Leading Ladies of Entrepreneurship
Post 1990’s we were able to see lot of budding female entrepreneurs around us. This is an irrefutable fact for which we can pat them on their backs. Earlier on, most of them usually had to focus on their domestic responsibilities, and they had no way out, and had yield to the dictates of their family and keep their mouths shut.
However, even during that time, there were a few women who broke all conventional barriers and came out successful to conquer the highly competitive world. Now the presence of women entrepreneurs is a grudgingly accepted fact.
Let us look at some of the most influential woman entrepreneurs around the globe.
For every woman born in the sub-continent, her name is something to look up to, and the first thing that strikes their mind is the term “entrepreneurship”. Not coming from a very ordinary family in the state of Tamil Nadu, she is now renowned to be one of the most influential persons around the globe. She has risen from Product Manager of Johnson & Johnson to become the Chairperson and CEO of PepsiCo, the second largest soft drink firm in the world. She joined PepsiCo in 1994 and statistics prove that ever since she became the CFO in 2001, the profits of the firm have doubled, and sales has risen by 72%.Nooyi was considered one of “The TopGun CEOs” by Brendan Wood International, an advisory agency.
“Wonder Woman”, yes!! She is referred to as a wonder woman. Much to the justification of the term, she has made a remarkable success of her life. It was her childhood dream to become an attorney. But unfortunately for her, and fortunately for the world, she failed to crack the admission exam of the Law School. You could only read in fairy tales, about a woman going through the streets and selling fax machines knocking on every door for seven years, and then turning into a global leader in entrepreneurship. While selling those fax machines, she was forced to wear pantyhose in the hot Floridian climate for her sales role, Blakeley disliked exposing the seamed foot while wearing open-toed shoes.
While she attended a private party, she experimented by cutting off the feet of her pantyhose while wearing them under a new pair of slacks and found that the pantyhose continuously rolled up her legs, however, she was able to achieve the desired result. She wanted to get this idea patented, and later got it patented by herself as there were no female patent attorneys at that time. In 2001, Blakely signed a contract with QVC, the home shopping channel and sold 8,000 pairs in the first six minutes of operation.And now, Sara Blakely has secured her spot as the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire with acurrent net worth of $1 Billion.
A name not well known to the common folk, but still an inspiring and a legendary female entrepreneur.Wu Yajun is a Chinese business woman, co-founder, former CEO and current chairperson of Long for Properties. She is the third richest woman in China and the 22nd richest overall in the planet in 2013.
She graduated from the Department of Navigation Engineering in 1984. She worked as a journalist and editor at the China Shirong News Agency. In 1995 Wu and her former husband founded Longfor Properties. The enterprise grew so rapidly that she became one of the most sought after figures in China.
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