Top Female Ceo Quotes On Leadership To Get You Inspired

Top Female Ceo Quotes On Leadership To Get You Inspired

Women are starting and running more companies than ever before. As of January 2017, there were 11.6 million US women-owned businesses. In 2021 women-run businesses rose to 41 on the Fortune 500. There were also two Black women at the top: Roz Brewer of No. 16 Walgreens Boots Alliance and Thasunda Brown.

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Get inspired with these 28 top female CEO quotes on leadership to get you inspired.

  1. “Do what you love, and success will follow. Passion is the fuel behind a successful career.” Meg Whitman
  2. “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
  3. “People vote with their hearts, not their heads.” Irene B. Rosenfeld
  4. “Don’t let others define you. Define yourself.” Virginia M. Rometty
  5. “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.” Indra Nooyi
  6. “Go through some difficult experiences. If you can live through them and learn from them, you have a much better chance of knowing what to do when the chips are down and everyone else is freaking out.” Debra A. Cafaro
  7. “I actually had someone say to me, ‘Lynn, you’re going to have very good days, and you’re going to have very bad days. But it’s rare that things are as good as they look, and it’s rare that things are as bad as they seem.’ So, having perspective, and challenging perspective, is important to making good decisions.” Lynn Good
  8. “Leadership is service to others.” Denise M. Morrison
  9. “As a leader, it’s a major responsibility on your shoulders to practice the behavior you want others to follow.” Himanshu Bhatia
  10. “Good leaders organize and align people around what the team needs to do. Great leaders motivate and inspire people with why they’re doing it. That’s purpose. And that’s the key to achieving something truly transformational.” Marillyn Hewson
  11. “I had many high-powered sales and marketing professionals who reported to me, but I also had thousands of call center representatives reporting to me. I had to learn to communicate to very different types of groups of managers with different orientations, different priorities.” Abigail Johnson
  12. “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
  13. “Leadership is the ability to guide others without force into a direction or decision that leaves them still feeling empowered and accomplished.” Lisa Cash Hanson
  14. “Build something you’re passionate about. As an entrepreneur, you have to have the passion and drive to stay the course.” Alexandra Chong
  15. “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 Olson
  16. “I believe in a quiet, strong and grounded leadership. I think some of the best leaders are those whose work is widely known and respected but who, themselves, are relatively unknown.” Rachel Chong
  17. “The comfort zone is a nice place, but nothing grows there. Take the leap today and start your business!” Caroline Cummings
  18. “Lean in, speak out, have a voice in your organization, and never use the word, ‘sorry’.” Trish Bertuzzi
  19. “Sometimes you climb the mountain, and you fall and fail. Maybe there is a different path that will take you up. Sometimes a different mountain.” Caterina Fake
  20. “I didn’t learn to be quiet when I had an opinion. The reason they knew who I was is because I told them.” Ursula Burns
  21. “I’ve always been a bit of an introvert, but just because you don’t fit the classic mold doesn’t mean you can’t be a leader. You just need to find your own style and someone with a similar style who you can learn from.” Jess Lee
  22. “Building a brand means knowing your story and building and sharing that story.” Tamara McCleary
  23. “I wake up every morning and think to myself, ‘How far can I push the company forward in the next 24 hours.” Leah Busque
  24. “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
  25. “Don’t ever be afraid to ask for help. Always be cultivating a support network so that when you stumble — and you will — they’ll be there to catch you.” Claire Wasserman
  26. “You have to follow your dreams and be true to yourself, even if that takes you down a less popular road.” Adriana Gascoigne
  27. “There will be plenty of times where being a woman is probably not helping your career, so when it does, take the opportunity and then stand out. Really show that you’re something special.” Julie Sweet
  28. “To love what you do and feel like it matters, how could anything be more fun?” Katherine Graham
  29. “Do not be afraid to make decisions. Do not be afraid to make mistakes.” Carly Fiorina
  30. “If you’re not making some notable mistakes along the way, you’re certainly not taking enough business and career chances.” Sallie Krawcheck

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