Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Women in Business - Which women are leading the way in entrepreneurship? Part Two

As I discussed in Part 1, there are some brilliantly inspiring women out there, paving the way for female entrepreneurship and female leadership. We should be looking to these women to spark creativity in a younger generation of young girls and young adults, as we have so much potential just waiting to be released.

Here are a few more incredible women to read up on…

Science and Technology 
Science and engineering, another field long dominated by men, is slowly catching up to the rest of world and beginning to appoint women in positions of power - The Institute of Engineering and Technology has appointed Dame Ann Dowling as their president and Naomi Climer was recently elected president of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Big media names such as Huffington Post and Sun Media also have women behind them. Ariana Huffington and Yang Lan respectively took these start-up companies from independent news sources to international standards of media with millions of readers across the world. As a blogger I’m also constantly seeing huge influencers such as
Zoella and Tanya Burr come forward to be a role model to young adults and children too. Seeing a successful, young and relevant business woman, is something more influencer and encouraging to a younger generation of female workers.

So what makes these women so successful in what they do? Well, if you ask the women behind the success, they all bring it down to the same few principles - abandoning the fear of failure, making a change and persevering towards what you believe in. and aren’t these all things we should do more of? I also find, that lists
(like this) keep my on my toes and keep me up to date, and give me great suggestions with who to follow and read about.

The various women named above, and the countless others out there, all had one thing in common - taking a chance on what they believed in and working hard till they achieved what they set out to. As JK Rowling famously said,

"It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all--in which case, you fail by default."

While women may undoubtedly find it harder to succeed in certain industries, the gender gap is definitely decreasing and time after time, successful women prove that at the end of the day it comes down to the individual rather than their gender. Success is a frame of mind and only those willing to overcome the obstacles laid in their way can hope to work their way around them.

Guest blog post by Elle-Rose 

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