10 Incredibly Inspiring Quotes from Extraordinary Women

10 Incredibly Inspiring Quotes from Extraordinary Women


Inspirational and fearless females that are kicking butt in their careers and in life surround us, and everyone needs a little dose of motivation every now and then. Here are ten quotes from some of those dynamo ladies.

1. Barbara Corcoran on success

“The difference between successful people and others is how long they spend time feeling sorry for themselves.”

Barbara is businesswoman, investor, speaker, consultant, author and television personality on Shark Tank.

 2. Arianna Huffington on 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 is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post.

3. Sarah Blakely on competition 

“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.”

Sarah is a businessperson and founder of Spanx, an American intimate apparel company.

4. Mary Anne Radmacher on courage

“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 is an author and artist and conducts workshops on living a full, creative, balanced life.

5. Michelle Obama on realizing your importance

“You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.”

Michelle Obama is lawyer, writer, and the first African-American First Lady of the United States.

6. Oprah Winfrey on living your life

“Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe.” 

Oprah is a talk show host, actress, producer and philanthropist.

7. Estee Lauder on selling 

“I have never worked a day in my life without selling. If I believe in something, I sell it, and I sell it hard.”

Estee Lauder was a businesswoman who co-founded Estee Lauder Companies with her husband. She was the only lady in Time magazine’s 1998 list of the 20 most influential business geniuses of the 20th century.

8. Debbi Fields on pursuing your passion

“What I wanted was to be allowed to do the thing in the world that I did best—which I believed then and believe now is the greatest privilege there is. When I did that, success found me.”

Debbi is the founder and spokesperson of Mrs. Fields Bakeries, as well as a writer.

9. Sheryl Sandberg on leadership

“Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.” 

A technology executive, activist and author, Sheryl is the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook.

10. Rosabeth Moss Kanter on innovation

“To stay ahead, you must have your next idea waiting in the wings.”

Rosabeth is a business professor at Harvard and director and chair of the Harvard University Advanced Learning Initiative.

About the Author

Lauren Marinigh is a Toronto-based online marketing and content development professional, who is completely addicted to traveling, puppies, and GIFs.

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