8 Inspiring Female Leaders Who Prove Anything Is Possible

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The future is female — just look at these female leaders!

Now’s the perfect time to commend the female trailblazers who continue to break through glass ceilings with their businesses. Because of them, they’re paving the way for millions more to pursue their dreams. 

So, join us as we reflect on the phenomenal growth that these female leaders have experienced. Let that inspire you to chase your own dreams! 

Let These Female Leaders Inspire You

From Oprah Winfrey to Rihanna to Whitney Wolfe Herd, read on to discover some of the most inspiring female entrepreneurs of our time:

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States. A graduate of Columbia Law School, most of Ginsburg’s life was marked by her advocacy for women’s rights and gender equality. She worked in and out of the courtroom to ensure women received fair treatment. 

Appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993, Ginsburg spent nearly 30 years as an associate justice, where she ruled on several landmark cases.

Oprah Winfrey

Next is Oprah Winfrey. Winfrey’s story and upbringing are not only inspirational but also one of the reasons she’s so successful. She went from extreme poverty to becoming a household name. She’s also the first Black woman to own and run a television network.

As one of the most well-respected icons of our time, Winfrey is one of the highest-earning Black female billionaires.  

Sara Blakley

We can’t discuss female entrepreneurs without mentioning Sara Blakley. The founder of shapewear brand Spanx, Blakley’s brand revolutionized the way women feel about their bodies. Since launching in 2000, she has continued to work to support female-run small businesses. 

From selling fax machines to becoming the world’s youngest self-made billionaire in 2012, you can now find Blakley as a guest investor on ABC’s Shark Tank. 

Amelia Earhart

An American aviation pioneer and author, Amelia Earhart shattered records by becoming the first female pilot to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. As one of the most celebrated female aviators, Earhart also helped create an organization geared toward female pilots. 

Beyond flying, Earhart wrote numerous best-selling books and even debuted a clothing line designed “for the woman who lives actively.”

Sofia Vergara

Another female entrepreneur passionate about women empowerment is Sofia Vergara

Vergara’s underwear collection, EBY, put the Colombian actress on the map. Plus, a portion of sales are donated to finance female entrepreneurs around the world. In addition to EBY, she launched her own makeup, fragrance, and furniture lines. Talk about diversification! 


Some of the best businesses are created by female leaders who discover their passion through a pivot into another industry. We’re referring to singer-songwriter Rihanna (also known as Robyn Rihanna Fenty). She took the beauty industry by storm seemingly overnight with Fenty Beauty. Her $600 million idea launched in 2017, featuring 40 makeup shades that cater to women of color. 

Rihanna also co-owns the Savage X Fenty lingerie line, which has experienced major success due to its inclusive sizing. Rihanna is a force to be reckoned with. She is a serial entrepreneur who continues to dominate the music, fashion, and beauty industries.

Arianna Huffington

When you think about a media mogul, Arianna Huffington should be top of mind. Her background in writing coupled with her entrepreneurial spirit led to the birth of the Huffington Post, an online publication she co-founded. Plus, her tenacious spirit and ambition are what allowed her to gain unprecedented success in a male-dominated industry. 

Whitney Wolfe Herd

This list wouldn’t be complete without the inclusion of Whitney Wolfe Herd, the co-founder and CEO of Bumble. 

Bumble, the dating app in which women get to make the first move, was created to provide women with a social platform. Before launching Bumble, Herd was one of the co-founders of Tinder.

As a result, Herd is one of the youngest female billionaires in the world. Her success story of being a young woman in the technology industry and defying the odds is just the type of inspiration women need to feel empowered and take initiative — no matter what obstacles they may face along the way. 

Join These Female Leaders and Continue Your Journey As a Trailblazer 

These eight female leaders have made significant contributions to society, laying the groundwork for other women to follow in their footsteps. For instance, as you navigate the Arise® Platform, you, too, have the potential to become a leader in the customer support world.

Moreover, as you service clients and provide critical support to customers, you have the power to help dozens of people each and every day. In other words, you can take your leadership goals to the next level by growing your business on the Arise® Platform and getting more agents to work for you.

The possibilities are endless on the Arise® Platform. 

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