Successful female entrepreneurs

Men have ruled the entrepreneurial world for a long time, but things has changed since the arrival of women like Coco Chanel and Estée Lauder. In fact, since 2015, the number of female entrepreneurs in the Netherlands has grown by as much as 29%! To inspire you to become an entrepreneur as well, we have made a top 3 of successful female entrepreneurs for you!

Sophia Amoruso

Sophia Amoruso is to many not a familiar name, but she is the founder of Nasty Gal. In 2015, she saw her business heading toward bankruptcy, and she quit as CEO. This inspired her to found Girlboss Media, a website focused on advising and motivating women on wellness, grooming, work and more. Despite going from a net worth of $280 million in 2016 to $5 million in 2020, she still deserves a spot in the list of successful female entrepreneurs as a true go-getter.

“There are secret opportunities hidden inside every failure.”

Vera Wang

Vera Wang, perhaps best known for her wedding dresses, is an American fashion designer with a net worth of $650 million. At 23, she was already an editor at Vogue, which she left after 17 years for Ralph Lauren. After gaining experience as a design director here, she opened her own boutique. By now, almost every female celebrity has worn her brand; from Michelle Obama to Kim Kardashian and Ariana Grande.

“Success isn’t about the end result, it’s about what you learn along the way.”

Kylie Jenner

Of course, Kylie Jenner can’t be missing from this list. She is best known as the youngest sister of the Kardashian-Jenner family, but what people often forget is that she has been an entrepreneur since she was 18! Thanks to her business Kylie Cosmetics, she was already named the world’s youngest self-made billionaire ever when she was 21. Even though this turned out not to be true, she still comes close with a net worth of $900 million.

Nice girls don’t get the corner office! Read in Dr. Lois Frankel’s book how you can build a successful career as a woman. By using her tips and tricks you can be sure that no idea is too big and that you can achieve all your dreams!

Join these successful female entrepreneurs!

Do you want to become a female entrepreneur? Here are a few things that are good to know!

How do you become one of these successful women entrepreneurs yourself? Female entrepreneurs often have a different reason for starting than male entrepreneurs. Whereas men start more often to make money and become successful, women often choose entrepreneurship for a personal reason. They are attracted by the independence, but also the desire to make a difference in society.

Women are less likely to go bankrupt than men. This is because women tend to be more cautious and are less likely to take risks. Women are often more focused on maintaining their businesses rather than growing them. Also, on average, women start business at a later age, which means they have more work experience in their field.

Get inspired by other successful female entrepreneurs too! Take advantage of networking and learn from others’ experiences. Also check out The Next Women 100 for more successful power women!




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