There are so many wonderful leaders, past and present, that we can learn from for our own journeys. As such, we have compiled a great selection of our favourite inspirational quotes for leaders like you! Use them when you need a little extra pep, you’re feeling unmotivated or you just need a friendly reminder that your goals are amazing and achievable.

PS – save your favourite quote cards to an album on your phone and read them anytime you need a blast of motivation.

1. “Take criticism seriously, but not personally. If there is truth or merit in the criticism, try to learn from it. Otherwise, let it roll right off you.” – Hillary Clinton

2. “If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney

3. “A goal is a dream with a deadline.” – Napoleon Hill

4. “You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” – John C. Maxwell

5. “You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.” – Maya Angelou

6. “Money never starts an idea: It’s the idea that starts the money.” – Mark Victor Hansen

7. “Great things never came from comfort zones.”

8. “All great things begin with a vision… a dream.” – Estee Lauder

9. “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” – Jim rohn

10. “Old ways won’t open new doors.”

11. “Always remember to fall asleep with a dream and wake up with a purpose.”

What are your favourite inspirational quotes for leaders? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Having a night in? Check out these movies and TV shows with women in leadership demonstrating the amazing strength, knowledge and entrepreneurship of strong female leaders. Whether you’re into comedies, documentaries, history or rom-coms, these characters are sure to inspire you!

The Mindy Project


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Full of hilarity, sass and quick wit, Mindy Khaling plays a fast-paced OB/GYN, who starts her own fertility business from the ground up and offers free medical support to women struggling to access health care.

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina


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A world away from the 90s version of Sabrina the Teenage-witch. 2018 Sabrina shows great strength in standing up against deeply rooted biases. If you enjoy spooky thrillers and movies about witchcraft then it’s worth a watch.

Hidden Figures


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Hidden Figures shows the journey of three mathematicians who work at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in the 1960s. The film highlights the deep racism and sexism that the women faced while being incredible leaders in STEM.

The Marvelous Mrs Maisel


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While the leading lady may be Mrs Maisel, we’re particularly impressed with her co-star Alex Borstein, who plays Suzie Myers. Suzie struggles to find her feet in her career until her instincts tell her to take the plunge and go down the path of entrepreneurship, starting her own business as an agent. The new business owner experiences ups and downs, making some great decisions and also ones that she’s not proud of. 

The Crown


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Highlighting that royalty is not always as glamorous as it looks, The Crown shows a young Queen Elizabeth growing into her role as leader of a monarchy.

Rabbit Proof Fence


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Set in 1931, Rabbit Proof Fence shares the journey of three incredible Indigenous Australian girls who walk through Australia back to their community, Jigalong, after being forcibly removed from their families and trafficked 2400km away by law enforcement. 



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Becoming follows Michelle Obama’s journey as she goes on tour for her recent book release, sharing the stories of the and the students and women she meets along the way. 

The Bold Type


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Watch as these city-based millennials navigate job promotions, career changes, humanitarian issues, sexuality and owning their individual identities.



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This seven-season tv show is a political drama starring Kerry Washington’s as Olivia Pope, the founder of a crisis management firm and Chief of Staff in the White House. The show is dramatic, fast-paced and witty.

Big Little Lies


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Filmed in an extremely cinematic manner, Big Little Lies demonstrates women supporting each other throughout a tough time. 



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Liza Miller, a single mum in her 40s, returns to work at a publishing house under the disguise as a 20-ish year old. 


What’s your favourite movie or tv shows with women in leadership?