37 Powerful Female Entrepreneur Quotes from Women you Need to Know

We all have those moments when a little boost of motivation can work wonders, right? Especially when you’re on the journey to become an entrepeneur or have already started a business!

It’s when imposter syndrome comes to an unwelcome visit, whispering thoughts like, “Can I really do this?” or “Am I even capable?”. It’s during these challenging times that we need a little nudge in the right direction, a gentle reminder of why we embarked on this journey in the first place.

That’s what this post is for 🙌

Get ready to be inspired by 37 empowering quotes and sayings, from incredible business women for female entrepreneurs like you. Let them serve as your powerful reminder that your dreams are well worth pursuing and you’ve got everything you need to keep going!

Motivational & Empowering Female Entrepreneurship Quotes

If people are doubting how far you can go, go so far that you can’t hear them anymore.

– Michele Ruiz

Do the one thing you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never truly tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.

– Oprah Winfrey

Never forget how wildly capable you are.

– Unknown

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

– Virginia Romerty

I don’t like to lose — at anything — yet I’ve grown most not from victories, but setbacks.

– Serena Williams

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

– Virginia Romerty

I like to say it’s an attitude of not just thinking outside the box, but not even seeing the box.

– Safra A. Catz

If you never try what you want to achive, you’ll never know.

– Unknown

Famous Business Women Quotes + Female CEO Quotes

It’s great to look up to sucessful business women who have already accomplished what you still dream of. Many of them started with nothing and made it to the top. Check our their quotes:

You’ll never do a whole lot, unless you’re brave enough to try.

– Dolly Parton

Ask yourself, what would I do if I weren’t afraid? And then go do it.

– Sheryl Sandberg

The most successful entrepreneurs I know are optimistic. It’s part of the job description.

– Caterina Fake

It’s important to be willing to make mistakes. The worst thing that can happen is you become memorable.

– Sara Blakely

To love what you do and feel like it matters – how could anything be more fun?

Katharine Graham

Huste Female Entrepreneurs Quotes

A little hustle from time to time can’t hurt, right? As long as we keep the balance! Dive into the hustle mode and see what other women think about it.

Risking is better than regretting.


The ones that are successful are the ones that never give up.

– Unknown

The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.

– Ayn Rand

If you’re frustrated because you’re not getting what you want, stop for a second: Have you actually flat-out asked for it? If you haven’t, stop complaining. You can’t expect the world to read your mind. You have to put it out there, and sometimes putting it out there is as simple as just saying, “Hey, can I have that?”

– Sophia Amoruso

Woman in Business Mindset Quotes

Staying on the entrepreneur journey is never easy, and a strong mindset will help you to get going. Shift to a positive perspective and let yourself be empowered by wise words from these strong women.

The most effective way to do it, is to do it.

– Amelia Earheart

Never take no personally. Sometimes people tell you no for a reason that has nothing to do with you. You must keep going.

– Sofia Vergara

Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticised anyway.

– Eleanor Roosevelt

Women and girls can do whatever they want. There is no limit to what we as women can accomplish.

– Michelle Obama

If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Strong Black Women Entrepreneur Quotes

Let’s celebrate the brilliance and resilience of black female entrepreneurs with these empowering quotes.

When you take care of yourself, you’re a better person for others. When you feel good about yourself, you treat others better.

– Solange Knowles

Even if it makes others uncomfortable, I will love who I am.

– Janelle Monáe

No matter where life takes me there will always be someone who’s threatened by it.

– Franchesca Ramsey

Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.

– Madam C.J. Walker

I was once afraid of people saying, “Who does she think she is?” Now, I have the courage to stand and say, “This is who I am.”

– Oprah Winfrey

Inspirational Quotes for (Single) Mom Entrepreneurs

I think every working mom probably feels the same thing. You go through big chunks of time where you’re thinking, “this is impossible – oh, this is impossible.” And then you just keep going and keep going and sort of do the impossible.

– Tina Fey

You can have it all, but you can’t have it all at once. Embrace the different seasons in your career and life.

– Leah Busque

The very fact that you worry about being a good mom means that you already are one.

– Jodi Picoult

I think moms put a lot of pressure on ourselves trying to balance it all. It’s never going to be perfectly balanced – the sooner you know this, the sooner you can relieve some of the pressure.

– Denise Richards

It’s not wrong to be passionate about your career. When you love what you do, you bring that stimulation back to your family.

– Allison Pearson

When we own our stories, we get to write a brave new ending.

– Brene Brown

Famous Female Quotes about Success

What’s the secret to success? Well, probably there isn’t one, but your own – at least this is what these clever quotes for smart business women tell us.

Success doesn’t come from what you do occassionally, it comes from what you do consistently

– Marie Forleo

There are many things you can do overnight but there is no overnight success.

– Tory Burch

Supporting another’s success won’t ever dampen yours.

– Unknown

You get what you work for, not what you wish for.

– Unknown

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