Introduction to Boss Woman Quotes

“It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends.” – J. K. Rowling. Here are 44 Boss Woman Quotes that will in inspire and empower you.

Boss Woman Quotes

1. “Climate change knows no borders. It will not stop before the Pacific islands and the whole of the international community here has to shoulder a responsibility to bring about a sustainable development.” - Angela Merkel

2. “For me, it is always important that I go through all the possible options for a decision.” - Angela Merkel

3. “I chose to pursue a career in physics because there the truth isn't so easily bent.” - Angela Merkel

4. “Hatred, racism, and extremism have no place in this country.” - Angela Merkel

5. “Overcoming the Cold War required courage from the people of Central and Eastern Europe and what was then the German Democratic Republic, but it also required the steadfastness of Western partner over many decades when many had long lost hope of integration of the two Germanys and Europe.” - Angela Merkel

6. “The right place for a person suffering a mental health crisis is a bed, not a police cell. And the right people to look after them are medically trained professionals, not police officers.” - Theresa May

7. “Poverty is about people lacking the tools they need to get on in life. And solving it is about tackling educational failure, antisocial behavior, debt problems and addiction, and of course it's about work.” - Theresa May

8. “National security is the first duty of government but we are also committed to reversing the substantial erosion of civil liberties.” - Theresa May

9. “It does not make sense that everybody should duplicate efforts when we could be working together.” - Theresa May

10. “My whole philosophy is about doing, not talking.” - Theresa May

Boss Woman Quotes

11. “I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles.” - Audrey Hepburn

12. “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

13. “On my own I will just create, and if it works, it works, and if it doesn’t, I’ll create something else. I don’t have any limitations on what I think I could do or be.” - Oprah Winfrey

14. “Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply about what you believe in. And, when you stumble, keep faith. And, when you're knocked down, get right back up and never listen to anyone who says you can't or shouldn't go on.” - Hillary Clinton

15. “No matter how senior you get in an organization, no matter how well you’re perceived to be doing, your job is never done.” - Abigail Johnson

16. “The mere fact of being able to call your job your passion is success in my eyes.” - Alicia Vikander

17. “I think the truth of the matter is, people who end up as ‘first’ don’t actually set out to be first. They set out to do something they love and it just so happens that they are the first to do it.” - Condoleezza Rice

18. “If you have an idea, you have to believe in yourself or no one else will.” - Sarah Michelle Gellar

19. “The way you tell your story to yourself matters.” - Amy Cuddy

20. “I tell my daughters to have their voice in this world, and it became clear I needed to role-model that.” - Melinda Gates

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21. “I don’t follow trends or try to compete with anyone. Everything I do stems from following my passion and my love for design.” - Guo Pei

22. “What I do for my work is exactly what I would do if nobody paid me.” - Gretchen Rubin

23. “Buckle up, and know that it’s going to be a tremendous amount of work, but embrace it.” - Tory Burch

24. “Run to the fire; don’t hide from it.” - Meg Whitman

25. “I did not have the most experience in the industry or the most money, but I cared the most.” - Sara Blakely

26. “So I am 63 and I am not yet done. So what is your excuse? I never went to a University and I am proud to say so because I don’t think I have done too badly.” - Folorunsho Alakij

27. “There are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success... but if you just focus on the work and you don’t let those people sidetrack you, someday when you get where you’re going... you’ll know that it was you and the people who love you that put you there.” - Taylor Swift

28. “[My mother] told me that fear was not an option. I was always told that women are stronger, so I believed it.” - Diane Von Furstenberg

29. “I am proud of my position as a boss, as a person that runs my own company. I’m an entrepreneur. … I don’t want to shy away from it. I actually want to kind of grab it by its balls.” - Katy Perry

30. “Getting past those labels, for me, pretty much really easy because I define myself.” - Serena Williams

Boss Woman Quotes

31. “Every day, you have to prove yourself and convince - move forward and challenge yourself. And doubt all the time.” - Christine Lagarde

32. “The financial industry is a service industry. It should serve others before it serves itself.” - Christine Lagarde

33. “The financial industry is a service industry. It should serve others before it serves itself.” - Christine Lagarde

34. “You know, when I sit in meetings and things are very tense and people take things extremely seriously and they invest a lot of their ego, I sometimes think to myself, 'Come on, you know, there's life and there's death and there is love.' And all of that ego business is nonsense compared to that.” - Christine Lagarde

35. “Grit your teeth and smile. In the face of adversity, go. They don't deserve you.” - Christine Lagarde

36. “My definition of 'innovative' is providing value to the customer.” - Mary Barra

37. “I never want to get a job because I'm female. I want to get it because I earned it and I deserve it... Whether my hair is going to be blue or purple, people should be judged on how well they do the job and deliver results and whether they do it the right way. That's how I like to be judged; most people are like that.” - Mary Barra

38. “If you do every job like you're going to do it for the rest of your life, that's when you get noticed.” - Mary Barra

39. “We have vehicles like the Opal Atom that we offer in Europe that offer consumers a huge ability to customize, from the color to the accessories. I'd say it's our vehicle that's the most customizable to give it quite a different look and feel.” - Mary Barra

40. “What I always say is, Do every job you're in like you're going to do it for the rest of your life, and demonstrate that ownership of it.” - Mary Barra

41. “Trust Your Instincts.” - Abigail Johnson

42. “I had to learn to communicate to very different types of groups of managers with different orientations, different priorities,” she says. “And that was a real leadership challenge.” - Abigail Johnson

43. "There's a time that may come in an organization where leading by influence is not enough," advises Johnson. “When things are not going the way they need to go there’s a time when one has to step up…to set the organization back on the right direction,” she says. Rather than crumble under the hardship and the uncomfortable experience of addressing it, she was willing to do whatever had to be done to right the ship.” - Abigail Johnson

44. “But that was always an influence on me: Don't assume that the answers are out there in the form of somebody else already doing something. Sometimes they are. But you have to think beyond that. You have to think that the answer and the right answer for you and your organization might not be something that's been done before. And it’s up to you to discover and work with your team to form and figure out how to do successfully.” - Abigail Johnson

Best Boss Woman Quotes

Your Job Is Never Done - Abigail Johnson
The question is not whether we are able to change but whether we are changing fast enough. - Angela Merkel
Every day, you have to prove yourself and convince - move forward and challenge yourself. And doubt all the time. - Christine Lagarde

Ian Warner

About the author

I went from a broken leg to a 2012 Olympian. I have spent the last 15 years building positive habits as a track athlete and entrepreneur. I founded Habit Stacker and dedicated my life to helping people to develop winning habits. I have helped over 5,000 people...

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