Words of Wisdom from 8 Powerful Women Leaders

“Who run the world? Girls!” If Beyonce’s pronouncement isn’t enough to get you to nod, these power tips from eight of the world’s most powerful women are. 

Don’t call them the weaker sex. Because now, women are proving to the world they can become successful and effective leaders. Women nowadays know they are just as capable as men, and sometimes, even better. Learn from the words of wisdom of eight of the world’s most powerful women.

On Goal-Setting

“I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.”

- Estee Lauder, founder of the Estee Lauder brand

On Work-Life Balance

“At the end of the day, don’t forget that you are a person. Don’t forget that you are a mother. Don’t forget that you are a wife. Don’t forget that you are a daughter. Because in the end, no matter how much money you make and how much success you create, what you are left with is family, friends, and faith.”

- Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo

On Being a Leader

“Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that your impact lasts in your absence.”

- Sheryl Sandberg, CEO of Facebook

On Standing Up for our Rights

“As women, we must stand up for ourselves. We must stand up for each other. We must stand up for justice for all.”

- Michelle Obama, Former US First Lady

On honesty

“One must be frank to be relevant.”

- Corazon Aquino, former President of the Philippines

On criticism

“Take criticism seriously, but not personally. If there is truth or merit in the criticism, try to learn from it. Otherwise, let it roll right off you.”

- Hillary Clinton, former First Lady and United States Secretary of State

On Dealing with Fears

“You should never let your fears prevent you from doing what you know is right.”

- Aung San Suu Kyi, State counsellor and leader of the National League for Democracy of Myanmar

On Humanity

“It has always been easy to hate and destroy. To build and to cherish is much more difficult.”

- Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of England