With all the amazing, and vital information shared during The BOSS Network’s, Ladies That Lead tour stop in Newark, I have compiled a list of some of the evening's most notable quotes from business women and entrepreneurs of the evening. While the quotables of the evening are innumerable here are a few I think any mompreneur, at any stage of starting, or running a business will benefit from.
Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche:
As the #LeadingLooksLike honoree of the evening, The Budgetnista had more than enough jewels to drop for the budding, and buzzing women entrepreneurs of the night. Captivating the room with her personality, wisdom, and chic look from The LIMITED, Tiffany dawned priceless gems we knew we had to share!
“I learned this important message from Oprah, you have to know your lane, and stay in your lane. If you are a fish, stop trying to fly, be a fish and you will excel"
“Give your gift generously, honestly, and lovingly. I’m not saying give for free, but pour your goodness into the world”
“Networking is about connecting. I believe the best networking happens when you’ve connected multiples times, a gradual and natural progression of growing a relationship”
“Don’t chase sponsorships, and brands. Do the work, and do it well, and they will come to you. If you have to go to them, you are not ready yet”
“Numbers are nothing without engagement”
Mompreneur extraordinaire, Lauren was the successful owner of a vineyard at 19 years old, and by the age of 21, she was running an award winning winery. As the author of the book “The Path Redefined” Lauren believes that their is no balancing work and personal life, but rather work life integration.
“Over the last few years I have prioritized the things that are going to make me happy personally so that I can be on my A game professionally”.
More quotes from Lauren:
“Learn to articulate your intuition”
“Be transparent about your failures, and learn from them”
“Sometimes you have to crouch before you conquer”
“There is never a right time for huge opportunities, take them!”
“Many of us don’t know what’s right for our money, do your homework to learn about your money”
“[guage your opportunities] Is it worth it, even if I fail?”
Dorinda is the head of Consumer Strategy & Key Initiatives for Prudential, where she connects business women of color to financial resources to help start, grow and sustain their business, and ultimately their communities. By focusing on intergenerational wealth, Prudential has made it a point to provide crucial financial information, and services, such as financial planning, revitalization and employee benefits for local business women.
“Do your research, and invest in the time to work with a financial planner for personal, and professional financial goals”
“Have a legacy plan for your business, where do you want your business to be even after you’re gone”
“Do not sacrifice your personal finances, and most importantly your credit funding your business”
“Start your retirement plan now!”
“Use your resources to minimize overhead, use your network.”
Susan Fales Hill:
Legendary award winning writer, and producer Susan began her journey to greatness, as an intern on the set of the original “Cosby Show”, and successfully worked her way onto the spin off “A Different World”. Susan has, written for notable publications such as Town & Country, Vogue, Glamour, American Heritage, Ebony, Essence, NY Times, Avenue, and Travel and Leisure.
Some of Susan’s notable quotes of the evening include:
“Always believe in your talent”
“Blend your makeup not your identity”
“Sometimes your derailment is apart of your journey”
“Find inspiration in your rejection”
“You have to be willing to do the grunt work, those menial tasks other won't do”
You can’t tell me you’re not inspired right now! What are some quotes that spoke to you? What advice do you live, and work by as mompreneurs? Comment below.