Undoubtedly, many women-led businesses prove the power of female entrepreneurial potential. A 2017 study conducted by PWC and The Crowdfunding Center shows that women outperform men when it comes to running crowdfunding campaigns.
To note this year’s International Women’s Day, here we’ve collected ten powerful quotes from successful women entrepreneurs that inspire, motivate you to innovate and teach valuable lessons.
“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 of Spanx
“So often people are working hard at the wrong thing. Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard.” Caterina Fake, Co-founder of Flickr
“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
“The comfort zone is a nice place, but nothing grows there. Take the leap today and start your business!” Caroline Cummings, Founder and CEO, Varo Ventures
“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 of Fullbridge
“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
“No matter where you are in life, you’ll save a lot of time by not worrying too much about what other people think about you. The earlier in your life that you can learn that, the easier the rest of it will be.” Sophia Amoruso, #GIRLBOSS
“’Restore connection’ is not just for devices, it is for people too. If we cannot disconnect, we cannot lead. Creating the culture of burnout is opposite to creating a culture of sustainable creativity. This is something that needs to be taught in business schools. This mentality needs to be introduced as a leadership and performance-enhancing tool.” Arianna Huffington, Huffington Post
“I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” Estée Lauder, Estée Lauder companies
“We treat our people like royalty. If you honor and serve the people who work for you, they will honor and serve you.” Mary Kay Ash, Mary Kay