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All Quotes by author - Stacy Brown-Philpot
" A lot of entrepreneurship is seeing the future in a way that no one else sees it. Then, it becomes about execution and doing what it takes to succeed. "
" Everybody in my family who had a job worked in the auto industry or something related to it. "
" Everyone loves bunnies. "
" Expanding internationally is exciting and fun, but the hardest part is really about maintaining culture. "
" Failure was not an option for me. "
" I actually studied accounting in college. So I'm a CPA. "
" I believe you accomplish what you measure. "
" I didn't know Penn was an Ivy League school - I didn't know what the Ivy League was. When I got in, they sent me the package, and the tuition was my mother's salary for a year. My mom said, 'We can't afford it.' So I went to the library and found several scholarships and grants and was able to cover 90 percent of my education that way. "
" I don't think everyone wants to be a CEO. "
" I fell in love with the vision of TaskRabbit, which is to revolutionize everyday work. "
" I grew up in the city of Detroit, where a lot of people didn't have work opportunities, but they were good, hard-working people, including I had a single mom who took care of me and my brother. "
" I grew up in the city of Detroit, where things were just bad. "
" I have learned, as I get older, just to be who I am. "
I Have Learned
" I know what it's like to be afraid of the police. When you see a police officer, you don't immediately feel safe. You wonder what you've done wrong and what could happen to you. "
" I like to swim a few times a week. It's relaxing, and no one can call, email, or text me while I'm in the pool. "
" I'm a representative of what you can become if you work hard and you focus on your education. "
" In the future, when I come home, most of the things that I need to worry about are solved so I can spend time with my family. "
" I think that human beings are often looking for a reason to relate. "
" I think that people need a livable wage. "
" I try to take moments to get brain food - I read, I listen to talk radio - and fill my own self with learning. "
" It was never an option to not succeed. "
" I used to spend my time more on process than strategy. Now, I prioritize my time around strategy, people, and process. "
" I used to watch 'The Jetsons' growing up. I used to think that this woman, Rosie, the robot housekeeper, was going to exist. I think we're far away from that happening. "
" I walk into a room, there's one or two black women. There aren't that many because the pipeline of talent just isn't there. "
" I was surprised by the attention and visibility on me as a black woman CEO. I look forward to the day when this is the norm and not the exception. "
" I went to a special public school that was much more focused on academics and learning. My two best teachers were in accounting and calculus, so I fell in love with that, which made me want to go into business. "
" My dad owned Cadillacs all my life. "
All My Life
" My mother was a single mom, and she was a claims adjuster at an insurance company. She actually dropped out of school - she was going to become a registered nurse - because she had to take care of me and my brother. "
" One goal for Silicon Valley must be to redouble our collective efforts to make sure people of all backgrounds are aware of opportunities in tech. "
" Our end goal is for TaskRabbit to be for everybody and everywhere and every device. "
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