10 Inspirational Quotes from Female Leaders

Business & Career

Sep 23

10 Inspirational Quotes from Female LeadersWe’ve collected our 10 favourite quotes from these trail-blazing women who have inspired millions. 

We’ve rounded up a selection of our favourite inspirational quotes from ten female leaders who don’t take no for an answer.

1. Eleanor Roosevelt

First Lady of the United States from 1933-1945
Eleanor Roosevelt inspiring quote

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You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give.

2. Margaret Thatcher

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979-1990

Margaret Thatcher

Don’t follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.

3. Hillary Clinton

First Lady of the United States from 1993-2001, United States Senator from New York from 2001-2009 and the 67th United States Secretary of State from 2009-2013
Hillary Clinton inspiring quotes

Photo Credit: Ron Edmonds, AP

Every moment wasted looking back, keeps us from moving forward. In this world and the world of tomorrow, we must go forward together or not at all. –Ending her 2008 campaign for president

4. Michelle Obama

First Lady of the United States from 2009-2017

michelle obama inspiring quote

Don’t ever make decisions based on fear. Make decisions based on hope and possibility. Make decisions based on what should happen, not what shouldn’t.

5. Sheryl Sandberg

COO of Facebook and Founder of LeanIn.org
sheryl sandberg inspirational quote

Photo Credit: David Paul Morris, Bloomberg

Leadership is not bullying and leadership is not aggression. Leadership is the expectation that you can use your voice for good. That you can make the world a better place.

6. Angela Merkel

Chancellor of Germany

Angela Merkel

It’s much, much better to talk to one another than about one another.

7. Shirley Williams

MP and member of the ‘Gang of Four’
Shirley Williams inspirational quote

Photo Credit: United News

There are hazards in everything one does, but there are greater hazards in doing nothing.

8. Nancy Astor

The UK’s first female Member of Parliament
nancy astor inspirational quote

Photo Credit: Bassano Ltd, National Portrait Gallery

It is hopeless trying to go forward when you are looking backward.

9. Zadie Smith

Author
Zadie Smith

Photo Credit: Dominique Nabokov

You must live life with the full knowledge that your actions will remain. We are creatures of consequence. ― from White Teeth

10. Queen Elizabeth II

Queen of the United Kingdom
Queen Elizabeth II Inspirational Quote

Photo Credit: Official Canadian portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, which was taken at Rideau Hall, the Ottawa residence of the Governor General, on July 1, 2010. From Postmedia News.

When life seems hard, the courageous do not lie down and accept defeat; instead, they are all the more determined to struggle for a better future.

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