46 Successful Female Entrepreneurs You Ought to Know
It is an amazing thing to look around and see so many rockstar women paving the way in entrepreneurship. Our ongoing mission at Hatch Tribe is to highlight these lady bosses and share the spark of their inspiration. This list of successful women entrepreneurs is ever-growing and we like it that way!
In no particular order, we present our most inspiring female entrepreneur role models:
"Nothing about my journey has been particularly easy, but starting my own business was one of the best decisions I ever made. On par with deciding to go to college, living in Charleston during the winter and committing to twice yearly Brazilian Blowouts."
"Start up will take everything if you let it. It’s been a humbling experience for me and I’m working hard to learn how to have clear boundaries. I think it’s toxic when people talk about working 100hrs weeks every week - I’ve done it, it’s not an achievement, it’s a sickness."
"The women who are celebrities have come to this understanding that their celebrity gives them a platform and an ability to draw attention to an issue, and they’ve been very intentional about how they use that to support low-income women who wouldn’t otherwise get that attention.”
Jeni Britton Bauer
"The fact that I studied art history actually helped me a lot as an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurship is very emotional, especially when you're a maker like I am. You're really trying to make something that you love but also to get people to truly love it, and that's just such a wonderful emotion.”
"Don’t let fear rule you. While I am ambitious, I am overly practical and cautious. I wish I had not waited so long to start painting again after college. I kept waiting for the 'right time'. And while when I chose to begin again was a good time, I wish I had started it sooner."
"I think women are wanting to see more of these empowerment roles for women. We are done just playing the girlfriend or the pretty face that gets rescued… women want roles of complex characters, and women can play them just as well as men, if not better."
"We’re creating real change. Our generation has the opportunity to redefine what it means to be Muslim-American; and through all these unique stories and successes, we’re contributing to a new mindset where hijab and American are not mutually exclusive but rather, exist in harmony as part of a greater American multicultural mosaic."
“I felt like I had to constantly choose between success and respect and power, and my own femininity, because I saw firsthand how my feminine characteristics like my appearance, my emotions, and my empathy were all seen as weaknesses; but I wasn’t going to give up my femininity. I knew I could still be myself, be my best, and do it all.”
"Once I started to work with more women and heard their stories, it highlighted my purpose. I want every woman that I meet and work with to know that she is valuable and necessary. I saw that I could use this vehicle of fashion and style to change the narrative of how we view ourselves. You can show up with your competence and confidence in a package that is all you and that’s a beautiful thing."
"I never thought I'd have a music video go viral, but when it did, I saw a lot of support. A lot of encouragement. A lot of people wanting to share my music, but with that came haters and naysayers. A lot of people judging my appearance, my voice, my melodies, and my style. I saw what it was like to have people for you and watch others observe you and be immediately against you. I decided instead of paying attention to the hate I will love on the people that are loving on me."
"[Having my own business has] given me the freedom to expand into other areas like videography, with my husband, and brand apparel. So my business is continuing to morph into what aligns with my desires and strengths; it's becoming more of a lifestyle brand to inspire others to reinvigorate their zest for life."
"I was interested in social media on a personal level and became immersed into creating my own content and helping my friends take fun photos for their pages. Somewhere along the way, I began doing it for local businesses and it kind of just took off from there."