15 inspiring business woman quotes

15 Business Woman Quotes from Successful Entrepreneurs

I love reading inspirational quotes from strong women, especially female entrepreneurs. While there are a ton of motivational quotes, many of them are written by men. These are some of my favorite business woman quotes. I hope they inspire you to be a passionate, persistent and badass business woman.

I honestly know so many women who inspire me, not just the famous ones.  I would love to include some quotes from other women. If you know a business woman who inspires you, please leave a comment with their quote. I would love to add it to my list.

I love reading quotes about business and motivation. I spent several days looking for the best quotes that were actually meaningful and motivational. 

Sara Blakely’s quote is one of the first quotes I ever shared on my Facebook page and it still inspires me today. If you are looking for some badass women to inspire you, I hope you enjoy my list of business woman quotes and if you have some other you love please share in the comments.

My Favorite Inspirational Business WOman Quotes

“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

“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

“You have to get used to the feeling of constantly not knowing what you’re doing or how to do something — it’s essentially the same as learning. You should seek out that sort of nauseous, horrible feeling. That’s how you know you’re getting career growth.” — Jess Lee, Partner at Sequoia Capital

“You have to get used to the feeling of constantly not knowing what you’re doing or how to do something — it’s essentially the same as learning. You should seek out that sort of nauseous, horrible feeling. That’s how you know you’re getting career growth.” — Jess Lee, Partner at Sequoia Capital

“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, CEO of Birchbox

“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, CEO of Birchbox

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

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

“Don’t blame your parents, don’t blame your boyfriend, don’t blame the weather. Accept the reality, embrace the challenge, and deal with it. Be in charge of your own life. Turn negatives into positives and be proud to be a woman.”  — Diane Von Furstenberg, Founder of DVF

“Don’t blame your parents, don’t blame your boyfriend, don’t blame the weather. Accept the reality, embrace the challenge, and deal with it. Be in charge of your own life. Turn negatives into positives and be proud to be a woman.”  — Diane Von Furstenberg, Founder of DVF

“Failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.” — Arianna Huffington, Co-Founder of The Huffington Post

“Failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.” — Arianna Huffington, Co-Founder of The Huffington Post

“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, Founder of The Body Shop

“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, Founder of The Body Shop

“Dear optimist, pessimist, and realist – while you guys were busy arguing about the glass of wine, I drank it! Sincerely, the opportunist!” —  Lori Greiner, CEO of For Your Ease Only

“Dear optimist, pessimist, and realist – while you guys were busy arguing about the glass of wine, I drank it! Sincerely, the opportunist!” —  Lori Greiner, CEO of For Your Ease Only

“So often people are working hard at the wrong thing. Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard.” —  Caterina Fake, Co-founder of Flickr

“So often people are working hard at the wrong thing. Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard.” —  Caterina Fake, Co-founder of Flickr

“I’ve spent my entire life relying on light bulb moments and jumping in full-force.” —  Emily Weiss, CEO of Glossier

“I’ve spent my entire life relying on light bulb moments and jumping in full-force.” —  Emily Weiss, CEO of Glossier

“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 Ash, Founder Mary Kay Cosmetics

“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 Ash, Founder Mary Kay Cosmetics

“Option A is not available. So let’s kick the sh** out of option B.” —  Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook

“Option A is not available. So let’s kick the sh** out of option B.” —  Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook

“Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.” — Oprah Winfrey, CEO of OWN

“Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.” — Oprah Winfrey, CEO of OWN

“Repetition makes reputation and reputation makes customers.” — Elizabeth Arden, Founder of Elizabeth Arden, Inc

“Repetition makes reputation and reputation makes customers.” — Elizabeth Arden, Founder of Elizabeth Arden, Inc

“I learned to always take on things I’d never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist.” — Virginia Rometty, CEO of IBM

“I learned to always take on things I’d never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist.” — Virginia Rometty, CEO of IBM

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I am Patty Malowney, the creator of Badass Web Goddess. I am an Albuquerque SEO and digital marketing consultant.  I started my first internet business in 2004 with a $40 garage sale computer and a whole lot of determination.  I sold my first website, JustMommies.com to the dating company eHarmony.com in 2008. My website was acquired by another company where I worked as a consultant and editor until July, 2019.

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