Men are often listed as examples of successful entrepreneurs. Oprah’s name may be mentioned, but far fewer women get the same recognition. To give women their due, accountingdegree.com came up with a list that they name: 15 Female Entrepreneurs Who Are Incredibly Inspiring.
On their list they included Oprah Winfrey as number one (of course). However, some of the other names listed may not be as recognizable, including: Diane Von Ferstenburg, Madame C. J. Walker, Ashley Quails, Estee Lauder, Mary Kay Ash, Nelli Cashman, Caterina Fake, Kamila Sadiqi, Judi Henderson-Townsend, Sara Blakely, Ishita Khanna, Lauren Bush, Ama Pomaa Andoh, and Deborah Meaden.
Having taught entrepreneurial courses for many years, I have seen Oprah and Mary Kay listed as excellent examples, but most of these other names could use more recognition. A few names that I might add to the list would be: Debbi Fields of Mrs. Smith’s Cookies, Coco Chanel and J. K. Rowlings. In fact, J. K. Rowlings’ rags to riches story is so fascinating, a new movie, starring Poppy Montgomery, will be coming out about how she made her $800 million fortune. For more information about background of the 15 female entrepreneurs listed above, click here.