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The quotes below are the perfect inspiration for women that are in need of some words of wisdom from some of the most influential and talented women in their field.

“Knowing that things could be worse should not stop us from trying to make them better.”

—Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook CEO, Author

“Dear optimist, pessimist, and realist – while you guys were busy arguing about the glass of wine, I drank it! Sincerely, the opportunist!”

—Lori Greiner, Inventor, Entrepreneur and Television Personality

“Life-fulfilling work is never about the money- when you feel true passion for something you instinctively find ways to nurture it.”

—Eileen Fisher, Clothing designer and founder of Eileen Fisher Inc.

“Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.”

—Anne Sweeney, Co-Chair of Disney Media Networks

“We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.”

Arianna Huffington, Co-Founder of The Huffington Post

In this video we hear from some local entrepreneurs who have earned it, and learned it, through being brave!

I was honoured to be included.

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