Successful Businesswomen to Follow

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Following these successful women will help broaden your perspective. Your career horizon might expand, and your worldview could shift. Challenge yourself by checking out these successful businesswomen and their stories.

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah is remarkably passionate about the business and highly motivated as an entrepreneur. She started as a broadcast pioneer in Nashville at age 17 and has been building her way up since then. Two of the most popular shows that she hosted before starting the Oprah Winfrey Show were Six O’clock News and People Are Talking.

After starting her own show, she became one of the most popular national figures to ever be broadcast on TV. Her audience grew by the minute and was estimated somewhere around 30 million viewers each week in the U.S. only. Oprah’s net worth is currently estimated at $2.6 billion.

Sara Blakely

Sara Blakely is the owner of the brand Spanx, the top company for women’s undergarments. She built her empire without any external aid or outside advertisement. After placing second on the reality show Rebel Billionaire and receiving $750,000 for her outstanding idea, Sara founded the Sara Blakely Foundation and started offering scholarships and other valuable prizes to aspiring female entrepreneurs worldwide. In the year 2012, Blakely’s company was worth $1 billion.


Believe it or not, Rihanna is not only a music artist. In fact, she hasn’t even produced music lately. Rihanna is a real entrepreneur. In 2011, she started her own fragrance business; later in 2917, she established her own makeup brand called Fenty Beauty. In 2018, Rihanna expanded her business to include a lingerie brand called Savage X Fenty and she’s quickly growing even today. The star doesn’t let anyone lend her name and will soon release her new Fenty haircare product line.

Arianna Huffington

If you’ve ever wondered who founded the digital newspaper thousands of people read each day, here’s the answer, Arianna Huffington. She’s created a platform where more than 4,000 opinionmakers make their voices heard; that happened right after she quit her content creator job. After having published at least ten books and getting a loan to pursue her dream, Arianna finally launched the Huffington Post in 2005. Currently, she attracts more than eight million readers per month.


Clearly, Beyonce is another successful businesswoman. The singer has built an empire worth $350 million dollars and counting. She is now the founder, president, and CEO of Parkwood Entertainment, her own company. She’s included music, fashion, and other personal extensions in her brand and is, just as Rihanna, still expanding. The Beyonce fashion brand has become popular throughout the whole world – some might even call it a global brand. Few celebrities experience the success that Beyonce experienced in show business alone.

Erin Haskell

Dr. Erin Fall Haskell is a spiritual healer, visionary, best-selling author, Doctor of Divinity and TV Host of Good Morning Lala Land. She is also the founder and CEO of SOULCIETE. Her mission is to help a billion people awaken globally by honoring nature and helping us understand the deep connection we share with the Source of the Universe. She promotes a daily spiritual practice and the ongoing service of aligning our thoughts, emotions, and actions with the Universal Law of Truth.

Kylie McBeath

She’s the Co-Founder of Zura Health and Founding Expert at Mine’d. Her lifelong mission is to help people unleash their natural selves and expand their consciousness through physical and emotional healing. Kylie promotes holistic digital therapies to create a life filled with well-being and constant balance. McBeath studied Plant-Based Nutrition at Cornell.

Rachel Luna

Another empowering woman, Rachel Luna is an international speaker, former U.S. Marine, and best-selling author. She’s the founder of Rachel Luna & Company and is an expert in Mindset and Sales. She stopped stressing about stress and built her own empire from scratch. Today, her business is worth more than half a billion dollars.

Natalie Elizabeth Ellis

She’s the founder and acting CEO of Boss Babe and an aspiring figure in the business world. She does whatever it takes to win and drives her success potential to the maximum. In a recent interview, Ellis states that she’s always been willing to go “an extra mile” longer than her competitors. She believes that this is her key to success.

Samantha Skelly

Her business potential has shown effectiveness when opening Hungry for Happiness & Pause Breathwork. Samantha is a spiritual teacher, CEO, and best-selling author. Her key to success is caring about her clients and transforming lives by leaving a true legacy behind.

Wrapping Up

These powerful women are not only worth following but also incredibly talented. Getting to the top is not easy, especially as a woman; but in the end, by working hard and staying committed to your goal, you’ll make it. Good luck and stay true to your dreams – turn them into plans!

Author Bio:

His name is Samuel Matthews. He is 33 years old and he lives in Manchester. He worked as a journalist for Essay on Time and wrote his own detective story. He loves to learn something new and meet different people. His hobbies are travel, sports and drumming.

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