11 Success Quotes for Women from Top Inspirational Figures

What’s the formula for success when you’re a woman? Is there even such a thing? Maybe the best thing we can do is ask some inspirational figures and see what they have to say. Here are 11 success quotes for women that will get you through the day.

11 Success Quotes for Women from Top Inspirational Figures

1. Oprah Winfrey – ‘Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.’

2. Sheryl Sandberg, the COO of Facebook – “We cannot change what we are not aware of, and once we are aware, we cannot help but change.”

3. Marissa Mayer, the CEO of Yahoo – “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.”

4. J.K Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series – “It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”

5. Arianna Huffington , the AOL/Editor In Chief of Huffington Post – “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.”

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

7. Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop – “Nobody talks about entrepreneurship as a survival, but that’s exactly what it is and what nurtures creative thinking. Running that first shop taught me business is not financial science; it’s about trading: buying and selling.”

8. Gail Blanke, President and CEO, Lifedesigns – “Walt Disney told his crew to ‘build the castle first’ when constructing Disney World, knowing that vision would continue to serve as motivation throughout the project. Oftentimes when people fail to achieve what they want in life, it’s because their vision isn’t strong enough.”

9. Madonna – “I’m tough, ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay.”

10. Melinda Gates – “A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.”

11. Eleanor Roosevelt – “You 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.”

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Author: Amanda Knowles