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7 Inspirational Quotes For Women In Business

And Why We Love Them!

Being a woman in business can be a challenge. It comes with major highs, major lows and so much in between. But did you know that as of January 2024, almost 40% of the businesses in the United States are owned by women? That’s an incredible number! And if you’re a woman entrepreneur, whoohoo! You’re part of that incredible crowd!

To celebrate, inspire and maybe motivate (if you’re needing a bit of it), we are sharing 7 of our favorite quotes from iconic women for you, our fellow women in business.

Confluence Business Solutions is and has been women owned and run since its inception 10 years ago. Along the way we’ve collected stories, inspiration and quotes from some truly amazing women, both in business and in the greater cultural world, and we want to share some with you. 

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7 Inspirational Quotes For Women In Business  

“What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” – Mary Oliver

Do you need a bit of a perspective shift? Are you ready to get out of your own way?

What are you going to do with this one life you get? Wait for it to happen to you and lament all your perceived bad luck?

Or are you going to get into the driver’s seat and set course for everything you’ve been dreaming of? 

The choice is truly yours. 

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” — Maya Angelou

There are lots of times in business where you will feel out of control. When a product launch doesn’t go well, when a client leaves abruptly, when a huge expense pops up out of nowhere – along with about a thousand other things. 

These very common business occurrences will leave you with 2 options:
1. Halt progress and wallow in the hard moments

2. Decide to learn from them, remind yourself of your worth, value and impact and get to the other side. 

This quote reminds us daily that it isn’t what happens in business that defines our success, it’s how we react to the things that happen. 

“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.” – Amelia Earhart

When you let the fear of things, the possibility of failure, the glimmer of doubt take the driver seat? Well you’re headed on a road trip with no gas. 

Feel those things, have those worries – but do it anyway.

“You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it’s right.” — Rosa Parks

See a bit of theme here? “Fear” might be the #1 reason we hear for what is holding our clients back. 

But if your business, your mission, the values you lead with come from a place of service, support and positive impact, you never have to fear your next move!

“Women belong in all the places where decisions are being made. It shouldn’t be that women are the exception.” — Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Go back to the top of this post and re-read that stat…

40% OFF ALL BUSINESS! That is about 14 million individual businesses owned and operated by women. 

When you make up almost half of an entire demographic, your voice, your opinions and your ideas matter!

Put yourself in the room and speak up!

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

We have yet to meet an entrepreneur or small business owner that didn’t have a wildly wonderful dream they were chasing. 

And one of the greatest things about starting and building your own business is that whatever dream that may be, whatever insanely epic thing you can come up with, can be reality! 

The power of our dreams to change our reality, and then impact the wider world, is within us every day – so dream big and see what happens!

“Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else.” – Sara Blakely 

Being a business owner means learning as you go – and grow! 

We believe that it also means being a constant student of your craft, taking in all you can and putting your own brand of “wow!” on it.


The power of women in business lies in our ability to learn from and be inspired by those who have gone before us! 

What’s your favorite quote from an incredible woman?! Leave it in the comments! 

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