WOMEN ARE SUPER FLEXIBLE WHEN IT COMES TO BUSINESS
After the recent seismic shift in focus on strong women in business and popular culture, women entrepreneurs and creatives are boldly and successfully breaking records with their unique creative power all over the world.
No longer is it a profession dominated solely by men who have for a better part of the last century hogged the business limelight and headlines.
Post the abusive Harvey Weinstein fiasco and the implosion of Hollywood ethics, the equality storm still rages daily.
In the space of 12 months we have seen the release of numerous female led movies that unsurprisingly have performed exceptionally well including, ‘Woman Wonder’ $821m ,
‘Incredibles 2’ $519m and ‘The Shape of Water’ $64m to name but three.
This is all great news for new business and a balancing of the sexual Creative Power status quo.
It has also been shown with recent research that female-owned firms generate higher revenues, create more jobs, and perform better in terms of providing investment returns.
Also, women are more effective leaders and have a larger appetite for growth.
We are in a tremendous time of creative growth, new opportunity and equality for both men and women.
And, I for one think this is reason enough to celebrate and list what 10 of the top women entrepreneurs and creatives have to say about their success.
1. SARA BLAKELY
Founder of Spanx, youngest self-made female billionaire in America
“It’s important to be willing to make mistakes. The worst thing that can happen is you become memorable.”
2. PATTY JENKINS
Director of ‘Wonder Woman’ and ‘Wonder Woman 2’ in production
“We’re all always wondering about our own limits, what we’re capable of.”
3. ELASTIGIRL / HELEN PARR (INCREDIBLES 2)
Voiced by Holly Hunter in Disney / Pixar biggest animated film of all time
“Leave the saving of the world to the men! I don’t think so”
4. CLARA BARTON
Founder of American Red Cross
“I may sometimes be willing to teach for nothing, but if paid at all, I shall never do a man’s work for less than a man’s pay.”
5. ANITA RODDICK
Founder of The Body Shop
“If you do things well, do them better. Be daring, be first, be different, be just.”
6. ARIANNA HUFFINGTON
Founder of The Huffington Post
“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.”
7. J.K. ROWLING
“Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.”
8. KYLIE JENNER
The Youngest Member of the Kardashian Clan created a $800 million dollar cosmetic company
“I felt insecure about the size of my lips and turned to makeup as a solution.”
Singer, songwriter, actress, director, writer, entrepreneur
“I laugh at myself. I don’t take myself completely seriously. I think that’s another quality that people have to hold on to… you have to laugh, especially at yourself.”
9. COCO CHANEL
Founder of Chanel
“May my legend prosper and thrive. I wish it a long and happy life
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I hope your found this blog entertaining and please list any other women creatives and entrepreneurs that inspire you in your comments below.