5 Empowering Quotes About Women’s Equality

Women’s strength, resilience, courage and compassion radiates throughout every corner of the world. 

This August we celebrate Women’s Equality Day, held on August 26, which commemorates the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which granted women the right to vote—a result of the tireless efforts of the women’s suffrage movement. It’s in their honor that we share our favorite quotes about women’s empowerment from five incredible women. 

We hope these words serve as a reminder to embrace the power within all of us!




“Each time a woman stands up for herself, she stands up for all women.” — Maya Angelou




“Women don’t need to find a voice, they have a voice, and they need to feel empowered to use it, and people need to be encouraged to listen.” — Meghan Markle




“Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn’t be that women are the exception.” — Ruth Bader Ginsburg




“We all have an unsuspected reserve of strength inside that emerges when life puts us to the test.” — Isabel Allende




“Behind every great woman…is another great woman.” — Kate Hodges


At Valera Health, we believe the best way to create a world where we are all treated as equals is by taking action. Learn more about what you can do to support gender equality at https://www.globalgoals.org/goals/5-gender-equality/.