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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

How Oprah Winfrey Became the "Queen of All Media"

Oprah Winfrey - Then Vs Now

One of the most influential celebrities in the world, Oprah Winfrey has done it all - and has made history while she’s at it. Below, we touch on some of her highest achievements in media.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Young Female Entrepreneurs: Learning from Spanx’s Success

Sara Blakely, founder of Spanx

Sara Blakely, the founder of Spanx, believes in the power of undergarments to shape a woman’s perception of herself. Spanx’s mission has grown from offering an effective solution to bulky underwear seams and bunching to acting as a lifesaver and self-esteem booster for millions of women. Learn the story behind the beloved shapewear brand and how it started.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

5 Inspirational Female Entrepreneurs Making Their Mark

Ritu Narayan, founder of Zūm
Ritu Narayan, founder of Zūm

Tenacity, drive, and persistence - three traits essential to making it as an entrepreneur. The road to success is even harder for female entrepreneurs; however, more and more women are rising to the top. Discover five inspirational female entrepreneurs making their mark across various industries.

Monday, April 29, 2019

3 Successful Female Entrepreneurs Who Overcame Bankruptcy

Tracy Matthews, Richelle Shaw, and Hilary Devey

Starting and running your own business can come with many ups and downs. These successful female entrepreneurs who survived bankruptcy are amazing examples of what’s possible when you don’t give up.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Arianna Huffington’s Success: A Blog Turned Media Sensation

Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington was born in Athens as Ariadne-Anna Stassinopoulos. She moved to England in 1966 at the age of 16 and later pursued a degree in Economics at the University of Cambridge. She found success early in her career when she was elected President of the Cambridge Union. In 1973, she wrote a book called The Female Woman, in which she shared strong opinions on feminism and what she believed to be its unintended toxic effects.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Sara Blakely: How She Built Spanx From the Ground Up

Sara Blakely

Sara Blakely transformed the way women think about not only shapewear but female entrepreneurship. She launched Spanx without advertising, marketing, outside funding, or even a business degree.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

From Actress to Entrepreneur: Kristen Bell’s New Baby Line

Kristen Bell, founder of Hello Bello

Kristen Bell is known for her strong acting chops, but this blond beauty has also made her way into the business world. As of last month, Bell has launched an affordable plant-based baby line called Hello Bello. To follow her journey towards entrepreneurship, let’s start at the beginning. Here is everything you need to know about Kristen Bell.


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Top Business Women Events & Workshops:
Every year, hundreds of local, national and international events are held around the world for business women and entrepreneurs. These events include conferences, expos, workshops, seminars and more. And, the mission is always the same: to help women and girls to become more successful in business. [Find an event to attend...]



Top Business Women Facts & Statistics:
Women-owned businesses in the United States continue to grow at a faster rate then any other demographic. Not only that, women-owned businesses are generating more revenue, hiring more employees, and contributing more to the national economy. Remarkably, the growth is not just in one state or city, but all over the country amongst all ethnic groups. Women have truly proven themselves to be talented and intelligent business owners. [Get the facts...]



Top Business Women Organizations:
There are many organizations and foundations that help women. Usually, their goal is to help women attend college, get a job, get free daycare, and/or deal with emotional or physical abuse. However, there are also many organizations that empower women to start successful businesses. Typically, they offer professional networking, education and training, and/or business facilities or centers that can be used. [Find the right organization for you...]



Top Publications For Professional Women:
Reading is a great way to educate many people all at once. Because of this, many publications are dedicated to helping and inspiring women in business. In fact, there are quite a few magazines, newsletters, blogs, and even books that all aim to be powerful resources to sustain women entrepreneurs. [Find a publication that meets your needs...]



Top Grants & Other Funding Options for Woman-Owned Companies:
Funding and raising capital has always been a huge challenge for women-owned businesses. Because of gender discrimination, unfair business practices, and other factors, many women around the world struggle to raise much-needed capital, to start a new business, and/or to keep the business they have afloat. [Get funded...]




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