Men dominate the business landscape. Men have been at the top of the game for years. But with the rise of influential women comes a new era for businesswomen around the world. Women are now sitting side by side, establishing their businesses as household names in a wide variety of industries. The following female entrepreneurs are #girlbosses in their industry!
Known as one of the top millennial fashion designers, Minkoff has built her clothing and accessory empire by targeting young women. She connects with them on a personal level and uses social media and influencer marketing to target her customer base. Minkoff gives her audience what it wants rather than just going with conventional wisdom used by many other brands.
Dai is the co-founder of Marvell Technology Group. The company builds semiconductors which have won the tech entrepreneur has won numerous awards for. Weili Dai is gaining recognition for her ability to succeed in a fully male-dominated industry. Dai, a Chinese-born American, is considered one of the most successful women entrepreneurs and is one of the only female co-founders of a major semiconductor company!
As the founder of a popular women’s clothing and accessory company, Tory Burch is a philanthropist who has won several awards for her designs and her business model. In 2009, she started the Tory Burch Foundation, which supports the economic empowerment of women in the U.S. through small business loans, mentoring, and entrepreneurial education.
Angela Merkel is a former research scientist turned German politician. While she may not be your typical entrepreneur, Merkel is considered one of the world’s most powerful woman. Since 2005, she has served as Chancellor of Germany. Before her jump to politics, Angela studied physics and worked as a researcher and published several papers.
As the founder of the Huffington Post, she sold her company to AOL for $315 million but is still a part of the daily operations of the company. Huffington is known as an accomplished author, and her book Thrive lad to the launch of Thrive Global, which offers tips to businesses looking to avoid the daily grind of the workplace.
Nooyi is an Indian American business executive who has served on the board of some of the largest eCommerce businesses. Indra currently works for PepsiCo as the CEO. After joining the company in 1994, she became CFO in 2001 and in 2006 was promoted to Cheif Executive Office. Nooyi is arguably one of the most famous female entrepreneurs in the world.