10 Businesswomen Who Should Be on Your Radar
It is undoubtedly true that our voices as women have already been heard and that the efforts are finally bearing fruits. Women are making great strides in their work, and this includes women of all types even women of color. 2018 has been a year of more successes and more achievements.
There is a cataclysmic shift in the subject of women entrepreneurship and business management which is creating ripples of success and a continuation of a new generation of confident, strong and empowered women. Here is a list of 10 businesswomen that should be on your radar and this includes women of all types.
Stuckey Kirk, the President of the Verizon Foundation at Verizon
Rose Stuckey, a poised, deliberate and determined woman has been the president of the Verizon Foundation at Verizon since 2010. Her contributions to the growth of the organization cannot be undervalued. As a woman of color, she has inspired so many other young and upcoming entrepreneurs to know that there are no boundaries set.
Anybody and everybody can make it in life when zeal and persistence are present. She has been able to break the glass ceiling with her C-level position in the organization by serving as the chief corporate social responsibility officer. With her role at Verizon, she can provide access to new and existing technology and STEM programs to underprivileged youth.
Almodovar, Nan Properties
Nancy Almodovar is the founder of Nan properties, a real estate firm that is currently one of the fastest growing firms in Houston. She is a determined person who has beaten all odds about what a woman can and should do. With her extraordinary skills, there is no doubt that she will become a top player at the national level.
Nan properties came into being after Nancy noticed a gap of high-end estate agents in Houston. She, therefore, thought of bringing into life Nan properties that blends the antique and the new. Nancy’s use of technology in listings has made me appear innovative and has created more opportunities for scalability of her business.
Jones, Editor in Chief of Vanity Fair
Radhika is not just the first Indian American to be the Editor in Chief at Vanity Fair, but also the first woman of color to take up that position since the inception of the publication in the early nineties. She has graduated from Harvard University. Her role in Vanity Fair has open more doors for other women especially women of color to take up significant roles and goals that may seem unachievable.
Garza, SUAVS Shoes
Garza has worked in Spain’s fashion industry for years, but her most significant breakthrough was when she decided to create her brand, SUAVS Shoes which has designed a better footwear experience all around the world. The brand focuses on user experience, and this is why it has been one of the fastest growing shoe brands since 2017.
Azazie is a big market disruptor to the wedding industry. Azazie by Araceli always women to try on dresses at home and it offers people with a variety of colors and dress styles to choose from. This is an innovative platform that has made shopping for bridesmaid dresses simpler and more enjoyable.
- Linda Sarsour, Political Activist and Founder of ColorComm
Linda is famously referred to as an activist who defended the civil rights of Muslims living in America. However, apart from fighting and organizing for the American Muslim community’s reply and response to the Black Lives Matter movement by forming “ Muslims for Ferguson,” she is also the founder of ColorComm.
Color Comm has advanced women of color in leadership, communications, advertising, marketing, and digital industry and business.
Blendoor is an app that was founded by Stephanie Lampkin. It is a simple yet very efficient tool that allows users to submit their resumes to employers. The app then automatically removes their names so that judgment is made on merit. The site’s analytics provide in-depth hiring process which is one of the reasons of its success.
Anne Byrd is a consultant at Currency who has provided her services to both Fortune 500 companies and start-ups to assist businesses to grow. She has an illustrious career of her own but has the will and desire to continue learning.
- Katy Tripses, Studysoup
Studysoup is an app for students to buy and sell notes which is currently also including how to determine patterns of unexpected social behaviors.
- Cindy Lim, Sundae School
Sundae school is a “smokewear” brand created by
an Asian-American immigrant that riffs on streetwear culture to unite the
beauty of Asian traditionalism with the commercialism of smoking. It has held a
series of success pop-ups and was picked by trendy New York streetwear store,
In conclusion, women are on the rise, and there is a glimmer of hope for the young girls that the future will have no place for gender discrimination and low self-esteem issues.