Women’s History Month: 9 Women Entrepreneurs Changing the Business World

An increasing number of women have decided to venture into entrepreneurship in a wide range of industries. Many of these women are now acclaimed leaders in the business world due to their tenacity, wit and creative thinking. In honor of Women’s History Month this March, let’s take a look at some of these ladies.

Here are nine women entrepreneurs who show that it’s entirely possible to be successful by following your passion.

 

– Social Entrepreneurs –

The philanthropic world is full of successful female entrepreneurs who have made positive contributions to society.

Roshaneh Zafar

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www.changemakers.com

Roshaneh Zafar is the founder of KASHF foundation, which provides microfinance services to aspiring women business owners in Pakistan.

Elizabeth Dearborn Davis

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Elizabeth Dearborn Davis, CEO of the Akilah Institute for Women in Rwanda, created a network of business and career education campuses that have transformed the lives of countless women and girls.

Lindsay Stradley

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www.poetsandquants.com

In Kenya, Lindsay Stradley has helped those in poverty as well as the natural environment through her work with the company she co-founded, Sanergy.

 

– Marketing Gurus –

Mastering social media is important for many companies today, and women are taking the marketing and advertising world by storm.

Laura Roeder

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Laura Roeder has found success by showing small business owners how to create effective social media strategies.

Nathalie Lussier

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www.marieforleobschool.com

Nathalie Lussier is another digital marketing genius who has worked with prominent tech companies. Here are a few of her strengths, values, quirks and words to live by:

  • “Strategy without empathy isn’t worth following”
  • “Competitive results stem from original ideas”
  • “There’s no such thing as too many books or too many ideas”
  • “Women in business and technology will change the world”

Marie Forleo

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www.nathalielussier.com

Few people know the meaning of versatility as well as Marie Forleo, who has developed a respected training program that teaches online businesses how to think outside the box with their marketing.

 

– Lifestyle Mavens –

Lifestyle products and services aren’t limited to those who are high earners. The Internet has made these things accessible to a larger number of consumers, thanks to websites such as Pinterest and popular design blogs.

Grace Bonney

Alt Summit NYC 2013 photographed by Justin Hackworth, sponsored by Atly.
Alt Summit NYC 2013 photographed by Justin Hackworth, sponsored by Atly.

One such blog is Design*Sponge, founded by smart entrepreneur Grace Bonney.

Kris Carr

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www.forbes.com

New York Times bestselling author Kris Carr has also gotten ahead in the lifestyle industry with her adviceher own life has inspired millions to live abundantly by embracing happiness, compassion and spirituality.

Danielle Laporte

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www.goodlifeproject.com

Another woman entrepreneur who has made it big in the lifestyle realm is Danielle Laporte, a personal coach, author and motivational speaker.

 

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