#QuoteMoreWomen: Quotes from Women in Leadership
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Last updated 9/18/19
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"My definition of 'innovative' is providing value to the customer."
Mary BarraCEO, General Motorshttps://www.brainyquote.com/topics/customer
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"You're only as good as your customer's last experience."Julie RiceCo-founder, SoulCyclehttps://podcastnotes.org/2019/06/03/rice/
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"Mindless habitual behavior is the enemy of innovation."Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Harvard Business School professor
https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/rosabeth_moss_kanter_382198
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"You have to exhibit the courage you want people to have.”
Patty McCord
Best-selling author, former Chief Talent Officer at Netflix
https://getlighthouse.com/blog/patty-mccord-netflix-powerful-culture/
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"I am a key maker, not a gatekeeper."Arlan Hamilton
Founder, Backstage Capital
https://medium.com/@sagequiamno/womxn-of-color-in-silicon-valley-startup-grind-global-d370e81cac1e
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“The smartest thing I ever did was to hire my weakness.”Sara BlakelyCo-founder & CEO, Spanxhttps://www.azquotes.com/quote/1223527
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"Getting something to 95 percent complete is like you never started it in the first place."
Michelle Zatlyn
Co-founder & COO, Cloudflare
https://www.marieclaire.com/career-advice/a19566525/michelle-zatlyn-cloudfare-interview/
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"One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions."
Grace Hopper
Pioneer of computer programming
https://www.thoughtco.com/grace-hopper-quotes-3530092
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"Companies outlive their founders and their leaders."Ursula BurnsCEO, Xeroxhttps://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/ursula_burns_589883
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"There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period."
Brene BrownResearch professor, authorhttp://www.workspace.digital/30-favorite-quotes-innovation/
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"Growth and comfort do not coexist."Ginni RomettyCEO, IBMhttps://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/ginni_rometty_487303
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“In our experience, the number one obstacle to great service—number one by a long shot—is the emotional unwillingness to embrace weakness.”
Frances Frei
Harvard Business School professor
Uncommon Service (book) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006VFJK5Y/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1
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"If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough."
Ellen Johnson SirleafPresident of Liberiahttps://www.workflowmax.com/blog/50-inspirational-leadership-quotes-from-women
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"Find a cofounder that shares your beliefs, respects your ideas, values your contributions and cares deeply about the problem that you want to solve."
Neha Narkhede
Co-founder & CEO, Confluent
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jumokedada/2017/10/21/technista-talk-neha-narkhede-linkedin-employee-to-confluent-boss/#241fe21e6884
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"If you wait and wait and wait for your product to be perfect before you release it out into the world, you will often never get there."
Kathryn Minshew
Co-founder & CTO, The Muse
https://skillcrush.com/2016/02/23/advice-from-women-in-tech/
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"The rule used to be that you'd reinvent yourself once every seven to 10 years. Now it's every two to three years. There's constant reinvention: how you do business, how you deal with the customer."
Indra NooyiChairman & CEO, PepsiCohttps://www.fool.com/investing/2016/11/19/9-indra-nooyi-quotes-on-leadership-diversity-and-b.aspx
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“Never work just for money or for power. They won't save your soul or help you sleep at night.”
Marian Wright EdelmanActivistMeasure of Our Success (book) https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/73926.Marian_Wright_Edelman
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“I wake up every morning and think to myself, ‘How far can I push the company forward in the next 24 hours.”
Leah Busque
Founder & CEO, TaskRabbit
https://understandbetter.co/blog/30-quotes-from-some-of-the-top-female-ceos-in-the-world/
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"Good leaders organize and align people around what the team needs to do. Great leaders motivate and inspire people with why they're doing it."
Marillyn HewsonCEO, Lockheed Martinhttps://www.tinypulse.com/blog/30-leadership-quotes-from-the-worlds-top-female-ceos
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"We’re building this people-powered ecosystem."Emily WeissFounder & CEO, Glossierhttps://www.vox.com/podcasts/2019/1/16/18185512/glossier-ceo-emily-weiss-beauty-makeup-interview-podcast-recode-decode-kara-swisher
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"Getting into the practice of saying no saves space for smarter yesses. Your time is your most valuable asset. Don’t spend it doing someone else’s job."
Elaine Welteroth
Best-selling author, former Editor-in-Chief at Teen Vogue
https://www.nytimes.com/guides/working-womans-handbook/hustle-culture-avoid-burnout?searchResultPosition=2&redirect=true
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"The secret to building great products is not creating awesome features, it's to make your users awesome."Kathy Sierra
Programmer, instructor & game developer
https://www.azquotes.com/quote/928112
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"Balance provides the foundation for long-term growth and success."
Maria LoughlinVP Engineering, Toasthttps://medium.com/@HubSpotDev/name-dropping-maria-loughlin-d888ff45e4f2
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“Ninety percent of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want.”
Dianne FeinsteinUS Sentatorhttps://www.workflowmax.com/blog/50-inspirational-leadership-quotes-from-women
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“If you’re not making some notable mistakes along the way, you’re certainly not taking enough business and career chances."
Sallie KrackchewCo-founder & CEO, Ellevesthttps://www.workflowmax.com/blog/50-inspirational-leadership-quotes-from-women
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"It’s important to know where your strengths are and then know how you can build teams around you which can help you compensate for the weaknesses. If you’re spending all your time working on your weaknesses, you’re actually not going to be better."
Kerry MunzVP Engineering, HubSpotInternal HubSpot talk
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"I don't believe you need to be a jerk to get ahead; in my experience, most jerks eventually get their comeuppance."
Judy ElderActor, director, writerThe Collective Wisdom of High-Performing Women: leadership lessons from the Judy Project (see page part 1, page 3 for the quote itself)
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"Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better."
Maya AngelouPoet & civil rights activistThe Powerful Lesson maya angelou taught Oprah, aired on 10/19/2011 (oprah.com)
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"Make the right decision even when no one is watching, especially when no one is watching, and you will always turn out okay."
Kim Kaupe
Co-founder & CEO, The Superfan Company
https://www.engagebay.com/influencer/Kim-Kaupe
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"As a founder, the strongest thing you have going for you is your story."
Erin BuryCEO, Willfulhttps://news.crunchbase.com/news/proust-goes-tech-with-erin-bury-ceo-of-willful/
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"Of all the things that can boost inner work life, the most important is making progress in meaningful work."
Teresa Amabile
Professor, Harvard Business School
https://hbr.org/2011/05/the-power-of-small-wins
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"Successful change makers spend their time looking for common ground. They focus their efforts and initiatives on areas where their stakeholders can agree on a common vision, purpose and benefit."
Kylie Green
SVP of Consultancy, Reward Gateway
https://www.rewardgateway.com/au/blog/effective-change-management-strategies-for-hr
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"No one is going to make you a leader. Take the reins, create your own opportunity and build the career that you deserve."
Devin BramhallVP of Marketing, Animalzhttps://www.animalz.co/blog/senior-content-marketing-role/
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"Grit is living life like it's a marathon, not a sprint."Angela DuckworthPsychologist, authorhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H14bBuluwB8
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"Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it."
Maya AngelouPoet & civil rights activisthttps://www.inc.com/lolly-daskal/100-motivational-quotes-that-will-inspire-you-to-succeed.html
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"You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it." Margaret Thatcher
Former Prime Minister, England
https://www.inc.com/lolly-daskal/100-motivational-quotes-that-will-inspire-you-to-succeed.html
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"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any."
Alice WalkerNovelisthttps://www.forbes.com/sites/kevinkruse/2013/05/28/inspirational-quotes/#473f96e6c7ac
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"You can serve the interests of your employees and do what’s right for the planet and still make great margins."
Rose MarcarioCEO, Patagoniahttps://www.ft.com/content/1564e99a-5766-11e8-806a-808d194ffb75
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"“When you feel yourself getting too comfortable, purposefully push yourself outside of your comfort zone—that's where all the learning is."
Maria Martinez
President of Global Customer Success and GM of Latin America at Salesforce
https://www.salesforce.com/company/news-press/stories/2018/3/031418/
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"Networking is the No. 1 unwritten rule of success in business.”
Sallie KrawcheckCo-founder & CEO, Ellevesthttps://www.inspiringquotes.us/author/1492-sallie-krawcheck
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"From my perspective, I'll take a great idea from wherever it comes."
Andrea Wong
Former President of Sony Pictures Television
https://www.successories.com/iquote/author/16279/andrea-wong-quotes/1
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