Success is not something that can be achieved overnight or super fast. When in doubt, read these inspiring women’s quotes on leadership from women business leaders.
What do successful women business leaders have in common? Do their leadership qualities differ? An understanding of the primary characteristics of women help in defining their character and persona as leaders.
Let the Women Speak!
As a leader, it’s a major responsibility on your shoulders to practice the behavior you want others to follow.
Check this 26 amazing women’s quotes from female leaders:
“You cannot live to please everyone else. You have to edify, educate and fulfill your own dreams and destiny.”
“You have to fight because you can’t count on anyone else fighting for you. And you have to fight for people who can’t fight for themselves. To get anything of real value, you have to fight for it.”
“People will say to me, ‘You’ve played so many strong women,’ and I’ll say, ‘Have you ever said to a man, ‘You’ve played so many strong men?’’ No! Because the expectation is men are varied. Why can’t we have that expectation about women?”
“Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.”
“A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader, a great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves.”
“Champions keep playing until they get it right.”
“Leadership is not a person or a position. It is a complex moral relationship between people based on trust, obligation, commitment, emotion, and a shared vision of the good.”
“Women are leaders everywhere you go, from the CEO who runs a Fortune 500 company to the housewife who raises her children and heads her household. Our country was built by strong women, and we will continue to breakdown walls and defy stereotypes.”
“Women lead in different ways. Women rarely feel the need to speak the most at a meeting to make their point”
“90% of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want.”
“Your job as leader is to stay as close in touch as possible with those closest to the action.”
“Strategic leaders must not get consumed by the operational and tactical side of their work. They have a duty to find time to shape the future.”
“I want every little girl who’s been told she’s bossy to be told again she has leadership skills”
“Without passion, a person will have very little influence as a leader.”
“There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other.”
“I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.”
“Women belong in all places where decisions are being made.”
“Never retract. Never explain. Never apologize. Just get the thing done and let them howl.”
“Strong women don’t play the victim, don’t make themselves look pitiful and don’t point fingers. They stand and they deal.”
“Strong women wear their pain like stilettos. No matter how much it hurts, all you see is the beauty of it.”
“Leadership is hard to define and good leadership even harder. But if you can get people to follow you to the ends of the earth, you are a great leader.”
“Empowering those around you to be heard and valued makes the difference between a leader who simply instructs and one who inspires.”
“Leadership is loud. It is quiet. It is thoughtful and emotional and cerebral and nerdy and goofy and joyful and motivating.”
“As a leader, it’s a major responsibility on your shoulders to practice the behavior you want others to follow.”
“Leadership is the ability to guide others without force into a direction or decision that leaves them still feeling empowered and accomplished.”
“I didn’t learn to be quiet when I had an opinion. The reason they knew who I was is because I told them.”