10 Things That Make A Strong Woman

By Lydian Shipp|Updated June 21, 2022
CheckedMedically Reviewed By Lauren Guilbeault, LMHC

Having power and influence is something that is becoming accessible to more and more women around the world. Throughout time, women have been oppressed and forced to abandon many of their natural power and strength sources. Today, women are abler than ever to embrace their strength.

Some women may ask themselves, though, what is a strong woman? With so many competing ideas, from the Powerful Businesswoman to the Compassionate Homemaker, it can be difficult to discern the true meaning of feminine strength in today’s environment. The truth is that a woman can be strong no matter her status or profession; these are just some of the things that make a woman strong.

1. Asking For Help

Being Strong Can Take on Many Different Meanings
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Strong women aren’t afraid to ask for help. Being strong doesn’t always mean that you do everything by yourself; sometimes, it means having the strength to admit your weaknesses. A truly strong woman recognizes her weaknesses and knows when to ask other people for help. She acknowledges others’ strengths by asking for help, and she also forgives herself for her weaknesses. Asking for help can be an extremely powerful and strong thing to do, so this is not overlooked.

Some women struggle to feel strong or comfortable with themselves. A woman who can admit to herself that she feels that she lacks strength is very strong indeed! Have the courage to seek professional help in your journey to developing inner strength and confidence.

2. Self-Love

A strong woman loves herself. She loves and appreciates the way her body looks, no matter whether or not she “measures up” to the standards set forth for her by society. She appreciates her mental abilities and emotional capacities. Strong women take the time to nurture and love themselves every day, whether it be through a morning yoga routine or a nighttime bath, or reading ritual to broaden the mind. A strong woman cares about her physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing and takes steps to love all parts of herself.

3. Bravery And Courage

Bravery and a willingness to go after what you want are huge parts of what makes a strong woman. Strong women know what they want and aren’t afraid to chase it down. Bravery is essential to follow your dreams, so having the courage to go to a job interview that makes you nervous to talk to a guy you’re interested in is a great start toward being a strong woman. Strong women are willing to take risks and suffer possible rejection or to reap the possible rewards!

4. Confidence In Being Alone

Of course, humans are social creatures. Most women enjoy spending time with friends and family from time to time, but being able to comfortably and confidently spend time alone with only yourself is important. There’s strength in being alone, just as there’s strength in numbers. If you’re able to be happy with only your own company, you’ll be stronger and better manage relationships. Being alone doesn’t mean total isolation, though. Sometimes, being alone in a group of people – like going solo to a coffee shop or party – takes the most strength and dedication and can be the most rewarding.

Spending some time alone regularly is proven to have some positive effects. For example, women who take time alone experience better memory, improved creativity, and a stronger spiritual connection. Temporary periods of isolation can also encourage introspection and a focus on self-improvement, both of which are crucial to developing strength as a woman.

5. Constant Pursuit Of Learning

For a strong woman, learning doesn’t end when school finishes. Learning is a life goal. Strong women take time to read, watch documentaries, and listen to interesting podcasts. On top of that, they’re open-minded, and they listen to the stories, thoughts, and experiences of the people around them. A strong woman isn’t intimidated by different worldviews or perspectives; she tries to learn about them to understand them and gain new and valuable insights. Strong women adopt a mindset of constant learning to fuel their ideas.

6. Organization And Management

Strong women all have a way of organizing and managing their lives. Different women adopt different organizational styles, but every strong woman has her life put together in a way where she’s able to take care of the things that are important to her. This doesn’t necessarily mean that she chooses a “businesswoman” style of living (although she could); the strong woman prioritizes and unabashedly makes decisions for herself and her life. She knows how to be responsible, but she also knows that sometimes “irresponsibility” is the right answer. She’s able to balance her life and responsibilities successfully.

7. Know Your Self-Worth

A strong woman knows what she’s worth, and she doesn’t accept anything less. In love, she’ll only accept the best, and when she realizes that the relationship isn’t right for her, she’ll have the courage to step away so that she can reconnect with herself and open to a higher quality love. Strong women deserve to be with good people, and they surround themselves with individuals that make them happy and add value and positivity to their lives. The toxic or negative influences in their lives are removed once their impact is realized, and thus the woman can move forward in her life quickly and without regret.

8. Knowing When To Have Fun

Being Strong Can Take on Many Different Meanings

A strong woman knows when to work hard, but she also knows when to let go and have fun. Having fun is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. It can dramatically improve a woman’s self-esteem, confidence and happiness to take time away from work to do something she enjoys. Many women have different definitions of fun, but identifying fun activities (and activities that aren’t) is a strength and an advantage. Strong women take time to have fun so that they can reconnect with themselves on a deeper level. Of course, work can be fun too! Ideally, work should be fun. Having fun at the end of a long day of work is a reward that helps a woman recuperate and keep working toward her goals day after day. If a strong woman is unhappy and has trouble finding enjoyment in her life, she considers her situation and makes changes to solve it.

Of course, work can be fun too! Ideally, work should be fun. A strong woman can find fun even in less-than-enjoyable activities because she knows that a large part of her happiness and strength comes from her ability to enjoy her life in all its glory. If she’s unhappy and has trouble finding enjoyment in her life, she considers her situation and makes changes to solve it.

9. Connecting With Spirituality

Strong women take time to connect to their spiritual side every. No matter your religion or belief system, taking a few minutes every day to express gratitude for what you have and connect to your Higher Self can be a rewarding a fulfilling practice. In fact, spirituality has been cited by scientific studies as a major source of strength and vitality, especially for women! Female business leaders and entrepreneurs have developed a stronger sense of peace and purpose through various connections to the divine. A daily practice of spiritual connection helps women feel motivated in their work and can provide a great deal of strength when dealing with personal and work-related issues.

10. Learning From Your Mistakes

A strong woman isn’t perfect; she makes plenty of mistakes! But strong women don’t cower and feel embarrassed by the things they’ve done wrong. Instead, they rise to meet the challenge of self-improvement. A strong woman looks at her mistakes clearly in the eye and endeavors to learn from them to repeat them in the future. She takes the lessons she’s learned from failing and applies these lessons to all her efforts. A strong woman lets her faults and flaws push her forward rather than letting them hold her back. When she hurts someone through a mistake, she takes the time to apologize and empathize and tries to learn what she did to hurt the other person to repeat the same thing. Being able to admit when you’ve done wrong and learn from it is exceptionally powerful.


Strong women come in many different shapes, sizes, and personalities, and these are just some of the qualities that a strong woman may have. Some women draw their strength from a more quiet and reserved nature, while other women exert their strength through a loud, boisterous attitude. But, part of being strong can love yourself and appreciate your unique qualities. So, no matter her personality or personal preferences, every woman should be able to say to herself, “I am a strong woman”!

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