October 20, 2020
20 Inspirational Quotes from Strong, Independent Womxn

Once a week, we share inspirational quotes on our Instagram to give you a little motivation during the week. While doing our research, we found that the majority of quotes that Google provided us with were from straight, white men. Going through page after page, it just seemed like the internet wanted to limit us to content from 10 people, especially when we were looking for quotes related to entrepreneurship and business.  

We’re tired of reading quotes from the same group of straight, white men, so we thought we would share some of our favorite quotes from strong, independent womxn:

  1. “The power of visibility can never be underestimated.” - Margaret Cho, comedian, actress and singer-songwriter
  2. “Don’t be distracted by emotions like anger, envy, resentment. These just zap energy and waste time.” - Ruth Bader Ginsburg, US Supreme Court Justice 
  3. “I will just create, and if it works, it works, and if it doesn’t, I’ll create something else.” - Oprah Winfrey, talk show host, producer, actress and author
  4. “Nothing will work unless you do.” - Maya Angelou, poet and activist
  5. “Nobody talks about entrepreneurship as a survival, but that’s exactly what it is and what nurtures creative thinking” - Dame Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop
  6. “‘I can’t’ are two words that have never been in my vocabulary. I believe in me more than anything in this world.” - Wilma Rudolph, Olympic track athlete
  7. “I don’t think there  will ever be a time when people will stop wanting to bring about change.” - Yuri Kochiyama, activist
  8. “The point is not to pay back kindness, but to pass it on.” - Julia Alvarez, poet, novelist and essayist
  9. “Embrace what you don’t know, especially in the beginning, because what you don’t know can become your greatest asset. It ensures that you will absolutely be doing things different from everybody else.” Sara Blakely, founder of SPANX
  10. “You have to remember the value of your individuality—that you have something special and different to offer that nobody else can.” - Jennifer Lopez, actress, singer, dancer, producer and entrepreneur
  11. “Being an entrepreneur isn’t just a job title, and it isn’t just about starting a company. It’s a state of mind. It’s about seeing connections others can’t, seizing opportunities others won’t, and forging new direction that others haven’t.” - Tory Burch, founder of Tory Burch
  12. “It's definitely a privilege to be able to do what you love to do; it's not something that everyone gets to do, so I feel really good about that.” - Awkwafina, actress, comedian, rapper and author
  13. “Leadership is hard to define and good leadership even harder. But if you can get people to follow you to the ends of the earth, you are a great leader.” - Indra Nooyi, former Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo
  14. “The things that make us different, those are our superpowers.” - Lena Waithe, screenwriter, producer and actor
  15. “You know, you do need mentors, but in the end, you really just need to believe in yourself.” - Diana Ross, singer and actress
  16. “I think it's just as important what you say no to as what you say yes to.” - Sandra Oh, actress
  17. “I do know one thing about me: I don’t measure myself by others’ expectations or let others define my worth.” - Sonia Sotomayor, US Supreme Court Justice
  18. “I don’t have any time to stay up all night worrying about what someone who doesn't love me has to say about me.” - Viola Davis, actress, philanthropist and producer
  19. “Strong com­mu­ni­ties are born out of indi­vid­u­als being their best selves.” ― Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, writer, musician and academic
  20. “There’s a strong chance the next Bill Gates isn’t going to look anything like the last one. So I’m interested in finding solutions that will help ensure we recognize her when we see her.” - Melinda Gates, philanthropist and businesswoman

Want to share your favorite quote from a strong, independent womxn with us? Email us at hello@thecultivatemethod.com and we’ll try to include it in an upcoming blog post. 

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