“Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.”
– Oprah Winfrey, former host, The Oprah Winfrey Show; chairwoman and CEO, Harpo Productions; chairwoman, CEO and CCO, the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN)

“Just because you are CEO, don’t think you have landed. You must continually increase your learning, the way you think, and the way you approach the organization. I’ve never forgotten that.”
– Indra Nooyi, CEO, PepsiCo

“What I wanted was to be allowed to do the thing in the world that I did best—which I believed then and believe now is the greatest privilege there is. When I did that, success found me.”
– Debbi Fields, founder, Mrs. Fields Bakeries

“Our culture needs to find a robust image of female success that is first, not male, and second, not a white woman on the phone, holding a crying baby.”
– Sheryl Sandberg, author, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

“If you get labeled a winner, people come along for the ride. Might as well enjoy it—and they should, too.”
– Barbara Corcoran, real estate investor, NBC correspondent and ABC Shark Tank judge