There’s nothing more empowering that a businesswoman in a high position that would traditionally belong to a male. As time passes by, more and more women entrepreneurs start rising and the opportunities available for all women keep appearing at higher and higher rates.
The quotes below are the perfect inspirational quotes for women that are in need of some words of wisdom from some of the most influential and talented women in their field.
1. Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook CEO, Author
“Knowing that things could be worse should not stop us from trying to make them better.”
No matter how many difficulties you have faced so far in your life, stop focusing on how worse things can get. You have to believe that you can always find a way to turn things around and give yourself that much needed second chance.
2. Hillary Clinton, Presumptive Democratic Presidential Nominee
“Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply about what you believe in. And, when you stumble, keep the faith. And, when you’re knocked down, get right back up and never listen to anyone who says you can’t or shouldn’t go on.”
Hillary Clinton always stands up for women’s rights. With this quote, she sets an example of how you are not supposed to lose your faith in yourself and keep on fighting to achieve your dreams, no matter what people tell you.
3. Eileen Fisher, Clothing designer and founder of Eileen Fisher Inc.
“Life-fulfilling work is never about the money- when you feel true passion for something you instinctively find ways to nurture it.”
Work hard and make sure you love what you do. The most important thing is to work on something that will make you want to wake up every day and work even harder. That will bring you both happiness and success.
4. Lori Greiner, Inventor, Entrepreneur and Television Personality
“Dear optimist, pessimist, and realist – while you guys were busy arguing about the glass of wine, I drank it! Sincerely, the opportunist!”
Take Lori Greiner’s words and apply them to your everyday life. Be an opportunist and chase after the opportunities that present themselves to you. Soon enough, you will find that you will start seeing things in a more fun and practical way.
5. Lillian Vernon, Founder of Lillian Vernon Corporation
“It was a risk. I had a husband and I was pregnant with my oldest son. But I don’t look at risks the way other people do. When you’re an entrepreneur, you have to go in feeling like you’re going to be successful.”
Taking risks can be the one thing that can set you apart from your peers. Believe in yourself and don’t be afraid of the possibility of things going wrong. You will never know what you can achieve until you give it a go.
6. Estee Lauder, Co-Founder of Estee Lauder Companies
“I have never worked a day in my life without selling. If I believe in something, I sell it and I sell it hard.”
Being one of the most successful business owners, Estee Lauder was one of the richest, self-made entrepreneurs in America. Believing in the products she created, was the biggest reason for her success and therefore her most important piece of advice to offer.
7. Arianna Huffington, Co-Founder of The Huffington Post
“We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.”
Everybody makes mistakes. It’s part of the human nature. Use your mistakes as a way to improve yourself and to help yourself grow. That is what’s most important.
8. Oprah Winfrey, Talk Show Hostess, Producer, Philanthropist
“On my own, I will just create, and if it works, it works, and if it doesn’t, I’ll create something else. I don’t have any limitations on what I think I could do or be.”
Out of all the female entrepreneur’s quotes, Oprah’s words always speak to me the most. She believed in herself and she worked hard to make her dreams come true without letting anyone define her.
9. Anne Sweeney, Co-Chair of Disney Media Networks
“Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.”
Each and every one of us has a different goal and is after a different result. Don’t define your success by what others have achieved but create your own path and be proud of the outcome.
10. Ellen DeGeneres, Comedienne
“I work really hard at trying to see the big picture and not getting stuck in ego. I believe we’re all put on this planet for a purpose, and we all have a different purpose… When you connect with that love and that compassion, that’s when everything unfolds.”
Ellen’s quote is probably one that most of us need to hear from time to time. We all get so caught up in becoming better and better that we lose our purpose and start working mechanically. Don’t forget where you started from or what dreams you held dear. This will not only make you a better businesswoman but a better person too.
Success is in your hands
If you dream it, you can do it. That’s what these women had in mind when they were trying to achieve their goals. It doesn’t matter if you’re not experienced yet; you have all the potential to become a kick-ass entrepreneur as long as you believe in your powers.
If you stick to having a clear goal in your mind and you are dedicated to work hard to achieve it, nothing can stand in your way.