70 Motivational Women Entrepreneur Quotes

In honor of Business Women’s’ Day celebrated on 22nd Septemeber every year and the annual Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED) on 19th November. Here are 70 motivating women entrepreneur quotes, sayings and images from the most powerful women in history.

It has never been easy for women to prove their mettle. But fighting against the odds in the stereotype male-dominated society, leading ladies have made important contributions as businesswomen, entrepreneurs, actors, leaders, and more.

With the new era, more and more women entrepreneurs are rising and there are ample opportunities available for all females to move up the hierarchy these days. The quotes are great inspiration for ladies who need some words of wisdom from some of the most talented and successful women in their field. So never give up on dreams and keep hustling.

Famous Women Entrepreneur Quotes and Sayings

  1. “Nothing will work unless you do.”- Maya Angelou

  2. “I’m not a businessman — I’m a business, man.”- Jay-Z

  3. “It is within everyone’s grasp to be a CEO.”- Martha Stewart

  4. “I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.”- Estee Lauder

  5. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”- Helen Keller

  6. “The key to success is to start before you are ready.”- Marie Forleo

  7. “You only live once but if you do it right, once is enough.”- Mae West

  8. “Starting a small business has been one of the best choices I ever made.”- Rawa

  9. “You never lose in business, either you win or you learn.”- Melinda Emerson

  10. “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me?” — Ayn Rand

  11. “In any business, it is impossible to do it half-heartedly and succeed.”- Millie Leung

  12. “Perseverance is failing nineteen times and succeeding the twentieth.”- Julie Andrews

  13. “I don’t believe in failure. It’s not failure if you enjoyed the process.”-  Oprah Winfrey

  14. “Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the World.”-  Hillary Clinton

  15. “Until you’re ready to look foolish, you’ll never have the possibility of being great.”- Cher

  16. “You’re not in competition with other women. You’re in competition with everyone.”- Tina Fey

  17. “There is no better personal development tool than running your own business.”- Ali Brown

  18. “If you are starting your own business, the best shortcut is to find a good mentor.”- Kim Kiyosaki

  19. “A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That’s why they don’t get what they want.”- Madonna

  20. “If people are doubting how far you can go, go so far that you can’t hear them anymore.”- Michele Ruiz

  21. “Successful people understand that you don’t need to make things complicated.”- Anne McKevitt

  22. “Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing.”- Harriet Braiker

  23. “Success doesn’t come from what you do occasionally. It comes from what you do consistently.”- Marie Forleo

  24. “I want every little girl who’s been told she’s bossy to be told again she has leadership skills.” —Sheryl Sandberg

  25. “Knowing that things could be worse should not stop us from trying to make them better.”- Sheryl Sandberg

  26. “Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.”- Anne Sweeney

  27. “I learned to always take on things I’d never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist.”- Virginia Rometty

  28. “Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.” – Oprah Winfrey

  29. “Stay on your game and keep going for your dreams. The World needs that special gift that only you have.”- Marie Forleo

  30. “If I hadn’t had mentors, I wouldn’t be here today. I am a product of great mentoring and great coaching.”- Indra Nooyi

  31. “Success isn’t about how much money you make, it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.” – Michelle Obama

  32. “With every experience, you alone are painting your own canvas, thought by thought, choice by choice.”  – Oprah Winfrey

  33. “If you don’t know what your passion is, realize that one reason for your existence on earth is to find it.” – Oprah Winfrey

  34. “We need to get women to the point where they aren’t apologizing. It is time to take ownership in our success.”- Tory Burch

  35. “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

  36. “The comfort zone is a nice place, but nothing grows there. Take the leap today and start your business!”- Caroline Cummings

  37. “We need to re-shape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead.”- Beyonce

  38. “I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.”- Maya Angelou

  39. “I wake up every morning and think to myself, ‘How far can I push the company forward in the next 24 hours?” — Leah Busque

  40. “I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.” – Maya Angelou

  41. “I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite, which I would like.”- Coco Chanel

  42. “If you push through that feeling of being scared, that feeling of taking risk, really amazing things can happen.” — Marissa Mayer

  43. “If you don’t get out of the box you’ve been raised in, you won’t understand how much bigger the world is.”- Angelina Jolie

  44. “Running my own business is empowering. I get to set my own hours, call the shots, and contribute to my family.”- Amanda Cookson

  45. “If you are giving a lot of value, if you are making an impact in people’s lives, it will be reflected in your bank account.”- Millie Leung

  46. “Fearlessness is not the absence of fear. It’s the mastery of fear. It’s about getting up one more time than we fall down.” — Arianna Huffington

  47. “Life-fulfilling work is never about the money- when you feel true passion for something you instinctively find ways to nurture it.”- Eileen Fisher

  48. “Build your business success around something that you love — something that is inherently and endlessly interesting to you.” — Martha Stewart

  49. “You are going to often find that to step into your biggest opportunity, you will be asked to move through your biggest fear or insecurity.”-Ali Brown

  50. “Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn’t know that so it goes on flying anyway.”- Mary Kay Ash

  51. “So often people are working hard at the wrong thing. Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard.”- Caterina Fake

  52. “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

  53. “Dear optimist, pessimist, and realist – while you guys were busy arguing about the glass of wine, I drank it! Sincerely, the opportunist!”- Lori Greiner

  54. “Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.”- Anais Nin

  55. “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 Radmacher

  56. “When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.”- Audre Lorde

  57. “My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.”- Oprah Winfrey

  58. “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.”- Martin Luther King, Jr.

  59. “If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” – Anne Bradstreet

  60. “A strong woman believes that she is strong enough to face her journey, and a woman of faith believes that it is in this journey that she will become strong.”- Millie Leung

  61. “On my own I will just create, and if it works, it works, and if it doesn’t, I’ll create something else. I don’t have any limitations on what I think I could do or be.”- Oprah Winfrey

  62. “True leadership stems from individuality that is honestly and sometimes imperfectly expressed… Leaders should strive for authenticity over perfection.” – Sheryl Sandberg

  63. “Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand – and melting like a snowflake.”- Marie Beyon Ray

  64. “People don’t take opportunities because the timing is bad, the financial side unsecure. Too many people are overanalyzing. Sometimes you just have to go for it.”- Michelle Zatlyn

  65. “Whatever you do, be different – that was the advice my mother gave me, and I can’t think of better advice for an entrepreneur. If you’re different, you will stand out.”- Anita Roddick

  66. “Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.” – Mary Kay

  67. “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

  68. “There is no royal flower-strewn path to success. And if there is, I have not found it, for if I have accomplished anything in life it is because I have been willing to work hard.”- Madam C.J. Walker

  69. “So often people are working hard at the wrong thing. Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard.”- Caterina Fake

  70. “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

  71. “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

  72. “Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply about what you believe in. And, when you stumble, keep faith. And, when you’re knocked down, get right back up and never listen to anyone who says you can’t or shouldn’t go on.”- Hillary Clinton

  73. “Nobody talks about entrepreneurship as a 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

  74. “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

  75. “My will shall shape the future. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no one’s doing but my own. I am the force. I can clear any obstacle before me or I can be lost in the maze. My choice. My responsibility. Win or lose; only I hold the key to my destiny.”- Elaine Maxwell

  76. “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

  77. “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”- Eleanor Roosevelt

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