71+ Best Boss Lady Quotes: Exclusive Selection

A boss lady can literally mean a lady boss in a work space, but our definition of boss lady is a woman who gets life done, whether that be at work, at home, in an office, with their coworkers, family, dog, cat, friends, etc. Profoundly inspirational boss lady quotes will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.

If you’re searching for top strong women quotes and top boss babe quotes that perfectly capture what you’d like to say or just want to feel inspired yourself, browse through an amazing collection of popular business woman quotes, powerful working women quotes and famous women’s rights quotes.

Famous Boss Lady Quotes

Don’t call me lucky. Call me a badass. Shonda Rhimes

Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness. Oprah Winfrey

I never dreamed about success, I worked for it. Estée Lauder

I just want to hustle in peace, surround myself with positive vibes only, eat good food, and define my own version of happiness and success.

When they go low, we go high. Michelle Obama

I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite, which I would like. Coco Chanel

Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. Lady Gaga

Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. Babe Ruth

Power is not given to you. You have to take it. Beyoncé

Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the World.  Hillary Clinton

Well behaved women rarely make history. Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

If you’re too comfortable, it’s time to move on. Terrified of what’s next? You’re on the right track. Susan Fales Hill

Women have always been the strong ones of the world. Coco Chanel

We need to get women to the point where they aren’t apologizing. It’s time to take ownership in our success. Tory Burch

If there’s one thing I’m willing to bet on, it’s myself. Beyoncé

I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse. Florence Nightingale

I keep waiting to meet a man who has more balls than I do. Salma Hayek

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

Sometimes you gotta be a beauty and a beast. Nicki Minaj

Who you are today  that’s who you are. Be brave. Be amazing. Be worthy. And every single time you get the chance? Stand up in front of people. Let them see you. Speak. Be heard. Go ahead and have the dry mouth. Let your heart beat so, so fast. Watch everything move in slow motion. So what. You what? You pass out, you die, you poop? No. And this is really the only lesson you’ll ever need to know. Shonda Rhimes

People think at the end of the day that a man is the only answer to fulfillment. Actually, a job is better for me. Princess Diana

Some women fear the fire, some women simply become it. R.H. Sin

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

A true diva is graceful, and talented, and strong, and fearless and brave and someone with humility. Beyoncé

Leadership is hard to define and good leadership even harder. But if you can get people to follow you to the ends of the earth, you are a great leader. Indra Nooyi

You’re not in competition with other women. You’re in competition with everyone. Tina Fey

Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence. Sheryl Sandberg

There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women. Madeleine Albright

Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it. Marian Anderson

In whatever you do, you’re not going to stand out unless you think big and have ideas that are truly original. That comes from tapping into your own creativity, not obsessing over what everyone else is doing. Sophia Amoruso

Leadership is a series of behaviors rather than a role for heroes. Margaret Wheatley

The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me? Ayn Rand

Women are leaders everywhere you look, from a ceo to a housewife that holds together a home. Our country was built by women who stand alone. Denise Clark

Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve. J.K. Rowling

If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader. Dolly Parton

I had to make my own living and my own opportunity! But I made it! Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them. Madam C.J. Walker

I just love bossy women. I could be around them all day. To me, bossy is not a pejorative term at all. It means somebody’s passionate and engaged and ambitious and doesn’t mind leading. Amy Poehler

Do not be afraid! Do not worry about fear of failure and fear of what others think. Bola Sokunbi

Some leaders are born women. Geraldine Ferraro

If people are doubting how far you can go, go so far that you can’t hear them anymore. Michele Ruiz

The leadership instinct you are born with is the backbone. You develop the funny bone and the wishbone that go with it. Elaine Agather

When you learn how much you’re worth, you’ll stop giving people discounts.​ Karen Salmansohn

Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person. Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. Mother Teresa

The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it. Roseanne Barr

True leaders understand that leadership is not about them, but about those they serve. It is not about exalting themselves but about lifting others up. Sheri L. Dew

Don’t ever make decisions based on fear. Make decisions based on hope and possibility. Michelle Obama

The only safe ship in a storm is leadership. Faye Wattleton

Do not be obsessed with expensive things. Instead, be obsessed with excellence. Things don’t make you excellent. However, excellence will make you expensive. Janna Cachola

A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be. Rosalynn Carter

A woman with vision is unstoppable, a woman who is always increasing her skills multiplies. Along with passion this woman is undeniable. Janna Cachola

A noble leader answers not to the trumpet calls of self promotion, but to the hushed whispers of necessity. Mollie Marti

Dreams are lovely. But they are just dreams. Fleeting, ephemeral. Pretty. But dreams do not come true just because you dream them. It’s hard work that makes things happen. It’s hard work that creates change. Shonda Rhimes

Leadership should be more participative than directive, more enabling than performing. Mary D. Poole

There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period. Brené Brown

Ninety percent of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want. Dianne Feinstein

Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve. Mary Kay Ash

You don’t get what you don’t ask for. Sophia Amoruso

I want every little girl who’s been told she’s bossy to be told again she has leadership skills. Sheryl Sandberg

I stay true to myself and my style, and I am always pushing myself to be aware of that and be original. Aaliyah

Smile and Slay. You have to slay it in life or life will slay you. Janna Cachola

You’ve always had the power, my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself. The Wizard of Oz

Even if your dream seems unattainable, you can achieve it if you stay focused, driven, and diligent. Rebecca Minkoff

You were born to create and contribute. Marie Forleo

I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.  Maya Angelou

Often we don’t even realize who we’re meant to be because we’re so busy trying to live out someone else’s ideas. But other people and their opinions hold no power in defining our destiny. Oprah Winfrey

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

Little girls with dreams become women with vision.

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

Rooting for other people’s failure does get in the way of your success. Amy Poehler

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