20 Inspirational Quotes for Female Entrepreneurs

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20 Inspirational Quotes for Female Entrepreneurs – Let’s talk motivation! 

Setting up & growing a business takes a lot of hard work & commitment. Along the way there will most likely be times where you just don’t have it in you to face another day slogging away at your desk with, at times, little reward.

It’s during these times where the biggest internal growth can happen – where you learn how to push through the blocks, take back control of unwanted limited thoughts that are holding you back & stay focused on your goals.

The rollercoaster of life as an entrepreneur is full of growth, learning & reflection, so I wanted to share some quotes to help you move through the highs and the lows of life as an entrepreneur.

If you’re facing some challenges at the moment or you’re doubting yourself & your abilities – take a look at these 20 inspirational quotes for female entrepreneurs to see if they can inspire you as well.

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Inspirational Quotes for Female Entrepreneurs

1. “I didn't get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it.” – Estée Lauder

2. “The road to success is always under construction.” – Lily Tomlin, Actress and Comedian

3. “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” – Maya Angelou, Author and Poet

4. “It’s not about where you start. It’s about where you choose to finish.” – Michelle Obama, Former First Lady of the United States

5. “I learned to always take on things I’d never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist.” – Ginni Rometty, Former CEO of IBM

6. “Don’t let someone else’s vision of success force you to stray from the path you worked to be on. Carve your own path and you’ll always be heading in the right direction. “ – MICHELLE PHAN, CO-FOUNDER OF IPSY

7. “If people are doubting how far you can go, go so far that you can’t hear them anymore.” – Michele Ruiz

Success Mindset Quotes for Female Entrepreneurs

8. “Never forget how wildly capable you are.” – Unknown

9. “You’ll never do a whole lot, unless you’re brave enough to try.” – Dolly Parton

10. “Ask yourself, what would I do if I weren’t afraid? And then go do it.” – Sheryl Sandberg

11. “There will always be someone who can't see your worth. Don't let it be you”

Mel Robbins

12. “Success doesn’t come from what you do occasionally, it comes from what you do consistently.” – Marie Forleo

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Self Belief Quotes

13. “You probably wouldn’t worry about what people think of you if you could know how seldom they do.” ― Olin Miller

14. “Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.” ― Marilyn Monroe

15. “The Universe is not outside of you. Look inside yourself; everything that you want, you already are.” – Rumi

16. “Learn to be thankful for what you already have, while you pursue all that you want.” – Jim Rohn

17. “May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” – Nelson Mandela

18. “Remember, you have been criticising yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” ― Louise Hay

19. “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great” – Joe Sabah

20. “There will never be a right time. Stop waiting and start doing” – Mel Robbins

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What Motivates you?

Motivational quotes are great, they can often be the thing that triggers your own ideas and motivation to get the work done. 

Have you ever had a “ah-ha” moment after reading a quote or listening to someone talk? 

One of my favourites is the amazing Mel Robbins. She is just brilliant and an exceptional motivational speaker. 

Mel speaks about productivity, achieving goals, overcoming mindset blocks and helping you better yourself. 

Mel's mission statement:

“My mission is simple: to share proven tools that empower you to create a better life. And, it’s to make you feel a little less alone, to encourage you every step of the way, and laugh a lot as we learn and grow together.” – Mel Robbins

Ps. I’m not an affiliate to Mel – just a super-fan 😂🤩but I highly recommend giving her a listen / follow.


Sometimes reading through inspirational quotes for female entrepreneurs can help refocus your mind and remind you why you're doing this thing! Remember, when things feel tough, or you doubt you'll ever get to where you want to be, take a bit of time to clear your head and then revisit your goals.

If you're stuck and have lost direction, remember why you started in the first place. All the ‘doing' makes it easy to forget why you wanted this change, so time for you is always a good starting point.

Take inspiration from others – there are so many amazing role models / leaders / speakers out there who are a little further ahead than where you are right now. Listen to their stories, pay attention to what resonates and motivate you.

Over To You…

What are your favourite inspirational quotes for female entrepreneurs? I’m always open to discovering new people, so share your recommendations and favourite quotes / advice / speakers below!

Or, do you have a saying of your own that helps you get out of a flunk?

Share below or pop me an email [email protected]


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Lynsey Wall, Coach & Mentor at Coach Writes. About me - A headshot of Lynsey smiling. Wearing a black t-shirt, blue framed glasses. Office walls behind her.

Hey there! I'm Lynsey, a fellow entrepreneur, therapist, and accountability business coach. With over 5 years’ experience of running businesses, and over a decade as a tutor and trainer, I've learned the value of effective time management in creating a thriving business and a fulfilling life.

I'm passionate about sharing practical tips and insights to help fellow entrepreneurs find their rhythm and achieve their goals while maintaining a sense of balance. Join me on this journey of mastering time together & staying as authentic to yourself as you can.

Time efficiency is key to maintaining and growing my businesses. I have lived with chronic illness – ME/CFS since 2011 and since then I retrained as a counsellor, achieved a distinction for an MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice; all while running 3 businesses! I want that for you as well & it is possible with the right support and pathway to success.

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