These women have fought adversity and triumphed by becoming successful women in business. As a woman in business it’s important to highlight women who have impacted the world of business in their various roles. My dream is to one day make an impact in my business and motivate other women the way these women do. Here are 20 motivational quotes from women in business:
1.”The most successful entrepreneurs I know are optimistic. It’s part of the job description.” – Caterina Fake, Founder of Flickr
2.”In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders .” – Sheryl Sandberg, COO Facebook
3.”There is nothing like a concrete life plan to weigh you down. Because if you always have one eye on some future goal, you stop paying attention to the job at hand, miss opportunities that might arise, and stay fixedly on one path, even when a better, newer course might have opened up.” – Indra Nooyi, CEO PepsiCo
4.”For CEOs today, it’s all about achieving growth and efficiency through innovation. It’s not about product innovation so much anymore as about innovating business models, process, culture and management.” – Ginni Rometty, CEO IBM
5.”Leadership is not about men in suits. It is a way of life for those who know who they are and are willing to be their best to create the life they want to live” – Kathleen Schafer, Founder of Leadership Connection
6.”My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.” – Oprah Winfrey, CEO HARPO
7.”Don’t confuse progress with winning.” ― Mary T. Barra, CEO General Motors
8.”Humans are allergic to change. They love to say, ‘We’ve always done it this way.’ I try to fight that. That’s why I have a clock on my wall that runs counter-clockwise.” – Chien-Shiung Wu, Particle Physics Pioneer
9.”Growth and comfort do not coexist.” – Ginni Rometty, CEO IBM
10.”Good leaders organise and align people around what the team needs to do. Great leaders motivate and inspire people with why they’re doing it. That’s purpose and that’s the key to achieving something truly transformational.” -Marilyn Hewson, CEO Lockheed Martin
11.”I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough.” – Marissa Mayer, former CEO of Yahoo
12.”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.” – Arianna Huffington, Editor of Huffington Post
13.”Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules and build a life you’re proud to live.” ― Anne Sweeney, former Co-chair of Disney Media
14.”As a leader, it’s a major responsibility on your shoulders to practice the behaviour you want others to follow.” – Himanshu Bhatia, CEO of Rose International
15.“Whatever it is that you think you want to do, and whatever it is that you think stands between you and that, stop making excuses. You can do anything.” – Katia Beauchamp, co-founder and CEO of Birchbox.
16.“Whatever you do, be different – that was the advice my mother gave me and I can’t think of better advice for an entrepreneur. If you’re different, you will stand out.” – Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop
17.“In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.” -Coco Chanel, founder of Chanel
18.“Repetition makes reputation and reputation makes customers.” – Elizabeth Arden, founder of Elizabeth Arden Inc.
19.“Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else.” – Sara Blakely, founder of Spanx
20.“Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.” Mary Kay Ash, founder Mary Kay Cosmetics
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