Inspirational Life Lessons & Quotes From Your Favorite Lady Bosses

We just celebrated National Boss Day on October 16, and in honor of this day, Invaluable created an infographic with some of the most empowering reminders from some incredible women who are paving the way for future lady bosses. Remember to show the lady boss in your life how much you appreciate the hard work they put into their craft with a hand-written note or meaningful gift

Check out these inspiring quotes from badass inspirational women such as Michelle Obama and Billie Jean King on living life to the fullest, finding happiness, and achieving your dreams.

From Sara Blakely, founder of Spanx and nominee in Time’s 2012 “Time 100” list of the 100 most influential people: 

“Embrace what you don’t know, especially in the beginning, because what you don’t know can become your greatest asset.”

From Lady Elizabeth Anson, celebrity event planner and personal event planner for the Queen of England: 

“It’s not about expensive ingredients. It’s about people.”

From Michelle McHargue, former partner of Cowboy Ventures and businesswoman: 

“You won’t know until you try. Create without fear. If you mess up, who cares? You learn and move on.”

From Stella McCartney, famous fashion designer and daughter of Linda and Sir Paul McCartney: 

“Obviously I believe that using crocodile or leather to make a handbag is cruel. But it’s also not modern, you’re not pushing innovation.”

From Lisa Gersh, former CEO of Alexander Wang, Goop and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia:

“It’s easy to kill an idea with a no, but the smartest people in the room learn how to say yes and make it work.”

From Michelle Obama, former US First Lady, lawyer, and author of the best-selling novel Becoming

“There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.”

From Vera Wang, famed fashion designer ranked on the Forbes list of America’s Richest Self-Made Women 2018

“It’s hard to juggle being a businessperson with being a creative person. You have to organize yourself.” 

From Tyler Haney, founder of Outdoor Voices and nominee of Forbes 30 under 30 Entrepreneurs: 

“Energy is contagious, so your team and everyone you interact with feels it.” 

From Billie Jean King, professional tennis player, six-time world number 1 ranking holder and founder of the WTA: 

“No one changes the world who isn’t obsessed.”

From Emma Watson, activist, author and actor appointed as a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and contributor to the HeForShe movement:

“It’s not the absence of fear, it’s overcoming it. Sometimes you’ve got to blast through and have faith.” 

From Diane von Fürstenberg, fashion designer known for her iconic wrap dress:

“You are the one that possesses the keys to your being. You carry the passport to your own happiness.” 

From Golda Meir, the fourth Prime Minister of Israel and first woman to hold the position of Prime Minister for Israel: 

“Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” 

From Beyoncé Knowles Carter, internationally-famous singer-songwriter who rose to fame with Destiny’s Child, a popular all-female band: 

“Power’s not given to you. You have to take it.” 

From Malala Yousafzai, women’s education activist and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate: 

“When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.”

From Rosa Parks, civil rights activist and icon known as the “mother of the freedom movement” for her actions during the Montgomery bus boycott:

“Knowing what must be done does away with fear.”

From Estée Lauder, co-founder of Esteé Lauder Inc. and the only woman on Time’s 1998 list of the 20 most influential business geniuses of the 20th century:

“I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it.”

From Helen Keller, political activist, author, lecturer, and first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree: 

“When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.”

From Leymah Gbowee, peace activist and contributor to the end of the Second Liberian Civil War in 2003: 

“You can never leave footprints that last if you are always walking on tiptoe.”

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