Folorunsho Alakija: I'm 63 and I'm Not Yet Done..So What is Your Excuse?





The following quotes are words of inspiration by some of the smartest, most talented leaders in the world, from Melinda Gates to Malala Yousafzai, Oprah Winfrey and more.
 
1. So I am 63 and I am not yet done. So what is your excuse? I never went to a University and I am proud to say so because I don’t think I have done too badly. – Billionaire mogul, Folorunsho Alakija, Vice Chair, Famfa Oil.
 
2. There are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success… but if you just focus on the work and you don’t let those people sidetrack you, someday when you get where you’re going… you’ll know that it was you and the people who love you that put you there. – Taylor Swift, Award-Winning Musician 
 
3. Power’s not given to you. You have to take it. – Beyonce, Award-Winning Musician
 
4. I had two options. One was to remain silent and never to speak and then to be killed by the terrorists. The second option was to speak up for my rights and then die. And I chose the second one. – Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Peace Prize Winner.
 
5. Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning. – Gloria Steinem, Journalist and Activist
 
6. I wouldn’t ask anyone to do anything I wouldn’t do myself. – Indra Nooyi, CEO, PepsiCo 
 
7. If we march the long road to freedom in hatred, what we find at the end is not freedom but another prison. – Aung San Suu Kyi, President, National League for Democracy in Myanmar 
 
8. My mother told me that fear was not an option. I was always told that women are stronger, so I believed it. – Diane Von Furstenberg, Fashion Designer
 
9. I think the truth of the matter is, people who end up as ‘first’ don’t actually set out to be first. They set out to do something they love and it just so happens that they are the first to do it. – Condoleezza Rice, Former U.S. Secretary of State
 
10. If you have an idea, you have to believe in yourself or no one else will.” – Sarah Michelle Gellar, Entrepreneur and Actress
 
11. I tell my daughters to have their voice in this world, and it became clear I needed to role-model that. – Melinda Gates, Co-Founder, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
 
12. I don’t follow trends or try to compete with anyone. Everything I do stems from following my passion and my love for design. – Guo Pei, Fashion Designer 
 
13. Buckle up, and know that it’s going to be a tremendous amount of work, but embrace it. – Tory Burch, Fashion Designer
 
14. Run to the fire; don’t hide from it. – Meg Whitman, CEO and President, HP 
 
15. On my own I will just create, and if it works, it works, and if it doesn’t, I’ll create something else. I don’t have any limitations on what I think I could do or be. – Oprah Winfrey, Media Mogul
 
16. I realized that a pretty face will open doors, but it takes a business savvy woman to achieve longevity. – Ashley Graham, model. 
 
17. The mere fact of being able to call your job your passion is success in my eyes.” – Alicia Vikander, Award-Winning Actress 
 
18. No matter how senior you get in an organization, no matter how well you’re perceived to be doing, your job is never done. – Abigail Johnson, President and CEO, Fidelity Investments
 
19. No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens. – Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States
 
20. What I do for my work is exactly what I would do if nobody paid me. – Gretchen Rubin, Author of “The Happiness Project”
 
Inspirational Quotes by Powerful Women was first published on Forbes.com
The following quotes are words of inspiration by some of the smartest, most talented leaders in the world, from Melinda Gates to Malala Yousafzai, Oprah Winfrey and more.
 
1. So I am 63 and I am not yet done. So what is your excuse? I never went to a University and I am proud to say so because I don’t think I have done too badly. – Billionaire mogul, Folorunsho Alakija, Vice Chair, Famfa Oil.
 
2. There are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success… but if you just focus on the work and you don’t let those people sidetrack you, someday when you get where you’re going… you’ll know that it was you and the people who love you that put you there. – Taylor Swift, Award-Winning Musician 
 
3. Power’s not given to you. You have to take it. – Beyonce, Award-Winning Musician
 
4. I had two options. One was to remain silent and never to speak and then to be killed by the terrorists. The second option was to speak up for my rights and then die. And I chose the second one. – Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Peace Prize Winner.
 
5. Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning. – Gloria Steinem, Journalist and Activist
 
6. I wouldn’t ask anyone to do anything I wouldn’t do myself. – Indra Nooyi, CEO, PepsiCo 
 
7. If we march the long road to freedom in hatred, what we find at the end is not freedom but another prison. – Aung San Suu Kyi, President, National League for Democracy in Myanmar 
 
8. My mother told me that fear was not an option. I was always told that women are stronger, so I believed it. – Diane Von Furstenberg, Fashion Designer
 
9. I think the truth of the matter is, people who end up as ‘first’ don’t actually set out to be first. They set out to do something they love and it just so happens that they are the first to do it. – Condoleezza Rice, Former U.S. Secretary of State
 
10. If you have an idea, you have to believe in yourself or no one else will.” – Sarah Michelle Gellar, Entrepreneur and Actress
 
11. I tell my daughters to have their voice in this world, and it became clear I needed to role-model that. – Melinda Gates, Co-Founder, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
 
12. I don’t follow trends or try to compete with anyone. Everything I do stems from following my passion and my love for design. – Guo Pei, Fashion Designer 
 
13. Buckle up, and know that it’s going to be a tremendous amount of work, but embrace it. – Tory Burch, Fashion Designer
 
14. Run to the fire; don’t hide from it. – Meg Whitman, CEO and President, HP 
 
15. On my own I will just create, and if it works, it works, and if it doesn’t, I’ll create something else. I don’t have any limitations on what I think I could do or be. – Oprah Winfrey, Media Mogul
 
16. I realized that a pretty face will open doors, but it takes a business savvy woman to achieve longevity. – Ashley Graham, model. 
 
17. The mere fact of being able to call your job your passion is success in my eyes.” – Alicia Vikander, Award-Winning Actress 
 
18. No matter how senior you get in an organization, no matter how well you’re perceived to be doing, your job is never done. – Abigail Johnson, President and CEO, Fidelity Investments
 
19. No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens. – Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States
 
20. What I do for my work is exactly what I would do if nobody paid me. – Gretchen Rubin, Author of “The Happiness Project”
 
Inspirational Quotes by Powerful Women was first published on Forbes.com
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