Women have become more and more visible in the business sector in the past few decades, and their influence is only getting bigger. Now, there are hundreds of successful companies out there with female founders. Having adequate representation is really important to keep these trends climbing – here are seven of the top female entrepreneurs to look up to.
- Cindy Mi
Cindy Mi is the co-founder and CEO of VIPKID – the service that connects English-speaking teachers with kids worldwide for real-time online English immersion learning. Since its launch in 2014, VIPKID is China’s leading online education startup with over 500,000 students.
- Jasmine Crowe
Jasmine Crowe is the founder and CEO of Goodr. Goodr is an Atlanta-based surplus food management platform focused on solving two problems at once – they use an IRS audit-friendly donation record to encourage companies to donate their unwanted food, reducing food waste and reducing hunger.
- Emily Weiss
Emily Weiss is the founder and CEO of Glossier. If you’ve been paying attention to the beauty industry in the past few years, you’re probably familiar with Glossier. The brand is focused on products for normal, everyday women – it began as a beauty blog called Into the Gloss and is now valued at over $1 billion.
- Shan-Lyn Ma
Shan-Lyn Ma is the founder of Zola, a wildly popular wedding planning and registry software. Zola reinvents the wedding industry, taking the stress and guesswork out of planning your big day.
- Anne Wojcicki
Wojcicki is half of the duo of incredible women that founded 23andMe, one of the world’s largest genealogy websites. The company was launched in 2006, focused on helping customers discover their ancestry, traits, and health markers through DNA testing.
- Lisa Skeete Tatum
Lisa Skeete Tatum is the founder of Landit, a personalized career platform focused on helping women and diverse groups succeed in their chosen fields.
- Ritu Narayan
Narayan is the founder and CEO of Zum, a service dedicated to providing safe and reliable transportation for school districts. While they currently only service areas in California, the company is quickly expanding.