12 Singaporean Entrepreneurs Share Their Favourite Inspirational Quotes

In honour of International Women's Day, we got 12 inspiring female entrepreneurs who are making their way in the world to share their favourite quotes by women, for women. By Debby Kwong

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Who run the world? Girls. These 12 Singaporean female entrepreneurs show that you can do it all, whether it’s being a multi hyphenate, entering a male-dominant industry or taking that leap of faith to quit their full-time jobs to pursue their passions. Get inspired after reading their favourite quotes, by women, for women.

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P!nk

“Once you figure out what respect tastes like, it tastes better than attention.”

— Nominated by Ase Wang, Actress/ Co-founder of Boxhiit by Ase Wang

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Mother Teresa

“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”

— Nominated by Natasha Chiam, Co-founder of Ice Cream Cookie Co & Pint Society

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Maya Angelou

“We are braver and wiser because they existed, those strong women and strong men… We are who we are because they were who they were. It’s wise to know where you come from, who called your name.”

— Nominated by Carolyn Kan, Founder of Carrie K and Keepers

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Ruby Dee

“The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within – Strength, Courage, Dignity.”

— Nominated by Sabrina Tan, Founder of Skin Inc

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Meryl Streep

“I think the best role models for women are people who are fruitfully and confidentially themselves, who bring light into the world.”

— Nominated by Dawn Koh, Co-founder of Chalk Farm & Milk Moons

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Margaret Thatcher

“If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.”

— Nominated by Sarissa Rodriguez-Schwartz, Co-founder and Managing Director of Employees Only Singapore, Lulu’s Lounge & Bang Bang Nightclub

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Mary Shelley

“I do not wish women to have power over men, but over themselves.”

— Nominated by Charmaine Seah-Ong, Co-founder of Elementary Co.

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Coco Chanel

“Fashion changes, but style endures.”

— Nominated by Aude Giraud, Founder of Ask A French

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Wilma Rudolph

“Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.”

— Nominated by Winnie Chan, Co-founder of Bynd Artisan

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Michelle Obama

“There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.”

— Nominated by Nejla Matam-Finn, Founder and CEO of The Fifth Collection

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Eleanor Roosevelt

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

— Nominated by Alli Teal, founder of artisanal aromatherapy label, Mmerci Encore

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Oprah Winfrey

“Let your light shine. Shine within you so that it can shine on someone else. Let your light shine.”

— Nominated by Aarika Lee, Musician and Marketing Director at Elementary Co.

 

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