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21 Thu Nov

Leadership Lessons

Founding a startup and leadership go hand in hand and who better to learn from than the most powerful women in the world? Here are top 10 leadership lessons for female founders!

1. Use failure to make you stronger

“You will never truly know yourself, or the strength of your relationships, until both have been tested by adversity. Such knowledge is a true gift, for all that it is painfully won, and it has been worth more than any qualification I ever earned. ” – J.K. Rowling

2. Work on what you are passionate about

“The reason I’ve been able to be so financially successful is my focus has never, ever for one minute been money.” – Oprah Winfrey

3. Trust in your ability to make a decision

“What people hate the most is indecision. Even if I’m completely unsure, I’ll pretend I know exactly what I’m talking about and make a decision.” – Anna Wintour

4. Work hard on yourself

“Whenever I feel bad, I use that feeling to motivate me to work harder. I only allow myself one day to feel sorry for myself. When I’m not feeling my best I ask myself, ‘What are you gonna do about it?’ I use the negativity to fuel the transformation into a better me..” – Beyoncé Knowles

5. Take responsibility for your work

“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.” – Mary Barra

6. Build resilience

“You are not born with a fixed amount of resilience. Like a muscle, you can build it up, draw on it when you need it. In that process you will figure out who you really are—and you just might become the very best version of yourself.” – Sheryl Sandberg

7. Lead with purpose

“To me, leadership is about encouraging people. It’s about stimulating them. It’s about enabling them to achieve what they can achieve – and to do that with a purpose.” – Christine Lagarde

8. Inspire by empowering others

“Empowering those around you to be heard and valued makes the difference between a leader who simply instructs and one who inspires. ” – Adena Friedman

9. Be visible

“I have to be seen to be believed. ” – Queen Elizabeth II

10. Have faith in yourself

“Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply about what you believe in. And, when you stumble, keep faith. And, when you’re knocked down, get right back up and never listen to anyone who says you can’t or shouldn’t go on.” – Hillary Clinton