Follow These Top 7 Women Entrepreneurs This Year to Set Some Serious Goals 150

Follow These Top 7 Women Entrepreneurs This Year to Set Some Serious Goals

This article is a guest post by 9ightout. The round-up celebrates the success of women in business and intends to inspire aspiring women entrepreneurs.

A strong woman with purpose doesn’t have to chase opportunities or people. She will look for the silver lining in every situation and focus on solutions, rather than being carried away by problems. Such women are driven by passion and will to push their enterprises forward.

Many of us hear this too often, “women are the pillars of a developed society”.

The women presented in this round-up are a testament to this adage.

Scroll down and get inspired by the stories of women who had their preferences right and chose to make their lives count.

Top Women Entrepreneurs to Follow and Their Net Worth

1. Gina Rinehart, $16.8 billion

Gina Rinehart, $16.8 billion
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“To stand out, just a big name is not enough, but big efforts too.

The daughter of a high profile iron-ore miner started her career after her father’s death. She took the hold of her father’s bankrupted mine and raised the bar over the years.

At present, the mine is in collaboration with multiple projects. Some of these are Roy Hill Project, a best in class Australian Iron-ore Mine in Western Australia. Another one is Hope Downs; a joint venture with Rio Tinto. With such big partnerships and an empire that’s growing every day, she is the richest person in Australia at present.

However, the things are not always merry. She witnesses ups and downs often as the mining business keeps flipping, but regardless of the jerks, she has managed to secure the spot in the World’s Successful Women’s List.

Also, she is the third-largest cattle dealer in Australia.

She exports cattle all over the world. In fact, she has come up with a new plan to export almost 800,00 cattle to China through Darwin, Townsville, and Broome (names of regions). She has almost 23 properties in Western Australia, South Australia, Northern Territory Queensland, and New South Wales.

2. Folorunsho Alakija, $1.43 billion

“Reveal your hidden self, and see the wonders.”

The lady is the Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Oil Exploration Estate- Famfa Oil. The company is in collaboration with Agbami Field which is Nigeria’s one of the largest deep-water discoveries. It shares 60% interest revenue in Agbami’s block OML 127.

She started with a Fashion label that served the high-class women of Nigeria. In fact, the wife of Former Military President was also her customer. At present, her net worth is in billions.

3. Cher Wang, $8.8 billion

“To reach where you want, you need to make your belief strong.”

Cher Wang is the Chairperson as well as the co-founder of HTC. We all know that the company has seen a loss of more than 70% shares, since 2011. In fact, their sales fell down straight 23%.

Despite the fact, the woman did not let the firm down. They came up with a new HTC phone, HTC One (M8). She said that with new launches, they are focusing on mid-tier markets, a segment missing earlier. Her mission is to bring the company back on track for which she is working cross-countries.

Legitimately saying, this one of the top women entrepreneurs is making every required effort to get what she desires. Now that’s what a real businesswoman does!

4. Sara Blakely, $1.15 billion

Sara Blakely, $1.15 billion

“Determination can take you to any height.”

Sara would have never imagined that her destiny and hard-work would take her so far, or maybe she did. She started her career as a salesperson, selling fax machines.

After few years of struggle, she invested $5,000 from her savings and came up with the idea of a garment that could be worn under white slacks. Her invention met the need of millions of women, and within the span of a year, her business revenue grew limitlessly. Soon, her innovation turned into a shapewear brand, Spanx. Eventually, Spanx found place in various Neiman Marcus Stores.

Today, Spanx is a trusted brand manufacturer of leggings, maternity wears, and undergarments in almost over 65 countries.

5. Indra Nooyi, $40 billion

“Nothing can stop you, if you decide to proceed towards the Goals.”

An Indian born American, Indra Nooyi is an American Business Executive, presently the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of one of the largest soft drink brands, PepsiCo.

From working in Johnson & Johnson to joining PepsiCo, Indra had polished her skills in management and innovation. She joined the firm in 1994, and with persistence and hardwork, become the CEO of the company.

Nooyi is one of the most successful women executives in the US and has been continuously ranked among the 100 Most Powerful Women of the world. She never fails to innovate ideas to push the brand forward and make it more popular.

6. Wang Laichun, $3.1 billion

“Just be focused on your goals, you will find your way towards them.”

Wang Laichun is one of the most successful women entrepreneurs, and the owner of an electronics manufacturing company- Luxshare Precision Industry. The company manufactures Apple mobile phones.

Yes, they count Apple as their customer!

Before her business venture, Laichun worked under Terry Gou, a Taiwan Billionaire, but left his company in 1999 to join hands in setting up business with her brother, Laisheng.

Presently, Laisheng is the Vice Chairman of the estate.

7. Sheryl Sandberg, $1.5 billion

“The combination of Hard-work and Skills is an Ultimate source of Success.”

No list of famous women entrepreneurs can exist without Sheryl Sandberg.

She is designated as the COO of Facebook since 2008. The reason behind the boost in the social revenues of this social media giant is this bold lady!

Prior to this, Sandberg had a 6 years experience of working with Google. There, she used to design the online advertising programs.

Her skills & hard-work need no introduction or explanation as her success speaks enough.

So What’s the Gist?

Remember, there is no force more powerful than you, if you are determined to rise. Get your things together, keep your head high, believe strong, keep working hard, and enjoy life as it comes, regardless of the impediments.

The road will lead you to a better place.

A woman entrepreneur will inspire other future woman entrepreneurs. You never know who you inspire.

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The Importance of Exercise to Your Professional Success 4

The Importance of Exercise to Your Professional Success

In today’s world, most jobs are demanding both physically and mentally. Competition is not always based on the best resume, education, or experience. Having the upper hand in your profession is most likely linked to your ability to think quickly, act appropriately, and carry out difficult duties with the utmost quality.

You need to be able to bring something new, different, and maybe even better to the table. So, how can you get the edge? How can you maximize your professional potential and output?

Believe it or not, the answer to that question might be found outside the workplace. It may be what you do when you are not at work that makes the difference in your work. What is it? EXERCISE, that’s what!

Replace Some Screen Time or Other Time Wasters.

Everyone needs to take a break from the workday. Television, gaming, social media, and video-viewing are what we often go to for this.

Try replacing some of your downtime with exercise, or trying exercising while you are in front of the screen. Exercising instead of sitting will not only help relieve some stress from your day but also help release some built up tension so you can actually rest better at night, helping you be better prepared for the next work day.

Exercising a few hours before bedtime elevates your body temperature. When your body temperature returns to normal, your brain and body are ready to sleep.

Exercise Sharpens Your Thinking.

It is a fact that as we age, our cognitive abilities decline.

While researchers may not have found the cure for dementia-related disorders, they do know that exercise helps delay onset or slow down its progression. Exercising during the years of 25 – 45 can boost the brain chemicals that prevent shrinking of the brain. It has also been shown to create new brain cells and increase proteins found in the brain that help keep thinking skills sharp.

Exercise Reduces Sick Time.

Exercise improves general health functioning and helps build your immunity to illnesses.

It has also been shown to increase our ability to think and work under stress, rather than giving in to the stress and being more susceptible to illness.

This keeps you reporting to work on a regular basis, and taking less sick days. The more you are at work, the more productive you are, and the more your employer values you.

Working Out Increases Your Stamina.

Long work days can leave you drained and listless. If you know you are facing long meetings, strenuous work sessions, or overtime for increased production demands, you can prepare to meet these challenges head-on.

As you exercise, over time your stamina will be able to withstand longer and more strenuous workouts. It also translates into helping you stay sharp during those long, arduous workdays.

Yes, How You Look Does Count.

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While it may never be mentioned, your appearance is noticed by employers, co-workers, interviewers, etc. You do not necessarily need to look like a buff bodybuilder, but having a svelte, strong appearance is a benefit.

Other’s first perception of you is of great importance. Think about interviewing prospective employees. Honestly consider the impact of their first impression on their employment outlook. Healthy looking is definitely a check in the “yes” column.

Energy levels are also higher when you are exercising regularly, and your energy is part of how you are perceived overall. When you start to feel better about yourself, you begin to present a more positive image to your coworkers.

It Boosts Your Confidence.

When you have conquered a goal in your exercise plan, like being able to run an entire mile instead of having to stop and walk some, you know you have accomplished something. You are on your way to bigger and better goals.

There may have been times along the way that you felt like that milestone would never come, but here it is. You feel proud and motivated to keep working toward your next goal. You see the fruits of your labor. You are energized and begin to feel better about yourself overall.

You begin to feel a sense of accomplishment that does not leave when you exit the gym doors. You carry that as a boost in your confidence as you go into work.

Bring the Habits of Exercise to Work.

What else do you learn through exercise? Goal setting, resilience, perseverance, learning new things, taking chances, organizing and managing your time, just to name a few. These are great skills to boost your performance at work, too.

You begin to realize that you can take what you have learned through setting up and sticking with an exercise plan to the workplace. You can use all these skills in your career. As you do, you will become more confident and thus, more effective in your daily tasks.

All of these are learned by starting, committing to, and following through with a fitness plan, and can become more of a life plan.

If you are looking for a job, being physically fit might not get you the job, but it will definitely help your chances. Your first impression is incredibly important, so do not brush off exercise and fitness lightly.

Exercise has so many benefits like sharpening thinking, building stamina, increasing energy, reducing negative effects of stress, building immunity, and boosting self-confidence. This can really help you in your professional success.

The benefits extend beyond your exercise time.

They stay with you day in and day out. If you are not currently exercising regularly, just start today, doing something small. Some sit-ups in front of the television, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, cleaning up your diet, or increasing your walking pace as you move around the office are good ways to get started. You will feel the benefits, even with these small steps.