Badass Female Entrepreneurs You Might Have Never Heard Of
When it comes to female entrepreneurs who found success amidst the stiff competition, the list includes Tory Burch, Rihanna, and Vera Wang. And that’s only in the world of fashion. How about those “unheard of” ones but successful nonetheless?
Susan MurilloMar 21, 2022120663 Shares1699479 Views
When it comes to famous female entrepreneurs, most people would probably think of Oprah Winfrey and Martha Stewart.
Not all successful female entrepreneurs are globally popular, though. Nonetheless, their triumph, more than the fame, matters more.
Their success stories inspired other people, even if it slipped the attention of mainstream media.
Take a look at some of these female entrepreneurs you probably will read about for the first time and what they’ve achieved so far.
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In 1978, at the age of 25-26, this African-American entrepreneur and former secretary founded ActOne Group in Beverly Hills, according to Wikipedia.
Recipient of several awards, Howroyd’s employment agency once achieved an annual revenue of over $1 billion, according to Investopedia. She made historyfor being the major force behind the first ever company led by a Black woman to earn that much.
(7) Ritu Narayan(company: Zūm, California)
One of the U.S.-based successful female entrepreneurs is this Indian CEO and founder of the award-winning Zūm, which provides student transportation services.
Approximately 4,000 U.S. schools and districts have so far benefited from Narayan’s transport company, according to its website.
(8) Lynsi Snyder(company: In-N-Out Burger, USA)
Only 39, Snyder took “full control,” according to Wikipedia, of the company when she was 35. She was 28 when she became the company president.
In 2021, In-N-Out Burger attained a $1.073 billion revenue.
(9) Cher Wang(company: HTC, Taiwan)
This Taiwanese entrepreneur was one of the founders of HTC, a computer manufacturing company, in 1997, according to Wikipedia.
Wang was 38 that time, who worked her way to becoming one of the successful and wealthiest female entrepreneurs of all time. In 2011, her net worth, Forbes revealed, was $8.8 billion.
HTC is now one of the world's leading consumer electronics company, even selling smartphones and virtual reality (VR) headsets.
(10) Zhang Xin(company: SOHO China, Beijing)
This Chinese entrepreneur once worked as a factory worker in China and in a fish-and-chip shop in the U.K. before being hailed as “the woman who built Beijing,” according to Wikipedia.
Forbes reported that through SOHO China, the real estate company she launched, Zhang’s real time net worth as of March 2022 is $3 billion.
Sara Blakely in black sweatshirt with the words ‘Rock & Roll’ beside the Fearless Girl statue on Wall Street
Indeed, just like Spanx founder Sara Blakely (that’s her in the picture posing at Wall Street in New York City), female entrepreneurs rock.
She’s just one of the many badass female entrepreneurs and they rock in the sense that they worked hard to get past through different obstacles – be it financial, personal – to get to where they are now.
These successful female entrepreneurs may not be popular on the Oprah Winfrey level, but they deserve commendation from men and women across the globe.