21 Women in Tech Quotes (That Motivate, Inspire and Elevate Us)

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1. "What would you do if you weren't afraid?" -- Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook

2. “All sorts of things can happen when you’re open to new ideas and playing around with things.” -- Stephanie Kwolek, chemist who invented Kevlar

3. "Being a woman on a team of all men, means that you are going to have a unique voice" -- Erin Teague, Head of Product at YouTube VR and AR - Google

4. “If we do not share our stories and shine a light on inequities, things will not change.” -- Ellen Pao, Investor

5. Love what you do and do what you love. Doing something new and different requires a level of drive and passion that is really hard to fake. When your heart is behind what you are doing, so much is possible.” --  Tracy Sun, Co-Founder Poshmark

6. “Perfectionism prevents us from taking double steps in our career. We think we have to be perfect, but we don’t.” -- Reshma Saujani, Founder of Girls Who Code

7. Trust in yourself, believe that your voice matters, and know that your words are good enough.” - Amber Gordon

8. "Women shouldn't be afraid to put themselves forward." -- Sarah Wood, Co-CEO of Unruly, a UK-based video and tech company

9. “Surround yourself with a trusted and loyal team. It makes all the difference.” -- Alison Pincus, co-founder of One Kings Lane, a fast-growing online business that offers private home decor sales

10. “People don’t take opportunities because the timing is bad, the financial side unsecure. Too many people are overanalyzing. Sometimes you just have to go for it.” - Michelle Zatlyn, co-founder and COO of Cloudflare

11. “The word ‘female,’ when inserted in front of something, is always with a note of surprise. Female COO, female pilot, female surgeon — as if the gender implies surprise … One day there won’t be female leaders. There will just be leaders.” -- Sheryl Sandberg

12. “Humans are allergic to change. They love to say, ‘We’ve always done it this way.’ I try to fight that. That’s why I have a clock on my wall that runs counterclockwise.” -- Grace Hopper, Computer Scientist

13. “They never asked me to go back over (my calculations) because when I did it, I had done my best, and it was right.” -- Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson, Mathematician at NASA

14. “When I first started using the phrase software engineering, it was considered to be quite amusing. They used to kid me about my radical ideas. Software eventually and necessarily gained the same respect as any other discipline.” -- Margaret Hamilton, Pioneer Computer Scientist

15. “In the internet era, the key to a successful business is understanding the customers’ expectations — and half the customers are women.” – Jean Liu, President of Didi Chuxing

16. “I would like to be remembered as someone who was not afraid to do what she wanted to do, and as someone who took risks along the way in order to achieve her goals.” -- Sally Ride

17. “Do what you love and success will follow. Passion is the fuel behind a successful career.” -- Meg Whitman, former CEO of Hewlett Packard

18. “The quality, relevance, and impact of the products and services output by the technology sector can only be improved by having the people who are building them be demographically representative of the people who are using them.” -- Tracy Chou, Engineer at Pinterest

19. “Dreams do come true, but not without the help of others, a good education, a strong work ethic, and the courage to lean in.” -- Ursula Burns, CEO of Xerox

20. “Now we’re in an age where technology is mandatory, and we wanted young girls to have this understanding and know how to build an app.” --Peta Clarke, Technical Lead at Black Girls Code

21. “Don't let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It's your place in the world; it's your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live.”--Mae Jemison, first African American female astronaut in space

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