10 Inspiring Quotes By Women CEOs for Women Entrepreneurs

Find out what advice the women CEOs of the S&P 500 have for you.

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The S&P 500 is a stock market index that tracks the 500 most widely held stocks on the New York Stock Exchange or NASDAQ. 29% of the CEO positions at S&P 500 companies are currently held by women.

Here are a few words of wisdom and inspiration from some of the top women CEOs from across the globe.

Mary Barra – General Motors Mary Barra_Women CEO

“Do every job you’re in like you’re going to do it for the rest of your life, and demonstrate that ownership of it.”





Meg Whitman – Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Megan Whitman_Women CEO

“Do what you love and success will follow. Passion is the fuel behind a successful career.”





Indra Nooyi – PepsiCo Indra Nooyi_Women CEOs

“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.”




Lynn Good – Duke Energy Lynn Good_Women Entrepreneurs

“Effectiveness comes from those qualitative things that give you the ability to network, communicate and lead people toward an outcome they can’t see.”





Debra A. Cafaro – Ventas, Inc. Debra Carafo_Women CEOs

“Go through some difficult experiences. If you can live through them and learn from them, you have a much better chance of knowing what to do when the chips are down and everyone else is freaking out.”




Marillyn Hewson – Lockheed Martin Marrilyn Hewson_Women CEOs

“Good leaders organize and align people around what the team needs to do. Great leaders motivate and inspire people with why they’re doing it. That’s purpose. And that’s the key to achieving something truly transformational.”




Marissa Mayer – Yahoo Marissa Mayer_Women CEOs

“I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough.”




Irene B. Rosenfeld – Mondelez International, Inc. Irene Rosenfeld_Women CEOs

“Our emerging workforce is not interested in command and control leadership. They don’t want to do things because I said so, they want to do things because they want to do them.”





Denise M. Morrison – Campbell Soup Co. Denise Morrison_Women CEOs

“You can lead the change or be a victim of change”





Virginia M. Rometty – IBM Virginia Rometty_Women CEOs

“Don’t let others define you. Define yourself.”

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