Many incredible female entrepreneurs are making an impact on the world today. They are skilled in numerous fields and have successfully established a dynamic personal brand that is globally recognized. Often, however, they do not get the same public recognition and respect as their male counterparts. Or, in the instances where they do, it is often tinted a particular way that may be misrepresentative of all the good they are doing. I wanted to use this space to identify and highlight a few who have done so much to pave the way for others and changed the world of business for the better. Of course, these are just a few of many.
Vergara started out as an actress and model, and first came into the public eye while hosting two shows for Spanish-language television in the late 1990s. From here, she quickly garnered attention and starred in a large stream of films from 2003 until now. She also has studied at the Creative Workshops School of Acting, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and has participated in multiple projects associated with the Human Rights Campaign. Her name has become increasingly prominent both with her philanthropic work, and her association with companies and commercials such as Comcast, State Farm, Diet Pepsi, and more.
As you can likely conclude from her name, Ariana Huffington was the co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post, one of the most renowned and widely circulated online publications. She is also an author, columnist, and businesswoman. She was initially born in Athens, Greece, and moved to the UK to study economics, and then to India to study Comparative Religion.
Nooyi is currently the chairwoman of PepsiCo and was the CEO from 2006-2018. She has received a plethora of awards and consistently ranks amongst the most powerful and successful women in the world. During her time with the company, sales grew 80% and became the prolific name recognizable today. She has also been recognized by many of the top universities across the united states and has been recognized by Yale University, New York University, Duke University, and other highly prestigious schools.