Mother Knows Best: 9 Inspiring Quotes From Successful Moms

By Maria Pesin | Uncategorized

May 11

I love these inspiring quotes that were in an article written by Marco Marrone for DocStoc on May 7th, 2015.  It is as follows:

1. Barbara Corcoran, Real Estate Mogul and Investor
“The joy is in the getting there. The beginning years of starting your business, the camaraderie when you’re in the pit together, are the best years of your life.”

Barbara Corcoran is probably best known as the first female on ABC’s “Shark Tank.” She famously turned a $1,000 loan from her boyfriend into a billion-dollar empire, and after nearly three decades in the industry, she sold her real-estate business for $66 million in 2001. Since that time, she has continued as a syndicated real-estate columnist and contributor, author and savvy investor (which is how she turned her $66 million into more than $1 billion).

2. Indra K. Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo
“The distance between number one and number two is always a constant. If you want to improve the organization, you have to improve yourself, and the organization gets pulled up with you.”

Indra Nooyi joined PepsiCo in 1994 and has been chairman and CEO since 2007. She’s directed the company’s global strategy for more than a decade, taking the lead in its corporate restructuring and spearheading several high-profile acquisitions. Nooyi is one of just 12 female CEOs in the Fortune 500 and was ranked the most powerful woman in the world twice by the magazine.

3. Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook
“Careers are a jungle gym, not a ladder. Ladders are limiting. Jungle gyms offer more creative exploration … The ability to forge a unique path with occasional dips, detours and even dead ends presents a better chance for fulfillment.”

Sheryl Sandberg manages Facebook’s sales, marketing, business development, human resources, public policy and communications. Previously, Sandberg not only built and managed Google’s successful online sales and operations program, but also served as an economist for the World Bank and chief of staff at the U.S. Treasury Department.

4. Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube
“Work smart. Get things done. No nonsense. Move fast.”

When Google was created in Susan Wojcicki’s garage, it marked a pivotal moment in the history of the world. Wojcicki grew within Google to become senior vice president of Ads and Commerce, leading Google’s advertising and analytics products, including AdWords, AdSense, DoubleClick and Google Analytics.In February 2014, Wojcicki became the head of YouTube.

5. Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo!
“I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of, ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough.”

Marissa Mayer is the current president and CEO of Yahoo Inc., a position she has held since July 2012. Previously, she was a long-time executive, usability leader and key spokesperson for Google. In 2014, Mayer was ranked sixth on the list of America’s 40 Under 40 in Fortune magazine,as well as the 16th most powerful businesswoman in the world.

6. Irene Rosenfeld, CEO of Mondelēz International
“Our emerging workforce is not interested in command-and-control leadership. They don’t want to do things because I said so; they want to do things because they want to do them.”

Irene Rosenfeld has been involved in the food-and-beverage industry for about 30 years. In 2004, Rosenfeld was appointed chairperson and CEO of Frito-Lay, a division of PepsiCo, where she focused on promoting healthy products. In June 2006, Rosenfeld was appointed CEO of Kraft Foods.

7. Rosalind Brewer, President and CEO of Sam’s Club
“You can and should set your own limits and clearly articulate them. This takes courage, but it is also liberating and empowering, and often earns you new respect.”

Rosalind Brewer is president and CEO of Sam’s Club, a members-only warehouse store with revenues of $56 billion for fiscal year 2013. Brewer joined Walmart in 2006 as regional vice president, overseeing operations in Georgia. She later became division president of the Southeast and then president of Walmart East.

In 2013, Brewer was named one of the Most Powerful Black Women and one of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women by Forbes. In addition, Working Mother named her one of the Most Powerful Working Moms of 2013.

8. Ursula M. Burns, CEO of Xerox
“Keep your eye on what’s important, and everything else will fall into place.”

Ursula M. Burns is chairman and CEO of Xerox, the world’s leading enterprise for business processing and document management. In addition to the Xerox board, she is a board director of the American Express Company, Exxon Mobil Corp. and Ford Foundation. Burns also provides leadership counsel to community, educational and non-profit organizations, including FIRST, National Academy Foundation, MIT and the U.S. Olympic Committee, among others.

9. Arianna Huffington, Co-Founder of The Huffington Post
“We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in.”

In 2005, Arianna Huffington launched The Huffington Post, co-founding the platform with Kenneth Lerer and becoming its editor-in-chief. In 2011, Huffington sold the site to AOL for more than $300 million, and she subsequently became president and editor-in-chief of the company’s Huffington Post Media Group. Huffington is also a nationally syndicated columnist, radio host and author of 14 books.

Do you have any great quotes from your mom? Leave us some of her insights in the comments below.

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Maria Pesin knows fashion, especially the business side of the fashion industry. Do you know how Manolo Blahnik got his start in the industry? How he leveraged a paltry 3 grand into one of the world’s most famous luxury brands? While she doesn’t take credit for Manolo’s success, Maria has walked a similar path on numerous occasions. The world of fashion is not silicon valley, and it has nothing to do with Madison Avenue marketing. In this industry there is ALWAYS room for something new and exciting, but you have to have your ducks in a row. If that’s what you need, believe me, Maria is the General Patton of fashion ducks!

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