20 Empowering Quotes For Every Confident, Badass Boss Lady

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For the #girlboss in all of us.

Times have definitely changed. It is no longer assumed that women will be staying at home to make care of the house and raise the kids.

Women are permanent participants in the work place (and have been for a LONG time), and if I do say so myself, we’re KILLING it.

Even though women are now holding higher positions in companies people thought we'd never work with, people STILL continue to try to keep us down.

Men are still earning more than women for working the same jobs, and there's still plenty of sexism in and around the job. Sometimes it's tough being a woman — especially in the workplace.

Thankfully there are plenty of people fighting these small-minded ideas every day.

Recently, actress Emma Stone opened up about male co-stars taking pay cuts so that she could have equal pay.

While some may point out that payment in Hollywood varies depending on the size of the star and their past successes, it's important to point out that Emma Stone has the SAME number of academy Awards as the incredibly successful (for DECADES) Leonardo DiCaprio.

So it's encouraging to finally see her male co-stars acknowledging her talent and the fact that she should be paid equally to them.

While not all of us will be fighting this battle on such a public platform, many of us continue to fight our own battles to prove that we belong in the workplace just as much as men.

So for all the office workers, CEOs, small business owners and dreamers — these inspiring quotes are for the strong women that make up all of these positions. They are meant to bring confidence to the badass women who work day in and day out, consistently making this business world better and better.

Don't give up the fight ladies! You got this in the bag.

If you’re looking for a little inspiration, we’ve got the best quotes to share and savor. For quotes from the most inspiring celebs, activists, and poets, look no further! You might even find the quote that motivates the best parts of your life (and love!) forever.

Go after what you want.

“Life is short. Don’t be lazy.” -Sophia Amoruso

Keep working until you're completely happy with what you've accomplished.
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“Go the extra mile, it’s never crowded.”

Always look forward.

“Instead of looking at the past, I put myself ahead twenty years and try to look at what I need to do now in order to get there then.” - Diana Ross

Accomplish your goals.
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“Be a goal digger.”

Don't apologize for going after what you want.

“I’m tough. I’m ambitious and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay.”- Madonna

Having the right tools makes all the difference.
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“Coffee in one hand, Confidence in the other.”

Actions always speak louder than words.

“In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man; if you want anything done, ask a woman.”- Margaret Thatcher

Go after what you want.
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“If you don’t have big dreams and goals you’ll end up working really hard for someone who does.”

Show them your worth.

“You don't get taken seriously by asking someone to take you seriously. You’ve got to show up and own it. If this is a man’s world, who cares? I’m still really glad to be a girl in it.” -Sophia Amoruso

You don't need anyone else and no one can stop you.
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“And one day she discovered that she was fierce, and strong, and full of fire, and that not even she could old herself back because her passion burned brighter than her fears.” -Mark Anthony

It wont be easy.

“Buckle up, and know that it’s going to be a tremendous amount of work, but embrace it.”-Tory Burch

Just keep swimming.
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”I didn’t come this far to only come this far.”

Don't be afraid to speak out about what you believe.

“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” -Coco Chanel

Believe in yourself.
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“If there’s one thing I’m willing bet on, it’s myself.” -Beyoncé

Take a risk.

“If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not making decisions.” -Catherine Cook

You can go far.
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“Women who invest in themselves go further.”

Put thought into your decisions.

“Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. if you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn't love you anymore.”- Lady GaGa

It's not about luck, it's about hard work.
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“I am not lucky. You know what I am? I am smart, I am talented, I take advantage of the opportunities that come my way and I work really, really hard. Don’t call me lucky. Call me a badass.” -Shonda Rhimes

Tell the truth about what you want.

“'What's your favorite position?' 'CEO'” -Lauren Conrad

In the end, always work for what you want.
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“You can’t have a million dollar dream with a minimum wage work ethic.” -Stephen C. Hogan