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“We are empowered. We are individuals who think and speak for ourselves.”

“We aspire to live a fulfilled life, whatever that means to each of us, and we support women who make different choices than the ones we make.”

“We lead in all areas of life, and we want to see more women leading in politics, business, technology and more.”

“As we succeed, we lift up those around us. Women are powerful mentors.”

“We applaud efforts to make it easier for us to manage work and family but know the answer isn’t one-size-fits-all policies that limit choice and flexibility.”

“We deserve and expect to be paid fairly. No woman should be paid less simply for being a woman.”

“We appreciate those who came before us and fought for the freedom and flexibility we enjoy today.”

“We know that women are not always treated respectfully and fairly, but not all men are sexists. Strong men appreciate strong women and we’re stronger together.
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“We are thoughtful, intelligent, and vote with our brains knowing that all issues are women’s issues.”

“We embrace innovation. We value ideas that allow us the opportunity to start and run a successful venture of any size.”

“We have no tolerance for violence against women. Those who victimize and endanger women should be prosecuted under full accordance of the law.”

“We are proud to live in a prosperous, free country and stand with women across the globe in defending human rights.”

“We are compassionate, assertive, enterprising, adventurous, confident and patriotic, and we are empowered.”

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Ashley P.

Ashley P.

To be empowered means to be civically engaged and disrupting the narrative that women are political props to be won every election year.
Abigail M.

Abigail M.

Empowerment is respecting yourself and all women. Having the conviction to pursue passions and goals without reservation is true empowerment.
Ronni D.

Ronni D.

To be empowered means to have the confidence, passion and drive to overcome obstacles and to never settle for less than what I deserve.
Zeinab D.

Zeinab D.

“We are empowered. We are individuals who think and speak for ourselves.”
leontien h.

leontien h.

Being empowered means to me to find your own way to what is important to you in life, do it with faith, go for it no matter what and being an example for standing up for yourself so you can inspire other women to do the same.
Macey D.

Macey D.

being able to be who you are
Haily N.

Haily N.

Self-awareness, knowing your areas of strength and choosing to evolve and grow to become an exceptional version of yourself. To be inspired and inspire other to do the same.
Tamara S.

Tamara S.

To be empowered means, I move expeditiously towards the assignments and the work that I was created to do with fierce boldness, without doubt and with zest. I'm empowered to be my greatest self everyday. Its a choice!
Heather P.

Heather P.

Being empowered means not being intimidated to speak your truth!
LILIANA M.

LILIANA M.

Somos empoderadas cuando teneos el control sobre nuestras emociones, sobre nuestas acciones y autonomia economica
Michele L.

Michele L.

Empowered to me means having and creating the opportunities to have a strong voice. Thank you for your leadership.
Tracey G.

Tracey G.

To be fearless, to heal, to let go of anyone or any beliefs that held you back. Trust your intuitions and inspire others.
Meron T.

Meron T.

Empowerment means turning inspiration into action.
Marta H.

Marta H.

Being empowered means being free to explore and pursue every possible opportunity and adventure that excites and brings meaning to your life.
Hailey P.

Hailey P.

Once you realize that you are not a victim of your circumstances, then you are truly empowered.
Ashley J.

Ashley J.

Being empowered means you are your authentic self and strive to live out your life's goals and dreams.
Brighid S.

Brighid S.

Maryam M.

Maryam M.

You can do anything! Never let someone tell you otherwise.
Shelby W.

Shelby W.

Empowerment is having the opportunity to live and work in a matter that is true to yourself. And it’s also having fair access to be able to do that.
Paula R.

Paula R.

To be empowered means to think. Then do. To stretch. Then reach. To dream. Then accomplish. To dare. Then to conquer. To challenge. Then achieve.
Stephanie T.

Stephanie T.

We all have the power to pursue what drives us. It all starts with having the idea or thought, then bringing it into existence.
Lynn S.

Lynn S.

Being empowered means, exercising the freedom to be your authentic self while pursuing your purpose!
Celine C.

Celine C.

Confident in controlling and taking care of your own life and in speaking/claiming your own rights.
Leslie B.

Leslie B.

To be empowered, you need equal parts knowledge, confidence, access, and agency. You need to know what to do, how you can accomplish it (and if it means involving others, knowing how to get at them), be free from constraints or consequences to achieve it, and have the confidence to get after it.
Dayana R.

Dayana R.

it means to stand up for yourself and be independent.
Kathy M.

Kathy M.

To be empowered means being your most authentic self. I am a Surrendered Wife and an Empowered Woman. My passion and mission in life is to support women being happy in life and in marriage.
Karin S.

Karin S.

Believer of millennials overcoming and pursuing their passions.
Sara N.

Sara N.

Being empowered means recognizing my divinity and strength. It means taking the time to nurture myself physically, spiritually and emotionally in preparation to be of service to others. It means sharing what I have so gratefully received.
Jami C.

Jami C.

I manage my household well. I raise four children to be strong and think for themselves. I respect my husband and encourage him in his passions. I challenge my students to pursue excellence and never settle. I share what I can with those in need. I encourage and lift up my friends. I take every opportunity given to me to listen and learn. I sacrifice what I want for what I know is best. I take care of body and treat it well. I always imagine what could be and never tire of doing what I love.
Rebecca E.

Rebecca E.

Empowerment means standing strong for yourself as an individual who contributes a unique perspective, not a member of a class, minority or stereotyped group. Empowerment means learning to advocate for yourself rather than apologizing for another’s stereotypes projected on you. Empowerment means learning through your experience and applying this experience as you interact with your community.
Julie T.

Julie T.

Being empowered is about not only lifting yourself up, but lifting others as well. An empowered woman fully supports the women around her in whatever choices leave them feeling fulfilled instead of tearing them down.
Patrice L.

Patrice L.

Free to reach for whatever your mind tells your hands to grasp.
Kishore T.

Kishore T.

Empowering women empowers us all!
Clare B.

Clare B.

Empowerment is having the freedom to choose my own destiny.
pradeep g.

pradeep g.

To be confident in your worth and know that the social system in which you live protects your dignity. To know that you are soaked in equality anywhere you turn. To know that your dreams matter.
Pei G.

Pei G.

Being empowered means to not be shackled by stereotypes, and to choose being your best and most authentic self to fulfill your goals and dreams.
Genevieve L.

Genevieve L.

Being empowered means that as women, we are taking the opportunities we have during this time to play new roles in industry; offering our perspectives and collaboration to a society that has been mostly male dominated. Being empowered means practicing assertiveness while maintaining femininity and continuing the work of the powerful game changing women before us who sacrificed much and left their legacies for future females to thrive.
Bonnie R.

Bonnie R.

Being empowered to me means not having to apologize for who and what I am, an intelligent, thoughtful and purpose driven woman. By living in my empowerment I can share it with other women so they may live in theirs also.
Amanda B.

Amanda B.

Empowered means taking ownership of my life and my decisions, good or bad, popular or not.
Dorothy P.

Dorothy P.

Freedom in our lives, to grow, to be competitive in the workplace, to be independent, financially strong, believe in our faith, raise our families to be successful respectful adults, and aim to keep a happy healthy family life together.
Kathleen H.

Kathleen H.

To be empowered is to envision the possible, see the future, believe you can achieve it, and then have the resources and support to create it.
Gary C.

Gary C.

It is the power to do anything you dream, the courage to proudly share what makes you one of one, and the confidence to embrace the path you set.

It is owning your life.
Sarah B.

Sarah B.

Demonstrating that being young and female is no excuse for not being ambitious.
Stephanie S.

Stephanie S.

To be empowered means to be fearless. It means I am carving my own path, ignoring the things that may try to stand in my way. It means I'm a leader among my peers and in my community. To be empowered means I'm confident in who I am as a woman.
Shreya S.

Shreya S.

To have a choice in how you want to live your life and not be pressured into doing what others think is "empowered".
Jamie M.

Jamie M.

To have the opportunity to use your voice and to educate yourself so you use it wisely.
Michelle N.

Michelle N.

To be empowered is to have the knowledge within one's self that as an individual I am in control of the path my life takes, furthermore having an understanding it is my actions or in-actions which determine the possible outcomes of my life, therefore I cannot be passive.
Jackie W.

Jackie W.

To be confident in one's self and one's ability to facilitate change. To not be dependent on other's opinions and to be willing to step out of your comfort zone to explore new things. I also find empowered women often have a strong network of other empowered women. Networking matters! Encourage each other! Be empowered!
Sarah I.

Sarah I.

Being empowered is about knowing that you can fulfill your potential.
zeneshia z.

zeneshia z.

To be empowered is to be knowledgeable. Meaning as a woman, you are financially knowledgeable, socially conscious and aware of a variety issues in the world.The best way to empower yourself is to READ. Read books on finances, careers, entrepreneurship, social issues and books on enhancing yourself. I also think empowerment is helping other women. If you are in a position to mentor and give back, empower another woman who is not in that position yet. We must stick together!
Romina B.

Romina B.

To live your life according to your own values, while respecting the rights of others, free from coercion and restrictions that keep you from achieving your full potential.
Stephanie B.

Stephanie B.

Empowered is being strong, not a victim. Empowered is thinking critically, not simply accepting the standard or accepted narrative on face value. Empowered means having the strength to stand up for what one believes...and accepting that each act of defiance has a cost. Most importantly, empowered means staying true to oneself.
Eva S.

Eva S.

To be empowered, to me, is to realize the freedom and means I have as a woman to actively take my life and my world in the direction I want it to go. I know I have a special ability to use both the nurturing, feminine nature and strong, ambitious nature in me to foster a power and influence that only a woman could create.
Kelsey J.

Kelsey J.

Empowerment means having the strength to define your own path, and having the compassion to help others do so as well.
Beverly T.

Beverly T.

Inner resources are prerequisites of personal empowerment - intellectual, emotional, spiritual and social maturity; virtues; independent thinking seeded by wisdom that is not self-generated; autonomy balanced by reciprocol influences and commitments. Such interior assets enable strength to swim against popular tides, to resist crowd tyranny; and to shift societal and national trajectories. Robust faith offers singular inoculation against coercion by external forces - by those who are more powerful, richer, more credentialed or more status-packed. Once gained, such soul freedom is highly resistant to enslavement by controllers of this world.
Julie E.

Julie E.

Being empowered is more than making my own decisions. It is accepting responsibility for the consequences of those decisions. It is finding fulfillment in the mundane as well as the exciting. It is exploring my passions and pursuing my dreams. It is refusing to be labeled or put into a box to fit someone else's preconceived idea of what I should be.

It can be found in many places: family, work, faith, friendships.

It is freedom.
Kellee-Morgan W.

Kellee-Morgan W.

Empowered means to be confident in my faith, my intellect, and my character.
Hailie D.

Hailie D.

Being empowered means to constantly seek truth, love your authentic self, and build up people around you.
Ali-Jae A.

Ali-Jae A.

Being empowered means having the courage to be curious, and the confidence to lead.
Kate M.

Kate M.

“We are thoughtful, intelligent and vote knowing that all issues are women’s issues."
Jacqueline W.

Jacqueline W.

My early experiences tried to rob me of being an empowered woman and I fought hard to find the real me so I could speak up and share my wisdom and knowledge with others. I am honored to be an empowered woman.
Alaina A.

Alaina A.

Understanding that being assertive is not the same as being aggressive.
Stephanie F.

Stephanie F.

Being empowered means being true to yourself, pursuing your passion, and lifting up those around you.
Christy L.

Christy L.

To me, empowerment means: having a voice, believing in yourself and the people around you, elevating the issues and causes that are important to you, and being proactive by learning, growing and innovating while inspiring and encouraging others.
Rebecca M.

Rebecca M.

Being able to chart your own course in life - free of interference or negativity.
Lindsay C.

Lindsay C.

Empowerment means having the freedom to choose the kind of woman you want to be, the courage to do so fabulously and the clarity to see that as we do, we enable the women around us to do the same. We back down for no one.
Kristina R.

Kristina R.

Being empowered means having confidence in my God given abilities and talents, and refusing to let another's insecurities bring me down.
Courtney J.

Courtney J.

Being empowered is knowing I can do anything I set my mind to when I have strong, like-minded women out there who will support me along the journey.
Rachel H.

Rachel H.

Being empowered means choosing my own path for my life.
Chaffon D.

Chaffon D.

Empowered women embrace their intellectual autonomy and respect other women who don't necessarily think like them. We speak up in a room full of men and confidently articulate our ideas.
Kimberlee M.

Kimberlee M.

Empowerment is not just about finding your own inner strength. Its about reaching out to others to ignite and support their power, passions, and talents.
Whitney N.

Whitney N.

To feel confident and free to speak your mind, share your passions, and achieve any goals you set in your life without fear of ridicule or road blocks.
Megan W.

Megan W.

We are powerful women who follow their dreams, embrace their passions, and do so with confidence and grace!
Sarah D.

Sarah D.

Being empowered means taking the opportunities open to you and taking the risks that you must take to improve your current self.
Julia S.

Julia S.

Women are empowered when they are in a position to make their own decisions that are in their best interest, both professionally and personally and are recognized for the contributions that they are making to their industry, community and family.
Kate F.

Kate F.

Being empowered means always starting with confidence and leading with passion.
Kelsey H.

Kelsey H.

Being empowered: having the strength to take risks and the focus to live with intention.
Greta P.

Greta P.

Empowerment is possessing the courage to tell each other the truth, and the wisdom to embrace it.
Katie L.

Katie L.

Empowerment is the freedom to fail, but the confidence and ability to succeed
anna s.

anna s.

Being empowered is more than just state of mind, it is a way of life. It is believing in yourself when you feel like no one else does, and speaking up for what you believe in even when you feel like no one is listening.
Chelsie P.

Chelsie P.

Being empowered means having the ability to do something great with confidence.
Jamie K.

Jamie K.

Being empowered means having the freedom, tools and ability to shape my own destiny.
Nicole P.

Nicole P.

The ability to launch a dream into reality. Making no excuses and always remembering that failure is only evident when you do not try.
Alex S.

Alex S.

Empowerment means being a leader. It means taking a stand for what is right and having the courage to be yourself, even in the face of adversity.
Tiffany H.

Tiffany H.

Being empowered means having the freedom to chart your own course. Empowerment comes when women come together to support and lift one another, recognizing what works for one woman might not work for others. Our different life experiences make us stronger!
Sally C.

Sally C.

I own my own actions.
Ginny B.

Ginny B.

Empowered means choosing what issues are important for my family and me, not being boxed in by other's definitions of "women's issues".
Emily D.

Emily D.

Being empowered means owning who you are. Your strengths, your flaws, your curiosity, your determination, and your sacrifices. Owning who you are and being the best you you can be.
Jennifer S.

Jennifer S.

You're better than you think you are, and you can do more than you think you can...NO LIMITS!!
Katie T.

Katie T.

Empowerment is knowing I have what it takes to succeed and the courage to follow my convictions.
Kimberly W.

Kimberly W.

"Empowerment is a state of mind. It’s confidence in your own skin, assurance in your beauty, intellect and performance. It’s holding yourself high in the face of scoffers and marching forward with a banner of buoyancy in your God granted abilities.”
Samantha D.

Samantha D.

Empowerment means the ability to achieve success and personal fulfillment in life through hard work and merit, regardless of circumstances - and the confidence and fearlessness to pursue your dreams.
Coco P.

Coco P.

Empowerment means defying expectations and delighting in being different.
Taylor K.

Taylor K.

To know that I can achieve and do anything I set my mind to
Ellen S.

Ellen S.

Love yourself and lift others up
Ann Marie H.

Ann Marie H.

Being empowered means showing grace, humility and forgiveness when you don't want to.
Susan A.

Susan A.

Having the self esteem and confidence to know that the decisions I make matter and inspire other women to have a voice and do the same.
Jessica D.

Jessica D.

Empowerment is the freedom to capitalize on opportunities to maximize one’s potential.
Jerri Ann H.

Jerri Ann H.

Being empowered means being confident enough to stand up for my family, my country and values.
Lyndsey F.

Lyndsey F.

Being steadfast and confident in my personal freedom and strength, taking responsibility for my choices and decisions—and fearlessly, tirelessly using my talents and gifts to the best of my ability.

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