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Inspirational quotes for high achieving working women

 October 02, 2018

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Having a career is exciting and rewarding - but it can also be overwhelmingly challenging at times.

We all need a little inspiration at some point when perhaps might not be going our way.

So metimes we need to be reminded to open up our minds and find the support and confidence to keep reaching higher.

Where Women Work took a deep breathe and thought long and hard about some of the best quotes to fuel our efforts and motivate further achievement.

Here are some of our best and favourite qutes from impressive women throughouit history to empower you for your great accomplishments ahead.

  • "If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman." - Margaret Thatcher
  • "There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish." - Michelle Obama
  • "When there are no ceilings, the sky's the limit. So let's keep going." - Hillary Clinton
  • “Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in our absence.” - Sheryl Sandberg
  • “Learn from every mistake, because every experience, particularly your mistakes, are there to teach you and force you into being more of who you are.” - Oprah Winfrey
  • “There is no force more powerful than a woman determined to rise. “ - Bosa Sebele
  • “A strong woman is a woman determined to do something others are determined not be doe.” - Marge Piercy
  • “A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.” - Diane Mariechild
  • “Women hold up half the sky.” - Chinese proverb
  • “A strong woman understands that the gifts such as logic, decisiveness, and strength are just as feminine as intuition and emotional connection. She values and uses all of her gifts.” - Nancy Rathburn
  • “I never dreamt of success. I worked for it.” - Estee Lauder
  • “The question isn't who is going to let me; it is who is going to stop me.” - Ayn Rand
  • “She wraps herself in strength, carries herself with confidence, and works hard, strengthening her arms for the task at hand.” - Proverbs 31:16-17
  • “You can have unbelievable intelligence, you can have connections, you can have opportunities fall out of the sky. But in the end, hard work is the true, enduring characteristic of successful people.” - Marsha Evans
  • "Just watch, all of you men. I’ll show you what a woman can do…I’ll go across the country, I’ll race to the Moon… I’ll never look back. – Edna Gardner Whyte
  • "Woman must not accept; she must challenge.She must not be awed by that which has been built up around her; she must reverence that woman in her which struggles for expression. – Margaret Sanger
  • "Everyone has inside of her a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!" – Anne Frank
  • "Always go with the choice that scares you the most, because that’s the one that is going to require the most from you." – Caroline Myss
  • "It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent." - Madeleine Albright
  • “My mother told me that fear was not an option. I was always told that women are stronger, so I believed it.” - Diane Von Furstenberg

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