motivational quotes for women 

Be the type of girl that climbs the ladder wrong by wrong.
– Mae West

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We have to become the men we wanted to marry.
– Gloria Steinem

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Women must try to do as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others.
– Amelia Earhart

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If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.
– Margaret Thatcher

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The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
– Sally Berger

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It’s not your job to like me, it’s mine.
– Byron Katie

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

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Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.
– Oprah Winfrey

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

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Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get.
– Ingrid Bergman

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A woman is like a tea bag — you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.
– Eleanor Roosevelt

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Do one thing every day that scares you.
– Eleanor Roosevelt

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Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure you do things differently from everyone else.
– Sarah Blakely

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

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 “Leadership should be more participative than directive, more enabling than performing.”
- Mary D. Poole (Author)

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“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 (President & CEO, Carbon)

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“People respond well to those that are sure of what they want.”
- Anna Wintour (Editor-in-Chief, Vogue)

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“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 (American Politician)

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A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.
– Melinda Gates

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Expect the unexpected, and whenever possible, be the unexpected.
– Lynda Berry

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The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.
– Alice Walker

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 “Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.”
- Anne Sweeney (Former President, Disney ABC Television Group)

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“Without being willing to fail and continually get back up again, I would never have been able to find the right market and establish my product within it."
- Kelly Manthey (Group Chief Executive, Kin+Carta)

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“A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.”
- Rosalynn Carter (Former First Lady of the United States)

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

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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

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“Making the decision to not follow a system, or someone else’s rules has allowed me to really dig into what my own strengths and gifts are without spending time feeling jaded or wasteful.”
- Ishita Gupta (Founder, Fear.less Magazine)

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“Success is an exception, so be exceptional.”
- Malti Bhojwani (Professional Coach and Author)

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“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 (Founder & CEO, Spanx)

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“Part of leadership is knowing when to go ahead with a decision that’s within your authority because you’re really convinced it’s the right thing, even if other people don’t understand it at that point."
- Dr. Ingrid Mattson (Professor, Huron University College)

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 “I think it’s a combination of personality traits that have helped me to succeed. Not only hard work - but patience, sacrifice and choosing my battles have all helped me to reach the point in my career to which I aspired, in a company I admired.”
- Katelyn Gleason (CEO & Founder of Eligible)

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"Cultivate a network of trusted mentors and colleagues. Other people can give us the best insight into ourselves—and our own limitations. We must have the courage to ask for help and to request feedback to expand our vision of what's possible.”
- Maria Castañón Moats (Assurance Partner, PwC)

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“If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.”
- Maya Angelou (Civil Rights Activist and Poet)

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“The size of your dreams must always exceed your current capacity to achieve them. If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.”
- Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (Former President of Liberia)