration to source quotes by women that inspire. 

My mission in life is to help women to play a much bigger game – change the world if you will – and do so with big ideas, big vision and big, audacious bucket loads of confidence.   These particular quotes inspired and fueled this mission. Starting here - 16 quotes by women, to inspire women - these are the messages that fired up my own journey back in 2014.




“You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realised how seldom they do.”  - Eleanor Roosavelt








“It is confidence in our bodies, minds & spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures” - Oprah Winfrey









“Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life.” - Golda Meir






“If you're presenting yourself with confidence, you can pull off pretty much anything.”  - Katy Perry








“I was not rescued by a prince; I was the administrator of my own rescue.”  - Elizabeth Gilbert 







“Don’t just stand for the success of other women – insist on it.” - Gail Blanke







And anyway, who wears a tiara on a jungle gym?" Sheryl Sandberg





Action without study is fatal. Study without action is futile.” - Mary Beard






“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” - Amelia Earhart



“Fortune does favor the bold and you’ll never know what you’re capable of if you don’t try.” - Sheryl Sandberg


“Motivation comes from working on things we care about & working with people we care about” - Sheryl Sandberg


“Success correlates more closely with confidence than with competence, but confidence is something you can rewire your brain to activate.” - Claire Shipman & - Katty Kay





“Every thing changes when you start to emit your own frequency rather than absorbing the frequencies around you.”  - Barbara Marciniak


“Men look in the mirror and see a senator, and women look in and see somebody who needs more experience.” Anne E Korblut






“The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.” - Roseanne Barr 






“We like to think of our champions and idols as superheroes who were born different from us. We don’t like to think of them as relatively ordinary people who made themselves extraordinary.” - Carol Dweck

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  •  I am the creator of The Ambition Revolution – the science and  art of amping smart and savvy. 
  • I mentor busy professionals to ensure they remain strategic, agile and focused on the bigger game. 

  • I also work with organisations who are trying to increase the profile of women in leadership, but struggling to do so

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