Quotes from Female Entrepreneurs to Motivate and Inspire You

The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud. – Coco Chanel, Founder Chanel

Last week, I received my Glamour magazine in the mail. In this month’s issue, Jessica Militare interviewed ten remarkable trailblazers in this year’s College Women of the Year. (Click the link to read more about these superstars!) These young ladies are so inspiring, and are set to make quite an impact on our world.

There’s something to be said of powerful and empowering female role models, like the ten young ladies named as this year’s College Women of the Year. And there are so many other inspiring female entrepreneurs around the world. Women like myself can learn from the words of wisdom shared by these strong women. So what better way to start this week off than to read a few quotes from some female entrepreneurs, like Oprah Winfrey, Sophia Amoroso, Mary Kay Ash, Chalene Johnson, Estee Lauder, and Jennifer Aniston.

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Here are some of my favorite quotes.

Success takes communication, collaboration and sometimes, failure. – Jessica Alba , Actress & Businesswoman

Jessica Alba is a busy mother of two, an actress, and a businesswoman. She has co-founded The Honest Company, which markets non-toxic household products as well as products for babies, personal care, cleaning, vitamins, and more.

I just love bossy women. I could be around them all day. To me, bossy is not a pejorative term at all. It means somebody’s passionate and engaged and ambitious and doesn’t mind leading. – Amy Poehler, actress

Amy Poehler is one of my favorite actresses. She is also a producer and director, as well as a mother of two. In 2011, she was included on TIME’s “100 most influential people in the world.”

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, Singer

Everyone knows who Dolly Parton is, am I right? This southern belle hails from Sevier County, Tenn., which is about an hour drive from Knoxville, Tenn. Her nonmusical ventures include Dollywood, a theme park in Pigeon Forge in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, and her efforts on behalf of childhood literacy, particularly her Imagination Library, as well as Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede and Pirates Voyage Dinner and Show.

Write a few of these quotes down on sticky notes and place them around your house or apartment, or stick them on various pages in your daily planner or bullet journal. Or when you need a pick-me-up or a boost of inspiration, or just a plain ol’ kick in the butt, then read one or two of these motivational quotes!

What quotes empower, motivate, and inspire you?

Have a wonderful week!

Yours Truly,

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  1. Wow! These were truly motivational! I have always looked up to courageous women for inspiration, be it my mother, or even Oprah! They have that special aura about them that never fails to pick you up when you feel low. Loved the quotes, Vanessa! Thank you for sharing them! 🙂

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