Success Stories Of Powerful Women To Inspire Your Journey

By Cheri Jones

A quick look throughout history and it’s easy to see that women have had to fight for every right that we enjoy today. In fact, when we look around at society today, there are still a number of areas and industries that lack complete gender parity, and it’s easy to see why the issue of equality is still very important. From everyday sexism, to gender pay gaps, and harassment in the workforce that has been a proven systemic barrier to women ascending the ladder of success in certain ways, we can see that inequality is not something that has been “solved” just yet.

However, women these days are more powerful than ever before thanks to a number of resources, initiatives and awareness of what needs to change, although we still have a long way to do. Whether it is women in politics like New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, to the black women entrepreneurs who now make up the largest demographic launching more businesses than any other group in the US, there are stories and names we can certainly take encouragement and inspiration from.

Whether you’re starting out in your own journey and need to read other stories to help motivate you, or just looking to learn about how women have navigated various barriers to become successful, here are some notable women you need to know about today:

Denise Paredes

The competitive modern age is all about social enterprise, and very few do it as well as Denise Paredes. Through her humble beginnings at Etsy, she discovered the art world of Ecuador; a country she then fell in love with everything about it; the culture, the people, and the products.

“Leaving the corporate world behind her, Parades set about founding her company Equal Uprise, which allows small businesses, artists, and product designers in smaller countries like Ecuador and Tunisia to empower themselves with easy and affordable e-commerce solutions,” explains Mary Bennett, a business blogger at DraftBeyond and Last Minute Writing.

With her success of the company, she was then able to create a fund that helps rural artists to have investment to make products and helps them to fund and grow their own businesses, creating even more amazing success stories in the process.

Cristi Hegranes

“Cristi merged her passions for social impact and activism and news journalism back in 2006 when she founded the Global Press movement. This is a company that has successfully connected news stories that would otherwise get next-to-no attention and gives them to a global audience who cares. The company is all about hiring local women to their local areas while maintaining that stories remain accurate and ethical,” shares Scarlet Turner, a journalist at Writinity and Researchpapersuk.

Frédérique Irwin

One of the best things about girl bosses is the fact that many of the best will take their time and invest it in empowering other women and giving them the opportunity to create their own success stories. This is exactly what Frédérique Irwin has done with her life.

Since founding her business hub known as Her Corner, a specialist business hub for women to start their businesses, network, and accelerate themselves to the realms of business success. When Her Corner was founded, it was estimated that around 88% of all female-led businesses generated under $100,000 in their first year. 

To counter this and to help businesses really succeed, Her Corner has been created to positively change this forever.

Motivation Quotes from the Best Girl Bosses

We all love daily positive affirmations and what better place to find these than from the inspiring women who have created success in their own lives and have expertise and wisdom to share. Here are some powerful quotes from women who have beat the odds to get where they are:

“The world is full of ideas today. If we don’t do it, something else is going to do it” – Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo CEO.

“I always thought that the ‘thriving’ would come when everything was perfect, and what I learned is that it’s actually down in the mess that things get good.” – Joanna Gaines, interior designer, and author.

“It’s easy to kill an idea with a no, but the smartest people in the room learn how to say yes and make it work” Lisa Gersh, Goop CEO.

“You won’t know until you try. Create without fear. If you mess up, who cares? You learn and move on,” Michelle McHargue, Partner of Cowboy Ventures.

Inspiration exists everywhere and these women have proven the power of sharing your story. Whether you are facing personal or professional barriers on your journey today, take courage in the fact that you don’t have to navigate this area on your own.

Cheri.S.Jones is an aspiring entrepreneur and girl boss at Assignment Writer and Gumessays.com. She has been involved in many daring business projects and managed to find success through networking and taking calculated risks with her girl team.

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