These Quotes From Women In Charge Will Empower You To Lean In

When it comes to success, Millennial women have their eyes on the prize.

Fresh out of college, we're striving to turn the knob on CEO suites in half the time it took our parents to achieve similar goals.

Daydreaming about the future can be an entertaining way to spend a long lunch break. Picturing catered spreads, instead of discount Greek yogurt snatched from your work fridge, can seem like the highlight of your day.

When you feel worn down and would rather flip on “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” than look over that Google Doc again, turn to the words of women who've built their success from scratch.

Pioneers like Oprah Winfrey, Marissa Mayer and Anna Wintour have a few pointers for you. Stay the course, and you'll make it into their shoes one day. Better still, you'll forge your own path.

Jess Lee, CEO of Polyvore

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Lily Tomlin, Comedienne and Actress

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Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court

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Joanna Coles, Editor-in-Chief of Cosmopolitan

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Sara Blakely, Founder of Spanx

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Jane Goodall, Primatologist

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Oprah Winfrey, Media Mogul and Lifestyle Coach

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Betsey Johnson, Fashion Designer

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Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States

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Anna Wintour, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue and Artistic Director of Condé Nast

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Shonda Rhimes, Television Producer and Writer

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Amanda Palmer, Musician and Artist

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Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook

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Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo

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Sophia Amoruso, Founder of Nasty Gal

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