We have compiled a list of inspiring and powerful quotes. These 25 Motivational Quotes are from some of the most influential and Strong Female Business leaders around the world. Leaders such as Marissa Meyer from Yahoo, Arianna Huffington from Huffington Post, Indra Nooyi Ceo of PepsiCo, and many more.

We hope these quotes will motivate you to become successful in your work, whatever it may be. Enjoy!


1.  “Find the smartest people you can and surround yourself with them.” – Marissa Meyer, CEO, Yahoo!




2. “The only safe ship in a storm is leadership.” – Faye Wattleton, Alvarez & Marsal



3. “True leadership stems from individuality that is honestly and sometimes imperfectly expressed Leaders should strive for authenticity over perfection      – Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook



4.  “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, Founder of Baby Einstein



5.  “Define success in your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.” – Anne  Sweeney, Co- Chair at Disney Media Networks



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



7.  “The difference between successful people and others is how long they spend time feeling sorry for themselves.” – Barbara Corcoran, real estate magnate and ‘Shark Tank’ investor



8.  “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 in 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



9.  “Running my own business is empowering. I get to set my own hours, call the shots, and contribute to my family.” – Amanda Cookson, Founder of Be my Guest



10. “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 at Huffington Post

11.  “Whatever it is that you think you want to do, and whatever it is that you think stands between you and that, stop making excuses. You can do anything.” – Katia Beauchamp, co-founder and CEO, Birchbox.



12.  “I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” – Estée Lauder, Estée Lauder companies



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



14.  “We treat our people like royalty. If you honor and serve the people who work for you, they will honor and serve you.” – Mary Kay Ash, founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics



15.  “Dear optimist, pessimist, and realist – while you guys were busy arguing about the glass of wine, I drank it! Sincerely, the opportunist!” – Lori Greiner, inventor, QVC host and ‘Shark Tank’ investor



16.  “Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from  everyone else.” –  Sara Blakely, founder of Spanx



17.  “Surround yourself with a trusted and loyal team. It makes all the difference.” – Alison Pincus, One Kings Lane



18.  “Don’t waste a single second. Just move forward as fast as you can, and go for it.” – Rebecca Woodcock, Cake Health



19.  “Leadership is hard to define and good leadership even harder. But if you can get people to follow you to the ends of the earth, you are a great leader.” – Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo



20.  “If this is something that you really want to do, if you believe in it … simply keep forging forward because success will come.” – Cassandra Sanford, KellyMitchell Group



21.  “Leadership is the ability to guide others without force into a direction or decision that leaves them still feeling empowered and accomplished.” – Lisa Cash Hanson, Snuggwugg CEO



22.  “I know society says you should be a certain way, but I think [you should] stop and look at what is your natural way of being who you are.” – Ari Horie,Founder of Women’s StartUp Lab



23.  “If you are committed to creating value and if you aren’t afraid of hard times, obstacles become utterly unimportant. A nuisance perhaps, but with no real power. The world respects creation; people will get out of your way.” – Candice Carpenter Olson, Co-CEO, Fullbridge



24.  “It was a risk. I had my 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 of Lillian Vernon Corporation.


25.  “What I have learned is that people become motivated when you guide them to the source of their own power and when you make heroes out of employees who personify what you want to see in the organization.” – Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop




We hope that these quotes have inspired you and left you feeling more motivated than you were before. Perhaps you can apply some of this wisdom as you go through your workday.

What are some of your favorites from this list? Leave us a comment.