27 All Time Best Fabulous Female Founder Quotes

27 All Time Best Fabulous Female Founder Quotes

Every month, we round up our “best” of all time on topics ranging from content marketing and social media to analytics and CRO. We delve into everything you need to get your startup the attention and traction it deserves!

To celebrate, International Women's Day, this month we’ve rounded-up some of the best quotes of all time by female founders. These boss ladies know how to get things done–and get things done right! They’re fierce, they’re savvy, and most-of-all, they’re wildly successful.

Without further ado, here are 27 of the all-time best fabulous female founder quotes (in no particular order, of course).

1. Brit Morin, Founder and CEO of Brit + Co

Brit Morin Quote

“Find advocates! Having advocates and people who will tell your story for you will only help you get noticed faster by more people.” Click to Tweet

2. Alexa von Tobel, Founder of LearnVest

Alexa Von Tobel Quote

“When everyone zigs, zag. Life is all about trying to get somewhere first!” Click to Tweet

3. Julia Hartz, Founder of Eventbrite

3. Julia Hartz

“People aren’t expendable and I didn’t want to have to correct any hiring. I wanted to get it right from the beginning.” Click to Tweet

4. Adi Tatarko, Co-Founder and CEO of Houzz

4. Adi Tatarko

"Knowing that we’re solving real problems is incredibly gratifying." Click to Tweet

5. Rashmi Sinha, Co-Founder of Slideshare

5. Rashmi Sinha

“I’ve learned that it’s better to move fast. I’d rather we make a mistake, realize we did, and try something else instead of spending a lot of time thinking and not acting.” Click to Tweet

6. Caroline Ghosn, Co-Founder of Levo League

6. Caroline Ghosn

"Mentors build confidence. And confidence kills imposter syndrome." Click to Tweet

7. Amanda Pouchot, Co-Founder of Levo League

Amanda Pouchot Quote

“Be open to growth. When people stop giving you feedback, start to worry.” Click to Tweet

8. Jennifer Pahlka, Founder of Code for America

Jennifer Pahlka Quote

“If you don’t tolerate any risk, you can never innovate.” Click to Tweet

9. Danae Ringelmann, Founder and CDO at Indiegogo

Danae Ringelmann Quote

"Expect self-doubt when you are building something new and important for the world." Click to Tweet

10. Jessica Alba, Co-founder of The Honest Company

Jessica Alba Quote

"You have to be brutally honest with yourself and understand your strengths and weaknesses."Click to Tweet

11. Reshma Saujani, Founder of Girls Who Code

Reshma Saujani Quote

“Fail fast, fail hard, fail often.” Click to Tweet

12. Katelyn Bourgoin, Founder of Vendeve

Katelyn Bourgoin Quote

“Remember, it’s ok not to have all the answers, you’ll make mistakes. Be kind to yourself, reflect and keep pushing forward.” Click to Tweet

13. Melanie Perkins, Founder of Canva

Melanie Perkins Quote

“If you are determined to solve a problem and passionate to learn everything as you go, that is enough.” Click to Tweet

14. Laura Roeder, Founder of LKR and Edgar

Laura Roeder Quote

“What rules are you following for no reason?” Click to Tweet

15. Kathryn Minshew, Co-Founder and CEO of The Muse

Kathryn Minshew Quote

“One of the top causes of startup death - right after cofounder problems - is building something no one wants.” Click to Tweet

16. Diana House, Founder of Tiny Devotions and Cole and Parker

16. Diana House Quote

“It’s not about ideas. It’s about ideas, plus execution.” Click to Tweet

17. Danna Caldwell, Co-Founder and President of Menchie’s

Danna Caldwell Quote

“I find that success in my life, and in the lives of others, often stems from how you treat the people around you.” Click to Tweet

18. Marcia Kilgore, Founder of Bliss Spa, Soap & Glory, and FitFlop

Marcia Kilgore Quote

“If you don't have 100 percent confidence in your product, it's better to miss a deadline than to own 20,000 of something that isn't quite right.” Click to Tweet

19. Caterina Fake, Co-Founder of Flickr and Hunch

Caterina Fake Quote

“If you’re working on the wrong problem, it doesn’t matter how hard you work at it. ” Click to Tweet

20. Anita Roddick, Founder of The Body Shop

Anita Roddick Quote 

“If you think you're too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito.” Click to Tweet

21. Alexa Andrzejewski, Co-Founder and CEO of Foodspotting

Alexa Andrzejewski Quote

“It’s important to balance user feedback with the vision for your startup and never pivot away from your vision.” Click to Tweet

22. Emily Lafave (Olson), Co-Founder of Din

Emily Lafave (olson) Quote

“Stop telling the world about your features. Start telling the world about how it connects to somebody.” Click to Tweet

23. Lisa Delorme, Co-Founder and CEO of Rent Frock Repeat

Lisa Delorme Quote

“No one knows all the answers so don’t stop yourself from getting started because you don’t know it all. Just get started…” Click to Tweet

24. Kristy Wieber, Co-Founder and President of Rent Frock Repeat 

24. Kristy Wieber Quote

“If you can live with your worst case scenario, then what are you waiting for?” Click to Tweet

25. Liz Wessel, Co-founder and CEO of WayUp

Liz Wessel quote

“No one really knows what they're doing. Like, no one.” Click to Tweet

26. Urška Sršen, Co-founder and Chief Product Officer of Bellabeat

Urska Srsen Quote

“You might be holding a game changer in your hands and you don’t even know it yet.” Click to Tweet

27. Kass Lazerow, Co-Founder of Buddy Media

Kass Lazerow Quote

“There are no awards given out for being the most exhausted.” Click to Tweet

Bonus & Honorable Mention: Renée Warren, Co-Founder of Onboardly

renee warren quote

Quote: “Smile, be kind, and kick ass. Ok?”  Click to Tweet

There you have it, friends: 27 of the all-time best female founders who inspire us. Who’d we miss? Share the boss ladies you find most inspirational in the comments below!


What do you think?


WOW … great post. And the “Click to Tweet” was phenomenal (esp. with all the tags).

Just Buffered the HELL outa this thing. Thx.

This made my morning 🙂 I chuckled so hard when I read “Just Buffered the HELL outa this thing.” Much appreciated!

Fabulous post.