Helpful and Inspiring Quotes

From Our Favorite Women Entrepreneurs

Published Date: May 12, 2022 | Blog Category: eWomenNetwork
Nicole Caliro

"I never dreamed about success.  I worked for it." -Estee Lauder

“Rarely are opportunities presented to you in a perfect way. In a nice little box with a yellow bow on top.  Opportunities- the good ones- are messy, confusing and hard to recognize.  They’re risky.  They challenge you.  -Susan Wojcicki, CEO, YouTube

“In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.” -Coco Chanel

"One of the greatest skills of leadership is being unflappable. Anytime you do anything in the world; there’s going to be criticism." -Arianna Huffington, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Huffington Post Media Group

“Nobody talks about entrepreneurship as 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” - Anita Roddick, Founder The Body Shop

"If you can offer a free tier that provides a lot of value, it will naturally help your product to spread much more rapidly." -Melanie Perkins, Co-Founder of Canva

“Wonder what your customer really wants? Ask. Don’t tell.” -Lisa Stone, co-founder and CEO BlogHer

"You have to get good at ceding control and not taking things personally. Even seasoned entrepreneurs have struggled with that. I think it’s about not taking failures personally and also not taking successes personally." -Leila Janah, Founder of Samasource and LXMI

“Embrace what you don’t know, especially in the beginning, because what you don’t know can become your greatest asset. It ensures that you will absolutely be doing things different from everybody else.”- Sara Blakely, Founder and CEO of Spanx

“The difference between skill and talent: A skill is something you learn. Talent is what you can’t help doing.” —Caroline Ghosen, Founder and CEO of career site Levo

“Every time you state what you want or believe, you’re the first to hear it. It’s a message to both you and others about what you think is possible. Don’t put a ceiling on yourself.” -Oprah Winfrey

“In whatever you do, you’re not going to stand out unless you think big and have ideas that are truly original. That comes from tapping into your own creativity, not obsessing over what everyone else is doing.” Sophia Amoruso, Founder of Nasty Gal

"Being a woman in business doesn’t come without challenges. My advice? Surround yourself with other supportive women that encourage you, share ideas, and get you motivated." -Jessica Alba, Founder of The Honest Company

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