Women have always been called as “Home-makers”, thanks to all the work that they put in to make your house a “HOME”. It is hence that it becomes even more important to give out a standing ovation to any women, who has made it big in Entrepreneurship.
Entrepreneurial success for women has to be measured with a different yardstick. But that is not how it happens. Though they are essentially doing 2 jobs, one each at home and in office, their success is measured with how well they are doing at their business. And needless to say, these women have set high standards for themselves and feel proud of their achievements, knowing the fact that they did it without compromising on their success at home.
What better way to start the New Year that with a mention of some of the successful women entrepreneurs.
16 Successful Women Entrepreneurs to Follow
My wife, Puja runs a Food Blog at The Tastes of India. The blog started around 5 years back and it was running well until 2012 when the blog went through some outage. Puja also was faced with a challenge in managing the blog, due to her responsibilities with my daughter. She re-did the entire blog which has now started to gain momentum again.
It was her enthusiasm and courage that prompted me to think of writing this blog post. The list below is in no order but I would start with a mention of a very successful food blogger.
Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum
This is a blog that I have admired a lot. It is a nice team of a husband and wife, and their partnership shows in the content on their blog, the blog design, the photographs and everything on there. They have successfully developed the pinch of yum into a successful food blog and also a resource for aspiring food bloggers.
Kristi Hines @ Kikolani.com
I remember Kikolani, since the time I started blogging and Internet Marketing. It was an inspiration to me and I am sure to many other bloggers. Kristi started Kikolani, somewhere in 2009 and it has now grown on to become a top social media blog. Kristi is also a freelance writer, whose writings are sure to get numerous social media enthusiasts clicking on the share buttons..
Amber Rae @ heyamberrae.com
Amber’s website has a different touch altogether. I have seen very few weblogs that are very blunt and believe in calling “a spade, a spade”. After having built quite a few successful sites and also having worked with some of the movers and shakers in the internet space, it was no surprise that she was called “The Internet Soothsayer” by Fast Company.
Laura Roeder @ lauraroeder.com
Laura is a well known name in Social Media. If you have heard about a social media application known as “Edgar”, then you would also know that Laura is the energy behind it. After having tried her hands at a couple of successful businesses, she is now running a social media consulting business.
Sonia Simone @ Copyblogger.com
Who doesn’t know copyblogger.com. I used to be a regular reader of Copyblogger until a few years back, when I started losing interest in the content there. Though the content was extremely informative and powerful, I somehow did not feel like it was for me. Sonia is one of the co-founders and chief content officers there and writes some powerful articles. I should say, I do visit Copyblogger sometimes even now..
Jenny Blake @ lifeaftercollege.org
Jenny runs the blog at lifeaftercollege. I envy her for the domain name that she was able to pickup. The blog is everything about developing yourself to being a person who is contented with his life. There are some nice articles that I enjoy reading whenever I am feeling a little low. (Not sure why, I observed that her website is down since some time)
Ann Smarty @ myblogu.com
One of my most admired internet marketers, Ann is very innovative. She started a guest blogging community called as myblogguest which was eventually flagged down by animals from the Google Zoo (for some lame reason), she did not let go. She has a couple of other interesting projects of which I like MyBlogU which is a unique idea in itself.
Kyle Smithey @ barleyandbirch.com
Another site with a very beautiful design, Barley and Birch is in the clothing niche, but with a unique thought – of preserving our environment. Kyle has been able to build it to a very successful site.
Prerna Gupta @ khu.sh
Khu.sh is in the mobile app niche. Prerna built this site as its CEO until its merfer with Smule some time back. She was named as one of FastCompany’s Most Influential Women in Tech 2011. He has some excellent writings that were published in some of the big names in media, to her credit.
Rachna Kingston @ entheosweb.com
When I started blogging, I used to write each code for it. In my search for some good designs I ended up at Entheosweb. Since then, Entheosweb has grown into a big name in templates and designs and Rachna who is the Founder Owner and CEO of the company is unquestionably a success story that anybody can follow.
Rashmi Sinha @ Slideshare.com
A PhD in Cognitive Neuropsychology to her name did not stop Rashmi from pursuing her passion in the field of web technology. She co-founded Uzanto, a user experience consulting company, working with companies including eBay and Blue Shield. In 2005, she launched her first product, MindCanvas, and co-founded SlideShare a year later. Today SlideShare is the world’s largest community for sharing presentations, with 60 million monthly visitors, and is now a part of LinkedIn.
Gina Trapani @ Lifehacker.com
If at any point, you are short of solutions, just head over to lifehacker and you will find some innovative idea. Such is the impact of lifehacker that was found by Gina. She has a few other noteable projects like thinkup to her name and keeps experimenting with new ideas and thoughts, which is evident in her projects.
Tamar Weinberg @ Techipedia.com
Tamar is the community manager at Name Cheap which is a domain registrar and also holds a few other portfolios like VP of marketing at Ruxly Creative to name one. She runs this nice little blog at Techipedia which is everything about techy stuff and social media.
Jenny Lawson @ theBloggess.com
If there is an uncensored blog that is readable, then it is The Bloggess. Jenny has a nice about page on her blog, which itself is more than enough to hold your interest in the blog.
Ree Drummond @ ThePioneerWoman.com
Ree is a multi-talented woman and has a lot of things to her credit in addition to being a No.1 NYT bestseller author. She is a food writer, photographer and a television personality. Her blog at The Pioneer Woman is about her daily life and has a lot that can serve as inspiration to many. With the many things that she is juggling and succeeding at, I only wonder what could be the definition of success to her.
Ariel Meadow Stallings @ offbeatbride.com
Ariel has been published in a lot of magazines and newspapers like Modern Bride, ReadyMade Magazine etc. and now runs the Offbeat Empire. The Offbeat Empire is a niche lifestyle publisher and runs a group of wedding and lifestyle websites.
I think that would be enough inspiration for you, if you are an aspiring women entrepreneur. Success is how you define it and cannot be measured until you have started. If you are still thinking of starting an online business, then the best time is today and now. Just go ahead and start-off.
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