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5 of the most influential women in the world

Most influencial women in world

Women have finally begun to break through the glass ceiling and live in a world where we can find female inspiration in the media and from entrepreneurs. Here are five of the most influential women in the world in entertainment and business.

1. Beyonce Knowles

She’s so well-known that she only needs to use her first name! Beyonce rose to fame in the late 1990s with the band Destiny’s Child before forging a successful solo career for herself.

She is perhaps best known as a singer and songwriter but also has growing accolades as an actress, director, song producer, and humanitarian. She is one of the world’s all-time best-selling artists and topped Billboard’s top female artist of the decade. She was also included on The Times list of 100 women who have defined the last century.

2. Oprah Winfrey make the most influential women list

Oprah Winfrey became a household name with her talk show that ran for an incredible 25 years. She has won 18 Daytime Emmy Awards.

That’s far from all. Oprah holds honorary degrees from both Duke and Harvard.

CNN has stated that she is “Arguably the world’s most powerful woman.” Also, Life Magazine has named her as one of the top 100 people who have changed the world, alongside the likes of Elvis Presley.

She is believed to have given away over $400 million to educational causes, which is inspirational, indeed.  She says of life, “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.”

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3. Sara Blakely

The founder of Spanx, an intimate apparel company, Sara Blakely was named in Time Magazine as one of the top 100 most influential people in the world. She began Spanx in 2012.

Initially turned away by every hosiery mill company she approached, Sara had to learn to compete in an industry that consisted mainly of men. She was so successful in doing this she is now said to be worth over $1 billion and Spanx is a well-known name.

4. Jessica Herrin is another of the most influential women

Jessica Herrin created the online jewelry empire called Stella and Dot. Her estimated growth rate is 200% per year, and she sells over $100m of jewelry per year. Wow!

Through Stella and Dot, she has empowered thousands of women to earn a living around family or other commitments. Her vision was to create a modern, flexible way for women to earn and be part of a community and she now has over 50,000 people selling her brand across the world.

5. Arianna Huffington

Ariana Huffington is a columnist and businesswoman. She is co-founder of the Huffington Post and has written 15 books.

She is also the founder and CEO of Thrive Global. Time magazine has listed her as one of the world’s top 100 most influential people, and she was included on the Forbes most powerful women list.  She has been active in politics, running for the position of Governor of California in 2003.

Take inspiration from these five of the most remarkable and influential women in the world! Who else do you want to add to the list?

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