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10 Leadership Quotes By Inspiring Women

Women are a source of great wisdom and inspiration, so we thought we’d collate some inspiring thoughts by women we love and admire. Here are 10 inspiring leadership quotes by women:

“I didn’t always know what I wanted to do, but I knew the kind of woman I wanted to be.” ~ Diane Von Furstenberg, American fashion designer.


“My new motto is, When you are through changing, you are through” ~ Martha Stewart, American business magnate, writer, and television personality.

“I never dreamed of success, I worked for it.” ~ Estee Lauder, co-founder of Estée Lauder Companies.

“An important attribute of success is to be yourself. Never hide what makes you, you.” ~ Indra K Nooyi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, PepsiCo.

“No one gets to the top, if they sit on the sidelines, or if they don’t believe in themselves.” ~ Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and author of Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead.

“Do not wait for leaders, do it alone, person to person. Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” ~ Mother Teresa, Nobel Peace Prize Winner and founder of the Missionaries of Charity.

“Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.” ~ Marie Curie, physicist and chemist and first woman to win a Nobel Prize.

“If I’ve learnt one thing in the past is to save the energy I used to expend on being angry about injustice and put that energy into thinking and feeling joy, prosperity, sustainability, health and justice for all. This is what will change the world… a ground swell of people pouring their energy into manifesting their ‘preferred future’ instead of being worn down by disillusion and disappointment.” ~ Molly Carlile, Author of Jelly Beans and Dead Serious Podcast Network.

“We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily difference we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee. ~ Marian Wright Edelman, American Activist, Families in Peril.

“Leadership is not manifested by coercion, even against the resented. Greatness is not manifested by unlimited pragmatism, which places such a high premium on the end justifying any means and any measures.” ~ Margaret Chase Smith, American politician.

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