Written by Sritama Gupta on April 4, 2016
Majority of the people think that a woman is weak to manage a group of men. They can only manage house-hold stuffs & small things. But there have been instances, where women around the world have mesmerized the world with their sense of leadership & proved the fact that they are not only capable of taking big challenges as entrepreneurs but also possess the ability to run a company successfully. So here I present to you 5 top entrepreneurs who besides being a woman have made the world to think twice before commenting on a women.
A Tamil by birth & the current CEO & chairperson of the giant tycoon & second largest food & beverage business in the world, PepsiCo, Indra Krisnamurthy Nooyi, consistently ranked amongst the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women. She was ranked 13 in the Forbes World’s 100 Most Powerful Women. She is armed with the Master degree in Public Management from the prestigious Yale University & Marketing from IIM Kolkata. Prior to being the CEO of Pepsico, she held several senior positions at Motorola & Asea Brown Boveri. She is a big inspiration for all the women & especially Indian women who dream for entrepreneurship.
Founder of the blood testing company THERANOS, Elizabeth Holmes, at the young age of 32, is a well known figure in the world of entrepreneurship It is because of her contribution in the field of business & non-profit entrepreneurial life that USA’s women owned business jumped to a percentage of 68% in the year 1997-2014. It is her childhood lifestyle which motivated her to pursue the life of entrepreneurship in the field of medical aid which has led her & company to a height of being a company with an estimated market value of net 4.5 billion USD (2015).
Currently the holder of 44th position of the FORBES Most Powerful Women Entrepreneur, Laurene is the CEO & founder of the well known Emerson Collectives, which advocates policies concerning education & immigration reforms, social justice & environmental conservation. Her company now accounts to have a net worth of USD 16.7 billion (February 2016). She holds a degree of B.A in political science from the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Arts Sciences, in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1985. She received her M.B.A degree in 1991 from Graduate School of Business. Besides being a mother of 4, & wife to one of the most well known figure in the world of computers, Steve Jobs, she is also the founder of Terravera, a natural food company & has been in many senior posts in many well known companies.
India’s first biotech entrepreneur & currently at 85th position in the FORBES Most Powerful Women Entrepreneur, she is the CEO of Biocon in the year of 1978. Now her company has set a goal to increase their revenue to $1 billion. She is also the current chairperson of IIM Bangalore. She was awarded the Othmer Gold medal for outstanding contributions in the progress of science & chemistry. After attending Mount Carmel College, Bangalore, she studied biology & zoology, graduating from Bangalore University with a B.Sc in Zoology in 1973. It is because of her father’s pursuance that she also attained a Degree Master Brewer in 1975. After a brief period as trainee manager at Biocon Biochemicals ltd, Ireland, she returned to India to start Biocon in India. With her sheer determination & hard work her company reached to a great height of success.
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Last but not the least this Colombian beauty, who is at the 81st position in the FORBES Most Powerful Women Entrepreneur, is a mother & heart throb of millions round the world due to her beauty & looks. She has a current worth of $220 million (2015). She was initially a belly dancer but rose to prominence with her major Latin-American album Pies Descalzos. Slowly she gave one hit after another like Whenever Wherever (2002), Hips don’t lie & She wolf (2009) & many more, She got a world acclaim for the 2010 FIFA WORLD CUP song Waka Waka (This time for Africa) which became the biggest selling World cup song of all time. She has won many awards like MTV Video music Awards, has 8 Latin Grammy under her belt, 7 Billboard Music Awards & lots more. Her song continues to be sensuous capturing the hearts of millions even today.
So did I miss some distinct women in this list? Do leave your valuable comments down here.