125 Motivational Quotes For Women’s Success

Motivational quotes for women’s success – The following are motivational quotes from some of the most successful women in the world.

In a world that is constantly telling women that they are not enough, it is easy to forget that we are powerful and capable beings. We are often our own worst enemies when it comes to achieving success.

However, there are many successful women out there who have proven that we can achieve anything we set our minds to. Despite the odds, these women have persevered and become an inspiration to us all. They are also a reminder that success does not happen overnight; it takes hard work, dedication, and determination.

If you’re in need of a quick motivational boost, our collection of motivational quotes for women’s success will do the trick. From business moguls to politicians, these powerful women have made their mark by speaking their minds, following their passions, and working hard. Enjoy our joyful lists.

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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

Oftentimes when people fail to achieve what they want in life, it’s because their vision isn’t strong enough. — Gail Blanke; CEO LinkedIn

If you’re clear on what you believe, you have a great foundation to go make a market. — Ginni Rometty; former CEO of IBM

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; CEO of Spanx

The only way to do something in depth is to work hard. The moment you start being in love with what you’re doing, and thinking it’s beautiful or rich, then you’re in danger. — Miuccia Prada, head designer of Prada

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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 The Body Shop

In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different. — Coco Chanel, founder of Chanel

True leadership stems from individuality that is honestly and sometimes imperfectly expressed. Leaders should strive for authenticity over perfection. — Sheryl Sandberg; COO of Meta Platforms

With kids, they don’t do what you want them to do when you want them to do it. Organizations don’t necessarily, either. You’ve got to listen. You’ve got to learn how to influence. — Ellen J. Kullman; CEO of Carbon

Define success in your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live. — Anne Sweeney; Co-Chair of Disney Media Networks

Motivational quotes for women’s success to keep you hard work

I work really hard at trying to see the big picture and not getting stuck in ego. I believe we’re all put on this planet for a purpose, and we all have a different purpose… When you connect with that love and that compassion, that’s when everything unfolds. — Ellen DeGeneres

Once you’ve taken your seat at the table, it’s your job to pull out a chair for the others, too. Look for the ‘others.’ Acknowledge them. Build a platform for them. — Bianca Bass

Life-fulfilling work is never about the money—when you feel true passion for something you instinctively find ways to nurture it. — Eileen Fisher

On my own I will just create, and if it works, it works, and if it doesn’t, I’ll create something else. I don’t have any limitations on what I think I could do or be. — Oprah Winfrey

Earning happiness means doing good and working, not speculating and being lazy. Laziness may look inviting, but only work gives you true satisfaction. ― Anne Frank

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Inspiration usually comes during work, rather than before it. ― Madeleine L’Engle

I think beauty comes from within. If you’re happy and look at life in the best way you can, even when there are problems, it can make you beautiful on the outside. — Faith Hill

Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

You never know if you can actually do something against all odds until you actually do it. — Abby Wambach

Do the best you can in every task, no matter how unimportant it may seem at the time. No one learns more about a problem than the person at the bottom. — Sandra Day O’Connor

Daily motivational quotes for women’s success

Be kind and always stay fair and ethical. In our world today we see so many examples of bullying and people being unkind. I make it my habit to put nice into everything I do. This philosophy has served me well! — Anita Mahaffey

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

Do not be afraid to make decisions. Do not be afraid to make mistakes. — Carly Fiorina

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

The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of a mistake. — Meg Whitman

motivational quotes for women's success to keep hard work

As a leader, I am tough on myself and I raise the standard for everybody; however, I am very caring because I want people to excel at what they are doing so that they can aspire to be me in the future. — Indra Nooyi

In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders. — Sheryl Sandberg

Invite people into your life that don’t look or think like you. — Mellody Hobson

You create opportunities by performing, not complaining. — Muriel Siebert

If you’re not making some notable mistakes along the way, you’re certainly not taking enough business and career chances. — Sallie Krawcheck

Motivational quotes for women’s success to elevate spirit

Take criticism seriously, but not personally. If there is truth or merit in the criticism, try to learn from it. Otherwise, let it roll right off you. — Hillary Clinton

It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent. — Madeleine Albright

I am an example of what is possible when girls from the very beginning of their lives are loved and nurtured by people around them. I was surrounded by extraordinary women in my life who taught me about quiet strength and dignity. — Michelle Obama

You must stay true to your values, dreams, talents, instincts, passion and everything that makes you, you. Ultimately, this boils down to living your truth, rather than avoiding, dismissing or writing it off. Plus, it’s a lot more effort to live inauthentically than to embrace who you are!

When you’re building a business, you’re either all in, or you’re not. — Barbara Corcoran

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My will shall shape the future. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no one’s doing but my own. I am the force. I can clear any obstacle before me or I can be lost in the maze. My choice. My responsibility. Win or lose; only I hold the key to my destiny. — Elaine Maxwell

If this is something that you really want to do, if you believe in it…simply keep forging forward because success will come. — Cassandra Sanford

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples. — Mother Teresa

Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live. — Anne Sweeny

Motivational quotes for women’s success from female entrepreneurs

There’s no such thing as a ‘smart business idea’—there’s only an idea that is smart for you. — Marianne Cantwell

‘Dig your well before you’re thirsty.’ Many people don’t realize you need to build a network without expecting anything in return first. The success will follow. Start digging! — Caitlin McCarthy

Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do something. Especially not yourself. — Mindy Kaling

If you are committed to creating value and if you aren’t afraid of hard times; obstacles become utterly unimportant. A nuisance perhaps; but with no real power. The world respects creation; people will get out of your way. — Candice Carpenter

Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn’t know that so it goes on flying anyway. — Mary Kay Ash

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Fearlessness is like a muscle. I know from my own life that the more I exercise it the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me. — Arianna Huffington

I learned to always take on things I’d never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist. — Virginia Rometty

One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done. — Marie Curie

Connect to something that’s bigger than yourself. How can you tap your talents and interests to benefit others or the world? The more you help others get what they want, the more you will reap. — Judy Holland

Women and girls can do whatever they want. There is no limit to what we as women can accomplish. ― Michelle Obama

Motivational quotes for women’s success to unlock your potential

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

Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness. — Oprah Winfrey

I don’t believe in guilt, I believe in living on impulse as long as you never intentionally hurt another person, and don’t judge people in your life. I think you should live completely free. — Angelina Jolie

Some positive creativity has got to start with humanity and when you’re a human being, you feel, you suffer. — Marilyn Monroe

I can’t think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be yourself. — Emma Stone

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You have to be careful when you’re getting feedback because people will give you conflicting feedback all the time, but ultimately you end up following your own inner guide. — Natalie Portman

I used to walk down the street like I was a super star… I want people to walk around delusional about how great they can be — and then to fight so hard for it every day that the lie becomes the truth. — Lady Gaga

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others. — Audrey Hepburn

I always believed that one woman’s success can only help another woman’s success. — Gloria Vanderbilt

If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader. — Dolly Parton

I’m fearless, I don’t complain. Even when horrible things happen to me, I go on. — Sofia Vergara

Life-changing motivational quotes for women’s success

Don’t compare yourself. Your inside self will compare to everyone’s outside self when facing a growth opportunity or anything new. Don’t listen to the doubt that follows. If you’re compelled, go for it. You’re already at no; don’t be your own speed bump. — Sue Hawkes

True leadership is when you create opportunity for others, including yourself. — Shama Patel

You will be defined not just by what you achieve, but by how you survive. — Sheryl Sandberg

I firmly believe you must first ask for what you want and then make a decision to get what you want. It doesn’t take a genie, just a well-thought-out plan. — Michelle Gamble

When you feel broken by life’s painful moments, realize you are as resilient as sea glass, a bottle broken by the movement of the waves, but still beautiful. — Virginia Buckingham

We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back. — Malala Yousafzai

You have to be driven, resourceful, not take no for an answer, and have the nerve to do things that haven’t been done. I think you also have to be comfortable not being everything to everyone, which is something that we often expect of women in a way we don’t of men. — Audrey Gelman

What I wanted was to be allowed to do the thing in the world that I did best—which I believed then and believe now is the greatest privilege there is. When I did that, success found me. — Debbi Fields

If you are giving a lot of value, if you are making an impact in people’s lives, it will be reflected in your bank account. — Millie Leung

Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim. — Nora Ephron

Self-motivational quotes for women’s success

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. — Mae West

Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult. — Charlotte Whitton

Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. — Mother Teresa

If you are successful, it is because somewhere, sometime, someone gave you a life or an idea that started you in the right direction. Remember also that you are indebted to life until you help some less fortunate person, just as you were helped. — Melinda Gates

It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. — J.K Rowling

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. — Maya Angelou

Success isn’t about the end result, it’s about what you learn along the way. ― Vera Wang

We cannot change what we are not aware of, and once we are aware, we cannot help but change. — Sheryl Sandberg

Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live. — Anne Sweeney

When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us. — Helen Keller

Powerful motivational quotes for women’s success

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

My experiences remind me that it’s those black clouds that make the blue skies even more beautiful. — Kelly Clarkson

We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes, understand that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success. — Arianna Huffington

Stay true to yourself and your vision. Don’t let any one person’s opinion move you; listen, but be confident. — Amanda Kahlow

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

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

Once you know who you are, you don’t have to worry anymore. — Nikki Giovanni

Find your ‘why’ so that you have the strength and resilience to push through those times when everything else is telling you no. — Lisa Wimberger

One of the biggest qualities is having an awareness outside of yourself, and understanding that the world doesn’t revolve around your needs. — Brie Larson

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

Uplifting Motivational quotes for women’s success

You have to do what you dream of doing, even while you’re afraid. — Arianna Huffington

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 Maye

A confident woman, a woman who truly knows her worth and her power is a force to be reckoned with. — Mandy Hale

I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear. — Rosa Parks

You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. — Maya Angelou

I didn’t know what I wanted to do, but I always knew the woman I wanted to be. — Diane Von Furstenberg

There are many things you can do overnight but there is no overnight success. ― Tory Burch

For every failure, there’s an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour. — Mary Kay Ash

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

We have to let go of the idea of balance in order to move toward the life we want. To do that, we need to recognize the stories we are telling ourselves that are holding us back. And sometimes… we just have to stop telling ourselves our old stories. — Tonya Dalton

Motivational quotes for women’s success to keep you going

Do we want to progress? If we want to progress, let women be all they can be. Don’t get in their way. — Danai Gurira

Life is not so much what you accomplish as what you overcome. — Robin Roberts

Instead of looking at the past, I put myself ahead twenty years and try to look at what I need to do now in order to get there then. — Diana Ross

Just start. And once you do, don’t stop. Keep moving forward and find a way. — Shannon Latham

Even if you scored your dream job, you will have bad days. You might even have a crummy week, month, or year. Living out your passion doesn’t exempt you from the struggle. — Meggie Francisco

There will always be someone who is better than you at something, so stay true to yourself and find your voice—it’s the only thing that will differentiate you from your colleagues. — Rosina Bosco

Some of us are walking around thinking everybody else knows more than us or has it better than us when in all actuality, we have everything we need within. If we could just refocus that energy inward we’d see we’ve had it all along. — Terri Lomax

Stay in motion, whether things are going well, or they have taken a complete nosedive. It is easier to keep moving towards your big goal than to come to a complete stop and then try to regain your momentum. Even the tiniest of baby steps is still a step closer to where you want to be. — Keita Williams

Look for what sparks the fire in your heart. Go there. But more importantly, keep showing up. — Michelle Kuei

I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done. — Lucille Ball

Empowering motivational quotes for women’s success

I like to evaluate each day by thinking, ‘What can I do today to build the life I want?’ — Amanda Daering

You must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose. — Indira Gandhi

It doesn’t matter when you start, it doesn’t matter what anyone else is doing. All that matters are that you truly follow your own path, your own way, at your own pace. Be kind to yourself and others, and follow your intuition always. That is real bravery. — Diana Shneider

I like to say it’s an attitude of not just thinking outside the box, but not even seeing the box. — Safra Catz

When someone tells you that you can’t, figure out how you can. — motivational quotes for women’s success by Clarice Lam

Always be a first-rate version of yourself instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. — motivational quotes for women’s success by Judy Garland

Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable. ― motivational quotes for women’s success by Coco Chanel

My natural thing is to be a problem solver. And so when things happen to me, I’m, like, ‘Walk away.’ Because that’s how I was my entire life. I’ve been in the storm too long for that to shake me. — Mariah Carey

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

Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning. — Gloria Steinem

Motivational quotes for women’s success to elevate your inner strength

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead. — Louisa May Alcott

Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained. — Marie Curie

You have to believe in yourself when no one else does. — Serena Williams

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

Believe in your ability to be successful in the things you have a passion for. These are God given gifts for you to use. — Catherine Pulsifer

Changing your negative beliefs is the first step in the transformation process that will really make a difference in your life. — Anita Foley

Be an amateur. Not everything you do has to be good, especially at first. ― Ann Handley

Really take the time to focus on finding your voice and making sure that whatever you’re creating is of high quality and is useful for people in their everyday lives. — Brit Morin

I am willing to put myself through anything, temporary pain or discomfort means nothing to me as long as I can see that the experience will take me to a new level. I am interested in the unknown, and the only path to the unknown is through breaking barriers, an often painful process. — Diana Nyad

Be brave to stand for what you believe in even if you stand alone. ― Roy T. Bennett

Final thought

These motivational quotes for women’s success show that it is possible for women to achieve their goals and be successful. With hard work and dedication, anything is possible. So, don’t give up on your dreams, keep fighting for what you want, and one day you’ll look back and be proud of how far you’ve come.

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