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The number of female entrepreneurs in America is growing exponentially. Right now there are over 114% more women entrepreneurs than there were just twenty years ago! Over the years I’ve been inspired by a lot of women who have built their own businesses and offered guidance and support to other female entrepreneurs.
I truly believe that the most important part of being an entrepreneur is being of service to others. I put together a list of the 13 most incredible female entrepreneurs that you may want to follow (I just LOVE each and every one of them!).
Social media guru, photographer and all around marketing expert, Jenna Kutcher shares her tips for growing your business on social media through her courses, emails and podcast. She’s a Minnesota girl obsessed with all things marketing who turned a $300 Craigslist camera into a seven-figure empire.
Named the “Thought leader for next generation” by Oprah, Marie Forleo helps female entrepreneurs get anything they want. With her online courses and email series, Marie teaches business owners how to use smart, modern marketing methods to fuel higher profits.
A law school drop out that turned a photography hobby into a booming business now teaches other entrepreneurs how to pursue their dreams. Jasmine offers courses on brand building and social media marketing to help you get more followers, more customers, and more engagement.
Teaching creatives how to sell with their words is what writer and calligrapher Ashlyn Carter offers through courses, downloads, quizzes and her email series. She’s worked with the best of the best (many of the ladies on this list in fact!) and her way with words makes you feel like you’re exchanging emails with an old friend.
Branding expert and designer Angela Mondloch is the creator of Saffron Avenue – a design studio offering website templates, digital calligraphy brushes and planner templates. Her high fashion style mixed with her down to earth personality makes following her business downright addicting.
Business strategist and community builder, Heather Crabtree teaches women how to run a savvy business and live a fulfilling life. Through her membership and mastermind groups, Heather teaches female entrepreneurs the ways to having more freedom, more money, more happiness and more impact.
Self-described wife, mom, renovator, designer, shop owner and homebody, Joanna Gaines is the quintessential modern female entrepreneur. Her story is inspiring to anyone with a dream of starting their own business.
Melyssa helps bloggers grow their site traffic using social media and email marketing. After her own blog grew tremendously, she decided to share her knowledge with other bloggers. Through online courses, free webinars, and a Facebook community – she helps 100K’s of people grow their business.
As creator of the Female Entrepreneur Association, Carrie strives to empower women from around the world and turn their ideas into a reality by building wildly successful businesses. She’s offers weekly videos and a private membership group. Oh, and she wrote a best selling book, She Means Business.
Sunny helps savvy entrepreneurs elevate their business and dominate their niche using YouTube. Her own YouTube channel was named “Forbes Top 20 YouTube Channel That Will Change your Business”. After growing her business past the million dollar mark, she decided to teach other entrepreneurs so they could also live life on their own terms.
Amy is the master at teaching entrepreneurs how to create profitable courses and build engaged email lists. After leaving her corporate career in marketing to build her own dream business, she faced many obstacles. Her bumps in the road and successes led her to teach other business owners how to market their own business.
Known as “the Tony Robbins for women” because of her motivational high energy style, Rachel is a blogger, speaker, mama to four and author of the best-selling book Girl, Wash Your Face. Rachel’s goal is to motivate her followers to make positive changes in their life and providing the tools to make those changes last.
Founder of Brit + Co, a media company focused on creative women, owner Brit Morin created her company to help educate and inspire female entrepreneurs. Her career highlights include working for Apple and Google. Brit decided to go against the grain and fuel her own creative desires by starting her own business.
I love how all of these ladies started out their careers doing something that wasn’t fulfilling and started their own business. Being of service to others is what sets this list of female entrepreneurs apart.
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I find it saddening that you couldn’t decide to fit just ONE successful black female entrepreneur here. Do you know of any? Your brand feels very whitewashed and I was loving all of it until I saw this. We do exist and happen to be pretty awesome to know.
Agreed. I love every single woman on this list and they are beyond fabulous, but it’s not representative of the range of creative female leaders out there.
Yes ditto. Unfortunately this list lacks diversity. Very sad on every level. No Asian, African American or Latino. What’s even more sad about this list….Women of Color are the #1 group nationwide of female entrepreneurs. We must do better at including who we really are.
I’m unbelievably honored to be on this list, Casey. Truly. Thank you! Now to figure out how to do all this with a baby boy like you’ve done. 🙂
Thank you so much for including me (and for finding the typo on our site, too! 🙂 )!
You’re so welcome! I feel like motherhood has made me more productive and I’m really able to prioritize my workload with such a limited amount of time, I’ve heard the same thing from other working moms! You’ve got this!!
I expected this to be a list full of names that I’d already heard of, but I’ve found loads of new people to research and possibly follow. Thank you for sharing xoxo
Yay, thank you Sam! I’m so glad you found some new lady entrepreneurs to follow.
I started reading through the first few ladies’ profiles and then realised they were all GOLD!! Thanks for the suggestions.
It’s amazing, how there is no black female entrepreneur listed on this list…
I’m actually going to say shocked not even one single person of color. AT ALL, Black, Hispanic, Indian, Middle Eastern. All of these women are great, but you’re pushing a very exclusive narrative here. I follow many of these women and purchase their products and I’d venture to say many of them would be displeased with this roundup as well.
Your content is very attractive and most helpful.
Just want to say that black and Asian women are successfuli in several fields including Branding and Marketing.
This is 2020 …….Female is Female