12 Inspiring Female Founder Quotes

Female founders know a thing or two about failure, setbacks and success. Failure? Part of the game. Risk? The greater the risk, the greater the reward, because feeling afraid tells you what matters to you. Hear in their own words...

“My best successes came on the heels of failures.”

Barbara Corcoran,  Founder, The Corcoran Group



“Don’t waste a single second. Just move forward as fast as you can, and go for it.”

Rebecca Woodcock, Co-founder and CEO, CakeHealth



“Even if you don’t have the perfect idea to begin with, you can likely adapt.” —Victoria Ransom, Co-Founder of Wildfire Interactive

Don’t let perfect be the enemy of trying. Tweet this! Or as my handyman Merle says, ‘Just put some paint on the wall and see what it looks like.'” —Anne Brockway, Co-founder, Chairish

“The comfort zone is a nice place, but nothing grows there.” —Caroline Cummings, Founder, OsoEco.com Tweet this! and RealLead


Michelle Zatlyn, Co-founder of Cloudfare

“People don’t take opportunities because the timing is bad, the financial side unsecure. Too many people are overanalyzing. Sometimes you just have to go for it.”

Michelle Zatlyn,
Co-founder of Cloudfare

“We just kind of knew that it would work. I’ve always been entrepreneurial, which is the opposite of how I was raised. I’m not sure I thought it through clearly, but I’ve always liked the idea of big risk, big reward. Tweet this! ” —Amy Callahan, Founder, Collective Bias

To any entrepreneur: if you want to do it, do it now. Tweet this! If you don’t, you’re going to regret it.”—Catherine Cook, Co-founder of MyYearbook.

“So I don’t consider things as a challenge in a negative sense. If you make the wrong decision then you make a change and you learn from your experience.” —Jennifer Holmgren, LanzaTech



Shazi Visram, Founder, Happy Family

“Setback breeds innovation.”

Shazi Visram, Founder and CEO, Happy Family


Fearlessness is like a muscle. Tweet this! I know from my own life that the more I exercise it the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me.”
—Arianna Huffington, President and Editor-in-Chief The Huffington Post Media Group

“The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it.”
—Debbi Fields, Founder, Mrs. Fields Cookies


Let these 12 Female Founder Quotes inspire you to create your own successes!

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