A man recently said to me “Feminism is so dramatic. We all have a tough time, why do women need to make a point of moaning about it?” This is why I am writing about inspirational quotes for women. We really need these when there are men out there who think like that!

To all the women out there who are still fighting for equal rights and equal treatment, these trailblazer women should provide you with some much needed inspiration and motivation.

Inspirational quotes for women, from women

Diane von Furstenberg arrived in New York in the 70s as an immigrant with nothing more than a suitcase of dresses. Fastforward to the present day and she is one of the most renowned fashion designers in the world. She sure knows a thing or two about success, happiness and reaching your goals.

“You are the one that possesses the keys to your being. You carry the passport to your own happiness.” ― Diane von Furstenberg

Malala Yousafzai is an inspiration to young women all over the world. She was Pakistani schoolgirl who stood up to the Taliban and defended her right to have an education. Yousafzai is now a UN Messenger of Peace and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate.

“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

Margaret Thatcher was the British PM from 1979 to 1990 and the first ever woman to hold this position. Her advice on holding a how to get to the top, and what to do when you get there, is invaluable.

“If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.” — Margaret Thatcher

Oprah Winfrey is a firm favourite in our inspirational lists. She fought off adversity and became one of the most powerful and influential women in the world right now.

“Forget about the fast lane. If you really want to fly, just harness your power to your passion.” — Oprah Winfrey

Emma Stone dazzled in La La Land, and Hollywood can’t stop talking about her. In fact, pretty much the whole world can’t stop talking about her incredible success! We feel this quote really sums up her personality for us.

“I can’t think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself.” — Emma Stone

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