10 Exhilarating Quotes by Great Female Leaders to Live By!

Tired of opening motivational quotes and blog posts only to find little or no female representation? The business world is full of strong women who’ve shown up, done the work, and inspired us all.

To celebrate their incredible minds and contributions, see below quotes by amazing women whose words would encourage you to push a little harder, speak up a little louder, and swap dreaming for doing.

Dolly Parton

“If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader.”

Iyanla Vanzant

“The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first.”

 Billie Jean King

“Champions keep playing until they get it right.”

Barbara Corcoran

“My best successes came on the heels of failures.”  

Marie Curie

“We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.”


“We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead.”

Clare Boothe Luce

“Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, “She doesn’t have what it takes.” They will say, “Women don’t have what it takes.”..

Ayn Rand

“The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.”

-Brené Brown, Daring Greatly

“Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.”

Rosalynn Carter

”A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.”

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