In business, it is no secret that there is a shortage of female leaders. As of 2017, only 6.4% of Fortune 500 companies are run by women. In 2016, 4% of Fortune 500 companies were run by women so that is more than a 50% increase in one year. In technology, 11% of senior management positions (CTO, CIO, VP, etc.) are held by women. Those who attempt leadership understand what it means to persevere in a male-driven environment and they have grown stronger for it. Here are 5 inspiring women quotes.
If you are successful, it is because somewhere, sometime, someone gave you a life or an idea that started you in the right direction. Remember also that you are indebted to life until you help some less fortunate person, just as you were helped.
— Melinda Gates
Co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
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.
— Arianna Huffington
Founder of the Huffington Post
True leadership stems from individuality that is honestly and sometimes imperfectly expressed… Leaders should strive for authenticity over perfection.
— Sheryl Sandberg
Just because you are CEO, don’t think you have landed. You must continually increase your learning, the way you think, and the way you approach the organization.
— Indra Nooyi
Our emerging workforce is not interested in command-and-control leadership. They don’t want to do things because I said so; they want to do things because they want to do them.
— Irene Rosenfeld
CEO of Mondel
Who are your favorite female business leaders? What are your favorite inspiring women quotes? Let us know in the comments!