Entrepreneurship has become a true revolution, and even though entrepreneur activities have traditionally been considered a man’s world; there is clear evidence that shows a considerable number of women- owned businesses. In fact, according to the State of Women- Owned Business Report, the number of entrepreneur women in the U.S. has grown 5 times faster than the national average over the past nine years. I really like to believe that today we are living the most remarkable time to be a female entrepreneur; and if you are looking for some inspiration to let your entrepreneur side comes out, I would like to share with you interesting information about successful women entrepreneurs that are definitely changing the world for the better.
It all started with a left leaning answer to the news website the “Drudge Report”, where during the wake of George W. Bush’s re-election, Arianna Huffington felt the need to contribute to the political discourse, and thus she created The Huffington Post. This is one of the most notable news publications online, which is also known as a recognizer of voices for leftist ideology, it has been awarded with a Pulitzer Prize in 2012; and even though this incredible entrepreneur woman conquered the political media landscape as few people have done it, her successful career took a new path in 2016, when Arianna left The Huffington Post in order to pursue a new business endeavor born of her newfound passion for wellness, this time her new startup in the works is with Thrive Global.
You only need to pronouns her name and you probably know who she is, and in case you don’t let me help you out a little; Oprah Winfrey is the founder of Harpo Productions and Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), this basically makes her a complete media mogul with a net worth of $3 billion. But her fortune is not only what has made from this amazing entrepreneur woman a recognized public figure, her personal story has served as inspiration for many people; she encourages creating opportunities that enable underserved women and children to raise their potential.
Oprah Winfrey is also a well- regarded philanthropist, she gives generously through self- founded charities. Oprah’s Angel Network is one her philanthropy foundation, it was created in 1998 and supports charitable projects as well as provide grants for non- profits organization which supports that goal. Furthermore, They Oprah Winfrey Foundation was created to operate the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy; this is an academy in South Africa that serves as a residential school for girls who have remarkable academics but they come from disadvantages family backgrounds. To sum- up, this woman is such an amazing person who has known very good how to blend her success with opportunities for others, allowing them the chance to believe and create a better future.
She is known as one of the most prominent millennial fashion designer today, her passion for fashion and design made her move to New York after high school graduation, in order to pursue a career as a designer. Rebecca Minkoff has built her own empire in the fashion industry, based on clothing with playful and subtly edgy designs, and accessories including casual- luxury handbags that can be spotted on girls everywhere from downtown to uptown. What I admire the most of such an amazing brand is how brilliantly Rebecca has made it to connect with her target audience (young women) by mainly using social media and influencer marketing.
After completing her own education, Logan Cohen wasted a little time until she found an amazing way to improve the educational experience for others. 2014 was the year when this excellent entrepreneur woman created KϋDZOO, a very interesting mobile application and today she is the Co-founder and the Co-CEO of it. KϋDZOO is a mobile app which encourages students to keep always learning and growing intellectually, one of the best characteristics of this app is that it works with schools and businesses in order to provide the students with genuine engagement in academic field, bringing communities together with an educational focus through a really interesting approach, which is based on rewarding students with giveaways, scholarship opportunities, concert tickets and many other lifetime experiences that enhance students’ grades and achievements.
Tory Burch has established herself as a leading champion for breast cancer research; she is one of the directors of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Burch raises funds through her own e-commerce site to contribute to such purposes. On the other hand, Tory Burch is a popular and successful fashion designer who has built her own worldwide brand of shoes, handbags, apparel and more; she has actually won awards not only for her designs but also for her business acumen.
Moreover, through the Tory Burch Foundation, this business woman supports other women entrepreneurs so they can also have the opportunity to make their entrepreneur dreams come true. This foundation has partnered with Bank of America, in this way potential women entrepreneurs can count on businesses by getting affordable loans.