Inspiring Quotes From 30 Women In Business

Inspiring Quotes From 30 Women In Business

1. Diane Von Furstenberg, Iconic Wrap Dress & Founder of DVF Womenswear

“I didn’t know what I wanted to do, but I always knew the woman I wanted to be.”

2. Addie Elabor, CEO & Founder of D’IYANU

There wasn’t a leading brand that allowed you to celebrate your culture in a modernized way. I asked myself “why not me?

3. Ade Hassan, Founder of Nubian Skin 

The industry simply doesn’t cater to us. So, I thought, it’s time to rethink the definition of nude.

4. Grace Eleyae, Founder of Grace Eleyae Hair Accessories 

“Own who you are.”

5. Dr. Kristian E., Founder of BLK+GRN Wellness Brand

“With everything I do I always ask myself, does this help me be happy, healthy and free?”

6. Mylah Gyimah, Child Model & Founder of Shyv Beauty

Little girls add sparkle to the world.”

7. Beyoncè Knowles-Carter, Record Breaking Performing Artist & CEO of Parkwood Entertainment

"If everything was perfect, you would never learn and you would never grow. Power means happiness; power means hard work and sacrifice. I get nervous when I don't get nervous.

8. Pat Mcgrath, Founder of Pat Mcgrath Cosmetics

“With persistence, hard work and a whole lot of fantasy, anything is possible.”

9. Ukonwa Ojo, CMO Amazon Studios

"Within who you are is everything you need in order to be successful at what you're supposed to do."

10. Shontay Lundy, CEO of Black Girl Sunscreen

"I didn't know if anyone would purchase Black Girl Sunscreen — however, I did know that I couldn't be the only Black girl that was looking for sunscreen.”

11. Nancy Twine, Founder Briogeo

"Find something you really believe in and won't quit until you succeed"

12. Debra Lee, Chairwoman BET

"You should always stand up for what you believe and never stand down to promise or protect your career. The importance of gratitude is never forgotten."

13. Misa Hylton, Luxury Stylist & Founder of the Misa Hylton Fashion Academy

“ ‘Failure’ creates space for creativity.”

14. Desiree Rogers, CEO Black Opal

"There's no time to waste. Every day there needs to be movement on something."

15. Beatrice Dixon, Founder of The Honey Pot Feminine Hygiene 

“If I’m going to commit to something it’s because it is within my life path to do.”

16. Cathy Hughes, Founder & CEO Radio One

"Don't let anyone convince you that your dream, your vision to be an entrepreneur is something that you shouldn't do."

17. Mersi, Founder of Mersi Cookware

My goal is to create an atmosphere where you and your loved ones can experience healthy cuisine while creating beautiful memories

18. Bozoma Saint John, Global CMO Netflix

"I think women have a unique talent for being able to see the forest and the trees at the same time."

19. Shilla Kim-Parker, Co-Founder of Shop Thrilling Vintage Shop

Through clothing, we communicate with women and inspire that extra dose of confidence.

20. Ethiopia Habtemariam, CEO and Chairman, Motown Records

"There were so many incredible women that I looked up to within its various business sectors. They gave me confidence and never made me question what I would be able to achieve."

21. Zerina Akers, Founder of All Black Everything Online Marketplace

Create meaningful & long-lasting change. A space for us to prosper when the trend Is over.

22. Moira Forbes, Executive VP & Publisher ForbesWomen

“Don’t Get Weighted Down By Other People’s Expectations.”

23. Brandice Daniel, Founder of Harlem Fashion Row 

“Dreams should be big! Small dreams are boring.” 

24. Cynthia Marshall, CEO Dallas Mavericks

"I want to do it for the sisterhood"

25. Wilglory Tsamoh, Founder of Anima Iris Luxury Handbags

When we are children, we have questions. When we become adults, we are encouraged to find answers.

26. Aerial I., Owner of Twelve Am Co. Luxury Shoes

Taking big steps, through big doors, with big intentions!”

27. Sonia Syngal, CEO Gap

"What I'd say to women out there is that you have a choice — you decide where to work and which values matter. Choose places that represent the values you care about."

28. Funlayo Alabi, CEO & Co-Founder of Shea Radiance Body Care

When a woman feels beautiful she can focus her creative energies on changing her world.”

29. Fisayo Longe, Owner & Creative Director of Kai Collective fashion

Through clothing, we communicate with women and inspire that extra dose of confidence.

30. Melissa Butler, Founder, The Lip Bar

"I'd like to start a movement for us all to stop faking; no one is perfect."

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