There’s never been a better time than now for young ladies to think about starting their own business. There are more female entrepreneurs than there have ever been and this trend will likely continue.
President Trump honored women in his most recent State of the Union speech, commenting that we now have more women in Congress than ever before.
There has also been an increase in money that has been earmarked to fund women entrepreneurs from various sources, according to Inc. Magazine.
Some women have decided to run businesses within their own homes, while others are working in big corporations in a brick-and-mortar building.
No matter what your gender, you can succeed if you just do not let the challenges get in the way. It is estimated that approximately 1/3 of all entrepreneurs in the U.S. are women now. So don’t let anyone tell you you can’t do it!
All that matters is what you think of yourself and how confident you are that you can succeed. Of course the market matters too, but many women are finding a home in a certain niche area. Some of them are not even traditional female roles. Women competing in traditional male roles is becoming more commonplace and that’s okay, if you like the competition!
One field that is wide open for women entrepreneurs right now is the field of Technology. While there is a surge in the number of women entrepreneurs over the past decade, there is still a low number of women running Tech companies. This traditional male field can use some help from women. So if you are a tech expert, feel free to jump right in. Check out many of the Tech colleges or major in Financial Technology to get started.
Here are seven female entrepreneurs that you should follow on Twitter.
1. Lori Greiner Lori Greiner is one of the sharks on “Shark Tank” and the inventor of over 200 patented inventions. She offers business tips on her blog for female entrepreneurs.
2. Barbara Corcoran– Barbara Corcoran is a great role model for future women entrepreneurs. She says it’s what goes on inside your head that matters, not the competition. This shows how she believes it is in a person’s own hands whether they success or fail.
3. Sally Hubbard– Sally Hubbard runs this Twitter account, as well as a podcast focusing on “Women Who are Killing It” in entrepreneurship.
4. Kathryn Minshew– Kathryn discusses culture, business, and branding tips on her Twitter.
5. Daniele Fong– Danielle Fong is the CEO of Light Sail Energy and she shares tips on the science and energy sector
6. Aimee Dunne– Aimee Dunne is a wedding and event planner who shares tips with other event planners.
7. Kathy Myer– Kathy is a technology guru and focuses on sharing the latest eMarketing techniques and trends, as well as the latest in technology news. She’s also a “mompreneur.”
We hope you’ll check out these female entrepreneurs who are making a splash in the world of female business ownership and perhaps get some inspiration from them regarding your own career goals.