Women entrepreneurship has been on the rise. They have made their way into almost all the business fields by having sheer dedication and skill along with business sense. Female entrepreneurship has gone through tough times to gain societal acceptance and recognition alongside men. This itself is an achievement in its own.

Related: Two Career Changing but Hard Lessons for Women Entrepreneurs.

So if you wish to enter the world of women entrepreneurship or if you are still finding your feet at this level, I have compiled something amazing for you. Here are some inspirational quotes from female entrepreneurs who have been at the top level. These women have seen the ups and downs of business and stayed at the top due to sincere hard work and resilience. For their inspirational quotes, read on…


Lori Greiner, referred to as the “Queen of QVC” has been hosting ‘The Clever & Unique Creation Show’ for almost 18 years. She also has a marketing company in Chicago. Here is what she has to say about business opportunities:

“Dear optimist, pessimist, and realist – while you guys were busy arguing about the glass of wine, I drank it! Sincerely, the opportunist!”

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She quite clearly elaborated the importance of grabbing on to the opportunities as they present themselves. There is no point waiting for things to happen.


Andrea Jung runs a microfinance organization ‘Grameen America’. She formerly served as CEO of AVON. Her company lends microfinances to poor Americans on non-profit basis. Here is what she emphasizes on in her quote:

“My parents ingrained in me early on that the perfect score is always something to strive for. I want to win and I want to succeed no matter what.”


She quite clearly stated the importance of preparing well for any task. To stay ahead, you should never compromise at any cost.


Arianna Huffington, the Editor in Chief of Huffington Post also shared her failure stories to motivate young entrepreneurs.


“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.”


African finance star, President of Ariel Investments, Chairperson of Disney Animation and several other boards, Mellody Hobson speaks of her business experiences and shares the success mantra with rising women entrepreneurs. Here is what she had to say:

“If we can learn to deal with our discomfort and just relax into it we’ll have a better life.”

She gives a simple formula for success. Adjusting with the situation is all you need to learn.

Lets talk “quotes” – feel free to add your favorite inspirational quotes in comments below or simply start a conversation.