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The number of women in the workforce with leadership roles has been rising in recent years. Check out these quotes for their advice and insight as to how their gender affects their positions in the workplace.

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“I don’t think women can have it all. I just don’t think so. We pretend we have it all. We pretend we can have it all. My husband and I have been married for 34 years. And we have two daughters. And every day you have to make a decision about whether you are going to be a wife or a mother, in fact many times during the day you have to make those decisions.”
Indra Nooyi, CEO PepsiCo

“If you can find something that you’re really passionate about, whether you’re a man or a woman comes a lot less into play. Passion is a gender-neutralizing force.”
Marissa Mayer, CEO Yahoo

“You can lead the change or be a victim of change.”
Denise Morrison, CEO Campbell Soup Company

“Today when I think about diversity, I actually think about the word ‘inclusion.’ And I think this is a time of great inclusion. It’s not men, it’s not women alone. Whether it’s geographic, it’s approach, it’s your style, it’s your way of learning, the way you want to contribute, it’s your age – it is really broad.”
Ginni Rometty, Chairman, President, CEO IBM

“We need women at all levels, including the top, to change the dynamic, reshape the conversation, to make sure women’s voices are heard and heeded, not overlooked and ignored.”
Sheryl Sandberg, COO Facebook

“When a woman earns a dollar, the payback is higher. She’ll invest in her children, in their education, health care, and basic needs. The impact of a woman’s role in the economy benefits society at large.”
Andrea Jung, Former CEO Avon

“It’s not about being included. It’s about creating your own space and including yourself and then finding other people that are like, ‘okay.'””
Sophia Amoruso, Founder Nasty Gal

 

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