Are you a woman in business? Being a woman in business can be quite challenging. Check out these women in business quotes that can inspire you to be a confident and successful woman in business.
As a woman in business, you’ll know that it is quite challenging.
This is because you’ll have to strive to succeed in a world where there’s stiff competition.
Furthermore, there’s the issue of male dominance in the business world.
Given this scenario, as a woman in business, it’ll be a real struggle to make a name for yourself.
Fortunately, you are not alone in this.
So many women have had to go through the struggle of being a successful woman in business.
That’s what these quotes on women in business are all about.
So, these quotes on women in business are motivational words from women who have experienced and overcame the challenges of being a woman in business.
Furthermore, for you to be truly successful as a woman in business, you’ll need to exude a high level of confidence.
This is because confidence in yourself and your goals is one of the vital keys to success in business.
With that in mind, these quotes on women in business will also inspire you to build up the right level of confidence you need for success in your business.
More so, these quotes on business will also keep you motivated to keep pushing despite the challenges you encounter.
Thus, making you a strong, confident and optimistic woman in business.
Hence, read, enjoy and meditate on these quotes on women in business.
Women In Business Quotes
1A businesswoman needs a successful mix of design and practicality. – Donatella Versace
2A little support for women entrepreneurs can go a long way. – Ratna Prabha
3A passionate woman is worth the chaos. – Anonymous
4A strong woman believes that she is strong enough to face her journey; and a woman of faith believes that it is in this journey that she will become strong. – Millie Leung
5A successful woman is one who build a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at her. – Anonymous
6A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform. – Diane Mariechild
7A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult. – Melinda Gates
8Ability should only be judged on the basis of qualification and not gender. – Harshini Kanhekar
9Above all, be the heroine of your life. – Nora Ephron
10Always take on new challenges—even if you are not sure you are completely ready. – Sheryl Sandberg
11As a leader, I am tough on myself and I raise the standard for everybody; however, I am very caring because I want people to excel at what they are doing so that they can aspire to be me in the future. – Indra Nooyi
12As women’s issues continue to receive tremendous attention, it is important for Women Parliamentarians to form a united forum. – Rwitwika Bhattacharya
13Being confident and believing in your own self-worth is necessary to achieving your potential. – Sheryl Sandberg
14Closing the gap for women entrepreneurs should be a priority for the federal government and yet the Small Business Administration has failed in their promise to women business owners. – Ruben Hinojosa
15Define success in your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live. – Anne Sweeney
16Do one thing every day that scares you. – Eleanor Roosevelt
17Don’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
18Don’t be swayed by overnight success stories. Most entrepreneurs make it after years of hard work. – Lavina Rodrigues
19Don’t just stand for the success of other women; insist on it. – Gail Blanke
20Don’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
21Embrace the inner entrepreneur in you and give it your best. – Tina Garg
22Empowering women is one of the most important things we – and indeed, every business can do. – Paul Polman
23Entrepreneurs – both women and men need equal and fair access to finance to create new businesses, to reach to new markets, and to adapt to climate change. – Arancha Gonzalez
24Entrepreneurship is the last refuge of the troublemaking individual. – Natalie Clifford Barney
25Every entrepreneur talks about the passion you have for your work, and I think that’s what’s missing with a lot of women in business. – Martha Stewart
26Everyone has oceans to fly, if they have the heart to do it. Is it reckless? Maybe. But what do dreams know of boundaries? – Amelia Earhart
27I cared as much about the process as I did about the results. No decision was too small. – Sophia Amoruso
28For 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
29Fortunately, we have a lot of really smart women in the business. – Rosanna Arquette
30I always did something I was a little not ready to do, I think that’s how you grow. – Marissa Mayer
31I am not satisfied in making money for myself. I endeavor to provide employment for hundreds of the women of my race. – Madam C.J. Walker
32I am proud that I can show my daughter that women can do anything — including start businesses. I want her to feel like she has endless opportunities. I find that people underestimate the perseverance of female entrepreneurs, especially moms. Moms are superheroes, moms are tough. We can pretty much do everything. It is empowering. – Natalie Rebot
33I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse. – Florence Nightingale
34I believe that the rights and rights of women and girls are the unfinished business of the 21st century. – Hilliary Clinton
35I believe it is always better to have a team of mom-preneurs running an enterprise than one. – Anjali Gulati
36I did not know what I wanted to do, but I knew the kind of woman I wanted to be. I wanted to be an independent woman, a woman who runs her own life, who’s in charge of her own life. – Diane Von Furstenberg
37I don’t want to be a great executive without being a great mum and a great wife. I don’t want to look back and say that I wish I had done things differently. ‘Balance’ is a really big word for me. – Angela Ahrendts
38I don’t believe in failure. It’s not failure if you enjoyed the process. – Oprah Winfrey
39I feel more comfortable being confrontational and authoritative. It’s important for women in this business. – Jillian Rose Banks
Motivational Women In Business Quotes
40I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite, which I would like. – Coco Chanel
41I just love bossy women. I could be around them all day. To me, bossy is not a pejorative term at all. It means somebody’s passionate and engaged and ambitious and doesn’t mind learning. – Amy Poehler
42I know in the business world, some women won’t speak if there are men in meetings for fear of being seen as too assertive. – Whitney Wolfe Herd
43I learned to always take on things I’d never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist. – Virginia Rometty
44I never thought of myself as a woman leader or a Latina leader; I just thought of myself as a leader. – Geisha Williams
45I never dreamed about success; I worked for it. – Estée Lauder
46I represent the small businesses, the women, and the families working so hard to rebuild our communities. – Sher Valenzuela
47I want to be recognised as a successful entrepreneur, not just as a successful woman entrepreneur. – Anisha Singh
48I’m a 21-year-old acid attack survivor, now turned entrepreneur. For me, a dream to be a designer seemed far-fetched at one time. But instead of hiding my scarred face behind a scarf, I went public and started living my dream: a fashion designer. – Rupa
49If people are doubting how far you can go, go so far that you can’t hear them anymore. – Michele Ruiz
50If you are starting your own business, the best shortcut is to find a good mentor. – Kim Kiyosaki
51If you are successful, it is because somewhere, sometime, someone gave you a life or an idea that started you in the right direction. Remember also that you are indebted to life until you help some less fortunate person, just as you were helped. – Melinda Gates
52If you can get paid for doing what you love, every paycheck is a bonus. Give yourself the bonus of a lifetime: pursue your passion. Discover what you love. Then do it. – Oprah Winfrey
53If you have an idea, you have to believe in yourself or no one else will. – Sarah Michelle Gellar
54If you push through that feeling of being scared, that feeling of taking risk, really amazing things can happen. – Marissa Mayer
55I’m a workaholic and I don’t believe in “No”. If I’m not sleeping, nobody’s sleeping. – Beyonce
56I’m grateful for the ascendancy of women in business and politics, which may yet advance the humanity of those callings. – Lawrence Wright
57In any business, it is impossible to do it half-heartedly and succeed. – Millie Leung
58In one month, the Small Business Administration does $1 billion of loans and guarantees for businesses; many of those are women-owned businesses. – Sylvia Mathews Burwell
59In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders. – Sheryl Sandberg
60It is confidence in our bodies, minds, and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures. – Oprah Winfrey
61It is easier for women to succeed in business, the arts, and politics in America than in Europe. – Hedy Lamarr
62It is within everyone’s grasp to be a CEO. – Martha Stewart
63It was a risk. I had my husband and I was pregnant with my oldest son. But I don’t look at risk the way other people do. When you’re an entrepreneur, you have to go in feeling like you’re going to be successful. – Lillian Vernon
64It’s not about being included. It’s about creating your own space and including yourself and then finding other people that are like, Okay. – Sophia Amoruso
65It’s so hard for women in this business. And I want to be doing this when I’m 50. – Sienna Miller
66I’ve always believed that one woman’s success can only help another woman’s success. – Gloria Vanderbilt
67Just go for it. Too often, women have a confidence gap that makes them pause and slow down while men dive in and learn as they go. Just go for it. – Kathleen Murphy
68Life-fulfilling work is never about the money, when you feel true passion for something, you instinctively find ways to nurture it. – Eileen Fisher
69Luck and hard work have something to do with success, but it’s often the relationship you cultivate that can help you regroup. – Sarah Jessica Parker
70Managing pregnancy while managing (and growing) one’s own business teaches women to be master jugglers and that, for me, is the true essence of entrepreneurship. – Summi Gambhir
71Men don’t quite know how to read women if they’re not used to seeing them in a business environment. – Sandra E. Peterson
72Men selectively listen. When that happened, I’d stop the conversation and say ‘Do you realize I said that 10 minutes ago? Women have to take responsibility for the dynamic around them. You can’t just say Woe to me. – Maggie Wilderotter
73Mompreneurs are waiting in the wings for the startup ecosystem to finally acknowledge them. – Shriyanka Hore
74Most women I know who have been successful in business, it’s because they’ve been willing to take on the risky challenge that other people would say, Oh, I’m not sure I want to do that. – Sandra E. Peterson
75My husband always tell me that I’m the most unrelenting person he’s ever met, and it’s true. If I make a commitment to something I will stick to it no matter what. – Jenny Craig
76My mission in life is to assist women in social and political empowerment through business and education. – Joyce Banda
77My 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
78My whole career has been one rejection after another and then going back and back and pushing against everything and everybody. Getting ahead by small, ugly steps. – Joan Rivers
79No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens. – Michelle Obama
More Women In Business Quotes
80No one ever became a success without taking chances… One must be able to recognize the moment and seize it without delay. – Estée Lauder
81Success doesn’t come from what you do occasionally. It comes from what you do consistently. – Marie Forleo
82On YouTube, women are not just users; they’re creators. They’re learning about business and technology, and having a voice. – Susan Wojcicki
83Organizations that are most inclusive of women in top management achieve 35% higher return on equity and 34% better total return to shareholders versus their peers. – Caroline Cummings
84Our abilities as women and mothers are exactly what we need to create businesses that can brave any storm. – Tina Garg
85Our work is still cut out for us. More women are getting college degrees than men, yet women are still a small percentage of people in the US running and starting companies. I hope in that in my lifetime I get to experience the feeling of being one among many female tech CEOs who have leveled the playing field. – Sabrina Parsons
86Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you. – Oprah Winfrey
87Running my own business is empowering. I get to set my own hours, call the shots, and contribute to my family. – Amanda Cookson
88Sorry, Sister. You’re not “normal You’re exceptional. You’re a Bombshell. If this was easy, everyone would be a successful business owner. – Amber Hurdle
89Starting a small business has been one of the best choices I ever made. I have grown and have learned and have been able to explore my creativity in ways that I would not have been able to had I not taken that first step. – Rawa
90There is a strong need to create equal opportunities for all, particularly women, who are key contributors in the Indian job market. – Sanjay Modi
91Success, they taught me, is built on the foundation of courage, hard-work and individual responsibility. Despite what some would have us believe, success is not built on resentment and fears. – Susana Martinez
92Surround yourself with a trusted and loyal team. It makes all the difference. – Alison Pincus
93The highest calling of leadership is to unlock the potential of others. – Carly Fiorina
94The increasing list of women entrepreneurs is bringing the confidence to aspiring women as well as to the entire system. – Garima Tripathi
95The most important factor in determining whether you will succeed isn’t your gender, it’s you. Be open to opportunity and take risk. In fact, take the worst, the messiest, the most challenging assignment that you can find and then take control. – Angela Braly
96I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite, which I would like. – Coco Chanel
97The only way to do something in depth is to work hard. – Miuccia Prada
98The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me? – Ayn Rand
99There is an increasing sensitivity among the startup fraternity while talking to the women who have started up. There is a sense of respect for them too. – Srijata Bhatnagar
100There is no glass ceiling when you are owner/operator, you can set your own culture around how you want women in your business to be treated. – Corrina Wright
101There is no scientific answer for success. You can’t define it. You’ve simply got to live it and do it. – Anita Roddick
102There is no better personal development tool than running your own business. – Ali Brown
103Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness. – Oprah Winfrey
104Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country. – Anaïs Nin
105Until we know how many women own businesses, we may under-invest in them as entrepreneurs and economic drivers. – Sri Mulyani Indrawati
106Until you’re ready to look foolish, you’ll never have the possibility of being great. – Cher
107We all know business financial performance improves when more women are in senior levels of management and leadership. – Beth Brooke
108We cannot change what we are not aware of, and once we are aware, we cannot help but change. – Sheryl Sandberg
109We don’t need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already. We have the power to imagine better. – J.K Rowling
110We 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
111We need to get women to the point where they aren’t apologizing. It is time to take ownership in our success. – Tory Burch
112We need to re-shape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead. – Beyonce
113What I learn from talking to so many women around the world: If you can empower them with the right things, the right tools, they can lift up their family. And that ultimately lifts up their community and their society. – Melinda Gates
114Whatever 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
115When I thought I couldn’t go on, I forced myself to keep going. My success is based on persistence not luck. – Estee Lauder
116When my company started really growing, I didn’t have any help in my house at all. I had the upkeep of my daily life, I had a one year old and a three year old, and I had my house. So I had to prioritize. – Julie Aigner Clark
117Women entrepreneurship in India has hit a tipping point. – Rinku Paul
118When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us. – Helen Keller
119Whether you are male or female, we have a great deal to learn by studying female leadership qualities. – Tsai Ing-Wen
Women In Business Quotes For You
120Women all over the world are redefining the way they are treated, and the way the world looks at them. – Namrata Purohit
121Women are not weak; they can do everything. – Mithila Palkar
122Women are smart in business and dumb in love. They won’t date outside their zip code, let alone outside the city. They are city snobs. – Patti Stanger
123Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the World. – Hillary Clinton
124Women don’t just look for product and price. They are looking for the ultimate shopping experience. – Vani Kola
125Women entrepreneurs are successful. Then why are we still being asked how we manage being a woman? – Riddhi Gupta
126Women in general tend to credit their success to anything but themselves. Have confidence in your ability and courage. – Som Singh
127Women in our society are pressurised so much in their childhood that by the time they complete education, they start feeling safer in the kitchen as compared to a job outside. – Parimala Hariprasad
128Women investors are twice likely to invest in women in business. – Som Singh
129Women need to be in key operational roles where they run businesses in the organization. Sometimes when organizations focus on leadership diversity, they’re mostly in areas like HR or non-operating line functions. – Gracia Martore
130Women need to learn to take credit and recognition where it is due. Women also need to learn to promote themselves. – Sonali Sinha
131Women in business are talented leaders who can share their skills as trainers, mentors and advocates. – Melanne Verveer
132You can and should set your own limits and clearly articulate them. This takes courage, but it is also liberating and empowering, and often earns you new respect. – Rosalind Brewer
133You can have it all. Just not all at once. – Oprah Winfrey
134You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do. – Eleanor Roosevelt
135You never lose in business, either you win or you learn. Never hire someone you can’t fire. Choose your life partner carefully. An unsupportive spouse can kill a business faster than a bad marketing plan. – Melinda Emerson
136You’re not in competition with other women. You’re in competition with everyone. – Tina Fey
Final Thoughts On Women In Business quotes
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Furthermore, it doesn’t matter the kind challenges you might be encountering now as a woman in business.
Just know that many before you have gone through worst cases and have survived it.
So, you can too!
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