We all have our role models and people we want to emulate. Here are quotes from some very hard-working, and very powerful women. They’ve done it all, they’ve seen it all, and their wisdom is worth paying attention to.
1. Meg Whitman, CEO of Hewlett-Packard.
“What I also over my career finally thought about is – you know there are lots of things I can change, but my gender is not one of them, and so it is kind of what it is. I have to lead according to my personality, according to what I think is necessary under any set of circumstances.”.
2. 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.”.
3. Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo.
“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 the 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.”.
4. Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo!.
“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.” .
5. Maya Angelou, renown writer and poet.
“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” .
6. Oprah Winfrey, TV Show Host and Entrepreneur.
“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.”.
7. Coco Chanel, Fashion Designer.
“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.”.