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25 inspiring phrases from women leaders

February 14, 2020

In these appointments, businesswomen, activists, artists, writers, politicians and women of all professions share their thoughts about success.

The opinions expressed by employees are personal.

Climbing to the top can be hard for anyone. However, women face specific obstacles that make the path to leadership a real challenge.

25 inspiring phrases from women leaders25 inspiring phrases from women leaders

In these inspiring quotes, businesswomen, models, activists, artists, writers, politicians and women of other professions share their thoughts about success and power.

Whether we forge our own path or follow in the footsteps of those who go forward, these ideas of innovative, exploratory and visionary women can motivate us to reach new heights … in business and in life.

1. “Personal philosophy is not better expressed in words; it expresses itself in the choices one makes … the decisions we make are ultimately our responsibility. ” –Eleanor Roosevelt, former First Lady of the United States.

2. “Strategic leaders should not get lost in the operational and tactical operational part of their work. They have a duty to find time to shape the future.” –Stephanie S. Mead, CMOE.

3. “If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and be more, then you are an excellent leader.” –Dolly Parton, singer and songwriter.

4. “As everyone knows, there are two types of stones … one of them rolls.” – Amelia Earhart, aviator.

5. “I never dreamed of success. I worked to get him.” –Estée Lauder

6. “Never doubt that a small group of committed citizens can change the world. In fact, only that can achieve it.” –Margaret Mead, cultural anthropologist.

7. “We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat; they simply do not exist” .- Victoria, former queen of the United Kingdom.

8. “We treat our employees as if they were royalty. If you honor and serve the people who work for you, they will honor you and serve you back.” –Mary Kay Ash, Mary Kay.

9. “My philosophy is that you are not only responsible for your life, but doing your best right now puts you in the best position for the next.” – Oprah Winfrey, media owner.

10. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens: but we often see the closed door so much that we don't notice the one that has been opened for us.” –Helen Keller, author.

11. “90 percent of leadership is the ability to communicate something that people want.” –Dianne Feinstein, American senator.

12. “Talking about leadership as a list of carefully defined qualities (such as strategic, analytical and performance-oriented) is no longer viable. Today, true leadership derives from individuality, which is imperfect … Leaders must fight for authenticity rather than perfection. ” –Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook.

13. “Do not expect a leader to arrive; do it yourself, person to person. Be faithful to small things, for your strength lies in them.” – Mother Teresa, religious sister.

14. “Many women live as if they were in a general rehearsal. Ladies, the curtain is up and you are on stage.” –Mikki Taylor, editor of Essence magazine.

15. “I always did something for which I did not feel completely ready. I think that is how one grows. When that moment of 'Wow comes, I am not sure if I can do it' and you manage to transcend it, then you have a breakthrough.” –Marissa Mayer, former executive director of Yahoo.

16. “Define success on your own terms, achieve it on your own terms, and live a life that makes you proud.” –Anne Sweeney, co-president of Walt Disney.

17. “I work very hard to try to see the big picture and not get trapped in the ego. I think we are all on this planet with one purpose, and each purpose is different … When you connect with love and compassion, everything He reveals himself to you. ”–Ellen DeGeneres, comedian.

18. “More than our abilities, our decisions show who we really are.” –JK Rowling, author.

19. “If you really want to do something, if you believe in it … just move on, and success will come alone.”

20. “I have learned to risk doing new things. Growth and comfort cannot coexist.” –Virginia Rometty, executive director of IBM.

21. “I wake up every morning and think: 'How far can I push the company in the next 24 hours?'” – Leah Busque, founder of TaskRabbit.

22. “Leadership is a series of behaviors, and not a role for heroes.” –Margaret Wheatley, writer.

23. “True leaders know that leadership is not about them, but about those they serve. It is not about exalting themselves, but about raising others.” – Sheri L. Dew, author.

24. “I am infinitely fascinated by the fact that playing soccer is considered a leadership training, but raising children is not.” –Dee Dee Myers, former White House Press Secretary.

25. “My father had a simple test that helped me measure my own leadership coefficient: when you're out of the office, ask yourself: can your team work well without you?” – Martha Peak, AMA magazines.

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