25 Inspirational Songs to Help You Lead Fearlessly

What better way to celebrate the awesome strength of strong women than with some inspirational songs?

Check out the hand-picked playlist below, provided by your gal pals at Be Leaderly, with twenty-five empowerment anthems that will make you feel fearless. They work well whether you’re in “low gear” or dealing with a killer commute, a daunting work session, or that deliverable that was due yesterday.

Oh and here’s one more reason (as if you needed it) to take a listen. Researchers from University of Virginia, Charlottesville , the University of British Columbia, Vancouver and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, found that high and moderate noise levels have been found to open people’s minds to more abstract thinking. And, they also found that moderate noise levels are ideal for creative thinking, in particular. Maybe silence isn’t so golden after all?!

Browse through our picks — ranging from Rachel Platten’s “Fight song” to Santigold’s “Can’t get enough of myself” to Demi Lovato’s “Confident”. And prepare to feel courageous, unstoppable, on fire, and ready to run the world.

Watch the YouTube playlist or listen to it on iTunes.

Now have at it!


Brave—Sara Bareilles


Can’t Get Enough Of Myself—Santigold


Confident—Demi Lovato


Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself—Jess Glynne


Doubt—Mary J. Blige


Fearless—Jasmine Murray


Fight Song—Rachel Platten


Girl On Fire—Alicia Keys


Happy Girl—Martina McBride


Independent Women, Pt. 1—Destiny’s Child


 I Will Survive— Gloria Gaynor


Just A Girl—No Doubt


Most Girls—Hailee Steinfeld


Never Give Up—Sia


Ray Of Light—Madonna


Roar—Katy Perry


Run The World (Girls)—Beyoncé


Shake It Off—Taylor Swift


Step By Step—Whitney Houston


Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)—Kelly Clarkson


Swingin’ With My Eyes Closed—Shania Twain


The Champion—Carrie Underwood


Try—P!nk


Unstoppable—Sia


Wings—Little Mix

What are your favorite inspirational songs or girl-power anthems? Share them below!

The Be Leaderly Team

We are dedicated to helping emerging women leaders advance into management and leadership positions. With clients like Amazon, Bank of America, Boeing, eBay, GM, Homeland Security, MetLife,  Microsoft, Siemens, Society of Women Engineers, Verizon, USDA—and more than 400 organizations in the commercial, academic, non-profit and government sectors, Be Leaderly works with organizations that want to develop a pipeline of qualified and engaged emerging women leaders. Our workshops, webinars and coaching programs help women employees gain clarity on how their talents can contribute to the organization’s success, encourage them to enter the leadership pipeline, and provide them with the tools necessary to take ownership of their career advancement.

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