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She Does: 21 Quotes on Why Women Should Embrace the Challenge & Thrive as Entrepreneurs
21 QUOTES ON
WHY WOMEN SHOULD
EMBRACE THE CHALLENGE
& THRIVE AS ENTREPRENEURS
“I invented my life
by taking for granted that
everything I did not like would have an
opposite, which I would like.”
– Coco Chanel
“You never lose in business, either you win or
you learn. Never hire someone you can't fire.
Choose your life partner carefully. An
unsupportive spouse can kill a business faster
than a bad marketing plan.”
— Melinda F. Emerson, the “SmallBizLady"
Author, Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months
“I am not satisfied in making money for myself. I
endeavor to provide employment for hundreds of the
women of my race.”
– Madam C.J. Walker
Founder, Madame C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company
“My husband always tells me that I’m the
most unrelenting person he’s ever met, and
it’s true. If I make a commitment to
something I will stick to it no matter what.”
– Jenny Craig
Co-Founder, Jenny Craig, Inc.
“It is within everyone’s grasp to be a CEO.”
– Martha Stewart
Founder, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia
“When my company started really growing,
I didn’t have any help in my house at all.
I had the upkeep of my daily life,
I had a one year old and a three year old,
and I had my house. So I had to prioritize.”
– Julie Aigner Clark
Entrepreneur & Founder, Baby Einstein
“It was a risk.
I had a husband and
I was pregnant with my
oldest son. But I don’t look at risk
the way other people do. When you’re
an entrepreneur, you have to go in feeling
like you’re going to be successful.”
– Lillian Vernon
Founder, Lillian Vernon Corporation
“I have never worked a day in my life
without selling. If I believe in
something, I sell it, and I sell it hard.”
– Estée Lauder
Co-Founder, Estée Lauder Companies
“I don’t believe in failure.
It’s not failure if you enjoyed the process.”
— Oprah Winfrey
Founder, Harpo, Inc.
“If you push through that feeling of being
scared, that feeling of taking risk, really
amazing things can happen.”
— Marissa Mayer
CEO, Yahoo! Inc.
“Define success on
your own terms, achieve it by
your own rules, and build a life
you’re proud to live.”
— Anne Sweeney
Co-Chair, Disney Media Networks
“I work really hard at trying to see the big
picture and not getting stuck in ego. I believe
we’re all put on this planet for a purpose, and
we all have a different purpose… When you
connect with that love and that compassion,
that’s when everything unfolds.”
– Ellen DeGeneres
“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 Huffington
Co-Founder, The Huffington Post
“The question isn’t who is going to let me;
it’s who is going to stop me?”
– Ayn Rand
Author & Philosopher
“I learned to always take on things I’d never done
before. Growth and comfort do not coexist.”
— Virginia Rometty
"What I learn from talking to so many women around the world:
If you can empower them with the right things, the right tools,
they can lift up their family. And that ultimately lifts up their
community and their society."
— Melinda Gates
Co-Founder, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
“Running my own business is empowering.
I get to set my own hours, call the shots,
and contribute to my family.
My husband works a couple of hours away from home,
so having my own business has meant I've been able
to commute with him. It's saved our family. If I was
working a typical desk job, I don't know what I'd do.
Yes, it's scary. But it's worth it!”
— Amanda Cookson
Founder, Be My Guest
"Starting a small business has been one of the
best choices I ever made. I have grown, and
have learned, and have been able to explore my
creativity in ways that I would not have been
able to had I not taken that first step."
Founder, Peachhcake LLC
"Investing in women is smart!
Organizations that are the most inclusive of women in top
management achieve 35% higher return on equity and 34%
better total return to shareholders versus their peers.
The comfort zone is a nice place, but nothing grows there.
Take the leap today and start your business!"
— Caroline Cummings
Entrepreneur & VP of Business Development, Palo Alto Software
"My whole career has been one rejection after
another and then going back and back and
pushing against everything and everybody.
Getting ahead by small, ugly steps."
— Joan Rivers
"Our work is still cut
out for us. More women
are getting college degrees than
men, yet women are still a small
percentage of people in the US running and
starting companies. I hope that in my lifetime
I get to experience the feeling of being one among many
female tech CEOs who have leveled the playing field.”
— Sabrina Parsons
CEO, Palo Alto Software
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