Member Advice: Quotes to Inspire
"I believe with more and more women having a voice in decisions affecting their everyday lives, the world will change for the better."
Dara Lamb, CEO, Dara Lamb Custom Clothing
"Be flexible, resilient and embrace change. Many people are so intimidated by change that they cannot absorb the tremendous opportunities it creates."
Jeanne Achille, CEO, The Devon Group
"The most gratifying thing in the world is to come up with an idea that you think is big and compelling, then test, iterate, build, and launch it."
Sara Weinheimer, Founder/Executive Producer, BroadMic
“Learn. Soak it in. Don't judge yourself or anyone else too harshly. This experience and any mistakes will shape you and create the serendipity of the path that's about to unfold for you.”
Courtney Feider, Founder/Principal, Adrian + Sabine
"People care less about what you do and more about why you do it."
Katie Mehnert, CEO, Pink Petro
"Build on what you love to do and, above all, VALUE your abilities."
Teresa D'Angelo, Owner, Live Love Move
"Don't take yourself too seriously, be passionate about what you do and enjoy the process as much as the final product."
Karen Norheim, Executive Vice President, American Crane and Equipment Corporation
"Find what you love to do–and I don’t mean the actual job description part- and rock that."
Jill Ozovek, Founder, Certified Professional Coach, Jill Ozovek Coaching
"Be unapologetically you. Spend some time truly discovering what makes you thrive and come alive."
Neeta Bhushan, Founder, Independent Awakening
"You don’t have to choose between work or family, creative or business, money or joy."
Caroline Ceniza- Levine, Founder, SixFigureStart
"Spend more time outside of the office-- you are rarely going to get new business by just sitting behind a desk!"
Meg McMullen Collins, President & CEO, New England Research & Management, Inc.
"Don’t have an emotional attachment to an outcome. Everything always works out the way it should."
Parissa Behnia, Idea Chef at 678 Partners
"Being a woman leader is about speaking and embodying what you believe, not just accommodating to an organization’s culture or pursuing media rewards."
Erica Dhawan, Founder and CEO, Cotential
"Pay attention to your own needs and feelings... Taking care of yourself helps keep your mind and body primed to deal with situations that require resilience."
Geri Stengel, President, Ventureneer
"To risk trying things and not be afraid to fail. You learn more from your failures than you do your successes."
Terri Kahan, founder of Terri Kahan Fine Art
"Having a career is a marathon, not a sprint! By the way, interests can change along the way – and that’s OK!"
Christine Alvarez, VP of Integrated Ad Sales Marketing at Discovery Communications
"Fail but don’t give up. Fail as often as you fail, but learn from every failure, every mistake, every error. Be hard on yourself but don’t be merciless."
Dr. Kathleen Ruddy, Founder and President, Breast Health & Healing Foundation
"Believe in yourself; you will have obstacles; you will fail; you are strong and ultimately, you will succeed!"
Candice Corby, CEO, Cobra Legal Solutions LLC
"Be unapologetically you. Own your unique stories, your unique gifts, ask lots of questions, fail fast and many times, and most of all - be curious."
Neeta Bushan, Founder and Executive Director, Independent Awakening
"Find your passion. Figure out what really makes you burst with excitement. Then do it! You can achieve great things when your 'work isn’t work but is your love'."
Betty Holland, Owner, Sophisticated Stones
"Enjoy and embrace the challenges. Keep the fuel on your dreams and approach challenges like a puzzle."
Nandy Hurst, Private Wealth Management, Merrill Lynch - PBIG
"Focus on RIGHT NOW. There is nothing you can do about the past, so why worry about it?"
Mary Kopczynski, Founder & CEO, 8of9 Consulting
"You can only see the significance of what you’ve done when enough time has passed and you look back. But, looking back isn't the way to live your life day-to-day. Most of the time, you have to look at what’s right in front of you."
Stacey Kim, Founder, Life Junctions LLC
“Find your mission in life and let it take you to many different venues.”
Inez Tenenbaum, Attourney & Partner at Nelson Mullins Ruley & Scarborough, LLP
"Take the time to figure out what you really like doing and cultivate the skills you need. Then work hard and have faith in yourself, your abilities and your intuition."
Rachel Dicker, Founder of Rachel Dicker Travel
“Have big and small visions and a focus. Then stay focused without being narrowed in the vision.”
Abha Maryada Banerjee, Founder of SUCCESS INDIA
“Respect yourself and chose to be with people you admire and love as much as possible.”
Susan Grandis, Partner at Rubin & Rudman LLP
“THIS is the time for women to own their femininity and realize the power, and healing, it holds.”
Kim Ann Curtin, CEO & Founder of The Wall Street Coach
"If you fly under the radar then you miss an opportunity to create an important buzz around you."
Cindy Wahler, Leadership Excellence
"You are better than you think you are. Focus on building on your strengths, rather than working so hard to overcome your perceived weaknesses. It is a much better use of time and energy."
Susan Duffy, Executive Director, Babson College Center
"Keep on keeping on... Keeping up standards, continuing to plow on with quality work – it does pay off in the end."
Ashley Milne-Tyte, Journalist and podcast host, The Broad Experience
"Don’t give up. If you know you are meant to do something, you can’t stop when the going gets rough. The biggest difference between people who finish and those who don’t rests in sticking it out through difficulty."
Deborah Buresh Jackson, Founder and CEO, Plum Alley
"Trying to be authentic, strictly speaking, isn’t really authentic at all... Do what you promise."
Shannon Wilkinson, CEO, Reputation Communications: Online Reputation Management
"Failure doesn't really exist, it’s just a matter of perspective."
Sumeera Rasul, Founder/CEO, Madesmith
"Don’t be afraid to be who you are! Do not allow others to use intimidation or power to keep you down. Know your strengths; and stay strong in believing in yourself regardless of who else does."
Julia Harris Wexler, Managing Partner, Wexler Consulting LLC
"Everything is temporary, emotions are not to be seen as good or bad but to be noticed and learned from."
Kimberly Campbell, Founder and Owner, Om Healing and Wellness
"I find that we women often impose impossible standards on everything we do. We need to learn how to let go of those. A lot of times, opportunities present themselves when we are least ready for them."
Camilla Papale, Founder & Creative Director, Camilla Papale Brand & Marketing Consultancy
"Whenever you are doing something, especially if you are not sure if it is a good use of your time, ask yourself: How is this bringing me closer to my life goals and purpose?"
Teju Adisa- Farrar, Founder & Creative Director, World Unwrapped
"Don’t be afraid or embarrassed by what you don’t know – own it. Find the experts, ask questions, be transparent in your curiosity and your need for more knowledge."
Mary Murrin, Social Investment Team Lead, Chevron
"If you don’t see your career as a source of emotional satisfaction, all you have is just a job that becomes a means to an end."
Nava Yeshoalul, Staffing Partner, Global Business Organization, Google
"Choose your path and if it turns out not to be what you want, there’s always another way to go."
Karen Bigman, Founder and President, The Divorcierge
"The future you most want is yours to create."
Annette Saldaña, Founder, Irresistible Requests, CEO, ASG Training & Development
"Don’t change a bit. It is your authenticity that will carry you forward."
Christine Simiriglia, Executive Director, Pathways to Housing PA
"The bottom line is, you and only you are in charge of your future."
Johanna Wise, CEO & Founder, Refresh Your Career, LLC
"As we prepare and propagate our cause of equal rights the world over; we must change the locus of control to within us; rather than outside of us."
Meera Kaul, Chairperson, Meera Kaul Foundation
"Building confidence is a process. Shift your beliefs, begin to trust yourself to take action and transform your life and career."
Delores DeGiacomo, Founder/ President, Coaching For Life Today
"It is not what you do, or even how you do it, but how you think about it that gives you purpose."
Susan Price, Content Director, Ivy Press
"Your values shape your personal and professional identities so they typically carry a strong emotional charge."
Elinor Robin, CEO, A Friendly Divorce
"The only race I am destined to run and win is mine."
Renee Smith, President, My Guru Publishing
"Don’t be in a rush to grow up. Take your time. There is a tremendous journey ahead of you, and you will have plenty of time to be a grown up."
Pawneet Abramowski, SVP, Director AML & Sanctions Risk Management, The Bancorp
"You have to believe in yourself and your vision more than anyone else around you."
Coco Meers, CEO & Founder, Pretty Quick
"Resilience and belief in yourself are the most important qualities you can have for a successful career."
Sophia Matveeva, Associate Director, Hawthorne Advisors
"Keep your moral compass, but play in the game. Find people who can help you improve your game."
Veronica (Niki) Fielding, CEO, Digital Brand Expressions
"The new global economic reality is a perfect fit for female leadership skills."
Linda Galindo, President and CEO, Galindo Consulting, Inc.
"Quitting plans, projects, programs and pathways that aren't serving you any longer is incredibly liberating."
Manisha Thakor, Founder & CEO, MoneyZen Wealth Management
"I believe in pleasure and productivity, and nothing in between."
Jennifer Dziura, Founder of Get Bullish
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