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10 Power Women and Inspiration on How to Get to the Top

The power of a woman is amazing - the inspiring things they say and do, how they look, act, talk and dress - it's constant role model boss lady stuff. 

Ultimately, successful power women are inspiring. They are our role models, and if you are smart (and I know you are :-)), on your way to the top, you should be taking notes on how these successful woman manage their careers, brand and businesses because it will help you to succeed in your own goals.

Over the years there have been many power women in history. Fast forward to now, Eve and Elle dive into the Forbes power women list, we have selected our top 10 that we find truly inspiring.

List of Power Women and What Makes them Inspirational

This is the Eve and Elle Selection and countdown, from the Forbes List of Successful Women.

There is something unique about each that makes them so successful. Every one of them has something that you can learn something from.

Here are some secrets to success, that we highlight for you, to use in your life and career.

Counting down from number 10 on our list:

10# Mindy Kaling

What you can learn from her:

Roles. Being flexible in your role and Multitasking. Among her roles on The Mindy Project, Kaling is creator, writer, executive producer and star.

Inspirational quote:

"One day you will have the power to make a difference, so use it well."

9# Beyoncé Knowles

What you can learn from her:

Resilience. If you look at the extent of her musical career, Beyoncé has had to start over again and again. Beyoncé's resilience reminds us that if you want something - never ever give up.

Inspirational quote:

"Power is not given to you. You have to take it."

8# Arianna Huffington

What you can learn from her:

Focus. Once Huffington found out what she wanted and was passionate about, she took steps to spend 100% of her time on that. Focus helps you take big steps in your goals.

Inspirational quote:

"Failure is not the opposite of success. It's part of it."

7# Gwyneth Paltrow

What you can learn from her:

Vision: Gwyneth Paltrow, with her lifestyle company Goop, has always know where she wanted to go. Vision, along with heart and drive are the key to her success.

Inspirational quote:

"Be honest. Be you. It's a waste of time trying to act the way you think people expect you to."

6# Anna Wintour

What you can learn from her:

Grit. Wintour has an exceptionally strong work ethic. She demands a lot from the people around her too, because she gives her 100% every single day.

Inspirational quote:

"Take risks. I think research is very important, but in the end you have to work from your instinct and feeling. Take those calculated risks and be fearless."


5# Melinda Gates

What you can learn from her:

Give. If Gates cares about something, she does something about it. Whether it's support through philanthropy, time or talks with decision makers, she gives to create healthy happy lifestyles for every one.

Inspirational quote:

"Philanthropy is not about the money, it's about using whatever wealth and resources and applying them to make a better world."

4# Queen Elizabeth II

What you can learn from her:

Conviction. Composure and Dedication, since she was crowned on her 21st birthday have been the source of the Queen's achievement. Her Majesty the Queen has devoted her life to her purpose - serving her people as queen and using her power to do that successfully.

Inspirational quote:

"It makes me grateful for the blessings of Home and Family and in particular for 70 years of marriage."

3# Meghan Markle

What you can learn from her:

Grace. Markle sparkles with her elegant and warm manner of talking about real-life issues and her life, in a way that's both direct and diplomatic.

Inspirational quote:

"You can be a woman who wants to look good and still stand up for the equality of women."

2# Oprah Winfrey

What you can learn from her: 

Your own bold brand. Doing exactly what she believes in, in a way that is truly authentic is what makes Oprah such a success.

Inspirational quote:

"Surround yourself only with people who are going to take you higher."

1# Ariana Grande



What you can learn from her:

Be yourself. Love your own quirks and create your own path. Grande is not afraid; she embraces her power and fights back with love and peace, in her own sweet way. Haters and bullies don't stand a chance.

Inspirational quote:

"Be happy with yourself, embrace your quirks and know that you are amazing, exactly as you are."

Life Goals...

It is important for you to have a list of people who can call themselves a lady boss and successful people as your inspiration. Then go and create your own path. We hope this list helps you find inspiration along your own unique way.

Eve and Elle is your go to power women's magazine. More on boss lady outfit ideas in the article Power dressing in 2018 for boss ladies and more inspirational quotes and how to's on our Instagram Stories.


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