Gender segregation has been a part of the world for ages. There has always been a stereotypical view that a man is going to earn for the family and on the other hand, a woman is expected to stay indoors, while looking after the family.
But after a lot of struggle gone are those days when women were considered to only look after the family. Now women too are moving hand-in-hand with the society and scripting their own success stories regardless of what people will say. They are working hard to set an example and they are truly inspiring and influential.
According to the data, female entrepreneurs make up about one-third of all the world’s entrepreneurs. The latest statistics also suggest that there are around 252 million female business owners globally.
By the end of this blog, you will have the top 5 Female Entrepreneurs who continue to inspire us. So, here is the list of inspiring Female Entrepreneurs:
Arianna Huffington- The Huffington Post
Indra Nooyi- PepsiCo
Vicki Saunders- SheEO
Shahnaz Hussain- Shahnaz Herbals Inc.
Aditi Gupta- Menoustropedia
Top 5 Inspiring Female Entrepreneurs of the World
1. Arianna Huffington- The Huffington Post
Arianna Huffington is a Greek-American Author, columnist, and businesswoman. She is the founder of the Huffington Post, which is one of the largest Digital Media Outlets in the U.S. Also she is the founder and CEO of Thrive Global and the author of 15 books.
HuffPost ( also known as Huffington Post)is an American liberal news aggregator and blog post with a blend of localized and international editions. It is available in English, French, Korean, Spanish, Italian, Greek, Japanese, and Portuguese. This site offers news, and blogs along with entertainment, lifestyle, comedy, and also local news featuring columnists.
Arianna is an independent lady with strong and determined views and is extremely successful among female entrepreneurs. Her net worth is estimated to be somewhere around $100 Million.
2. Indra Nooyi- PepsiCo
Indra Nooyi born in Chennai is now an Indian-American business executive and former Chairperson and Chief executive officer of PepsiCo. Indra is the most well-known face amongst Indian Female Entrepreneurs. She has been consistently ranked among the world’s 100 most powerful women.
She joined PepsiCo in 1994 and was crowned as the President and CFO in 2001. Before joining PepsiCo she held several senior positions.
She has been conferred with the Padma Bhushan for her business achievements and is an inspiration for several Indians. Within the last couple of years with her sheer determination and business mind, her business accumulated 30 Billion Dollars worth of several crucial deals.
3. Trisha Prabhu- ReThink
Trisha at the age of 16, developed an Anti-Bullying app with the motive of preventing cyberbullying. She started coding at the age of 10 and also taught girls to code. At that point, she was inspired to discover a way to mitigate bullying through technology. She pitched her idea in the Eighth Season of Shark Tank.
Parents and teachers can install ReThink on kids’ phones and this app detects hateful speeches and prompts teens to rethink before sending it. She conducted 1,500 trial studies and 90% of the time when children get this alert they change their minds.
She pitched her idea in the Eighth Season of Shark Tank. Mr. Mark Cuban and Lori Greiner offered her $ 100K for a 20% stake. Today, ReThink can be installed via App Store and Google Play store. This female entrepreneur is walking to inspire millions.
4. Shahnaz Hussain- Shahnaz Herbals Inc.
Shahnaz Hussain also known as the “Queen of Herbal Care” had a strong interest in beauty and cosmetics, which finally resulted in the establishment of ‘ Shahnaz Herbals Inc. Her company has a wide range of cruelty-free products.
Shahnaz came across instances of skin damage caused by chemicals and wanted to find an alternative. She had a vast knowledge of Ayurveda which helped her during the establishment of her company. She launched her first herbal salon in her home back in 1971 and since then she didn’t have to look back.
Her products are also available online which shows that it has a good digital presence. they have almost 400 franchises across the world. She also received some achievements for her journey: Bharat Nirman Award, Padma Shri, Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavna Award, and many more.
Shahnaz indeed is an example for all aspiring female entrepreneurs.
5. Aditi Gupta- Menstrupedia
Menstruation has always been taboo in some parts of the world. Due to this, most girls and ladies face a lot of restrictions and a sense of shame while growing up. Although a lot of initiatives have been taken to change the perspective of people and educate girls properly about periods, still often they are not given proper information about hygiene during those times.
Being in the same shoes, Aditi Gupta understood the problem and came up with a unique idea to solve the problem. She launched a comic book – Menstrupedia intending to bring a change in society. Aditi Gupta along with her husband, Tuhin Paul worked together and created India’s first comic book dedicated to periods.
This husband-wife duo wants to expand this startup by creating an app to make a global impact. Shark Tank India’s judge Namita Thapar invested 50 lakhs for 20% equity and helped the couple to take their idea to the skies.
Wrapping up, here is the list of the top 5 Female Entrepreneurs who continue to inspire millions. Looking at all these incredible journeys we can proudly say ‘Women Rocks!’. Despite so many challenges be it lack of money, restrictions, or societal pressure, women came a long way and scripted their success with skills and willpower.
So if you too want to start your own business then don’t wait for any validations for anyone. These stories of female entrepreneurs should be enough to wake up the boss-lady within you. Just crush it!
“Build your business success around something that you love- something that is inherently and endlessly interesting to you” – Martha Stewart, businesswoman, writer, and television personality
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