8 Inspiring Quotes on Success from Women in Tech

8 Inspiring Quotes on Success from Women in Tech

In a recent post on Fortune.com, fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff explained how her brand has long benefited from interaction with customers. By engaging with customer feedback (as we constantly strive to do here at Matchup), she says her products — and her brand — have only become stronger.

Looking forward in the industry, she said workers increasingly need tech skills for the workplace, no matter their field. More females in tech, for example, is the best way to create female-focused tech that works (a struggle for the wearable industry we’ve written about in the past).

Minkoff writes: “We need technology for women, by women — women who want to break the mold and do something new. Whether you want to be an engineer or a fashion designer, I believe basic tech education and skills will be a necessary for success.”

This got us thinking: With the backdrop of International Women’s Day on March 8, what have prominent women in tech said for inspiration? Here’s a roundup of other recent quotes to inspire anyone at work, regardless of gender.

Inspiring Quotes from Women in Tech

“When I was young I was very interested in science and technology, and my dad brought home the first computer. I played pac man and I was hooked! By learning to create technology, girls learn to speak up.” —Regina Agyare, Founder of software company Soronko Solutions (h/t CNN)

People are their first word critic, and it stops them from getting another experience because I could be better, if I was just ready yet, if I had one more thing. And that’s not it … You always have to do something that puts you in a zone you don’t know. Someone once told me growth and comfort do no coexist. And I think it’s a really good thing to remember.” —Ginni Rometty, current (and first female) CEO of IBM (h/t Mic)

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Ginni Rometty

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Trust in yourself, believe that your voice matters, and know that your words are good enough.” —Kerry Steib, Director of Social Impact at Spotify: (h/t SkillCrush.com)

[T]he world would be a better place if more engineers, like me, hated technology. The stuff I design, if I’m successful, nobody will ever notice. Things will just work, and be self-managing.” —Radia Pearlman, “the Mother of the Internet,” IEEE fellow, inventor of Spanning-Tree Protocol (STP), TRILL, and TORTIS, a programming language for children (h/t MentalFloss)

If you push through that feeling of being scared, that feeling of taking risk, really amazing things can happen.” —Marissa Mayer, current (and first female) CEO of Yahoo!

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Marissa Mayer

We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in.” –Arianna Huffington, entrepreneur and founder of The Huffington Post (h/t everydaypowerblog.com)

Fortune does favor the bold, and you’ll never know what you’re capable of if you don’t try.” –Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and Best-Selling Author (h/t Forbes)

TELL US: What are your favorite inspiring quotes?

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