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Estee Lauder as an entrepreneur and her quotes for inspiration

07 Nov, 2018 • by Fashionomics Africa
Estee Lauder as an entrepreneur and her quotes for inspiration
Fashionomics Africa

Have you ever heard of the world famous beauty brand named Estee Lauder? This billion dollar woman and cosmetics master definitely had a long path towards building her empire. Like most business women, it was passion which led her to starting her cosmetics company. In the old days, back in 1946, Lauder would spend her time obsessing over beauty and how to take care of her skin. Her uncle was luckily a chemist, and helped her to develop creams which she would sell to her friends and family in Queens, NY.


The products she made were created with such love and intelligence, that her brand grew over time until she was the only woman to land on Time’s top 20 business geniuses of the 20th century, and she was now the owner of one of the biggest beauty brands in the world. Her company is worth more than 50 billion dollars and employs more than 46,000 people around the world.


Estee did not have an easy ride, and many times she considered stopping her entrepreneurship path during a time when women’s work was frowned upon. Luckily, she did not quit, and instead leaned of inspirational quotes that would only make her work harder. She then became so famous that it was her own words that were converted into famous quotes and used to inspire others that looked up on her.


Here are 3 of those quotes so that you, too, can remember that Estee Lauder had rough patches just like you. Also, take them into consideration for future learning and remember to drive yourself to success just like she did.


“I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it.” – Estee Lauder


“First comes the shy wish. Then you must have the heart to have the dream. Then, you work, and work.”

– Estee Lauder

“Business is there if you go after it.” – Estee Lauder


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