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46 Leadership Quotes for Women

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Well-behaved women rarely make history.Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.Eleanor Roosevelt

Little girls with dreams become women with vision.Unknown

Women are leaders everywhere you look, from a CEO to a housewife that holds together a home. Our country was built by women who stand alone.Denise Clark

Rooting for other people’s failure does get in the way of your success.Amy Poehler

If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader.Dolly Parton

I just love bossy women. I could be around them all day. To me, bossy is not a pejorative term at all. It means somebody’s passionate and engaged and ambitious and doesn’t mind leading. Amy Poehler

As women, we must stand up for ourselves. We must stand up for each other. We must stand up for justice for all.Michelle Obama

Women have always been the strong ones of the world.Coco Chanel

Ninety percent of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want.Dianne Feinstein

A strong woman stands up for herself. A stronger woman stands up for everyone else.Unknown

Take criticism seriously, but not personally.Hillary Clinton

Presenting leadership as a list of carefully defined qualities (like strategic, analytical, and performance-oriented) no longer holds. Instead, true leadership stems from individuality that is honestly and sometimes imperfectly expressed… Leaders should strive for authenticity over perfection.Sheryl Sandberg

People think at the end of the day that a man is the only answer [to fulfillment]. Actually a job is better for me.Princess Diana

Some leaders are born women.Geraldine Ferraro

Leadership is a series of behaviors rather than a role for heroes.Margaret Wheatley

If you can speak about what you care about to a person you disagree with without denigrating or insulting them, then you may actually be heard, and you might even change their mind. Amy Poehler

Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.Eleanor Roosevelt

Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.Margaret Thatcher

You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.
Michelle Obama

A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.Rosalynn Carter

I’m tough, I’m ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay.Madonna

Don’t waste your energy trying to change opinions… Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.Tina Fey

Professional intellectuals are the voice of a culture and are, therefore, its leaders, its integrators and its bodyguards.Ayn Rand

The only safe ship in a storm is leadership.Faye Wattleton

True leaders understand that leadership is not about them but about those they serve. It is not about exalting themselves but about lifting others up.Sheri L. Dew

I keep waiting to meet a man who has more balls than I do.Salma Hayek

The leadership instinct you are born with is the backbone. You develop the funny bone and the wishbone that go with it.Elaine Agather

Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person. Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.Mother Teresa

Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it.Marian Anderson

Women have been trained to speak softly and carry a lipstick. Those days are over.Bella Abzug

Say yes and you’ll figure it out afterwards.Tina Fey

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The amount of good luck coming your way depends on your willingness to act.Barbara Sher

Power is not given to you. You have to take it.Beyoncé

Is there a better quality in a leader than humility when he might soon be granted enormous power to do good for his country and the world–or harm? Jane Fletcher Geniesse

Leadership is hard to define and good leadership even harder. But if you can get people to follow you to the ends of the earth, you are a great leader.Indra Nooyi

A noble leader answers not to the trumpet calls of self promotion, but to the hushed whispers of necessity.Mollie Marti

Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams.Lady Gaga

Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.Marie Curie

Leadership should be more participative than directive, more enabling than performing.Mary D. Poole

Do you know that one of the great problems of our age is that we are governed by people who care more about feelings than they do about thoughts and ideas.Margaret Thatcher

We’re here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark.Whoopi Goldberg

Let her sleep
For when she wakes,
She will move mountains.Napoleon Bonaparte

Know what? Bitches get stuff done.Tina Fey

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