girl2“The empowered woman is powerful beyond measure and beautiful beyond description.”- Steve Maraboli

“There is no force equal to a woman who is determined to rise.’ – W.E.B Dubois

“The fastest way to change society is to mobilize the women of the world.” — Charles Malik

“One is not born a woman, one becomes one.” — Simone de Beauvoir

“Women hold up half the sky.” — Chinese proverb

“I always thought that people told you that you’re beautiful–that this was a title that was bestowed upon you…I think that it’s time to take this power into our own hands and to say, “You know what? I’m beautiful. I just am. And that’s my light. I’m just a beautiful woman.” — Margaret Cho

“A strong woman understands that the gifts such as logic, decisiveness, and strength are just as feminine as intuition and emotional connection. She values and uses all of her gifts.” — Nancy Rathburn

“A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.” — Diane Mariechild

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

“To empower a woman is to empower her children, her family and her community. The smartest investment we can make is in women. Women must have the freedom and possibility to decide who they are.” -Barbara Bush