When we talk about entrepreneurship, we generally imagine men. This is because for decades women were confined merely to housework. Many prominent women in their areas were sometimes “hidden” behind the image of a man, who was better at disseminating his work. Other women used male pseudonyms and other strategies.
Today, however, women are much freer to do what they want, at least in most Western countries. Therefore, below we are going to show you 3 stories of female entrepreneurship, so that you can be inspired to get ahead with your company or business, regardless of the obstacles that may come your way.
Inspiring stories of 3 successful entrepreneur women
This is one of the best known female entrepreneurs today. She is classified as the “Queen of Television” and has managed to form a media company among which she even has a television channel. It also has a production company and a small publishing house that produces books and magazines. The interesting thing about this entrepreneur is that she was born into poverty and suffered sexual abuse as a child.
However, she did not give up and has won Emmy Awards, has been nominated for Oscars and has also been listed as the richest African-American person of the 20th century by Forbes magazine. At first she was rejected by some television channels and they even told her that she “wasn’t good for it”. Today, however, she is one of the most influential women in the world and also an activist in the anti-harassment movement.
She was a very influential writer in the United States and Latin American countries. She has been catalogued as one of the most representative figures of the New Thought and self-help movement. She began her life in a troubled family and was also raped as a child, developing very low self-esteem. Then she started her first years as a model, and later stopped when she had vaginal cancer.
She had been given approximately two months to live. However, Louise began to study about the mind, Chinese medicine and everything related to the New Thought, radically changing her lifestyle. She changed her diet, her exercise routines and her thoughts. She went to therapy and managed to overcome cancer without any chemotherapy or surgical intervention.
After this experience, she wanted to write a book in which she related how she had been cured and the knowledge she had acquired about how thoughts affect the human body and produce disease. The book You Can Heal Your Life became a best seller and after this came others, having a publishing house and becoming a speaker and world influence.
This woman is one of the most influential Taiwanese entrepreneurs in the world. She owns the HTC Corporation, which sells cell phones and mobile devices. She is one of the most powerful women in the world of technology today and also owns a plastics and petrochemical company called Formosa Plastics Group. She was educated in Berkeley, and before becoming an entrepreneur, she wanted to be a concert pianist.
Besides being an entrepreneur, she is also a philanthropist and has donated millions of dollars to universities, as well as to foundations and charities. She has also donated money to her own university. She is ranked as one of the most influential women in the world and is currently, at 61 years old, still active in all of her business-related endeavors. She has not wanted to enter politics for ethical reasons and has turned down several positions.