Women in business are now gaining more attention than ever before. It’s not just about a movement, it’s about women taking the opportunity to branch away from the standard, and also create business and financial decisions of their own.
What that in mind, what’s new in 2019? Who is making a scene or create waves among women entrepreneurs?
We scoured the web to see who’s hot and who’s not. We came up with these 7 top female entrepreneurs and business women.
Be sure to check out their sites and social media pages to learn more about why they’re considered “hot stuff” in 2019.
In November 2015, the BBC named Isabel dos Santos as one of the 100 most influential women in the world.
Be sure to keep an eye on Isabel be throughout 2019. And if you are interested, you can also learn more about her here.
1. Sheryl Sandberg
Sheryl Sandberg cut her entrepreneurial teeth by working with Facebook as the #2 in charge in 2008. No one knew whether Facebook would be successful or not back then. But, with her at the second to the top, the company’s user base increased more than 10 times the size.
With such success under her belt, today Sandberg is also looked up to as an influential female entrepreneur for other women around the world as well.
Now, because of her efforts and others, Facebook is considered one of the most wealthy and powerful companies in the world.
Today in 2019, Sheryl Sandburg is estimated to have a net worth of over 2 billion dollars and has written best-selling books for women entrepreneurs such as Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead.
You can find out more about Sandburg by following her Instagram account.
2. Tory Burch
Tory Burch is considered one of the top 10 female entrepreneurs of 2019 by the publication, “10xfactory.com.” There is a good reason for this. She is an American fashion designer as well as a businesswoman and philanthropist. She has her own company known as Tory Burch, LLC which features some of the best fashion styles she’s created that reflect different cultures of the world.
She was listed as the 73rd most powerful female in the globe by Forbes in 2015 and she continues to create inventive items that get the attention of the fashion world.
Find out more about Tory Burch on the Tory Burch Social Media site and follow her on Facebook and other media outlets.
3. Cher Wang
Cher Wang comes from Taiwan and is the co-founder of the HTC Corporation. HTC worked with the Microsoft Corporation over the past decade to develop the Windows phone with the HTC operating system on it, as well as the integrated chipset with VIA Technologies.
She graduated from the University of Berkeley in California and Forbes Magazine estimates her income, along with her husband, Wenchi Chen’s income, at around $850 million dollars.
— Cher Wang (@CherWang) September 21, 2017
Follow Cher on Twitter and find out how she made a monstrous deal with Google in 2017 that changed the way both companies operated in a big way.
4. Angie Hicks
Angie Hicks’s name may not be familiar by itself, but she is better knows as “Angie” of Angie’s Home Services.” People who are looking for help around the house to tackle big jobs or looking for specific types of help, always look to Angi for suggestions.
Fun celebrating the return of warm weather with the @AngiesList team! pic.twitter.com/OKQ0r3m8L0
— Angie Hicks (@Angie_Hicks) April 11, 2019
Celebrity Net Worth states that Angie is worth around $190 million. Not bad for a small town lady who started out as a simple business person.
You can find out more about Angie and follow her on Facebook to keep up with Angie’s work and achievements.
5. Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey (better known to her fans only as “Oprah” has maintained her status of one of the top women executives and businesswomen of the world for over 2 decades. She has an estimated net worth of over 2.5 billion dollars, and she held the status of the richest woman in the world for a while. She still holds her OWN (no pun intended) and finds time for philanthropy work as well.
Oprah started out as an actress in “The Color Purple,” one of the early films of famous and well-acclaimed directors, Stephen Spielberg, and she quickly rose to fame as a talk show host, TV producer, and executive following this.
The Duke of Sussex has teamed up with Oprah Winfrey to make a documentary series about mental health, Kensington Palace announced today https://t.co/5dlejkV7Y6
— The Times and The Sunday Times (@thetimes) April 10, 2019
The original Oprah show no longer runs on the ABC network. But in its place on her own network and time slot is a new network run exclusively by Oprah called “Own.”
You can find out more about Oprah by following her Twitter feed.
6. Sara Blakely
Sara Blakely is the founder of the Spanx company who has appeared on the “Shark Tank” show to display her idea for form-fitting undergarments that help women look shapely and slim underneath everything they wear.
This idea emerged from Blakely when she confessed to having spent over $5,000 trying to find something flattering to wear under white pants.
Today, Spanx boasts a whole line of shapewear and it can be seen in stores across the U.S. including the exclusive Neiman Marcus stores. But she didn’t stop there. To date in 2019, Spanx is being sold in 65 countries around the world!
She now serves as a guest investor on ABC’s “Shark Tank” where she began “on the other side,” and she sometimes invests in startups with other female founders. She is estimated to have a net worth of $1.1 billion.
Follow Blakely on her Facebook page to see what she’ll do next.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this rundown of seven great female entrepreneurs and businesswomen to follow in 2019. We could have picked many others, as women seem to be taking the business world by storm lately. But this will do as a great sampling of what women are doing in the business world today.
If you are a woman and have big goals for the future, don’t despair. There are still plenty of opportunities and industries that are clamoring to find the next Oprah or Cher Wang.
All of these women started with something simple, but they grew their business idea until they made it their own and rose above the crowd to show the world that they were special.
What makes these women unique? As one female entrepreneur said recently, “We’ve got to stop apologizing.” She was referring to the way women tend to feel as though they’ll never catch up to the men who have traditionally help more CEO and entrepreneurial roles than their female counterparts.
The reality is that women and men alike who have strong leadership qualities, a marketable idea, and the desire to pursue it, will likely make it to the top in time.