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26 Women’s Quotes on Leadership

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 cannot live to please everyone else. You have to edify, educate and fulfill your own dreams and destiny. | Women Quotes | Verses | Sayings | Proverbs | Quotations | Memes

“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.”

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. | Women Quotes | Verses | Sayings | Proverbs | Quotations | Memes

“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?”

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? | Women Quotes | Verses | Sayings | Proverbs | Quotations | Memes

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

Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live. | Women Quotes | Verses | Sayings | Proverbs | Quotations | Memes

“A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader, a great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves.”

A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader, a great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves. | Women Quotes | Verses | Sayings | Proverbs | Quotations | Memes

“Champions keep playing until they get it right.”

Champions keep playing until they get it right. | Women Quotes | Verses | Sayings | Proverbs | Quotations | Memes

“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.”

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 Quotes | Verses | Sayings | Proverbs | Quotations | Memes

“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 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 Quotes | Verses | Sayings | Proverbs | Quotations | Memes

“Women lead in different ways. Women rarely feel the need to speak the most at a meeting to make their point”

Women lead in different ways. Women rarely feel the need to speak the most at a meeting to make their point. | Women Quotes | Verses | Sayings | Proverbs | Quotations | Memes

“90% of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want.”

90% of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want. | Women Quotes | Verses | Sayings | Proverbs | Quotations | Memes

“Your job as leader is to stay as close in touch as possible with those closest to the action.”

Your job as leader is to stay as close in touch as possible with those closest to the action. | Women Quotes | Verses | Sayings | Proverbs | Quotations | Memes

“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.”

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. | Women Quotes | Verses | Sayings | Proverbs | Quotations | Memes

“I want every little girl who’s been told she’s bossy to be told again she has leadership skills”

I want every little girl who’s been told she’s bossy to be told again she has leadership skills | Women Quotes | Verses | Sayings | Proverbs | Quotations | Memes

“Without passion, a person will have very little influence as a leader.”

Without passion, a person will have very little influence as a leader. | Women Quotes | Verses | Sayings | Proverbs | Quotations | Memes

“There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other.”

There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other. | Women Quotes | Verses | Sayings | Proverbs | Quotations | Memes

“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.”

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 Quotes | Verses | Sayings | Proverbs | Quotations | Memes

“Women belong in all places where decisions are being made.”

Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. | Women Quotes | Verses | Sayings | Proverbs | Quotations | Memes

“Never retract. Never explain. Never apologize. Just get the thing done and let them howl.”

Never retract. Never explain. Never apologize. Just get the thing done and let them howl. | Women Quotes | Verses | Sayings | Proverbs | Quotations | Memes

“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 don't play the victim, don't make themselves look pitiful and don't point fingers. They stand and they deal. | Women Quotes | Verses | Sayings | Proverbs | Quotations | Memes

“Strong women wear their pain like stilettos. No matter how much it hurts, all you see is the beauty of it.”

Strong women wear their pain like stilettos. No matter how much it hurts, all you see is the beauty of it. | Women Quotes | Verses | Sayings | Proverbs | Quotations | Memes

“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.”

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. | Women Quotes | Verses | Sayings | Proverbs | Quotations | Memes

“Empowering those around you to be heard and valued makes the difference between a leader who simply instructs and one who inspires.”

Empowering those around you to be heard and valued makes the difference between a leader who simply instructs and one who inspires. | Women Quotes | Verses | Sayings | Proverbs | Quotations | Memes

“Leadership is loud. It is quiet. It is thoughtful and emotional and cerebral and nerdy and goofy and joyful and motivating.”

Leadership is loud. It is quiet. It is thoughtful and emotional and cerebral and nerdy and goofy and joyful and motivating. | Women Quotes | Verses | Sayings | Proverbs | Quotations | Memes

“As a leader, it’s a major responsibility on your shoulders to practice the behavior you want others to follow.”

As a leader, it's a major responsibility on your shoulders to practice the behavior you want others to follow. | Women Quotes | Verses | Sayings | Proverbs | Quotations | Memes

“Leadership is the ability to guide others without force into a direction or decision that leaves them still feeling empowered and accomplished.”

Leadership is the ability to guide others without force into a direction or decision that leaves them still feeling empowered and accomplished. | Women Quotes | Verses | Sayings | Proverbs | Quotations | Memes

“I didn’t learn to be quiet when I had an opinion. The reason they knew who I was is because I told them.”

I didn’t learn to be quiet when I had an opinion. The reason they knew who I was is because I told them. | Women Quotes | Verses | Sayings | Proverbs | Quotations | Memes

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