7 Successful Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners

Successful Women Entrepreneurs
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Entrepreneurship is a process with different difficulties, where the most important thing is to do everything possible to get ahead and not give up.

The success of female founders s is due to that ability to keep fighting no matter how far away the goal may seem.

There are many women business owners in the world, some who have been very successful and others less known so, but who have been known for their fight to reach a successfl business

Here we will talk about 7 cases of successful women entrepreneurs and their challenges women entrepreneurs face.

Challenges of women entrepreneurs

It is no secret that for some time period, women in business were been labeled by society as weak, submissive, incapable and with few business skills.

Because of this prejudice and social stigma, women entrepreneurs face many entrepreneurship challenges when it comes to start.

The most common challenges that women may go through when undertaking entrepreneurship are as follows:

Despite the above mentioned problems and challenges that a woman entrepreneur may go through, we will remember the work and success of 7 women who did their best to be recognized today as successful women entrepreneurs.

Melanie Perkins - Canva


Australia’s youngest female entrepreneur, Melanie Perkins, is CEO and co-founder of Canva, the one of the world’s premier site for graphic design enthusiasts.

At the age of 20, she started the business with Cliff Obrecht, and immediately encountered many challenges.

She was rejected by over 100 investors due to her age, inexperience in the tech industry and her gender.

She had different problems with colleagues as technology companies are usually run by men.

She currently owns a company valued at over $1 billion and is recognized as one of the most influential successful female entrepreneurs among young people.

Arianna Huffington - Huffington Post

ariana huffington

A woman with clear ideals, and willing to fight for them, Arianna Huffington, is co-founder of the website Huffington Post, which she started in 1990.

By that time, Arianna was a successful entrepreneurial woman who was very clear about her position on her political ideas.

She was part of Forbes, as one of the most influential women in the media and was requested as administrator of the newspaper El País, in order to give a digital transformation to the newspaper.

Recognized worldwide for having been as a candidate for governor of California in 2003.

Cristina Junqueira - Nubank

Cristina Junqueira Nubank

The first Latin American woman to be a billionaire from entrepreneurship, Cristina Junqueria, is co-founder of Nubank, currently the largest digital bank on the planet.

An entrepreneurial woman who stuck to her visionary idea and did not stop until she found it.

Together with a Colombian financial expert and an American, she created the Brazilian bank that is currently listed on the Wall Street stock exchange for more than 48 billion dollars.

Still, like all women, she faced the challenge of being a mother and continuing to work full time.

Junqueira, through her social networks, tries to show how difficult it can be to have such an important job and be a mother, both full time.

Michelle Zatlyn - Cloudflare

Michelle Zatlyn

Another successful female entrepreneur, Michelle Zatlyn, co-founder of Cloudflare, a cybersecurity company.

Zatlyn started her life as an entrepreneur in a startup called I love Rewards, after working for Google and Toshiba.

When she co-founded Cloudflare, she had many challenges ahead of her as she knew nothing about internet security but, due to the idea of being able to create safe spaces for internet users, she became a professional in the area.

She is currently on the board of directors of the software company Atlassian and is a member of the cybersecurity team at the Aspen Institute.

J.K Rowling - Harry Potter

JK Rowling

A writer who still can’t believe her current success, J.K Rowling, writer of the most acclaimed fantasy saga in history, Harry Potter, has a history of challenges, lawsuits, losses, falls, rejections and a lot of hard work to be the entrepreneurial and successful woman she is today.

After the death of her mother, her husband’s lawsuit and the rejection of more than 10 publishers, her first book “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” was released as a children’s book.

From that moment on, Rowling set out to give the world the best wizarding story they could ever know.

She is currently one of the most powerful celebrities and considered a female warrior.

Blanca Treviño - Softek

Blanca treviño

An outstanding woman in a man’s field, Blanca Treviño, is a technology specialist and co-founder of Softtek, the most influential IT company in Latin America. She is considered one of the most powerful women in Mexico.

She is known for her participation as an executive in more than 6 companies and institutions in Mexico, seeking to increase Mexico’s recognition in areas such as education and technology services.

Today, at 63 years old, Blanca is still an active member in the technology business and a very influential figure in Mexico.

Silvia López - Mueblería Karina

Silvia Lopez Muebleria Karina

And last but not least, we have the story of Silvia Lopez, Carlos Barraza’s mother, who have managed her local furniture business in northern Mexico city, Agua Prieta.

As there are thousands of stories of female smalll businesses, we also have Silvia’s story who started selling shoes house by house, and growing overtime until one friend of her asked her to sell the kitchen furniture he was manufacturing.

Silvia started selling kitchens and there after her market start asking for different types of products where she expanded her small business offering different types of home furnishing products.

With around 40 years in business, Silvia has served customers from southern Arizona and northern Sonora cities.

These 7 cases of successful women entrepreneurs are the perfect example of perseverance, good contacts, family support and the desire to be different within the stigmas imposed by society.

Being a successful woman entrepreneur can be achieved by leaving aside all the “buts”, “don’ts” and social, gender, financial and fear barriers that may arise during the process. The women described above have one thing in common, they never gave up despite the problems.

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