17 Brilliant Quotes From the Coolest Moms in Business

“Being a mom gives you superpowers for doing stuff you don’t want to do.”

Solly Baby founder Elle Rowley

“Don’t be polite.”

Tartine founder Elisabeth Prueitt

“Don’t hire people who have experience but don’t feel right for the company. It usually doesn’t work out.”

Clare V founder Clare Vivier

“Don’t look around you, just look forward.”

Clare V founder Clare Vivier

“Even if you’re not a numbers person, don’t hand over your books completely. I did, and it got me to a very scary place.”

Moon Juice founder Amanda Chantal Bacon

“Handing over something because I didn’t feel qualified to do it is always something I’ve regretted.”

Solly Baby founder Elle Rowley

“Identify your fear and make friends with someone in that group. There is no ‘over there.’”

LGBTQI advocate Jodie Patterson

“If it feels weird, don’t take money from that person. It only gets worse.”

Moon Juice founder Amanda Chantal Bacon

“If I were a man in corporate American, I’d be thrilled! I’d sit back and say, ‘Yeah, go ask the women how they do it all.’”

Tartine founder Elisabeth Prueitt

“If you’re a new mother and you’re up at all hours, good news! Organizers never sleep either. There will always be someone to take your call.”

Bob Bland Women’s March co-founder and founder and CEO of Manufacture New York

“I’ve made it my mission to teach my girls they can make something from nothing. I am in it for the girls.”

Oh, Joy! founder Joy Cho

“Meetings with female investors are so much more straightforward. You’d think it would be chattier with women, but it’s not. Everyone has to pick up their kids.”

Moon Juice founder Amanda Chantal Bacon

“Ninety-nine percent of anything is showing up. The minute you stop showing up, people stop following you.”

Clare V founder Clare Vivier

“Not everything can be cured with green juice. Some people’s brains are not chemically balanced and if you never hear anyone else say that, you just think you’re a bad person. That can be a dark, scary, dangerous place.”

Cookbook author and podcaster Laura Miller

“There are only two genders, and they’re all over the world yet we’re still having the same conversation.”

Tartine founder Elisabeth Prueitt

“This Instagram algorithm thing is hard and it’s happening to everyone.”

Oh, Joy! founder Joy Cho

“We have a 100% retention rate for parents who work here (!)*.”

Patagonia general counsel Hilary Dessouky

 

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