20 Quotes from women leaders to empower business women.

As a personal branding photographer, I get to meet amazing Denver-based business owners. Entrepreneurs who are making a difference in other people’s lives. Visionaries, non-profits, groundbreakers, and women who are breaking the glass ceiling. This blog post is inspired by all the wonderful clients I’ve had over the years.

1. “I want little girls to grow up knowing they can do anything, even play football.”

– Jen Welter.

2. “To love what you do and feel like it matters, how could anything be more fun?”

– Katherine Graham.

3.  “Dear optimist, pessimist, and realist – while you guys were busy arguing about the glass of wine, I drank it! Sincerely, opportunist!”

– Lori Greiner.

4. “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.

5. “Don’t let perfection be the enemy of progress.”

– Sandra Makarem.

Businesswomen are changing the world for the better. All these quotes come from women who had a vision and believed they could do it. Every single one of them had to overcome obstacles, naysayers, and pessimists. These amazing women are paving the way for the next generations to come.

6.  “If you want to learn how to be an entrepreneur, don’t believe in the naysayers”

– Lida Djarar Fischer.

7. “Shifting my mindset from a scarcity mentality to an abundance mentality opened up so many opportunities and experiences.”

– Tracy Komlos.

8. “A confident woman, a woman who truly knows her worth and her power is a force to be reckoned with.”

– Mandy Hale.

9. “Success isn’t about how much money you make, it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.”

– Michelle Obama.

10. “Honor your calling. Everyone has one. Trust your heart, and success will come to you.”

– Oprah Winfrey.

Being an entrepreneur has never been easy. Women supporting women is a powerful force to be reckoned with. There aren’t the same obstacles for women as there are for men. This post is filled with quotes from women who have had to fight the uphill battle and won.

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11. “You have to do what you dream of doing, even while you’re afraid.”

– Arianna Huffington.

12. “I don’t go by the rule book. I lead from the heart, not the head.”

– Princess Diana.

13. “No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens.”

– Michelle Obama.

14. “We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes, understanding that failure is not the opposite of success. It’s part of success!”

– Arianna Huffington.

15. “I realized that I don’t have to be perfect. All I have to do is show up and enjoy the messy, imperfect, and beautiful journey of life.”

– Kerry Washington.

These famous businesswomen, world leaders, and visionaries are an inspiration for all of us. I’ve had the honor of photographing so many women who are an inspiration to me and all around them.

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16. “I’ve always believed that one woman’s success can only help another woman’s success.”

– Gloria Vanderbilt.

17. “Listen to what your environment is telling you and let discouraging events push you toward more positive ones. Adjust your perspective and uncover the silver lining!”

– Charlene Walters.

18. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens: but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.”

– Helen Keller.

19. “Don’t be swayed by overnight success stories. Most entrepreneurs make it after years of hard work.”

– Lavina Rodriguez.

20. “I am an example of what is possible when girls from the very beginning of their lives are loved and nurtured by people around them. I was surrounded by extraordinary women in my life who taught me about quiet strength and dignity.”

– Michelle Obama.

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I think it’s fitting to end with that powerful quote from Michelle Obama. When we tell girls from the beginning of their lives, that everything is possible. When girls from a young age see examples of women succeeding in leadership roles, we raise them to become amazing women.

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