25 famous women on being in charge

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There are badass females ruling from the top in many industries (see: Peggy Olson), but that doesn't mean that it's always easy being in charge. In celebration of She's the Boss Week, the Cut has compiled wisdom from famous women, including Jenna Lyons, Beyoncé, and Indra Nooyi, about being a leader — warts and all. Read on for smart words from CEOs, media moguls, entertainers, and heads of state, discussing everything from calling all the shots to demolishing the glass ceiling to reclaiming the word bossy.

Tina Fey
"Don't waste your energy trying to educate or change opinions; go over, under, through, and opinions will change organically when you're the boss. Or they won't. Who cares? Do your thing, and don't care if they like it." —Bossypants, 2011

Anna Wintour
"I think possibly what people working for one hate the most is indecision. Even if I'm completely unsure, I'll pretend I know exactly what I'm talking about and make a decision. The most important thing I can do is try and make myself very clearly understood." —WWD CEO Summit, October 2013

Nicki Minaj
"I handle my business and also I speak up for myself. But if I was not like this, so many people would've taken advantage of me. What people don't understand is that when I [was coming up] I took a lot of shit from people, from men who didn't want me to realize my own worth, who didn't want me to know the truth about who I was and how good I was ... I just always felt like, I'm never going to let anyone pull me down and make me feel small. I'm never going to let a man do that and I think sometimes that transfers over into your career as a woman ... I'm a business woman. I run companies." —Hot 97, May 2013

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Nicki Minaj performs at the 2015 Hot 97 Summer Jam at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, June 7, 2015, in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 17: Recording artist Nicki Minaj performs during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 17, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Nicki Minaj arrives at the 57th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Nicki Minaj arrives at the 42nd annual American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Singer Nicki Minaj with her award for Best Hip Hop during the 2014 MTV European Music Awards in Glasgow, Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Recording artist Nicki Minaj performs onstage at the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Nicki Minaj poses in the press room at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Nicki Minaj performs onstage at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 19: Recording artist Nicki Minaj performs during the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 19, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
Recording artist Nicki Minaj poses in the press room during the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA), August 24, 2014 at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. Brown (Photo credit should read FERDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
Nicki Minaj performs during an Independence Day celebration, Friday, July 4, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Rapper Nicki Minaj is seen performing during Hot 97's Summer Jam at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, June 1, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Donald Traill/Invision/AP)
Nicki Minaj arrives at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 18, 2014, in Las Vegas. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Nicki Minaj performs at Power 106 Powerhouse 2014 at The Honda Center on Saturday, May 17, 2014 in Anaheim, CA. (Photo by Zach Cordner/Invision/AP)
Nicki Minaj arrives at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 29: Singer/rapper Nicki Minaj accepts Best Female Hip-Hop Artist onstage during the BET AWARDS '14 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on June 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for BET)
WESTWOOD, CA - APRIL 21: (EDITORS NOTE: This image was processed using digital filters.) Singer Nicki Minaj attends the premiere of Twentieth Century Fox's 'The Other Woman' at Regency Village Theatre on April 21, 2014 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
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Hillary Rodham Clinton
"Whether I am meant to or not, I challenge assumptions about women. I do make some people uncomfortable, which I'm well aware of, but that's just part of coming to grips with what I believe is still one of the most important pieces of unfinished business in human history — empowering women to be able to stand up for themselves." —Vogue, December 2009

Amy Poehler
"Let me take a minute to say that I love bossy women. Some people hate the word, and I understand how 'bossy' can seem like a shitty way to describe a woman with a determined point of view, but for me, a bossy woman is someone to search out and celebrate. A bossy woman is someone who cares and commits and is a natural leader."Yes, Please, October 2014

Jenna Lyons
"Managing creative people — not so easy. A lot of emotion, a lot of stroking. Some people need tough love. Some people need a lot of love. There's no right or wrong answer. When someone creates something and puts it in front of you, that thing came from inside of them, and if you make them feel bad, it's going to be hard to fix, because you've actually crushed them." —Fast Company, April 2013

Malala Yousafzai
"We should not wait for someone else to come and raise our voice. We should do it by ourselves. We should believe in ourselves. Yes, we can do it. One day you will see that all the girls will be powerful; All the girls will be going to school. And it is possible only by our struggle; only when we raise our voice." —Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards, 2013

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Joint-Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan waves as she arrives to speak on stage during the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India received the Nobel Peace Prize on Wednesday for risking their lives to help protect children from slavery, extremism and forced labor at great risk to their own lives. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Malala Yousafzai poses with a bouquet after speaking during a media conference at the Library of Birmingham, in Birmingham, England, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, after she was named as winner of The Nobel Peace Prize. The Nobel Peace Prize 2014, is awarded jointly to Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India, for risking their lives to fight for children’s rights. Malala was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman two-years ago in Pakistan for insisting that girls have the right to an education. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
Malala Yousafzai, visits Zaatari refugee camp near the Syrian border, in Mafraq, Jordan, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. A teenage Pakistani activist who came to the international limelight when she was shot by the Taliban said Tuesday that the plight of Syrian refugee children deprived of proper education was a stark reminder of the “dark days” Pakistani children under their hard-line rulers. (AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon)
Nobel Peace Prize 2014 laureates Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai gives the V-sign as she waves to well-wishers from the balcony of the Grand Hotel ahead of the Nobel Banquet following the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo on December 10, 2014. The 17-year-old Pakistani girls' education activist Malala Yousafzai known as Malala shares the 2014 peace prize with the Indian campaigner Kailash Satyarthi, 60, who has fought for 35 years to free thousands of children from virtual slave labour. AFP PHOTO / VEGARD WIVESTAD GROTT (Photo credit should read VEGARD WIVESTAD GROTT/AFP/Getty Images)
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai speaks at a joint press conference with fellow laureate and Norwegian Prime minister after their meeting at the PM's office in Oslo on December 11, 2014. At 17-years old, the Pakistani known everywhere as Malala is the youngest ever recipient of the prize she is sharing with the Indian campaigner Kailash Satyarthi, 60, who has fought for 35 years to free thousands of children from virtual slave labour. Their pairing has the extra symbolism of linking neighbouring countries that have been in conflict for decades. AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN (Photo credit should read ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)
OSLO, NORWAY - DECEMBER 10: Malala Yousafzai. delivers her acceptance speech to the audience during the Nobel Peace Prize Award ceremony at Oslo City Town on December 10, 2014 in Oslo, Norway. (Photo by Nigel Waldron/Getty Images)
Nobel Peace Prize winners Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan, front, and Kailash Satyarthi of India are awarded their Nobel Peace Prize during the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony in Oslo, Norway, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014. The Nobel Peace Prize is being shared between Malala Yousafzai, the 17-year-old Taliban attack survivor, and the youngest Nobel Prize winner ever, and Indian children's rights activist Kailash Satyarthi in a ceremony in Oslo on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Rescued child laborers at the Bachpan Bachao Andolan, or Save the Children Movement, founded by India’s Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi celebrate at the organization’s office in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014. Satyarthi who split the $1.1 million Peace Prize, with Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai will be conferred the award at a ceremony in Oslo on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
A man holding the Mexican flag is led away by security after attempting to get on stage with Nobel Peace Prize winners Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India during the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony in Oslo, Norway, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014. The Nobel Peace Prize is being shared between Malala Yousafzai, the 17-year-old Taliban attack survivor, and the youngest Nobel Prize winner ever, and Indian children's rights activist Kailash Satyarthi in a ceremony in Oslo on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Nobel Peace Prize winners Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan, right, and Kailash Satyarthi of India take their seats during the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony in Oslo, Norway, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014. The Nobel Peace Prize is being shared between Malala Yousafzai, the 17-year-old Taliban attack survivor, and the youngest Nobel Prize winner ever, and Indian children's rights activist Kailash Satyarthi in a ceremony in Oslo on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Joint-Nobel Peace prize winners Malala Yousafzai, left, and Kailash Satyarthi attend a press conference in Oslo, Norway, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014. The Nobel Peace Prize will be presented to and shared between the youngest Nobel Prize winner ever, 17-year-old Taliban attack survivor Malala Yousafzai and Indian children's rights activist Kailash Satyarthi in a ceremony in Oslo on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Guests of Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Malala Yousafzai from left rear, Nigerian, Amina Yusuf, Syrian, Mezon Almellehan, Pakistan's Kainat Soomro, school friend, Shazia Ramzan, centre front, and school friend, Kainat Riaz, right, applaud and Malala Youzafzai enters the hall for the start of the presentation ceremony in Oslo, Norway, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014. The Nobel Peace Prize is being shared between Malala Yousafzai, the 17-year-old Taliban attack survivor, and the youngest Nobel Prize winner ever, and Indian children's rights activist Kailash Satyarthi. Person at front left is unidentified. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Nobel Peace Prize winners Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India are awarded their Nobel Peace Prize during the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony in Oslo, Norway, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014. The Nobel Peace Prize is being shared between Malala Yousafzai, the 17-year-old Taliban attack survivor, and the youngest Nobel Prize winner ever, and Indian children's rights activist Kailash Satyarthi in a ceremony in Oslo on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Rock star Steven Tyler, center, attends the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony in Oslo, Norway, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014. The Nobel Peace Prize is being shared between Malala Yousafzai, the 17-year-old Taliban attack survivor, and the youngest Nobel Prize winner ever, and Indian children's rights activist Kailash Satyarthi in a ceremony in Oslo on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Joint Nobel Peace prize winner Malala Yousafzai, fourth left, stands with five young women she invited to attend the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, from left, Nigeria's Amina Yusuf, Pakistan's Kainat Soomro, school friend Shazia Ramzan, Syria's Mezon Almellehan and school friend Kainat Riaz, as they pose for a group photograph before speaking to the media at Malala's hotel in Oslo, Norway, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014. The Nobel Peace Prize will be shared between Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai, the 17-year-old Taliban attack survivor, and the youngest Nobel Prize winner ever, and Indian children's rights activist Kailash Satyarthi in a ceremony in Oslo on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
A Nobel Peace Center worker poses for photographs beside the blood stained school uniform joint Nobel Peace prize winner Malala Yousafzai was wearing when she was shot by the Taliban, as it is displayed next to an image Malala on a screen at left at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Norway, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014. The Nobel Peace Prize will be presented to and shared between the youngest Nobel Prize winner ever, 17-year-old Taliban attack survivor Malala Yousafzai and Indian children's rights activist Kailash Satyarthi in a ceremony in Oslo on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Pakistani activist for female education Malala Yousafzai attends a press conference ahead of the award ceremony for the 2014 World's Children Prize for the Rights of the Child at Gripsholm Castle in Mariefred, west of Stockholm, on October 29, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JONATHAN NACKSTRAND (Photo credit should read JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 21: Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai (L), 17-years-old, receives the 2014 Liberty Medal from Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO of the National Constitution Center October 21, 2014 at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Given annually, the medal honors men and women of courage and conviction who strive to secure the blessings of liberty to people around the globe. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)
Pakistani rights activist Malala Yousafzai holds bouquets of flowers after addressing the media in Birmingham, central England on October 10, 2014. The Nobel Peace Prize went Friday to 17-year-old Pakistani Malala Yousafzai and India's Kailash Satyarthi for their work promoting children's rights. Seventeen-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai said she was 'honoured' to be the first Pakistani and the youngest person to be given the award and dedicated the award to the 'voiceless'. 'This award is for all those children who are voiceless, whose voices need to be heard,' she said. AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFF (Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 10: Malala Yousafzai speaks during a press conference at the Library of Birmingham after being announced as a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, on October 10, 2014 in Birmingham, England. The 17-year-old Pakistani campaigner, who lives in Britain where she received medical treatment following an assassination attempt by the Taliban in 2012, was jointly awarded the Nobel peace prize with Kailash Satyarthi from India. Chair of the Nobel Committee Thorbjorn Jagland made the announcement in Oslo, commending Malala for her 'heroic struggle' as a spokesperson for girls' rights to education. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 file photo, Malala Yousafzai addresses students and faculty after receiving the 2013 Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. A militant commander and an intelligence official say the Pakistani Taliban have chosen the man who planned the attack on teenage activist Malala Yousafzai as the group's new leader. (AP Photo/Jessica Rinaldi, File)
FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2013, file photo Malala Yousafzai, the 16-year-old girl from Pakistan, who was shot in the head by the Taliban last October for advocating education for girls, speaks on occasion of the International Day of the Girl at the World Bank in Washington. Malala has inspired the development of school curriculum encouraging advocacy. George Washington University announced Monday, Oct. 14, that faculty members are creating curriculum tools to accompany her book, "I Am Malala." Several faculty members will pilot the curriculum early next year for both college and high school instruction. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
FILE - In this Friday, July 12, 2013 file photo, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, left, listens as Malala Yousafzai, right, addresses the "Malala Day" Youth Assembly, at United Nations headquarters. A year ago, Malala Yousafzai was a schoolgirl in northwest Pakistan, thinking about calculus and chemistry, Justin Bieber songs and "Twilight" movies. Today she's the world-famous survivor of a Taliban assassination attempt, an activist for girls' education _ and a contender to win the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday Oct. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
This undated image provided the SITE Intel Group, an American private terrorist threat analysis company, on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, and authenticated based on details in it, shows Mullah Fazlullah in Pakistan. Fazlullah, the ruthless commander behind the attack on teenage activist Malala Yousafzai as well as a series of bombings and beheadings, was chosen Thursday as the leader of the Pakistani Taliban, nearly a week after a U.S. drone strike killed the previous chief. (AP Photo/SITE Intel Group)
People watch a news report on TV about newly selected leader of Pakistani Taliban leader Mullah Fazlullah at a coffee shop in Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. The ruthless commander behind the attack on teenage activist Malala Yousafzai as well as a series of bombings and beheadings was chosen Thursday as the leader of the Pakistani Taliban, nearly a week after a U.S. drone strike killed the previous chief. The Arabic on the TV news report reads, "On April 21, 2011, fourteen troops were killed in an attack on a checkpoint in Dir." (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
Pakistani activist for female education Malala Yousafzai attends a press conference ahead of the award ceremony for the 2014 World's Children Prize for the Rights of the Child at Gripsholm Castle in Mariefred, west of Stockholm, on October 29, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JONATHAN NACKSTRAND (Photo credit should read JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)
Pakistani activist for female education and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai sits before receiving the 2014 World's Children Prize for the Rights of the Child during an award ceremony at Gripsholm Castle in Mariefred, western Stockholm on October 29, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JONATHAN NACKSTRAND (Photo credit should read JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN - OCTOBER 10 : The biography of Nobel Peace Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai's 'I Am Malala' is seen at a bookstore in Islamabad, Pakistan on October 10, 2014. Pakistani teenager who was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012 becomes the youngest ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. (Photo by Muhammad Reza/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 19: Malala Yousafzai attends TimesTalks Presents: I Am Malala at The French Institute on August 19, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images)
PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD - JULY 30: Education rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan delivers a speech at the National Academy for the Performing Arts on July 30, 2014 in Port of Spain, Trinidad. (Photo by Sean Drakes/LatinContent/Getty Images)
HUERTH, GERMANY - DECEMBER 01: Malala Yousafzai speaks during the '2013! Menschen, Bilder, Emotionen' - RTL-Jahresrueckblick on December 1, 2013 in Huerth near Cologne, Germany. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani student who was shot in the head by the Pakistani Taliban applauds after being awarded with the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, on November 20, 2013 at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France. The Sakharov Prize , named after Soviet scientist and dissident Andrei Sakharov, was established by the European Parliament as a means to honour individuals or organisations who have dedicated their lives to the defence of human rights and freedom of thought. AFP PHOTO/ PATRICK HERTZOG (Photo credit should read PATRICK HERTZOG/AFP/Getty Images)
This video grab taken on November 7, 2013, shows Asmatullah Shaheen (R) caretaker chief Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) announcing the new leader of TTP during a press conference in an undisclosed location in northwest Pakistan. The Pakistani Taliban appointed a hardline cleric linked to the attack on Malala Yousafzai as their new chief on November 7, throwing proposed peace talks with the government into serious doubt. Maulana Fazlullah, elected by the Taliban's supreme council, led the militants' brutal two-year rule in Pakistan's northwest valley of Swat in 2007-2009, before a military operation retook the area. AFP PHOTO/THIR KHAN (Photo credit should read THIR KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 24: General view of the atmosphere at the third annual Pencils of Promise gala at Guastavino's on October 24, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Pencils of Promise)
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Christina Tosi (Chef and Owner, Milk Bar)
"I try to be a mentor not only to my team but to anyone in the industry. It's cutthroat like any other competitive industry, and I think I do tend to have more of a female nurturing mentality. I want to help other people. I want to be the opposite of what people think they're going to get if they get into the industry [and find themselves in over their heads]." —Refinery 29, August 2014

Mary Barra (CEO of General Motors)
"There are more women in more senior roles than in 1980 when I started. But from my career perspective, I don't go into a room and take count. I want to be recognized for my contribution and for what I do. Yeah, there were probably times it was to my benefit, and there were probably times when it was not to my benefit. But that is true for everyone. There are always things that potentially impact how you are received. And I just don't focus on it. I don't focus on what you can't control."New York Times, December 10, 2013

Katy Perry
"I am proud of my position as a boss, as a person that runs my own company. I'm an entrepreneur. ... I don't want to shy away from it. I actually want to kind of grab it by its balls." Forbes, July 2015

Tavi Gevinson
"[Being a boss] is my job. I'm sure that some people would probably not like taking directions from a teenager but that's what [Rookie] is. Everyone working on it, we're all feminists here and I don't think anyone I work with would interpret that being a boss would be like being a bitch or anything." — MTV Style, September 2011

Shonda Rhimes
"All of the women, white or black or brown who woke up like this, who came before me in this town. Think of them ... How many women had to hit that glass before the pressure of their effort caused it to evolve from a thick pane of glass into just a thin sheet of splintered ice? ... Making it through the glass ceiling to the other side was simply a matter of running on a path created by every other woman's footprints. I just hit at exactly the right time in exactly the right spot." The Hollywood Reporter's 23rd annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast, December 2014

Mindy Kaling
"Well, [being a boss] was the thing I was kind of most excited about. You know, I came into the new show thinking, oh, let me have this democratic way of doing the show because I remember what it was like being a staff writer ... At the beginning, I started at the show being a little bit too democratic ... I just didn't want to, like, overcorrect and become, like, the Saddam Hussein of the new job ... [I]t was a really interesting learning experience, deciding that I have to just be very decisive and not take everyone's opinion.'" NPR, September 2012

Kim Kardashian
"When I hear people say [what are you famous for?], I want to say, what are you talking about? I have a hit TV show. We've shot more episodes than I Love Lucy! We've been on the air longer than The Andy Griffith Show! I mean, these are iconic shows, so it blows my mind when people say that ... I work really hard — I have seven appointments tomorrow before 10am. I'm constantly on the go. I have a successful clothing line. A fragrance. I mean, acting and singing aren't the only ways to be talented. It's a skill to get people to really like you for you, instead of a character written for you by somebody else." The Guardian, September 2012

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HOLLYWOOD - JULY 07: Kim Kardashian arrives at the Midsummer Night's Dream Celebrity Poker evening held at the Avalon club on July 7, 2006 in Hollywood, California (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 18: Socialite Kim Kardashian (left) and actress/singer Paris Hilton arrive at Paris Hilton's debut cd release party at Privilege on August 18, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 16: Kim Kardashian poses for a picture at the launch party for the Nintendo 'Wii' game console November 16, 2006 held at 'Boulevard 3' in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Toby Canham/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS - JUNE 16: Socialite Kim Kardashian arrives at the fourth anniversary party for Vegas Magazine on the closing night of the CineVegas film festival at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino June 16, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for CineVegas)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 21: Socialite Kim Kardashian poses at the OmniPeace Event to stop extreme poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa by 2025 at Kitson Men on June 21, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - JULY 13: Socailite Kim Kardashian attends the Ashley Paige swimwear fashion show during 'Mercedes Benz Fashion Week: Miami Swim' in the Cabana Grande tent at the Raleigh Hotel on July 13, 2007 in Miami Beach. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images for Ashley Paige)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 18: Socialite Kim Kardashian arrives at a party for the Chelsea Football Club at a private estate on July 18, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - OCTOBER 25: TV personality Kim Kardashian arrives at the premiere of 'Somebody Help Me' at the Chinese Theatre on October 25, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 19: NFL player Reggie Bush (L) and TV personality Kim Kardashian on the street during the 2008 Sundance Film Festival on January 19, 2008 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA. - MARCH 19: (L-R) Television personalities and sisters Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, and Kourtney Kardashian attend the season two launch of 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' at Les Deux on March 19, 2008 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 07: Television personality Kim Kardashian celebrates the launch of the new fall Bongo collection at the Los Angeles Fashion Mart on April 7, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images)
MONTE CARLO, MONACO - JUNE 11: TV personality Kim Kardashian (C) with her mother Kris (L) and sister Kourtney attend a photocall promoting the television series 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' on the fourth day of the 2008 Monte Carlo Television Festival held at Grimaldi Forum on June 11, 2008 in Monte Carlo, Principality of Monaco. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 27: Television personality Kim Kardashian arrives at the Launch Party for the New BlackBerry 8330 Pink Curve xxclusively from Verizon Wireless on the 15th Anniversary of Intermix on August 27, 2008 at Intermix on Robertson, Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
GUADALAJARA, MEXICO - OCTOBER 16: Television personality Kim Kardashian poses in the press room during the 7th Annual 'Los Premios MTV Latin America 2008' Awards held at the Auditorio Telmex on October 16, 2008 in Guadalajara, Mexico. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 16: TV personality Kim Kardashian (right) and Reggie Bush of the New Orleans Saints pose backstage during Mercedes-Benz Fall 2009 Fashion Week at Bryant Park on February 16, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Thos Robinson/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 22: TV personality Kim Kardashian arrives at the premiere of Dreamworks' 'Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen' held at Mann Village Theatre on June 22, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 14: TV personality Kim Kardashian attends Jill Stuart Spring 2010 fashion show at The New York Public Library on September 14, 2009 in New York, New York. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for IMG)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 11: TV personality Kim Kardashian backstage at the Heart Truth Fall 2010 Fashion Show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Tent at Bryant Park on February 11, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for IMG)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 15: TV personality Kim Kardashian promotes the launch of her new 'Kim Kardashian' fragrance at Sephora on February 15, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - MAY 01: Kim Kardashian attends the White House Correspondents' Association dinner after party hosted by Niche Media and Capitol File magazine at The Mayflower Renaissance Washington DC Hotel on May 1, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Leigh Vogel/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 24: (L-R) Sisters Kourtney Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner arrive at the premiere of Summit Entertainment's 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse' during the 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on June 24, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - AUGUST 08: TV personality Kim Kardashian arrives at the 2010 Teen Choice Awards at Gibson Amphitheatre on August 8, 2010 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 14: Kim Kardashian arrives at the 16th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at the Hollywood Palladium on January 14, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 25: Kim Kardashian (L) and Kourtney Kardashian (R) arrive at QVC Red Carpet Style Party on February 25, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)
MONACO - MAY 27: Kim Kardashian (L) and Kris Humphries (R) arrive to attend the AmberLounge Fashion Monaco 2011 on May 27, 2011 in Monaco. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 28: TV Personality Kim Kardashian arrives at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on August 28, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: TV personality Kim Kardashian poses backstage at the Vera Wang Spring 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Stage at Lincoln Center on September 13, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 17: Kim Kardashian attends the 2011 Angel Ball To Benefit Gabrielle's Angel Foundation at Cipriani Wall Street on October 17, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 14: TV personality Kim Kardashian arrives at the Cinema For Peace event benefitting J/P Haitian Relief Organization in Los Angeles held at Montage Hotel on January 14, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images For J/P Haitian Relief Organization and Cinema For Peace)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: TV personality Kim Kardashian arrives at the 20th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Oscar Viewing Party held at West Hollywood Park on February 26, 2012 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 17: Kim Kardashian attends The FiFi UK Fragrance Awards 2012 at The Brewery on May 17, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 01: (L-R) Television personality Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West attend the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images For BET)
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 11: Kim Kardashian presents the award for Best Song onstage at the MTV EMA's 2012 at Festhalle Frankfurt on November 11, 2012 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images for MTV)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 21: Kim Kardashian makes public appearance at Westfield Southland on September 21, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Lucas Dawson/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Television Personalities Kourtney Kardashian and Kim Kardashian arrive at the 21st Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Oscar Viewing Party on February 24, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 02: Television Personality Kim Kardashian attends DuJour magazine's Spring issue collaboration with Kim Kardashian and Bruce Weber at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on March 2, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 29: Kim Kardashian attends the Givenchy show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 on September 29, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Kim Kardashian (L) and Kanye West attend the Costume Institute Gala for the 'PUNK: Chaos to Couture' exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for The Huffington Post)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: [EDITOR'S NOTE: Image has been digitally processed] Kanye West and Kim Kardashian attend the 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 06: Kim Kardashian celebrates summer with the Kardashian Sun Kissed line and fans at ULTA Beauty on August 6, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 02: Kim Kardashian West attends the Hype Energy Drinks U.S. Launch on June 2, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 28: (L-R) Kim Kardashian and baby North West attend the Givenchy show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015 on September 28, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 18: Kim Kardashian arrives to promote her new fragrance 'Fleur Fatale' at a Spice Market event on November 18, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
US reality TV star Kim Kardashian poses during a photocall to present her new cosmetic brand in Paris on April 15, 2015 . AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE (Photo credit should read LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images)
Kim Kardashian West poses for pictures before launching her collection for Brazil's C&A brand on May 11, 2015 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL SCHINCARIOL (Photo credit should read Miguel Schincariol/AFP/Getty Images)
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Diane von Furstenberg
"I am a founder, I am a creator, a person who invented something and who invented herself. I can inspire people and motivate people. I can do that." New York Times, April 2015

Nora Ephron
"If you want to be successful and you are a woman, you have to understand that there's all kinds of horrible stuff that comes with it, and you simply cannot do anything about it but move on." The New Yorker, July 2009

Marissa Mayer
"I realized in all the cases where I was happy with the decision I made, there were two common threads: Surround myself with the smartest people who challenge you to think about things in new ways, and do something you are not ready to do so you can learn the most." Los Angeles Times, January 2011

Angela Merkel
"You could certainly say that I've never underestimated myself, there's nothing wrong with being ambitious." —Time, 2010

Sheryl Sandberg
"A good leader recognizes that most people won't feel comfortable challenging authority, so it falls upon authority to encourage them to question. It's easy to say that you're going to encourage feedback but it's hard to do, because unfortunately it doesn't always come in a format we want to hear." —Harvard Business School Class Day, May 2012

Indra Nooyi (Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo)
"The one thing I have learned as a CEO is that leadership at various levels is vastly different. When I was leading a function or a business, there were certain demands and requirements to be a leader. As you move up the organization, the requirements for leading that organization don't grow vertically; they grow exponentially. When I was president of the company, I said, 'Okay, I can do this—piece of cake.' Then when you are the CEO, the responsibilities multiply enormously because you worry about everything." No Fear of Failure: Real Stories of How Leaders Deal With Risk and Change, May 2011

Beyoncé
"I worked so hard during my childhood to meet this goal: By the time I was 30 years old, I could do what I want. I've reached that. I feel very fortunate to be in that position. But I've sacrificed a lot of things, and I've worked harder than probably anyone I know, at least in the music industry. So I just have to remind myself that I deserve it." GQ, February 2013

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INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: (L-R) Blue Ivy Carter, recording artists Jay Z and Beyonce speak onstage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by MTV/MTV1415/Getty Images for MTV)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Recording artists Rihanna attends The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 04: Beyonce Knowles and Blue Ivy Carter are seen in Midtown on November 4, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 04: Beyonce Knowles and Blue Ivy Carter are seen in Midtown on November 4, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 04: Beyonce and Blue Ivy Carter are seen on November 4, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
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Beyonce accepts the Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif. Looking on from left is Blue Ivy and Jay-Z. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Beyonce accepts the Video Vanguard Award with Blue Ivy and Jay-Z at left during the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Beyonce on stage with Jay Z and their daughter Blue Ivy as she accepts the Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014 file photo, Beyonce on stage hugs Jay Z and their daughter Blue Ivy as she accepts the Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum, in Inglewood, Calif. BET has suspended a producer after a joke about Blue Ivy’s hair aired Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, on the network’s music video countdown show, “106 & Park.” A source at the network, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person was not allowed to discuss the matter publicly, said the producer was suspended after the ill-fitting joke about Beyonce and Jay Z’s two-year-old daughter aired. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, file)
Beyonce on stage with Jay Z and their daughter Blue Ivy as she accepts the Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Beyonce smiles on stage with Jay Z and their daughter Blue Ivy as she accepts the Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 07: Beyonce Knowles, Jay-Z and Blue Ivy are seen on December 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 04: Beyonce Knowles and Blue Ivy Carter are seen in Midtown on November 4, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: (L-R) Blue Ivy Carter, recording artists Jay Z and Beyonce speak onstage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by MTV/MTV1415/Getty Images for MTV)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Blue Ivy Carter and Jay Z in the audience watching Beyonce perform during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/MTV1415/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Blue Ivy Carter and Jay Z in the audience watching Beyonce perform during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/MTV1415/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: (L-R) Blue Ivy Carter, recording artists Jay Z, and Beyoncé performs onstage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/MTV1415/FilmMagic)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 04: Jay Z and his baby Blue Ivy Carter arrive at the 'MEURICE' hotel on June 4, 2012 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - APRIL 12: Beyonce leaves her Midtown Manhattan office carrying her daughter Blue Ivy on April 12, 2012 in New York City, New York. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 27: Beyonce Knowles and her daughter Blue Ivy Carter seen on the streets of Manhattan on March 27, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
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Singer Beyonce, right, and Jay-Z leave after watching the second half of an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Brooklyn Nets, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 123-84. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Beyonce poses with her three Grammys in the press room during the 57th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California on February 8, 2015. Beyonce won for Best R&B Song and Best R&B Performance with 'Drunk In Love,' her tale of marital bliss sung with her husband Jay-Z, as well as for the more technical Best Surround Sound Album. AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 8: Jay-Z and Beyonce during The 57th Annual Grammy Awards, Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015 (8:00-11:30 PM, live ET/delayed PT) at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and broadcast on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Francis Specker/CBS via Getty Images)
Beyonce poses with her three Grammys in the press room during the 57th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California on February 8, 2015. Beyonce won for Best R&B Song and Best R&B Performance with 'Drunk In Love,' her tale of marital bliss sung with her husband Jay-Z, as well as for the more technical Best Surround Sound Album. AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Recording artists Jay-Z (L) and Beyonce during The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 07: (Exclusive Coverage) Willow Smith, Beyonce and Jay Z attend the Roc Nation and Three Six Zero Pre-GRAMMY Brunch at Private Residence on February 7, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images For Roc Nation)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Recording artists Jay-Z, Beyonce (front) and Rita Ora (back R) during The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 07: (Exclusive Coverage) Beyonce and Jay Z attend the Roc Nation and Three Six Zero Pre-GRAMMY Brunch at Private Residence on February 7, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images For Roc Nation)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 22: Recording artists Beyonce and Jay-Z attend a game between the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Clippers on January 22, 2014 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Ellen Pao
"I think when you start out in your career, you think that everything is fair, and you are getting equal opportunities. And as you move up higher in the ranks, you realize that actually there are fewer positions and it's more competitive and it's harder to get those opportunities. And then you reach a point where you realize, hey, these opportunities are not equal, and I think that's been the case for many women." Wall Street Journal, April 2015

Taylor Swift
"When I'm in management meetings when we're deciding my future, those decisions are left up to me. I'm the one who has to go out and fulfill all these obligations, so I should be able to choose which ones I do or not. That's the part of my life where I feel most in control." —Harper's Bazaar, December 2012

Condoleezza Rice
"It's also important to realize that it's okay to be the first. If you constantly look for role models who look like you, then there won't be any firsts. Sally Ride would not have been the first woman astronaut had she been looking for a woman to follow." The Women's Conference, 2008

Salma Hayek
"Imagine if I'd said, 'I have to be the best actress — I want that and nothing else.' I never would have directed. I never would have produced. I never would have done a beauty line. I would have just worried about getting a job or been frustrated that I wasn't getting the job that I wanted. I was ready to be a businesswoman." —Marie Claire, April 2012

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