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20 Empowering Quotes for Women Entrepreneurs

The life of a woman entrepreneur is filled with uncertainty. We’re constantly told we’re not doing enough – either by ourselves or others. We have so much on our plates that sometimes we forget why we even started in the first place. Entrepreneurship can simultaneously be the most discouraging and rewarding experience. 

If you’re in a place where you’re questioning your business or just need a bit of a pick me up, it’s time for a bit of inspiration! We handpicked quotes that will help inspire, empower, and motivate you to continue the journey to being a strong, unstoppable woman entrepreneur. 

On Using Your Voice

“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” – Coco Chanel

“I raise up my voice – not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard.” – Malala Yousafzai

“The only way things will change will be when we’re all wilder, louder, riskier, sillier, unexpectedly flowing with surprise.” – Jill Soloway

“Never be afraid to speak your mind, you have one for a reason.” – Sarah Moores

“Women speaking up for themselves, and for those around them is the strongest force we have to change the world.” – Melinda Gates

On Rethinking Success

“Don’t worry about being successful but work toward being significant and the success will naturally follow.” – Oprah Winfrey: 

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” – Albert Schweitzer

“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too low and achieving our mark.” – Michelangelo

“If Plan A doesn’t work, the alphabet has 25 more letters.” – Claire Cook

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

On Overcoming Fear and Embracing Growth

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

“When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” – Audre Lorde

“Growth and comfort do not coexist.”  – Ginni Rometty

“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

“Storms make trees take deeper roots.” – Dolly Parton

On Shifting Our Relationship with Failure

“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

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’” – Mary Anne Radmacher

“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

“A champion is defined not by their wins, but by how they can recover when they fall.” – Serena Williams

“The most valuable thing you can make is a mistake – you can’t learn anything from being perfect” – Adam Osborne


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