15 Great Quotes by Inspirational Women

In honor of International Women’s Day, here are 15 quotes by some of the most interesting and inspirational women out there – businesswomen, journalists, comediennes & politicians. Let their words inspire today as we celebrate women everywhere.

“You can’t make decisions based on fear and the possibility of what might happen.” – Michelle Obama

“We cannot change what we are not aware of, and once we are aware, we cannot help but change.”Sheryl Sandberg

“If a firm hasn’t hired a single female partner in its history, I don’t think it will finally happen by accident” Aileen Lee

“Having a baby had always seemed the easiest and most natural thing to do, and I had never felt – even in my most furtive days of coming out – that being gay would mean I could not become a mother. “Kara Swisher

“If you haven’t had a major fail in your career – face-plant level – you aren’t trying hard enough.”Sallie Krawcheck

You have to let people see what you wrote. It will never be perfect, but perfect is overrated. Perfect is boring.”Tina Fey

The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” – Oprah

“Insecurity is such a waste of time.” – Catherine O’hara

“If you’re careful to listen to your instincts and question conventional wisdom, set priorities, and make thoughtful choices, eventually you will figure out how to design a lifestyle that suits you.” Arlene Dickinson

“Sometimes you just have to put on lip gloss and pretend to be psyched.”Mindy Kailing

“I believe that at the very root of our humanity is a passion to create value with heart, to work alongside others who care, and to make a difference.” Nilofer Merchant

“Now look, you built a factory and it turned into something terrific or a great idea, God Bless, keep a big hunk of it. But part of the underlying social contract is you take a hunk of that and paid forward for the next kid who comes along.”Elizabeth Warren

Fearlessness is like a muscle. I know from my own life that the more I exercise it the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me.” – Ariana Huffington

“I`ve realized that in all the great stories, even if there`s a happily-ever-after ending, there`s something sad.” – Emma Thompson

“I don’t look my best when I wake up! But I do feel beautiful when I’m tired and happy and I’ve had a good laugh and a glass of champagne.” Maya Rudolph

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