41 Ambitious Women’s Quotes For The Ladyboss Of Today

What is ambition? Do you need it for success? And is it easy to achieve? According to www.dictionary.com, ambition is “an earnest desire for some type of achievement or distinction, such as power, honor, fame, or wealth, and the willingness to strive for its attainment.”

In simpler words, ambition is a desire. It is a desire to achieve something and your eagerness to fulfill it. Are you ambitious? What and who inspires you to achieve your dreams?

For most women, ambition is something that drives their every move. However, because women are often regarded as “the weaker sex,” women are often underestimated in the corporate, business, or entertainment world.  

Sometimes, women need to strive harder because of these prejudices, but in a study by Time Inc. Brand, Real Simple, their survey revealed that women are just as ambitious as men. And in a study by CNBC and Momentive’s New Women at Work survey, they revealed that nearly 50% of their respondents considered themselves as “very ambitious.”

So yes, women are ambitious and they can achieve anything they want, just as much as men.


Whether you want to have a Ph.D., become a lady judge, or be the first female President of the United States, you need to start with ambition. And ambition is a belief in oneself.

Several celebrities are known advocates of the Law of Attraction, and use it to manifest specific goals in their careers.

The most popular advocate of using vision boards is none other than Oprah Winfrey, one of the most successful media personalities in TV history. Oprah constantly mentioned in interviews that she used visualization to manifest her role in Steven Spielberg’s film, “The Color Purple.”

She’s also mentioned in an interview for the film, “A Wrinkle in Time,” that she no longer uses vision boards because she has become a super manifester.

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Another celebrity who uses the Law of Attraction technique is pop superstar, Lady Gaga. In a 2011 interview, she stated she uses daily affirmations to achieve her career goals.

And another celebrity who believes in vision boards is Katy Perry. In a 2009 interview, Perry shared that she’s been using vision boards to manifest her dreams. She even has a picture of the late singer, Selena, holding a grammy, to help her manifest winning an award. Though Perry hasn’t won a Grammy, she does have 13 Grammy nominations and counting.

Vision boards and visualizing are some of the techniques of the Law of Attraction to manifest your dreams. Whatever ambitions you may have, using a vision board can help you take the necessary steps to achieve your goals.  


If you’ve never made a vision board before, now is the time. You’ll be amazed at how amazing it works to help you keep focused on your goals, as well as to inspire you to believe.  

Sometimes, you forget your ambitions because of setbacks and the general nuisances of life. With a vision board reminding you of your dreams, you’ll get right back into your ambition mindset, giving you the drive you need to keep going.

We’ve collected 41 ambitious women’s quotes from the most successful women in history and in the present time. These quotes will help you believe in yourself, stand up for your rights and voice, and help you keep going no matter what anyone says.

Collect these quotes, print them out, and mount them on a physical vision board. You can also make a digital vision board on Pinterest and access it on any electronic device. Or, you can also make a physical vision board with a complete vision board kit, like The Vision Cloud’s Original Vision Board Kit.

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This kit has everything you need to make a vision board without having to buy individual art materials, such as a sturdy board, a mourning putty, adhesives, and pictures.  The Vision Cloud’s Kit has 100 pictures that are ready to mount on a vision board, plus 60 motivational words and phrases, and 40 stickers you can play around with. 

The Kit also has a goal-setting worksheet and two sheets of activities that can help you organize your goals and get clear about your ambitions.

Use this kit to create an ambition vision board, and use the 41 quotes we’ve collected here to help you achieve your wildest dreams.



1.”It’s not the absence of fear, it’s overcoming it.  Sometimes you’ve got to blast through and have faith.” - Emma Watson

2.”You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself.” - Jacinda Ardern

3.”One of the most courageous things you can do is identify yourself, know who you are, what you believe in and where you want to go.” - Sheila Murray Bethel

4.”You can waste your lives drawing lines.  Or you can live your life crossing them.” - Shonda Rhimes

5.``If a woman is sufficiently ambitious, determined, and gifted, there is practically nothing she can’t do.” - Helen Lawrenson

6.”Doubt is a killer.  You just have to know who you are and what you stand for.” - Jennifer Lopez

7.``She was powerful not because she was scared but because she went on so strongly, despite the fear.” - Atticus

8.”A strong woman looks a challenge dead in the eye and gives it a wink.” - Gina Carey

9.”Think like a queen.  A queen is not afraid to fail.  Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” -Oprah Winfrey

10.”If you don’t see a clear path for what you want, sometimes you have to make it yourself.” - Minda Kaling

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11.”Women that believe in each other can survive anything.  Women who believe in each other create armies that will win kingdoms and wars.” - Nikita Gill

12.”There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.” - Michelle Obama

13.”Champions keep playing until they get it right.” - Billie Jean King

14.”If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.” - Margaret Thatcher

15.”I am learning every day to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be to inspire me and not terrify me.” - Tracee Ellis Ross

16.”Life is not easy for any of us.  But what of that?  We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves.  We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.” - Marie Curie

17.”The most difficult thing is the decision to act.  The rest is merely tenacity.  The fears are paper tigers.  You can do anything you decide to do.  You can act to change and control your life and the procedure.  The princess is its own reward.” - Amelia Earhart

18.”It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all - in which case, you fail by default.” - J.K. Rowling

19.”Women must try to do things as men have tried.  When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others.” - Amelia Earhart

20.”Believe in yourself and there will come a day when others will have no choice but to believe with you.” - Cynthia Kersey


21.”I’m totally unapologetic about being an ambitious woman, and you should be, too.” - Shinjini Das

22.”So if diva means giving your best, then yes, I guess I am a diva.” - Patti LaBelle

23.”There’s something special about a woman who dominates in a man’s world.  It takes a certain grace, strength, intelligence, fearlessness, and the nerv to never take no for an answer.” - Rihanna

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24.”I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels.  Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.” - Maya Angelou

25.”Do what you feel in your heart to be right - for you’ll be criticized anyway.  You’ll be ‘damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.’” - Eleanor Roosevelt

26.”If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.” - Katharine Hepburn

27.”I’m tough, ambitious, and I know exactly what I want.  If that makes me a bitch, okay.” - Madonna

28.”The woman who doesn’t require validation from anyone is the most feared individual on the planet.” - Mohadesa Najumi

29.”I don’t care what you think about me. I don’t think about you at all.” - Coco Chanel


30.”It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.” - Madeleine Albright

31.”I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.” - Rosa Parks

32.”She was a wild one; always stomping on eggshells that everyone else tip-toed on.” Kaitlin Foster

33.”Life shrinks or expands according to one’s courage.” - Anais Nin

34.”A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman.” - Melinda Gates

35.”We need to get women to the point where they aren’t apologizing.  It’s time to take ownership in our success.” - Tory Burch

36.”Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” - Nora Ephron

37.”In a world that wants women to whisper, I choose to yell.” - Luvvie Ajayi

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38.”I raise up my own voice - not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard.  We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.” - Malala Yousafzai

39.”We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves.  We have to step up as women and take the lead.” - Beyonce

40.”We must raise both the ceiling and the floor.” - Sherly Sandberg

41.”I not only have the right to stand up for myself, but I have the responsibility.  I can’t ask somebody else to stand up for me if I won’t stand up for myself.  And once you stand up for yourself, you’d be surprised that people say, “Can I be of help?”” - Maya Angelou

Use these quotes to inspire you to believe in yourself and use your courage to push through despite setbacks.  You have what it takes to fulfill your dreams.

Harness the power of vision boards to get you where you want to go.  Create the roadmap to your ambitions, use inspiring quotes from women who’ve made it, and truly believe your dreams are coming true as we speak.

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