Inspirational Quotes From 43 Successful Female Entrepreneurs

by Funmi // in Quotes

Often, we love to hear someone who gets us and can relate with us. It gets lovelier when it's coming from someone we follow or look up to for motivation mainly because they have walked a mile in our shoes and their experiences are inspiring and encouraging.

In this article, I have for you some quotes that reflect lessons from their experiences, advice, motivation and passion. I hope you get inspired.

1. Alaina Percival

“I realized that if I was willing to step up and be in the spotlight, I’d be able to make everyone else around me much more powerful as well.”

2. Ali Brown 

“You are going to often find that to step into your biggest opportunity, you will be asked to move through your biggest fear or insecurity.”

3. Amanda Cookson

“Running my own business is empowering. I get to set my own hours, call the shots, and contribute to my family.”

4. Angie Hicks

“Know what you bring.  Know what you don’t bring.  And build a team that covers everything you need.”

5. Anita Roddick

“There is no scientific answer for success. You can’t define it. You’ve simply got to live it and do it.”

6. Angela Ahrendts 

“And if the end result is that someone, somewhere winds up believing they can do something out of the ordinary, well, then you’ve really made it.”

7. Anne Sweeney

“Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.”

8. Arianna Huffington

“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.”

9. Barbara Corcoran

“The difference between successful people and others is how long they spend time feeling sorry for themselves.”

10. Beate Chelette

“Circumstances won’t define me, I will define my circumstances.”

11. Caterina Fake

“The most successful entrepreneurs I know are optimistic. It’s part of the job description.”

12. Chalene Johnson

“If you want it bad enough, you have to be willing to fight for it.”

13. Cher Wang

“If you have a vision, no matter how difficult things are, everything just becomes a process.” 

14. Coco Chanel

“Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.”

15. Deborah Meaden

“True entrepreneurs never stop learning from their own successes and failures – and from one another.”

16. Denise Coates

“The more grateful we feel, the more things we receive to feel grateful for. The more loved we feel, the more love we receive. The more beautiful we feel, the more attractive we become.”

17. Eileen Fisher

“Life-fulfilling work is never about the money- when you feel true passion for something you instinctively find ways to nurture it.”

18. Estée Lauder

“I have never worked a day in my life without selling. If I believe in something, I sell it, and I sell it hard.”

19. Indra Nooyi

“The challenge of a leader is looking around the corner..and making the change before it’s too late to make the change.”

20. Jenny Craig

“It’s not what you do once in a while, it’s what you do day in and day out that makes the difference.”

21. Katia Beauchamp

“Work hard and own it. You make your own success and your own luck. Ask for what you deserve.”

22. Kim Kiyosaki

“If you are starting your own business, the best shortcut is to find a good mentor.”

23. Lori Greiner, 

“Dear optimist, pessimist, and realist – while you guys were busy arguing about the glass of wine, I drank it! Sincerely, the opportunist!”

24. Lori Richardson

“One of the best things you can do is stop and listen; that’s why it’s good to not just immediately respond when someone talks to you. Just stop and make sure you internalized what they said.”

25. Madam C.J. Walker 

“I had to make my own living and my own opportunity! But I made it! Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.”

26. Mary Kay Ash

“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.”

27. Maya Angelou

“Nothing will work unless you do.”

28. Martha Stewart

“It is within everyone’s grasp to be a CEO.”

29. Marie Forleo

“Never start a business just to ‘make money’. Start a business to make a difference.”

30. Melinda Emerson

“You never lose in business, either you win or you learn.”

31. Millie Leung

“If you are giving a lot of value, if you are making an impact in people’s lives, it will be reflected in your bank account.”

32. Oprah Winfrey

“I don’t believe in failure. It’s not failure if you enjoyed the process.”

33. Sara Blakely

“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.” 

34. Sheryl Sandberg

“Knowing that things could be worse should not stop us from trying to make them better.”

35. Sophia Amoruso

“No matter where you are in life, you’ll save a lot of time by not worrying too much about what other people think about you. The earlier in your life that you can learn that, the easier the rest of it will be.”

36. Sofia Vergara

“Never take no personally. Sometimes people tell you no for a reason that has nothing to do with you. You must keep going.” 

37. Sue Bryce

“This was the best thing I ever did. I mean, putting myself as the face of my business.”

38. Tamara McCleary 

“Building a brand means knowing your story and building and sharing that story.”

39. Tara Gentile

“People don’t buy because what you do is awesome. People buy because it makes them feel awesome.”

40. Tory Burch

“There are many things you can do overnight but there is no overnight success.”

41. Vera Wang

“Success isn’t about the end result, it’s about what you learn along the way.”

42. Virginia Rometty

“I learned to always take on things I’d never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist.”

43. Yang Lan 

“I think nowadays, women are breaking the borders or the boundaries and also trying to give a new interpretation in terms of impact you can have to the society.”

Which of these Successful Female entrepreneurs do you enjoy and follow? Any quotes you love most here. Comment below.

About the author 


Funmi is a Certified Functional Health Coach. She is passionate about helping female entrepreneurs transform from Stress and burnout so they can begin to thrive in their body and, by extension, their businesses.

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