20 Empowering Quotes From Female Entrepreneurs From Around The World

We all have those days when we need a little nudge to get going. For days like this, it’s incredibly helpful to have a few inspirational quotes on hand that will motivate you to get up and make the most of the day. Quotes can offer a fresh perspective and insight on everyday challenges.

Here are some of the best motivational quotes from top female entrepreneurs to help you get your mojo back if you have lost it. Print these and refer to them daily to get your mind in the right place for a productive day.

  1. “One of the most important things I have learned is that businesses don’t fail, entrepreneurs give up. Now sometimes, giving up is the right decision. But usually, you just need to dig in and figure out how to make things better. Remember: Every day is a new opportunity to get up and do it better than yesterday!” — Adda Birnir, founder and instructor, Skillcrush

  2. “The difference between successful people and others is how long they spend time feeling sorry for themselves.” — Barbara Corcoran, real estate magnate and ‘Shark Tank’ investor.

  3. “Life-fulfilling work is never about the money — when you feel true passion for something, you instinctively find ways to nurture it.” — Eileen Fisher, fashion designer.

  4. “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, Spanx

  5. “I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” — Estée Lauder

  6. “It’s up to us to all challenge our own boundaries, our own comfort zones, and get out and see what else is out there in the world and what else is possible, and give ourselves a shot to go a little bit deeper, a little bit further.” — Jennifer Kushell, founder and CEO of Young & Successful Media and YSN.com (Your Success Now)

  7. “People don’t take opportunities because the timing is bad, the financial side unsecure. Too many people are overanalysing. Sometimes you just have to go for it.” — Michelle Zatlyn, Co-founder of CloudFlare

  8. “Our fear of the unknown and our fear of making mistakes trick us into focusing on what we don’t know or can’t do. When we give ourselves the freedom to be uncertain and less than perfect, then we can start thinking, ‘What do I know? What can I do?’ That’s when the adventure starts — learning, thriving, conquering, failing, recouping, and having a ton of fun.” — Kristin Smith, COO, Dolly, Inc.

  9. “What I have learned is that people become motivated when you guide them to the source of their own power and when you make heroes out of employees who personify what you want to see in the organization.” — Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop

  10. “Build something you’re passionate about. As an entrepreneur, you have to have the passion and drive to stay the course.” — Alexandra Chong, CEO and founder, Lulu

  11. “Find the smartest people you can and surround yourself with them.” — Marissa Meyer, CEO, Yahoo!

  12. “As a leader, it’s a major responsibility on your shoulders to practice the behaviour you want others to follow.” — Himanshu Bhatia, Founder and CEO, Rose International

  13. “People respond well to those that are sure of what they want.” — Anna Wintour, editor-in-Chief, American Vogue

  14. “Dear optimist, pessimist, and realist: While you guys were busy arguing about the glass of wine, I drank it! Sincerely, the opportunist!” — Lori Greiner, inventor, QVC host and ‘Shark Tank’ investor.

  15. “Surround yourself with a trusted and loyal team. It makes all the difference.” — Alison Pincus, co-founder, One Kings Lane

  16. “What I wanted was to be allowed to do the thing in the world that I did best–which I believed then and believe now is the greatest privilege there is. When I did that, success found me.” — Debbi Fields, the creator of Mrs Fields

  17. “Your job as a leader is to stay as close in touch as possible with those closest to the action.” — Kat Cole, president, Focus Brands

  18. “If you are committed to creating value and if you aren’t afraid of hard times, obstacles become utterly unimportant. A nuisance perhaps, but with no real power. The world respects creation; people will get out of your way.” — Candice Carpenter Olson, Co-CEO, Fullbridge

  19. “Treating people with kindness and respect seems elementary but is not always reciprocated. I often run into people who tell me a story about how I impacted their life — most often by an act of kindness that they never forgot.” — April Uchitel, chief brand officer, Spring

  20. “Making the decision to not follow a system, or someone else’s rules has allowed me to really dig into what my own strengths and gifts are without spending time feeling jaded or wasteful.” — Ishita Gupta, founder of Fear.less Magazine

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