33 Female Entrepreneurs Quotes

They are some of the strongest role-models in the world, inspiring all of us daily. Gain new ideas and insights from these 33 powerful and amazing female entrepreneur who share key points on business world


“You have to see failure as the beginning and the middle, but never entertain it as an end.”

Jessica Herrin, Founder and CEO of Stella & Dot


“Success depends on employees. For me knowing and connecting with my employees is very important.”

Divine Ndhlukula, Founder and Managing Director of DDNS Security Operations Ltd


“If you can offer a free tier that provides a lot of value, it will naturally help your product to spread much more rapidly.”

Melanie Perkins, Co-founder of CANVA


“One of the greatest skills of leadership is being unflappable. Anytime you do anything in the world there’s going to be criticism.”

Arianna Huffington, Co-founder and Editor-in-chief of Huffington Post Media Group

5. Jules Pieri


“It’s important to realize that brand is much more than a logo and slogan. A brand is who your company is: How you function and make decisions.”

Joanna McFarland, Co-founder of HopSkipDrive


“Do not focus on numbers. Focus on doing what you do best. It’s about building a community who want to visit your site every day because you create value and offer expertise.”

Cassey Ho, Founder of Blogilates.com


“If you know too much before the start, then you will get overwhelmed. Come up with an original idea and don’t copy, because there will be no passion. Just start.”

Jeni Britton Bauer, Founder of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams


Leila Janah


“Your ability to attract, evaluate and forge strong working relationships with co-founders, early employees and investors often mean the difference between failure and success.”

Clara Shih, Co-founder of Hearsay Systems


“Being a woman in business doesn’t come without challenges. My advice? Surround yourself with other supportive women that encourage you, share ideas and get you motivated.”

Jessica Alba, Founder of The Honest Company


“My advice is to focus on the importance of forging a long-term relationship, whether with colleagues, partners or customers. It is often easy to get caught up in short-term decisions.”

Sheila Lirio Marcelo, Founder of Care.com


“If you’re starting something on your own, you better have a passion for it, because this is hard work.”

Sallie Krawcheck, Co-founder of Ellevest


Jo Malone


“If you are working on a product that’s going to be consumer-facing, then feedback is invaluable. You should be out there being brave and talking to people and asking for feedback as much as possible.”

Emily Brooke, Co-founder of Blaze


“Sometimes, it doesn’t hurt to ask. I have been in the news many times just by calling on the news channel and asking them about featuring my business.” 

Lori Cheek, Founder of Cheekd


“Start as small as you can. When I started SkinnyMe Tea, I had $24 in the bank, and I was entirely self-funded. If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product; you’ve launched too late.” 

Gretta Rose van Riel, Founder of Hey Influencers


“Most of us want to tell our co-workers or friends, or husbands or wives, our ideas. For what reason? We want validation. But I feel ideas are most vulnerable in their infancy. Out of love and concern, friends and family give all the reasons or objections on why you shouldn’t do it. I didn’t want to risk that.” 

Sara Blakely, Founder of Spanx


Cathy Hughes


“There is no royal flower-strewn path to success. And if there is, I have not found it, for whatever success I have attained has been the result of much hard work and many sleepless nights.” 

Madam C.J. Walker, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist and Political and Social Activist


“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 of Mary Kay Cosmetics


“The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it.”

Debbi Fields, Founder of Mrs. Fields Cookies


“Empower yourself and realize the importance of contributing to the world by living your talent. Work on what you love. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you.”

Catharina Bruns, Founder of WorkIsNotaJob


Caterina Fake


“Wonder what your customer really wants? Ask. Don’t tell.”

Lisa Stone, Co-founder and CEO of BlogHer


“Nobody talks about entrepreneurship as survival, but that’s exactly what it is and what nurtures creative thinking. Running that first shop taught me business is not financial science; it’s about trading: buying and selling”

Anita Roddick, Founder of The Body Shop


“Follow your passion – and if you don’t know what it is, realize that one reason for your existence on earth is to find it.”

Oprah Winfrey, Entrepreneur


“The difference between skill and talent: A skill is something you learn. Talent is what you can’t help doing.”

Caroline Ghosen, Founder and CEO of Levo



“In whatever you do, you’re not going to stand out unless you think big and have ideas that are truly original. That comes from tapping into your own creativity, not obsessing over what everyone else is doing.” 

Sophia Amoruso, Founder of Nasty Gal


“Surround yourself with a trusted and loyal team. It makes all the difference.” 

Alison Pincus, Co-founder of One Kings Lane


“Life-fulfilling work is never about the money – when you feel true passion for something, you instinctively find ways to nurture it.” 

Eileen Fisher, Fashion Designer


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

Leah Busque, Founder and CEO of TaskRabbit

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