Inspirational Women

Inspirational women and their qualities

What are the things that make women inspirational?

Just A Woman

What makes a woman inspirational will of course vary a little according to the individual concerned. Inspirational is one of those words that is a little intangible and you can bet your bottom dollar that if you tell someone they are inspirational they will argue that they are not.

Things that make women inspirational

Here are my ideas on what makes a woman inspirational and I would love to know what you think.

1. She speaks honestly and openly.

2. She describes genuine feelings which helps others to feel less isolated.

3. She is not scared to tackle the taboo or uncomfortable issues.

4. She accepts that women have a right to do their own research and to decide on the best course of action for them.

5. She does not big herself up.

6. She counts her blessings.

7. She is likely to have overcome great difficulties and obstacles.

8. She focuses more on others rather than worrying about what others think about her

9. She will give advice but not insist people take it.

10. She asks for support when she needs it

11. She keep on keeping on

23 things that make a woman inspirational

12. She has learned to take time out and relax for her own wellbeing and so that after a break she can get back to changing things for the better.

13. She knows as life changes, she may have to rediscover or reinvent herself

14. She will challenge the status quo

15. She will go out of her comfort zone

16. She will remember and honour those who helped her on her journey.

17. She makes things happen

18. She knows she does not have all the answers so she has the ability to listen and learn

10. She is resourceful seeking out the right knowledge, equipment, contact, skills, qualities or person.

20. She is the one of those special individuals who just get on and do it whilst everyone else is talking about it.

21. She counts herself amongst generous spirits happy to share what they have learned along the way.

22. She smiles and can be fun to have around.

23. She creates memorable moments.

Where are they?

So who are these inspirational women? You will find them amongst the creators and the campaigners. You will also find them in business, in the public sector and in charities. You will also them amongst the stay at home mums a lot. I bet you can name one in your own head right now.

Over to you, what does make women inspirational?

So do you know an inspirational woman and what does she mean to you?

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  • Susie / So Happy In Town

    My mum is certainly inspirational to me for her strength and ability to never worry what others think. I’m only just learning that now, despite her trying to tell me since I was a little girl that all that matters is how you feel yourself. #bigpinklink

  • Becky, Cuddle Fairy

    I love this post. It’s so full of gratitude & positivity. I think women bloggers are in a wonderful position to spread goodness through their blog posts. Without even trying they help others by sharing their feelings and experiences! Thank you for sharing with us at #BloggerClubUK x

  • Cal at Family Makes

    What a beautiful list of positive affirmations. It made me believe that maybe I could be inspirational too xx #TheListLinky

  • Carrie Wootten

    Such a super post – there are so many inspirational we know in our lives, that they should all be celebrated! Thanks so much for sharing x

  • Emma

    Especially like the one about getting on and doing it while everyone else is talking about it lol. I’m also inspired by women who support other people and are there for each other.

  • The Pramshed

    Brilliant! There are so many inspirational women out there who I have come across since setting up my blog. I think that we are all inspirational in our ways, we may not be all 23 of these, but if we’re some that’s great and very inspiring. Thanks for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

  • Kim - Raising a Ragamuffin

    I can think of a handful of inspirational women straight away without much thought. This was a great uplifting post on a friday evening 🙂 #TheListLinky

  • Annette, Four Acorns / Quatre graines de chêne

    What a wonderful list of characteristics, spot on too! I know quite a few women who have those qualities, maybe not all of them but a good few nonetheless, and they are definitely inspirational.

  • Debs

    “She asks for support when she needs it” – this is my number one – so many of us offer support and help to others but forget to ask for it ourselves. Thanks for this list, it gives me hope that I am going in the right direction.


  • Jeannette @autismmumma

    Great post, I can think of quite a few inspirational ladies who beaver away, not necessarily getting or needing the spotlight/big blog break, they know they’re doing the best they can and that’s good enough for them #TheMMLinky

  • Michelle

    There are a few women who have inspired me over the years but I will say for sure, a friend’s mother who I’ve known for a very long time was and still is an inspiration to me. When I met her, she was going through a nasty divorce. She struggled through depression and was still there for her children, one of whom tried to kill himself. She had overcome sexual assault and later in life, she beat Cancer. And all this time she held onto her faith in God to get her through. She is an amazing woman and one I will always admire for the rest of my days:) #FamilyFunLinky

  • Alana - Burnished Chaos

    What a great list. I take inspiration from all the women in my life, including my 3 yr old daughter, and all of the amazing bloggers I read and interact with in a daily basis are truly inspirational.
    Thank you for joining #FamilyFunLinky x

  • Kirsty

    Love this! I think ‘Keep on, keeping on’ has been one of my most uses phrases this year so far. These things definitely make women inspirational and they also show our willlingness to evolve. You aren’t always born with these abilities but adapt over time and as required. Many people claim to be scared of change or to hate it, but women change all the time to cope, survive and thrive. Thank you for joining #ThursdayTeam

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