"I suppose I could have stayed home & baked cookies & had teas." Hillary Clinton, Candidate for President.
"Success is only meaningful and enjoyable if it feels like your own." Michelle Obama, First Lady.
"Women, like men, should try to do the impossible, and when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others." Amelia Earhart,
Aviation pioneer and author.
"I don't want other people to decide who I am. I want to decide that for myself." - Emma Watson, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador.
“You can be the lead in your own life.” Kerry Washington, Actor.
“We should teach our daughters that they are allowed to take up space in the world.” Amy Cuddy, Associate Professor Harvard Business School.
“Dreams are lovely. But they are just dreams… But dreams do not come true just because you dream them. It’s hard work that makes things happen. It’s hard work that creates change.” Shonda Rhimes, Television Producer.
“If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader.” Dolly Parton, Singer.
“Dreams are achievable and you can make your fantasy come true, but there are no shortcuts. Nothing happens without hard work.” Diane Von Furstenberg, Fashion Designer.
“You need to know that you alone are enough.” Maya Angelou, Poet.
“Be fearless. Believe in the impossible. And dream like a kid.” Mikaila Ulmer, Founder and CEO of Me & the Bees Lemonade.
"The question isn't who's going to let me; it's who's going to stop me." Ayn Rand, Author.
"One dream can transform a million realities and that's the most hopeful truth I know." Julie Hanna, Executive Chair of the Board, Kiva.
"I don't want to play the game. I want to redefine it." Amy Schumer, Comedian.
"Celebrating yourself is a right, not a privilege." Lena Dunham, Actress.
"My hope for... every young girl... is that they all realize their worth and ask for it." Taylor Swift, Singer.
"Girls and women matter. And the most of us that agree on that, the better off we'll all be." Christy Turlington Burns, Supermodel.
"Always be open to new ideas. Read as much as you can, and trust your people." Martine Reardon, Former Chief Marketing Officer, Macy's.
"It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent." Madeleine Albright, First Female Secretary of State.
"I say if I'm beautiful. I say if I'm strong. You will not determine my story - I will." Amy Schumer, Comedian.
"If not me, who, if not now, when?" Emma Watson, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador.
“The most alluring thing a woman can have is confidence” Beyoncé, Singer.
"Know what? Bitches get stuff done." Tina Fey, Comedian.
"You know there are lots of things I can change, but my gender is not one of them, and so it is kind of what it is. I have to lead according to my personality, according to what I think is necessary under any set of circumstances." Meg Whitman, CEO of Hewlett-Packard.
"A woman with a voice, is a by definition, a strong woman." Melinda Gates, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
"Tampon commercial, detergent commercial, maxi pad commercial, Windex commercial—you’d think all women do is clean and bleed." Gillian Flynn, Author.
"The smartest thing I ever did was hire my weakness." Sara Blakely,
"You can’t sell anything if you can’t tell anything." Beth Comstock.
“Flexiblity is the new stability.” Kira Wampler, Lyft.
“Generosity is a competitive advantage.” Dana Anderson,
"All the science of Marketing is useless if you don’t have a truly authentic brand." Denise Karkos, TD Ameritrade.
“Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do think differently from everyone else.” Sarah Blakely, Spanx.
"Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, & build a life you’re proud to live. " Anne Sweeney, formerly at Disney.
"What I always say is, Do every job you're in like you're going to do it for the rest of your life and demonstrate that ownership of it." Mary Barra, GM.
"Embrace diversity of thought and people. Embrace light. Shine it to spot the flaws in an idea or innovation before your competition does that for you." Ellen Kullman, DuPont.
"If you have the choice between being bored and being engaged, that’s an easy pick." Dana Anderson, Mondelez International.
"If it doesn’t scare you, you’re probably not dreaming big enough." Tory Burch.
"Now, get out there & kick ass!" Stella McCartney,
"Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t." Erica Jong.
"My best successes came on the heels of failures." Barbara Corcoran.
"When you're at work as long as we are, you need to be inspired by the people you're with as much as the work itself." Kristen Lemkau, JP Morgan Chase.
"Women are the real architects of society." Harriet Beecher Stowe, Author.
"Feminism is for everybody." Bell Hooks, Author, feminist, and social activist.
“Life is not so much what you accomplish as what you overcome.” Robin Roberts, Broadcaster.
“Don’t emulate Wonder Woman; think about what’s wonderful to you instead. Then boldly, audaciously, joyfully, leave the rest behind.” Debora Spar, Barnard President.
“Being a strong woman is very important to me. But doing it all on my own is not.” Reba McEntire, Singer.
“Past failure gives me the confidence to take risks. Move fast, be agile and be innovative. Be willing to take risks and willing to fail and able to learn from the failures.” Kirsten Lynch, CMO Vail Resorts.
“Option A is not available. So let’s kick the sh** out of option B.” Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook.
“She gets what she wants because she works for it.” Sophia Amoruso, Nasty Gal CEO.
“Wake up every day and do something of value.” Michelle Obama, First Lady.
"One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes… and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.” Eleanor Roosevelt, former First Lady."
"Until you take your last breath you are always growing." Oprah Winfrey, Media Proprietor.
"I never dreamed about success. I worked for it." Estée Lauder, Founder, Estée Lauder Company.
"You shouldn't feel obligated to support a woman because she is a woman, but because you believe in her ideas and capabilities." Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook.
"When you educate a woman, you can create a nation." Dina Habib Powell, President Goldman Sachs Foundation.
"I'm a feminist. I've been a female for a long time now. It'd be stupid not to be on my own side." Maya Angelou, Poet.
"It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all - in which case, you fail by default." J.K. Rowling, Author.
"In most cases being a good boss means hiring talented people and then getting out of their way." Tina Fey, Comedian.
"There is a silver lining in everything, and once you begin to see it, you'll need sunglasses to combat the glare." Sophia Amoruso, Nasty Gal CEO
"The type of man who will be intimidated by me is exactly the type of man I have no interest in." Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Author.
"I'm over trying to find the adorable way to state my opinion." Jennifer Lawrence, Actor.
“It’s not about the actual failure itself; it’s how you respond to it” Abby Wambach, Former Professional Soccer Player.
“I believe great people do things before they are ready.” Amy Poehler, Actor.
"It’s not about what I like or what one of my colleagues likes. It's about what the customer wants, where she is and how she wants to communicate." Martine Reardon, Macy’s CMO.
"It’s less about what you sacrifice and more about what you prioritize. The best advice I got early on: Only make your family a priority." Angie Hicks, Angie’s List.
"The most important factor is determining whether you will succeed isn’t your gender, it’s you. Be open to opportunity and take risks.
In fact, take the worst, the messiest, the most challenging assignment that you can find, and then take control." Angela Braly, CEO of WellPoint.
"Not that I would have listened, but I wish I’d known that it was okay to make mistakes earlier in my career." Irene Chang Britt, CEO of Campbell Soup Company.
"Leadership is knowing when to lean on others and let them step up and shine." Michelle Peluso, CEO of Gilt.
“Dance with controversy.” Melisa Goldie, Calvin Klein.
“Curiosity & creativity are never far apart.You need to be curious to identify problems worth solving, and then come up with new solutions." Lorraine Twohill, Google.
"It’s too easy to say ‘no’ all the time. It’s too easy to be cautious. Pushing the boundaries of creativity means saying ‘yes,’ taking risks, trying new things, learning, and being surprised.” Lorraine Twohill, Google.
“Marketing’s job is never done. It’s about perpetual motion. We must continue to innovate every day.” Beth Comstock, GE CMO.
“If you create a purpose, make sure you deliver on that purpose. It is the filter through which you make every decision.” Anne Finucane, Bank of America.
"I have a theory that burnout is about resentment. And you beat it by knowing what it is you're giving up that makes you resentful." Marissa Mayer, Yahoo.
"Growth and comfort do not coexist." Virginia Rometty, IBM.
"Things happen to you. You have to make sure you happen to things." Ursula Burns, Xerox.
"We work really hard to make sure we take the right risks and try new things because they almost always pay off—and that makes it so much more fun for people to engage." Dana Anderson, Mondelez International.
"Choose to do less fretting & more doing, less wanting & more having." Jessica Herrin, Stella & Dot.
"Understand that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success." Arianna Huffington.
"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.
"Be brave. The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of making a mistake." Meg Whitman, HP.
"It is within everyone’s grasp to be a CEO." Martha Stewart.