“After a hugely successful women’s march, this International Women’s Day is more important than ever! The World Economic Forum predicts the gender gap won’t close entirely until 2186. That’s way too long! We need to keep the momentum going and #BeBoldForAChange. Visit internationalwomensday.
– Lauren Golt, owner and founder of Social Stylate
We have had the pleasure of interviewing countless inspiring women in business over the years. To celebrate International Women’s Day, we gathered some of our favorite quotes from past Boss Ladies, dating all the way back to our first interview in 2013, as they share advice, insight, and inspiration for women in business.
“Just put something out there and get started. No amount of research can fully prepare you for what it’s like to run a business — you learn by figuring out the problems and creating solutions as you go along.”
“Be ready to put in a ton of hours for your passion, listen to your heart and continue with persistence. Create for you and practice, practice, practice. The best form of learning for me was to just experiment without fear. Go ahead and make mistakes and never be afraid to grow and learn new tecniques.”
“Whatever endeavor you choose to set out on, make sure it’s something that really resonates with you and that you truly, 100% love. Because if you love it, chances are you will dedicate a lot of time and focus on it, which is necessary for any entrepreneur to be successful.”
“Get organized, make a plan and don’t look back!”
-Dabney Lee Woglom
“Being an employee will be a short lived experience as long as you keep that inner fire going towards doing what you truly love. Believe that the universe is willing to embrace and support what you desire as long as you are willing to do your part.”
“Know that you are going to have to do the small stuff that makes you sweat before you become that awesome entrepreneur on Ted Talks.”
“Be patient with yourself and give yourself time to learn new things. Love what you do. Take the leap.”
“Women—especially in this field, need to have confidence in themselves and their abilities. I think women are still afraid to voice their opinions or ideas, and that needs to stop!”
-Danielle Bouchat Friedman
“You have to start somewhere. Starting small is okay! But just START! Dive in headfirst. Lose yourself a little. Dare yourself, and start believing in your own potential.”
“You need to be able to roll with the tide. You throw twenty ideas out there and if one sticks it’s a success.”