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9 Inspiring Quotes From Nine Black Women Who Are ‘Achievers’ In Their Respective Fields!

Being a successful woman is a rather laborious journey in a world dominated by men. Far from advocating competition leadership, AfrikMag offers you inspiring quotes from women who have shone in their field of activity.


Ursula Burns, CEO of Xerox

“Dreams come true, but never without the help of others, a good education, a high work ethic and the courage to persevere. ”

Folorunsho Alakija, businesswoman, Nigerian

“We should not just admire people who have succeeded. We should also look at how they got there and what obstacles they encountered in going up the ladder. ”


Linda Spradley Dunn, Businesswoman

“To be visionary is to destroy any barrier that tries to block your way. Being visionary is fun, frightening, isolates you, tires you, makes you humble, but it mostly gets you up every time you fall. ”


Mikki Taylor, editor of Essence magazine

“Your unique gift follows you everywhere. However hope is not a plan. Always prepare to shine when the time comes. ”



Oprah Winfrey, Host and Producer

“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams. ”


Helene Gayle, CEO of CARE and CEO of McKinsey Social Initiative

“Learn to forgive yourself and then continue. ”


Lupita Nyong’o, actress

“What I’ve learned from myself is that I do not have to be anyone else. Being myself is enough. ”

Mellody Hobson, President of Ariel Investments

“The biggest risk is not to take it. ”

“If we learn to live with our discomforts and accept them, we will live better”


Shonda Rhimes, producer

“At some point, you have to make a decision”

“No matter how much people can hurt us. The people who are still with you at the end of the day, these are the ones to keep. ”


Written by How Africa

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