“That’s What She Said…” 25 Great Quotes from Women Leaders

Have you ever stopped to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievement of women all over the world?

At ZoomInfo, compiled some powerful messages from 25 influential women in business, from entrepreneurs to CEOs, to engineers, to world-renowned thought leaders–some of the most admired women executives and experts in their industries.

Womensbiz.us is all about inspirational role models so we’re happy to share these quotes, and hope they inspire you to send us some quotes of your own that we’ll share in an upcoming edition of Womensbiz.us.  Here goes:

“Lean in, speak out, have a voice in your organization, and never use the word, ‘sorry’.” ―Trish Bertuzzi  CEO, The Bridge Group, Inc

“The most successful entrepreneurs I know are optimistic. It’s part of the job description.” ― Caterina Fake, Founder, Flickr

“You will be defined not just by what you achieve, but by how you survive.”―Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook

“Trying to do it all and expecting it all can be done exactly right is a recipe for disappointment. Perfection is the enemy.” ― Sheryl Sandberg

“There is nothing like a concrete life plan to weigh you down. Because if you always have one eye on some future goal, you stop paying attention to the job at hand, miss opportunities that might arise, and stay fixedly on one path, even when a better, newer course might have opened up.” ― Indra Nooyi

“Growth and comfort do not coexist.” ― Ginni Rometty, CEO, IBM

“I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough.” ― Marissa Mayer

“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, Editor of Huffington Post

“Stay true to yourself and your vision. Don’t let any one person’s opinion move you; listen, but be confident.”―Amanda Kahlow, Founder 6SENS

“Be an amateur. Not everything you do has to be good, especially at first.”― Ann Handley, Chief Content Office, Marketing Profs

“If you’re not [learning], you’re falling behind. Somebody else is getting better as you’re becoming less valuable. I see so many irrelevant salespeople I want to cry. They stopped learning.”― Jill Konrath, Sales Strategist, Keynote Speaker & Author

“Your value will be not what you know; it will be what you share.”― Ginni Rometty, CEO, IBM

“I’ve always been a bit of an introvert, but just because you don’t fit the classic mold doesn’t mean you can’t be a leader. You just need to find your own style and someone with a similar style who you can learn from.”― Jess Lee, Co-Founder & CEO, Polyvore

“I’ve never thought of myself as a female engineer, or founder, or a woman in tech. I just think of myself as someone who’s passionate.” ― Leah Busque, Co-Founder & Executive Chairwoman, TaskRabbit

“Stick to your true north― build greatness for the long term.”―Ruth Porat, CFO, Alphabet

“And if the end result is that someone, somewhere winds up believing they can do something out of the ordinary, well, then you’ve really made it.” ― Angela Ahrendts, SVP Retail, Apple

“One of the best things you can do is stop and listen; that’s why it’s good to not just immediately respond when someone talks to you. Just stop and make sure you internalized what they said.”—Lori Richardson, Founder, Scoremoresales

“I got lucky because I never gave up the search. Are you quitting too soon? Or are you willing to pursue luck with a vengeance too?”― Jill Konrath, Sales Strategist, Keynote Speaker & Author

“Building a brand means knowing your story and building and sharing that story”—Tamara McCleary, Founder & CEO, Thulium LLC

“Do what you love and success will follow. Passion is the fuel behind a successful career.”―Meg Whitman, Former President & CEO, HP

“I like to say it’s an attitude of not just thinking outside the box, but not even seeing the box.”― Safra A. Catz, Co-CEO, Oracle

“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

“At the end of the day, you are the only one that is limiting your ability to dream, or to actually execute on your dreams. Don’t let yourself get in the way of that.”― Falon Fatemi

“I realized that if I was willing to step up and be in the spotlight, I’d be able to make everyone else around me much more powerful as well.”― Alaina Percival, CEO, WOMEN WHO CODE

“It is pure mythology that women cannot perform as well as men in science, engineering and mathematics. In my experience, the opposite is true: Women are often more adept and patient at untangling complex problems, multitasking, seeing the possibilities in new solutions and winning team support for collaborative action.”― Weili Dai, Director & Co-Foounder, Marvell Technology Group

We hope these quotes inspire you as much as they inspire us. For continued motivation, explore our current edition featuring Women To Watch at www.womensbiz.us

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