28 Words Of Wisdom To Motivate You Through Failure, Fear, And Insecurity

28 Words Of Wisdom To Motivate You Through Failure, Fear, And Insecurity

Lifestyle | Posted by YouInc.com - November 30, 2016 at 12:30 am

Women around the world are feeling more empowered than ever following the outcome of the U.S. election. The recent Glamour Women of the Year Summit spoke loud and clear of this movement; celebrities, politicians, olympians, actors, journalists, and business leaders, gathered over an evening event to honour achievements, share lessons of leadership, and encourage women around the world to embrace change and fear in their personal and professional lives.

YouInc rounded up the most empowering words of wisdom from some of the leading women in business from Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer to the International Monetary Fund’s Christine Lagarde.

On Being Authentic


"Have confidence in who you are. We're all made to be authentic." - @arielwinter1, American actress


"Take time to be happy. I began to work on my relationship with me." - @arielwinter1


"Everyone can set their boundaries, and comfort level about what they post online. There's no one size fits all." - @evachen212, head of fashion partnerships at Instagram


"Being perfect is actually being 100% imperfect." @iskralawrence, English model


"I became the man I always wanted to marry. Be as fearless in your personal life as you are professionally.” - @maryesnapp, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Philanthropies

On Leadership


“Congrats to my fellow #GlamourWOTY honorees. Let us redouble our efforts to empower women everywhere.” - @lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund


"Every time I asked for permission, I was told 'no,' so I started to figure out what my own path is going to be." - @IssaRae, Writer and Producer


"You are bigger than yourself [when you're the boss]" - Jenna Lyons, President, J Crew


“There is a way to be kind, fun and thoughtful as a leader and still set the bar high." - Jenna Lyons


"Be true to culture. Culture is DNA. You learn which genes to turn on and which genes to turn off." - @MarissaMayer, CEO of Yahoo! on what she learned in her first 30 days as CEO

On Listening to Yourself


“What should you do if your job isn't treating you well? Run. They don't deserve you." - @lagarde


"Who am I? Why am I here? How can I use my voice?" - @mariashriver, American journalist and author


“Put effort into everything you have and do it with passion.” @Simone_biles, American Olympian


“Don't be afraid to be yourself.” - @evachen212

On Embracing Change


“It is important for us to assess all our fears whatever they may be.” - @maryesnapp


“An architect of change: challenges what is, imagines what can be, then moves humanity forward.” - @mariashriver


"Women should see themselves as an instrument of change, to make the world better." - @mariashriver


"It is not about being a victim. It is about rising above that and realizing this is something we can change." @JahaENDFGM, president of Safe Hands for Girls


“Learn to code as a creator, not just consumer-of-tech. It’s a tool of change at a time when women need to lead.” @6gems, founder of Black Girls Code

On Closing The Gender Gap


"It would take 176 years to close the gender gap, that is way too slow." - @Lagarde


"Giving women a fair shot is good for innovation and good for business.” - @Lagarde


"Gender equality is an economic game-changer. Bringing women to the economic table reduces inequality, delivers value." -@Lagarde

On Dreams And Goals


"This is a marathon, not a sprint. You don't have to make $5 Million by the time you're 30." - @mariashriver


“Don't be afraid to demonstrate what you're capable of.” - Jennifer Betka, chief marketing officer, StubHub


“If you spend time trying to please yourself rather than other people, it'll make that much more of a difference.” ‏@amberawade, project marketing manager, Microsoft


"We really need to widen our choice of mentors. You have to find people who know what you don't know." - @RebeccaMinkoff, founder, Rebecca Minkoff


"I've asked for every promotion I've ever gotten." - @marissamayer


"Your dreams need to be big because otherwise you lose sight of them." - @Lagarde


What glass shattering moments are you proud of from this past year? We’d love to hear your stories in the comments below.

Tags: failure, fear, female entrepreneurs, female role models, insecurities, inspiration, leadership, motivation, glamour, glamour women of the year

Kristen Marano

Kristen Marano covers women and their work for publications around the world. She has interviewed some of the most influential business leaders in Canada and the most passionate change makers in towns and cities as isolated as Perth, Western Australia. Most recently she interviewed Canadian businesswoman Zita Cobb about reinvigorating the economy in Newfoundland through the arts. Kristen's work encourages women to share honest and open perspectives about the emotional challenges of their journeys.

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