5 Quotes by Black Women on Success

Serena Williams

“The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another. We should raise each other up. Make sure you’re very courageous: be strong, be extremely kind, and above all humble.”

-Serena Williams, Professional Tennis Player


Maya Angelou

“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”

-Maya Angelou, American poet and civil rights activist


Nicki Minaj

“You want to know what scares people? Success. When you don’t make moves and when you don’t climb up the ladder, everybody loves you because you aren’t competition.”

-Nicki Minaj, Trinidadian rapper


Halle Berry

“There have been so many people who have said to me, ‘You can’t do that,’ but I’ve had an innate belief that they were wrong. Be unwavering and relentless in your approach.”

-Halle Berry, American actress


Iyanla Vanzant

“The way you achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first.”

-Iyanla Vanzant, American inspirational speaker