How 5 Women Found Success Their Own Way
Positions of power are often awarded to men in the business world. Women have worked hard for workplace equality, with some taking their fates into their own hands by following their own dreams. The women mentioned below have all made successes of themselves in their own unique ways. Success comes in different forms, from becoming a star to forming an industry-leading company.
Louisa May Alcott
Louisa May Alcott is best known for her book Little Women, which was published in 1868. What makes Alcott so special is that she was homeschooled; she did not receive a formal education. Both Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, who were family friends, mentored her. Louisa worked as a domestic servant before becoming a Civil War nurse.
Her courage to become someone and inspire women is what makes her one of the most inspiring women in history. She started life with adversity, ended her life as an accomplished author, and respected female influencer.
Vanessa Green, in partnership with Kate Clopeck, started the global cause-driven company Saha Global. Green has a passion for solving problems. The start of Saha Global came about because of the global water crisis. Green and Clopeck both understood that to solve a problem you must first invent the solution. The solution to solving contaminated water was rather simple, the pair discovered.
What is special about Saha Global is that it is an empowering force for women, especially in Ghana, to become entrepreneurs and follow their own dreams. Saha Global offers a training program that also monitors the women in the program to help them become successful in the water purification industry.
Susan Boyle was discovered on a UK-based television reality show. She had low self-esteem and had been bullied much of her life – mainly because of her looks. She had never sung for professional reasons in her life, but once she took the stage and began her piece, the entire audience hushed and just listened to the beautiful words coming from her mouth.
Her determination to make something of herself gave her the title for the biggest sales female debut album. When this took place, Susan was in her late 40s, proving that it is never too late to follow your dreams. She has inspired women across the world to follow their dreams and not back down in times of adversity.
Jane Wurwand is a UK native. She moved to the United States in 1983. One of the things that Jane is best known for is telling it like it is. She is a very strong woman that knows what her life goals are. Jane is the founder of Dermalogica and FITE companies. What makes Dermalogica a special company is that it is a foundation that supports female entrepreneurs. It started as a small company, to produce skincare products and perfumes for women without harsh irritants. The products that Jane dreamt are now available in 80 countries.
Jane Wurwand has become a mentor for women and girls around the world – with a single mission in mind – to empower young women to follow their life goals.
Arianna Huffington is the founder of The Huffington Post. She is an accomplished author that often speaks of improving yourself to make your business goals become a reality. Huffington is also known for her tips to help entrepreneurs become better people, improve their work/life balances, and keep their minds moving in the right direction.
One of Arianna Huffington’s most famous quotes is “Fearlessness is like a muscle. I know from my own life that the more I exercise it, the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me.”
She uses words, imagery, and conviction to help women discover their true potential. Arianna resonates with women and gets them thinking about their real life goals, while developing plans to bring those goals and dreams to reality.
Women can start a business anywhere in the world. If you see the need for a specific product or service in a specific country, such as the UK as an example, you can start your own company even if you are not a resident. The message that all of these women have delivered is be strong, follow your dreams, and never let anyone tell you that you cannot accomplish something.