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50 quotes for business woman inspiration, success, determination, sassiness and just plain brilliance. Women in business quotes for any situation, from speeches to personal motivation.

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Quotes for business woman determination and success

Don’t underestimate a business woman. She knows more than she says, thinks more than she speaks, and notices more than you realize.

Do it for the people who want to see you fail.

Focus on your goal. Don’t look in any direction but ahead.

I can. I will. End of story.

Work until you no longer have to introduce yourself.

Successful women never worry about what others are doing.

She believed she could. So she did.

Dear haters: I have so much more for you to be mad at. Just be patient.

If you expect the world to be fair with you because you are fair, you are fooling yourself. That’s like expecting a lion not to eat you because you didn’t eat it.

People who repeatedly attack your confidence and self-esteem are quite aware of your potential, even if you’re not.

I know what I bring to the table. And trust me when I say I’m not afraid to eat alone.

Never apologize for having high standards. The right people will rise up and meet them.

Never waste your time trying to explain who you are to people who are committed to misunderstanding you.

Don’t underestimate a business woman. She knows more than she says, thinks more than she speaks, and notices more than you realize.

The monent that you start to wonder if you deserve better, you do.

I used to care what people thought about me, until one day I tried to pay my bills with their opinions.

Success is the best revenge.

No matter how you feel… get up, dress up, show up ― and never give up.

Don’t call it a dream. Call it a plan.

The distance between dreams and reality is called action.

You did not wake up today to be mediocre.

She’s got that independent, wake up and make shit happen kind of vibe.

Notable women’s quotes for business woman leadership and development

Diane Lockhart

Women aren’t just one thing. And you don’t get to determine what we are. ― Diane Lockhart (The Good Fight)

Estee Lauder

I never dream about success. I worked for it. ― Estee Lauder

Elizabeth Taylor

You just do it. You force yourself to get up. You force yourself to put one foot in front of the other, and God damn it, you refuse to let it get to you. ― Elizabeth Taylor.

Mandy Hale

Strong women don’t play victim, don’t make themselves look pitiful, and don’t point fingers. They stand and they deal. ― Mandy Hale

B. Devine

To all the girls who no longer believe in fairy tales or happy endings: you are the writer of this story. Chin up and straighten your crown; you’re the queen of your kingdom and only you know how to rule it. ― B. Devine

Mohadesa Najumi

The woman who does not require validation from anyone is the most feared person on the planet.
― Mohadesa Najumi

Marie Forleo

The key to success is to start before you are ready. ― Marie Forleo

Sheryl Sandberg

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

“In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders.”
― Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

“If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.”
― Sheryl Sandberg

“Being confident and believing in your own self-worth is necessary to achieving your potential.”
― Sheryl Sandberg

“Give us a world where half our homes are run by men, and half our institutions are run by women. I’m pretty sure that would be a better world.”
― Sheryl Sandberg

Gloria Vanderbilt

“I’ve always believed that one woman’s success can only help another woman’s success.”
― Gloria Vanderbilt, It Seemed Important at the Time: A Romance Memoir

Robin Caldwell

“Like the lotus flower, business blooms in the mud, and in the dark of night. The lotus is an amazing creation of God, because for all of its beauty, it is the sum total of work performed in a mess. It is also a creation that has the ability to create seeds in its habitat for a very long time without help from human hands. The lotus has the ability to survive beyond the mercurial nature of weather (storms, frost). The lotus is one strong, powerful, and resilient flower that blossoms in a substance (mud) that none of us would want to touch.”
― Robin Caldwell, When Women Become Business Owners

Betty Liu

“Women scored a salary that was 18 percent higher when they negotiated the salary for someone else. Men pretty much negotiated the same salaries whether it was for themselves or for someone else, and the levels were pretty consistent with what the women negotiated when they represented someone else. It appears that the women executives were particularly energized when they felt a sense o responsibility to represent another person’s interests.”
― Betty Liu, Work Smarts: What CEOs Say You Need to Know to Get Ahead

Sabrina Newby

“I’m proud of her; she’s proud of me. There is no competition animosity, envy, or jealousy. We’re just secure, confident women doing our thing while supporting each other. I call that a SiSTARship and it is the essence of a Smart Woman Achieving Greatness. (SWAG)”
― Sabrina Newby

“Some people chase titles while I chase territory.”
― Sabrina Newby

Linda Ward

“If you think you can’t, you won’t. If you think you can, you will.”
― Linda Ward

Amber Hurdle

“A Bombshell commands attention for her business with a strong culture, consistent branding, and simple, no-to-low cost marketing.”
― Amber Hurdle, The Bombshell Business Woman: How to Become a Bold, Brave, and Successful Female Entrepreneur

“A Bombshell wants it all, yet she is beginning to see she can’t have it all at once.”
― Amber Hurdle, The Bombshell Business Woman: How to Become a Bold, Brave, and Successful Female Entrepreneur

“A Bombshell’s constant struggle is living up to her God given potential while also battling in her mind the difference between her expectations and the world’s expectations.” ― Amber Hurdle, The Bombshell Business Woman: How to Become a Bold, Brave, and Successful Female Entrepreneur

“The concept of “work-life balance” is a fleeting idea for a Bombshell. Instead, a focus on work-life success—where her time and energy shifts based on the rotating demands of each area of her life—is far more realistic.”
― Amber Hurdle, The Bombshell Business Woman: How to Become a Bold, Brave, and Successful Female Entrepreneur

“Find another solution. That’s how you move toward success.”
― Amber Hurdle, The Bombshell Business Woman: How to Become a Bold, Brave, and Successful Female Entrepreneur

“Sorry, Sister. You’re not “normal.” You’re exceptional. You’re a Bombshell. If this was easy, everyone would be a successful business owner.”
― Amber Hurdle, The Bombshell Business Woman: How to Become a Bold, Brave, and Successful Female Entrepreneur

“Remember, you are not aspiring for perfection, Bombshell. You are aspiring for progress, one step at a time.”
― Amber Hurdle, The Bombshell Business Woman: How to Become a Bold, Brave, and Successful Female Entrepreneur

Debra K. Adams

“Say yes to synchronicity – a very important tool that has assisted me in reaching many business) goals and objectives.”
― Debra K. Adams, The Missing Piece in Business

“on ‘authenticity: “This is what we all seek: the opportunity to live out our lives being true to ourselves, our own genuine sense of self.”
― Debra K. Adams, The Missing Piece

Sheila Holt

“I believe change is coming though! I was over the moon to see Forbes launch their 50 over 50 list. It’s a platform designed to highlight women breaking age and gender stereotypes; to act as advocates and role models for other retirees around the world. It’s fantastic and I want to see more!”
― Sheila Holt, Trust is the New Currency: How to build trust, attract the right partners and create wealth through business and investments

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