The Girl Boss Playlist: 10 Songs to Make You Feel Empowered

Listening to a playlist of songs by powerful women is a uniquely empowering experience. Nothing makes me feel more confident than having a jam session to my favorite female artists as I’m getting ready for the day. Here are ten of my favorite songs by women in a variety of genres that celebrate independence, feminism, and self-love.

1. “Screwed” by Janelle Monáe ft. Zoë Kravitz

Lyric spotlight: “Everything is sex / Except sex, which is power / You know power is just sex / Now ask yourself who’s screwing you”

2. “Primadonna” by MARINA

Lyric spotlight: “Got you wrapped around my finger, babe / You can count on me to misbehave”

3. “NASA” by Ariana Grande

Lyric spotlight: “You don’t wanna leave me, but I’m tryna self-discover / Keep me in your orbit and you know you’ll drag me under”

4. “Wifey” by Qveen Herby

Lyric spotlight: “These hips are a work of art / And if you don’t see that, death do us part”

5. “Flawless Remix” by Beyoncé ft. Nicki Minaj

Lyric spotlight: “We flawless, ladies tell ‘em / Say ‘I look so good tonight’”

6. “Rich Girl Mood” by Dounia ft. Kehlani

Lyric spotlight: “I’m on my rich girl mood, what do rich girls do? / They toastin’ on cloud 9, now that’s a rich girl view”

7. “Juice” by Lizzo

Lyric spotlight: “Ain’t my fault that I’m out here makin’ news / I’m the pudding in the proof / Gotta blame it on my juice”

8. “A Living Human Girl” by The Regrettes

Lyric spotlight: “I’m not being bossy, I’m saying how I feel / And I’m not a bitch for stating what is real”

9. “Bad Girls” by M.I.A.

Lyric spotlight: “Live fast, die young, bad girls do it well / My chain hits my chest when I’m banging on the dashboard / My chain hits my chest when I’m banging on the radio”

10. “Venus” by Lady Gaga

Lyric spotlight: “I can’t help the way I’m feeling / Goddess of love, please take me to your leader / I can’t help, I keep on dancing”

You can find my full playlist of favorites on Spotify!