04/21/16

5 Quotes From Today’s Top Women in Business

Women are a growing force in today’s economy that is rapidly reshaping the business landscape. In 2015, women owned businesses accounted for 30% of all businesses in the United States. They generated over $1.5 trillion, which is even more impressive when you consider that this is a 79% increase since 1997. Expanding opportunities are allowing women in business to thrive, and now they are the bosses – employing over 7.9 million workers in the U.S. in 2015.

There are many incredible businesswomen, and here are some quotes from some of the heavy hitters in today’s world.

In addition to a well known on air personality, Oprah is an extremely successful businesswoman. She sends a strong message of self reliance, of being “responsible” for herself and having the “power to move forward.” In turn, she has topped Forbes’ list of highest paid celebrities – male or female – multiple times.

Nooyi has been CEO of PepsiCo for more than eight years, and took initiative to transition the company from relying on sodas and junk food to expanding into healthier fare. This has led to the company’s organic growth in the past few years, while the market for PepsiCo’s traditional products like soda is shrinking. Her quote represents that she sees the company from her employees’ point of view, which allows her to be a strong leader of a large multi-national corporation even while making forward thinking difficult decisions.

Many companies today struggle with the “emerging workforce.” More women, minorities and millennials are entering the business world and changing the way that organizations operate. Rosenfeld recognizes this, and applies a leadership style to work with the “emerging workforce” rather than try to force it into submission.

Beth Comstock is a marketing wiz at one of the largest companies in the world. She shares a fundamental message – that marketing is storytelling.

The world evolves constantly. Businesses that stagnate, die (see, Blockbuster, Circuit City, Borders, etc.). Kochhar teaches us that for a business to succeed, everyone at companies, including the CEO has to continue to learn and evolve as the world changes.

 

Sources:

7 quotes that prove what kind of leader Indra Nooyi really is

http://www.inc.com/zoe-henry/oprah-winfrey-top-9-quotes.html

http://www.forbes.com/power-women/#/tab:overall_category:Business

http://www.azquotes.com/author/19969-Irene_Rosenfeld

http://www.azquotes.com/author/41252-Beth_Comstock

http://shethepeople.tv/8-quotes-that-make-chanda-kochhar-who-she-is-today/

https://www.nwbc.gov/sites/default/files/FS_Women-Owned_Businesses.pdf

http://www.womenable.com/66/the-state-of-women-owned-businesses-in-the-u.s.:-2015

http://www.forbes.com/sites/dorothypomerantz/2012/08/27/oprah-winfrey-tops-our-list-of-the-highest-paid-celebrities/#461825cc3ee7

http://fortune.com/2015/06/05/pepsico-ceo-indra-nooyi/

 

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Tyler Heaps
Tyler is a member of the Lendio marketing team. He is passionate about digital marketing, small business, and helping small business owners succeed. Tyler is an outdoorsman and loves spending time with his family.

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