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2023 is a year full of promise, opportunities, and challenges. It's a year for women to make their mark and achieve their goals. Whether you're starting a new venture, climbing the corporate ladder, or pursuing your passion, it's important to stay motivated, focused, and inspired to reach your full potential.

In this blog, we've compiled 60 motivational quotes specifically for women, to help you stay on track, overcome challenges, and achieve success. From famous women throughout history to contemporary female thought leaders, these quotes offer valuable insights into what it takes to be a successful woman.

So, let's dive in and get inspired to make 2023 the year you win!

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60 Motivational Quotes for Women to Win 2023

1. Life is tough my darling, but so are you. ~ Stephanie Bennett Henry (poet)

2. You really have to look inside yourself and find your own inner strength, and say, ‘I’m proud of what I am and who I am.’ ~ Mariah Carey (singer and songwriter)

3. Be a strong woman so your daughter will have a role model and your son will know what to look for in a woman when he’s a man. ~ (from the Boss Lady Motivational Notebook)

4. No matter what kind of challenges or difficulties or painful situations you go through in your life, we all have something deep within us that we can reach down and find the inner strength to get through them. ~ Alana Stewart (actress and model)

5. I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time. ~ Anna Freud (Austrian-British psychoanalyst)

6. Nothing can dim the light which shines from within. ~ Maya Angelou (poet)

7. Go within every day and find the inner strength so that the world will not blow your candle out. ~ Katherine Dunham (dancer, choreographer)

8. Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain. ~ Vivian Greene (writer)

9. Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you. ~ Ruth Bader Ginsberg (Supreme Court Justice)

10. I don’t care what you think about me. I don’t think about you at all. ~ Coco Chanel (iconic fashion designer)

11. Don’t be afraid. Be focused. Be determined. Be hopeful. Be empowered. ~ Michelle Obama (former First Lady)

12. When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid. ~ Audre Lorde (poet and feminist)

13. You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt (diplomat and activist)

14. Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow’. ~ Mary Anne Radmacher (author)

15. Next time, ask: what’s the worst that will happen? Then push yourself a little further than you dare. ~ Audre Lorde (writer and activist)

16. A lot of people would say ‘sexy’ is about the body. But to me, ‘sexy’ is a woman with confidence. I admire women who have very little fear. ~ Allegra Versace (Italian heiress and socialite)

17. I’ve learned that fear limits you and your vision. It serves as blinders to what may be just a few steps down the road for you. The journey is valuable, but believing in your talents, your abilities, and your self-worth can empower you to walk down an even brighter path.

Transforming fear into freedom – how great is that? ~ Soledad O’Brien (broadcaster)

18. Don’t let fear or insecurity stop you from trying new things. Believe in yourself. Do what you love. And most importantly, be kind to others, even if you don’t like them. ~ Stacy London (stylist)

19. Some days, 24 hours is too much to stay put in, so I take the day hour by hour, moment by moment. I break the task, the challenge, the fear into small, bite-size pieces. I can handle a piece of fear, depression, anger, pain, sadness, loneliness, illness. I actually put my hands up to my face, one next to each eye, like blinders on a horse. ~ Regina Brett (author and newspaper columnist)

20. Whatever it is that you think you want to do, and whatever it is that you think stands between you and that, stop making excuses. You can do anything. ~ Katia Beauchamp (co-founder of Birchbox)

21. The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud. ~ Coco Chanel (fashion designer)

22. Entrepreneurship is the last refuge of the troublemaking individual. ~ Natalie Clifford Barney (playwright and poet)

23. Making the decision to not follow a system, or someone else’s rules has allowed me to really dig into what my own strengths and gifts are without spending time feeling jaded or wasteful. ~ Ishita Gupta (founder of Fearless Magazine)

24. There is no royal flower-strewn path to success. And if there is, I have not found it, for if I have accomplished anything in life it is because I have been willing to work hard. ~ Madam C.J. Walker (USA’s first female millionaire entrepreneur)

25. We should all feel confident in our intelligence. By the way, intelligence to me isn’t just being book-smart or having a college degree; it’s trusting your gut instincts, being intuitive, thinking outside the box, and sometimes just realizing that things need to change and being smart enough to change it. – Tabatha Coffey (Australian hairstylist)

26. I might not be very smart, but I surround myself with smart people. – Barbara Mandrell (country singer)

27. I think art cannot be planned. The audience is too smart to get the dishonesty or ‘too much planning’ thing. I am not a legend, but I want to be one. I want to be known as an achiever. There is so much more that I can do. – Priyanka Chopra (Indian actress)

28. We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success. – Arianna Huffington (founder of Huffington Post)

29. Expect the unexpected. And whenever possible, be the unexpected. – Lynda Barry (cartoonist and author)

30. Since I don’t look like every other girl, it takes a while to be okay with that. To be different. But different is good. – Serena Williams (tennis champion)

31. Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else. – Sara Blakely (billionaire founder of Spanx)

32. Be different, stand out, and work your butt off. – Reba McEntire (country singer)

33. In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different. – Coco Chanel (founder of Chanel)

34. What makes you different or weird, that’s your strength. – Meryl Streep (actress)

35. Computer science is not just for smart ‘nerds’ in hoodies coding in basements. Coding is extremely creative and is an integral part of almost every industry. – Reshma Saujani (founder of Girls Who Code)

36. I think people are sexy when they have a sense of humor, when they are smart, when they have some sense of style, when they are kind, when they express their own opinions, when they are creative, when they have character. – Suzanne Vega (singer and songwriter)

37. It’s not like I try to be different, but every single person is unique, and every single person has special things to offer, and it’s about embracing it and not being afraid of the fact that maybe you’re different or quirky, but it’s okay to be different, and it can be a wonderful thing. – Lindsey Stirling (violinist and songwriter)

38. Be daring, be first, be different, be just. – Anita Roddick (founder of The Body Shop)

39. I’ve always known that I wanted to be different. I wanted to stand out, so my gear is very elaborate, very blingy, very loud, because I want people to notice me, want to look like me. The Boss necklace, the ring. I want everything big. – Sasha ‘Legit Boss’ Banks (professional wrestler)

40. Everyone has inside of her a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be, how much you can love, what you can accomplish, and what your potential is. – Anne Frank

41. The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. – Alice Walker (novelist and social activist)

42. I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a b*tch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass. – Maya Angelou (poet and civil rights activist)

43. You’re not in competition with other women. You’re in competition with everyone. – Tina Fey (writer and comedian)

44. People don’t take opportunities because the timing is bad, the financial side unsecure. Too many people are overanalyzing. Sometimes you just have to go for it. – Michelle Zatlyn (co-founder of CloudFlare)

43. Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got. There is no yesterday, no tomorrow, it’s all the same day. – Janis Joplin (singer and songwriter)

44. We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced. – Malala Yousafzai (Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate)

45. The best protection any woman can have is courage. – Elizabeth Cady Stanton (suffragist and leading figure of the early women’s rights movement)

46. One of the most courageous things you can do is identify yourself, know who you are, what you believe in and where you want to go. – Sheila Murray Bethel (entrepreneur and best selling business author)

47. Once you figure out what respect tastes like, it tastes better than attention. – Pink (singer and songwriter)

48. Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. – Eleanor Roosevelt (former U.S. First Lady)

49. I do not wish [women] to have power over men, but over themselves. – Mary Wollstonecraft (writer and women’s advocate)

50. I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship. – Louisa May Alcott (novelist)

51. Don’t let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It’s your place in the world; it’s your life. – Dr. Mae Jemison (physician and NASA astronaut)

52. Power is not given to you. You have to take it. – Beyonce Knowles (singer)

53. A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment. – Jane Austen (author)

54. I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will. – Charlotte Bronte (novelist)

55. Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim. – Nora Ephron (writer)

56. When a woman becomes her own best friend life is easier. – Diane Von Furstenberg (fashion designer)

57. She was a wild one; always stomping on eggshells that everyone else tip-toed on. – Kaitlin Foster

58. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold. – Helen Keller

59. And one day she discovered that she was fierce, and strong, and full of fire, and that not even she could hold herself back because her passion burned brighter than her fears.” – Mark Anthony

60. A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult. – Melinda Gates

Key takeaways

Women are strong, capable, and powerful beings who can achieve anything they set their minds to. The year 2023 is full of opportunities, challenges, and growth, and it's important to stay motivated and inspired to make the most of it. In this blog, we've shared 60 motivational quotes for women that can help you stay focused, positive, and motivated to achieve your goals.

These quotes offer valuable insights into what it takes to be a successful woman, providing inspiration to overcome challenges, guidance on building confidence, and advice on achieving success. So, take these words of wisdom to heart and let them inspire you to be the best version of yourself. Remember, you have the power to achieve anything you set your mind to, so go out there and win 2023!

Paridhi Goyal

Paridhi Goyal