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70+ Quotes Every Girl Boss Needs (Get the Badass Mindset to Success!)

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Are you a girl boss looking for some motivation? These quotes are just what you need as you hustle to the top. Go get it, girl!

Famous Female Entrepreneur Quotes

1. “The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.” Oprah Winfrey

“The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.” Oprah Winfrey

2. “There’s no such thing as failure. Failure is just a life trying to move us in another direction.” Oprah Winfrey

3. “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” Oprah Winfrey

4. “Every time you state what you want or believe, you’re the first to hear it. It’s a message to both you and others about what you think is possible. Don’t put a ceiling on yourself.” Oprah Winfrey

5. “The difference between skill and talent: A skill is something you learn. Talent is what you can’t help doing.” Caroline Ghosen, founder and CEO of career site Levo

6. Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe. Oprah Winfrey Share on X

7. “Build your business success around something that you love — something that is inherently and endlessly interesting to you.” Martha Stewart, businesswoman, writer, and television personality

8. “If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.” Maya Angelou

9. “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” Maya Angelou

10. I want every little girl who’s been told she’s bossy to be told again she has leadership skills. Sheryl Sandberg, COO at Facebook Share on X

11. “Nobody talks about entrepreneurship as a survival, but that’s exactly what it is and what nurtures creative thinking. Running that first shop taught me business is not financial science; it’s about trading: buying and selling.” Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop

12. “Believe that there are no limitations, no barriers to your success — you will be empowered and you will achieve.” Ursula Burns, CEO of Xerox

13. “You might never fail on the scale I did, but some failure in life is inevitable. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all — in which case, you fail by default.” J.K. Rowling, author of Harry Potter

14. “I never really like to see myself as the queen. I’m not playing queen, I don’t want to be the queen. I’m the boss. I’m the mother, I’m the boss, I’m in charge of my decisions with my team. I try to make the best of myself, to accomplish something, to always put the bar as high as I can.” Celine Dion

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Boss lady mindset to success (INSPIRATION)

15. “Good things happen to those who hustle.” Anais Nin

"Good things happen to those who hustle." Anais Nin

16. “Chase down your passion like it’s the last bus of the night.” Terri Guillemets

17. “Every damn brick they try to throw at you, use it to stand on.”

18. “My confidence comes from the daily grind – training my butt off day in and day out.” Hope Solo

19. “Life-fulfilling work is never about the money — when you feel true passion for something, you instinctively find ways to nurture it.” Eileen Fisher, fashion designer

20. “If you’re comfortable, I’m not teaching and you’re not learning.” Brené Brown, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

21. Never start a business just to ‘make money’. Start a business to make a difference. Marie Forleo Share on X

22. “My theory is that if you look confident you can pull off anything – even if you have no clue what you’re doing.” Jessica Alba

23. “The best way to predict your future is to create it.”

24. “You’re either changing your life or you’re not. No waiting for this or that or better weather or other hurdles. Hurdles are the change.” Terri Guillemets

25. “Procrastination is a hustler’s worst enemy.” Lilly Singh, How to be a bawse: A guide to conquering life

26. If you want to be a successful in this world, you have to follow your passion, not a paycheck. Jen Welter, NFL’s First Female Coach Share on X

27. “The question is not whether you have the money. It is whether you have the hustle.” Nicky Verd

28. “In whatever you do, you’re not going to stand out unless you think big and have ideas that are truly original. That comes from tapping into your own creativity, not obsessing over what everyone else is doing.” Sophia Amoruso, founder of Nasty Gal.

29. “I wear a lot of pink cos seeing pink activates endorphins and energizes my creativity. It is a colour of femininity and fierceness” Janna Cachola

30. “Collaborate with people you can learn from.”

31. If you’re serious about changing your life, you’ll find a way. If you’re not, you’ll find an excuse. Jen Sincero Share on X

32. “I wake up every morning and think to myself, ‘How far can I push the company forward in the next 24 hours?’” Leah Busque, founder and CEO of TaskRabbit

33. “The power lunch is no longer just for men. We all deserve a seat at the table.” Whitney Wolfe Herd, CEO of Bumble

34. “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 of Spanx

35. “Define success in your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.” Anne Sweeney, co-chair of Disney Media Networks

36. My best successes came on the heels of failures. Barbara Corcoran Share on X

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Funny boss babe quotes

37. “Sometimes it takes balls to be a woman.”

"Sometimes it takes balls to be a woman."

38. ”Confidence level: Kanye West”

39. “In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.”

40. “Behind every successful woman is a tribe of other successful women who have her back.”

41. “When she’s mad, even the demons run for cover.”

42. Look like a girl, act like a lady, think like a man, work like a boss. #GirlBoss Share on X

43. “Remember the difference between a boss and a leader: a boss says ‘go’ and a leader says ‘let’s go!’” E. M. Kelly

44. “Cinderella never asked for a prince. She asked for a night off and a dress.”

45. “MENstruation, MENopause, MENtal breakdown: notice how all women’s problems begin with MEN.”

46. “The idea that a woman can be as powerful as a man is something that our society can’t deal with. But I am as powerful as a man and it drives them crazy.” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

47. I was raised to hustle like a man because I was told never to depend on one. #GirlBoss Share on X

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Short girl boss quotes

48. “Say yes, and you’ll figure it out later.” Tina Fey

"Say yes and you'll figure it out later." Tina Fey

49. ”Do you, boo.”

50. “Sometimes you gotta be a beauty and a beast.”

51. “Work hard, dream harder”

52. “You are a fucking mermaid.”
“Stay classy, sassy and a bit bad-assy.”

53. If there is one thing I’m willing to bet on, it’s me. #GirlBoss Share on X

54. ”Focused and fabulous”

55. “Hustle for the pretty things.”

56. “Be bravely ambitious.” Michelle Kinsman, Real-World Feminist Handbook: Practical Advice on How to Find, Win & Kick Ass at Your First Job

57. “All she knows is to hustle.”

58. “Why the hell not?”

59. I think I deserve something beautiful. Elizabeth Gilbert Share on X

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Girl boss quotes to keep you motivated

60. “I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” Estee Lauder

“I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” Estee Lauder

61. “Be the girl who decided to go for it.”

62. “Just a girlboss building her empire.”

63. “You’ve got to believe you can do it, even when things seem impossible.” Carrie Green, founder of Female Entrepreneur Association

64. “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, Nastygal founder and author of #GIRLBOSS

65. Being your true self is the most effective formula for success there is. Danielle LaPorte Share on X

66. “Do whatever brings you to life, then. Follow your own fascinations, obsessions, and compulsions. Trust them. Create whatever causes a revolution in your heart.” Elizabeth Gilbert

67. “You will always be too much of something for someone: too big, too loud, too soft, too edgy. If you round out your edges, you lose your edge. Apologize for mistakes. Apologize for unintentionally hurting someone-profusely. But don’t apologize being who are you.” Danielle LaPorte

68. “I learned the value of hard work by working hard.” – Margaret Mead

69. “Many people think they want things, but they don’t really have the strength, the discipline. They are weak. I believe that you get what you want if you want it badly enough.” Sophia Loren

70. “Whatever it is that you think you want to do, and whatever it is that you think stands between you and that, stop making excuses. You can do anything.” Katia Beauchamp, co-founder and CEO of Birchbox

71. “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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