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Having people to look up to and their words to guide and inspire us certainly makes a world of difference. No man is an island, and learning from the experience of others is never a bad idea, it can save you a world of trouble.

Do you ever wonder about the thought process that some of the most brilliant minds in the public relations industry have to say?

Here are some quotes from notable African women we hope to guide and inspire you;

“Public relations is the art of telling your story, building your brand, and creating lasting relationships with your audience. As a black woman in business, I know firsthand the power of effective PR to change perceptions and drive success.”Tarsha Polk

“Public relations is about creating mutually beneficial relationships between organizations and their stakeholders. As a black woman in PR, I believe that we have a unique opportunity to elevate diverse voices and perspectives in the media and beyond, and to use our skills to make a positive impact on society.”-  Patrice Tanaka

“Public relations is not just about putting out fires or managing crises. It’s about building relationships and trust with stakeholders over time, and helping organizations to achieve their goals. As a black woman in this field, I believe that diversity and inclusion are not just buzzwords, but essential values that we need to embody in our work.” –  Cheryl Procter-Rogers

“You can’t be hesitant. You have to be bold and take risks.”Rosalind Brewer

“If you’re a good storyteller, you can persuade people to do anything.”Yvette Noel-Schure

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”Maya Angelou

“Public relations is not just about getting your message out, it’s also about building relationships and creating a positive image for your brand.”Judy Smith

“I am guided each day by these three questions: ‘What are you fixing?’ ‘What are you making?’ and ‘Who are you helping?”Juliana Rotich

“I have learnt that if you face challenges with positive energy, you are most likely to get better results.” – Adenike Ogunlesi

“Your best champion and cheerleader is yourself. Always be proud of your accomplishments, big or small.” – Ayanna Howard

The most important takeaway from these quotes by various successful and brilliant women is their emphasis on communication, taking risks and believing in yourself which are the best route to success. Your audience needs to understand what you’re trying to sell to them and also, who will believe in you if you don’t believe in yourself?

Remember, risk and success are two peas in a pod. Now, go forth to take on the world, for it is yours!


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