20 Incredible Quotes From Women Entrepreneurs

Think there aren't enough inspiring women entrepreneurs? Think again. Here's a look at collective wisdom from twenty game changing founders.

Think there aren’t enough inspiring women entrepreneurs? Think again. Here’s a look at collective wisdom from twenty game changing founders.


1. “Abandon anything about your life and habits that might be holding you back. Learn to create your own opportunities. Know that there is no finish line; fortune favors action. Race balls-out toward the extraordinary life that you’ve always dreamed of, or still haven’t had time to dream up. And prepare to have a hell of a lot of fun along the way.” ― Sophia Amoruso, founder of Nasty Gal, author of #GIRLBOSS


2. “You don’t start out as an entrepreneur knowing everything. Do it now and learn as you go along — become the expert. Accept the role and you’ll find what you’re looking for.” ― Chantelle Fraser, founder of Flawless NYC


3. “The big thing for me is, I never think about myself as a female in business. I’m a person in business.” — Lori Greiner, “Queen of QVC” Inventor and Entrepreneur


4. “In business and in life, some people are going to love you for who you are, while others, no matter what you do, will never like you. In the end, the only person’s opinion that matters is your own.” — Samantha DeBianchi, founder of DeBianchi Real Estate


5. “Authenticity is a bankable currency. It can define your business and set you apart from the clutter of a cookie-cutter marketplace. You (and your customers) are not well-served by haphazard attempts to be someone else.” Erica Nicole, founder and CEO of YFS Magazine


6. “Sometimes I’m a little more iron fist than velvet glove… I’m straight to the point.” — Jessica Alba, Founder of The Honest Company


7. “Know your numbers. It’s easy for entrepreneurs to become rah-rah about the vision of their companies, and while passion is fundamental, understanding the math behind your business decisions will help you succeed too.” — Doreen Bloch, founder of Poshly


8. “I created Net-a-Porter in 1999 when I was pregnant with Isabella. The hormones from being pregnant empowered me. I said to myself, ‘If my body is putting together a human being, cell by cell, DNA strand by DNA strand, then I can start a company.'” — Natalie Massenet, founder of Net-a-Porter


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Photo: © WavebreakMediaMicro, YFS Magazine

9. “Entrepreneurs stand out from the rest of the pack because they are not afraid to take big risks and they aim to please no one except the people who truly matter.” — Kathryn Finney, CEO, Digital Undivided


10. “It is important to listen to your own gut and your internal compass. There’s always people along the way who are going to try to tell you what your business needs to do instead of what you think it needs to do.”  — Sarah Lacy, founder of Pando


11. “Don’t you dare underestimate the power of your own instinct.” — Barbara Ann Corcoran, Founder of The Corcoran Group


12. “In the beginning, I really used the haters to fuel my success.” — Laurie Davis, founder of eFlirt


13. “Branching out on my own was the scariest thing I’ve ever done. It was something I thought about a lot actually. I made the decision on a Thursday and did it on Friday.” — Jordyn Palos, founder of Persona PR


14. “As obvious as it sounds, love the business you’re creating. So often, I see people creating businesses that are smart, but at the end of the day, if you don’t love the problem that you’re tackling … then the passion and enthusiasm will wane over time.” — Soraya Darabi, co-founder of Zady


15. “Don’t lose sight of the fact that you have to almost wear two hats. You have to be the visionary in thinking three months down the road, five months down the road, a year, two years—but the day to day stuff, like putting in work and effort in small chunks can actually add up to this really big thing.” — Marissa Evans, former founder and CEO of Go Try It On (acquired by Rent the Runway)


Photo: © Boggy, YFS Magazine
Photo: © Boggy, YFS Magazine


16. “Bring your authentic self to everything you do. As an entrepreneur, people are investing in you just as much as they are in the business concept.” — Tai Beauchamp, founder of The Tai Life


17. “It’s important to be willing to make mistakes. The worst thing that can happen is you become memorable.”  — Sara Blakely, Founder of Spanx


18. “Finding that one thing you’re really really passionate about changes everything. I was mediocore at a lot of jobs until I started my own company and I don’t think I’m terrible at it. I fail all the time, as do we all. And there’s so much room for improvement. I’m so at the beginning.”  — Melody McCloskey, founder of StyleSeat


19. “If you truly believe you have a good idea. Don’t let any body tell you its not. Keep with it and work hard to realize your vision.”  — Reshma Chattaram Chamberlin, CEO of Muzio


20. “I’m not done learning and I don’t think I will ever be done learning.” — Alexa von Tobel, founder and CEO of LearnVest


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