Iconic Female Entrepreneurs

There are many amazing female entrepreneurs who have found success. If you’re looking to be inspired, then it makes sense to turn to those who have paved the way for other successful women. Below, you’ll learn about some of the most influential and iconic female entrepreneurs.

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey has been a household name for a long time now. She began her career as a television personality, but she managed to turn her popularity into a media empire. Oprah worked hard to launch Oxygen Media, and she is now the CEO of the Oprah Winfrey Network. Winfrey has an estimated net worth of $2.6 billion as of the time of writing.

Janice Bryant Howroyd 

Janice Bryant Howroyd is well known for founding the ActOne Group. This is the first African American company that is led by a female to have more than $1 billion in revenue. The company is an employment agency and consultancy firm that has more than 17,000 clients in countries around the world. Most impressively, Howroyd began this company in 1976 when she had very little money to work with.

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw founded an Indian biopharma company known as Biocon. In the early days, Biocon was operating out of a shed that Mazumdar-Shaw rented. When the company went public in 2004, it became just the second Indian company to reach the $1 billion milestone on the first day of trading. Now, Mazumdar-Shaw is one of India’s wealthiest individuals with a net worth of $4.1 dollars. 

Zhang Xin

Zhang Xin co-founded the real estate development firm known as SOHO China. The company went public in 2007 and became a huge success. Many refer to Xin as the individual who is responsible for building modern Beijing. She came from humble beginnings as a factory worker, and now she is worth $3.5 billion.


Beyonce is one of the most recognizable and loved performing artists of her generation. She first found success in the women’s singing group Destiny’s Child in the 90s, but she had an even more successful career as a solo artist. Since then, she has built a global brand, signed endorsement deals with huge companies, and started her own company called Parkwood Entertainment. She is focused on producing movies, clothing items, and music.

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