10 inspiring quotes from women leaders on International women’s day

10 inspiring quotes from women leaders on International women’s day
Kokomma Williams

“Women are up against tremendous battles. We are held to different standards by a lot of people. We are considered cute instead of serious. And when we are serious, we’re considered scary. You become a threat. It’s at this point where you really just have to be you, and you have put people in their place. ” – Whitney Wolfe Herd, CEO and Founder, Bumble

“How I want to perceived will be my choice. Perception is reality. And my perception is going to be my identity and my choice, whatever that might be. No one is the decision maker in my life.” – Priyanka Chopra, Actress, Producer & Activist

“So much of my personality has been embracing my story. And if you embrace your story, then that’s where you get your power. What makes you unique is actually what makes you better.” – Eva Chen, Head of Fashion Partnerships, Instagram.

“Someone said to me, ‘So, you’re good at what you do?’ I said, ‘I’m the best.’ And they were like, “Well, you shouldn’t say that.’ I’m like, ‘Why? It’s factually correct.’ I think many times in my career when I praise myself or have said I’m better, it really bothers people. I don’t care.” – Kara Swisher, Cofounder & Executive Editor, Recode

“At the end of the day, you are the one who’s supposed to know who you are, and not let anybody tell you who you are. Remember that you get to make your own rules.” – Ashley Graham, Model

“I am different. And that’s okay. Our differences are what create more value for the organization, and having a diverse group of perspectives sitting around a table is really helpful.” – Stacey Cunningham, President, NYSE

“I don’t have to follow in anyone else’s path. I don’t have to look like the person next to me.” – Misty Copeland, Principal Dancer, American Ballet Theater

“In my opinion, there is nothing that’s worth a check, nothing that you could sacrifice or gain that is worth a check. Being so deeply truly yourself, as a non-negotiable, is the answer to everything.” – Arlan Hamilton, Managing Partner CEO and Cofounder Backstage Capital

“Ninety per cent of people out there are just focused on themselves, and they’re not even thinking about you. You should think a lot less about what other people are thinking and just go with what you believe. I’m human and I’ve worried from time to time about how I might be perceived. Now I realize, ‘Who cares?” – Nina Shaw, Founding Partner, Del Shaw, Moonves, Tanaka, Finkelstein & Lezcano; Founding Member, Time’s Up

“When you put on that face of, ‘It’s going to be alright,’ or, ‘I got this,’ and the other person believes you, you then think, “I got away with that? Awesome.” Those are the moments that I say, ‘Okay, you know, that worked.’ And it gives you the confidence to keep faking it more.” – Rebecca Minkoff, Designer, Rebecca Minkoff








culled from forbes


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