Are you tired of the 9-5 life? Thinking about becoming a business owner, but not feeling that fire underneath you to go out and do it?
Here are 10 powerhouse women who have defined what being a successful entrepreneur is all about and WILL inspire you to do the same!
This year, VIP Media Group put together a list of what they consider to be some of the Top Female Entrepreneurs you must follow in 2021. So who are they?
– Ildiko Ferenczi
Ildiko Ferenczi grew up in business watching her mom in her business endeavors, so it was no surprise when she wanted to do the same. Later in life, she founded an Architectural Concrete Company and was the first woman in Canada to do that, but after some successful years pursuing construction, she had lost her passion for it. ldiko and her husband decided to take their passion for historic treasures, and incorporate them into everyday life. This is when Billionaire Collectibles was born. It is fine framed and NFT art for the CEO, using historical documents, actually held and signed by the world’s most respected leaders and entrepreneurs, such as Steve Jobs, Nikola Tesla, Abraham Lincoln, and many more. She hosts the ‘Pretty and Punk Podcast’ with her husband Dan Caldwell, a podcast for entrepreneurs with kids. With the world’s most successful entrepreneurs as guests, they are pulling back the curtain and sharing heartfelt stories of struggle and obstacles, but most importantly what we need right now: wins and come ups proving that success is absolutely possible with kids!! Check it out here.
– Taylor Price
Taylor Price, is a serial entrepreneur who got her start at just 16, after opening up a photobooth company. As time passed, she realized that business was her passion. With her 200,000+ followers combined across her social media platforms Tik Tok, Instagram and YouTube, Taylor is using her platform to inspire and motivate young people to take control of their personal finances after seeing a need in our society to teach Gen Z subjects that schools do not prioritize. This led Price to develop TAP Intuit, a program designed to teach individuals from all walks of life how to achieve financial literacy and take control of their personal finances. This program branched out to online education on social media, which Team TAP leads. In 2020, Taylor strives to relocate TAP Intuit to LA to work with larger brands to help grow and reach their goal of becoming the leading online education platform.
Griffen Thomas is a partner at HZQ Consulting, a Campaign Strategy Agency that partners with progressive political campaigns and advocacy groups to enact social change. After working years in media at HBO, she saw a need for better marketing and branding work within national politics. Since the founding of HZQ she has been the eye behind the 2019 International Climate Strike and the 2020 #VoteWithUs campaign, which was responsible for thousands of voter registrations and received a Webby Award nomination. Most recently, she ran a digital campaign leading up to the Georgia Runoff that reached over 1 million voters. Griffen’s focus within HZQ is to develop a more sustainable agency that prioritizes its people and works toward an equitable future. Follow her on Instagram here.
Feeling unfulfilled in her career in the banking industry, Toke Makinwa decided to take a leap of faith and begin her career in the media and business world. The Nigerian entrepreneur is now the owner of three different businesses as well as a media personality on TV, radio, and more. Her three businesses include: TM Luxury a leather goods company, TM Beauty, a beauty brand and The Toke Makinwa Brand, a lifestyle brand. Toke does so much because she didn’t want to be just another media personality; she wanted to do more for herself and others. This year, she is focusing on those businesses even more hoping to expand them throughout the rest of this year as well as working on pan-African collaborations. To find out more about Toke, you can follow her on Instagram here.
– Angolina Amores
Angolina Amores, a former Miss Australia, has become a self-made serial entrepreneur owning 7 businesses from e-commerce, real estate, and coaching. This 26 year old always knew the 9-5 was not for her. She wanted to spend her precious time fulfilling her own dream as opposed to someone else’s. Angolina, also known as ‘The Female Mogul’, started the female empowerment company, The Alpha Femme, which she designed to help ambitious women build successful businesses. The brand’s mission is to empower women to build their empires unapologetically. Angolina has released her Millionaire Brand Mastery course in the following days, an 8-week course that teaches individuals how to build 6-7 figure brands, with a focus on generating passive income.
– Shero Carroll
Shero Carroll is a successful model, fashion influencer, Women’s Rights Activist and entrepreneur. She is the founder of “Burning the Bras” a modern day political movement that unites women to stand up against modern day law reform, and to promote the normalization of not wearing a bra in public. What motivated Shero to revamp this movement from the 1960’s was recent news in Myrtle Beach where women were being detained for wearing thong bikinis on the beach. This sparked fury in Shero, and she knew she needed to do something, this is when she started Burning the Bras. In addition to her work as an activist, she is also a successful model. Some of her greatest accomplishments include being able to work with major fashion labels like Forever 21, Pretty Little Thing, Justin Bieber’s Drew House brand, and many more. In 2020, Shero plans on launching her fashion app called Sysmic, this app is going to help make luxury goods more affordable and available.
– Carolyn Jarrett Jones
Carolyn Jarrett Jones is a successful entrepreneur, wife and mother of 4. Carolyn’s passion is creating businesses and encouraging other female entrepreneurs to forge their own paths. After college, Caroyln started her first business venture, a website design company. Her second business, PrettyCity.com, got her scouted to write for the St. Petersburg Times and Chicago Sun Times’ Red Streak. In 2014, Carolyn launched Oak Street Social, a social media marketing agency in Chicago, IL. After growing two companies to 7 figure revenue with investments under $500, becoming a published beauty columnist, and co-founding one of the top digital agencies in Chicago, Carolyn has earned a spot as an entrepreneur to watch in 2021. Carolyn jumped into actIon when the pandemic hit, launching a free Facebook group for Entrepreneurs who need help. In 2021 Carolyn plans to continue working on balancing all of her business ventures with an active, adventure-filled personal life as a wife and mom to 4 boys.
– Courtney Dyer
Courtney Dyer, is a serial entrepreneur whose focus is on helping others reach financial freedom through her many educational outlets she has developed. With over 10 years of experience in the financial and education industry, Courtney decided to switch gears from her corporate career and start her own business. This is what inspired her to develop the Financially Free Journey, a Podcast designed to help individuals achieve their financial dreams, and Financially Free Journey’s Budgeting Basics Course. Courtney was even able to help one of her clients eliminate over $10k in debt, while only making $30k annually using Courtneys stratagies. Courtney will be releasing two additional courses on saving and investing towards the end of this year.
Nida Leardprasopsuk is a renowned Business & Empowerment Coach who runs her own Coaching and Consulting Business, which also provides marketing and branding services for clients. After many years of working with top global brands in multiple Fortune 500 companies, Nida left the corporate world and started her own business. She is passionate about helping people achieve their fullest potential and translating that into their business. Now, she helps high-achieving and driven individuals including coaches, consultants, experts, and service-based entrepreneurs package, position, and sell their high ticket offers while stepping into their own zone of genius and become the industry leaders in their space. Through one-on-one coaching, as well as group coaching sessions, Nida helps clients get in the right mindset and tackle their branding, marketing, and sales challenges so that they can achieve their business goals. In fact, Nida’s clients not only fulfill their business goals, but are also able to live a more purposeful life by fulfilling their true potential, which in the end impacts their family, clients, community, and ultimately, the world. Nida will be launching her book “One to Millions Entrepreneur,” the same name as her flagship program, which is all about turning passion into impact. In such, Nida helps experts turn decades of experience into a thriving business and make the impact they were meant to in the world. Despite the challenges that came with Covid-19, Nida was able to grow her business through online systems and a growing social media presence, and consistently delivered on her promise – to help other entrepreneurs build thriving businesses and make a difference in the world. Learn more about Nida and her coaching services on her webpage.
– Maria Brown
Maria Brown, is a serial entrepreneur, investor, and business consultant. She is the definition of hard work and determination. CEO of Brown Consulting, Maria Brown has used her life’s biggest challenges and struggles as a force to inspire others to accomplish their dreams. An avid traveler and lover of life, Maria looks forward to continuing to run her multiple successful businesses and inspire others to do the same in 2020 and beyond.