In conjunction with International Women’s Day 2018 celebrated on March 8, here are quotes and advice from women on entrepreneurship, leadership, and success.
“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
“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.
“One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes… and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt, former First Lady
“True leadership stems from individuality that is honestly and sometimes imperfectly expressed… Leaders should strive for authenticity over perfection.” ~Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook
“If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader.” ~Dolly Parton, singer-songwriter
“A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.” ~Melinda Gates, Gates Foundation
“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, editor-in-chief of Huffington Post
“Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn’t know that so it goes on flying anyway.” ~Mary Kay Ash, founder Mary Kay Cosmetics
“I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” ~Estée Lauder, founder