Mother Teresa, J.K Rowling, Angelina Jolie, Maya Angelou, Anne Sweeney, Sheryl Sandberg, Arianna Huffington and much more to name.
Wonder who they are?
They are the most famous and successful women in the world. Nowadays, women are becoming more and more successful with their exceptional power and dare to do attitude.
“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” said by Mae West the actress cum singer. This is very inspiring and motivational.
According to a new study, women are more tend to take challenges for business opportunities. Reason being women have some common traits like positive attitude, amazing inner strength to overcome obstacles, strong-minded in regards to displays confidence/ entrepreneurial spirit and brave enough to consider possibilities. They do not step back to take responsibility.
Life study of the successful women and entrepreneurs shows that there are some common traits that they share are –
- They’re emotionally intelligent which is a cornerstone of mental strength.
- Have a positive attitude towards life
- Strong desire to overcome obstacles.
- Have strong mind but are soft-hearted
- Have power of integrity
- They are focused on goal yet they maintain a steady balance in both personal and professional life
Looking from the marketing perspective entrepreneurship is a lifelong process and women have the faith to move ahead, even in the face of uncertainty. Success is never guaranteed when starting a business.
Let’s take a look at the journeys of a few renowned women of current period –
A Greek-American author, syndicated columnist, occasional actress, and a successful businesswoman. She is the Co-Founder, President, and Editor-in-Chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, and author of fifteen books. Ms. Huffington launched The Huffington Post 11 years back in May 2005. The Huffington Post is a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely-read, linked to, and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet. She is considered as the founder of digital publisher who changed the face of journalism. In her new role she is the Founder and CEO at Thrive Global
2003: Ran as an independent candidate for California governor against Arnold Schwarzenegger
2006 : Named in the Time 100 as world’s most influential people according to Time magazine
2009: Ranked 28th on the Forbes 100 list of the most powerful women in the world
2012: Won the Pulitzer Prize
She serves on numerous boards, including The Center for Public Integrity and Uber. Currently, she is playing the role as Chief Human Resources Officer, Travis and Liane Hornsey leaving the Huffington company.
The British novelist, screenwriter and film producer best known as the author of the Harry Potter fantasy series. Rowling has lived a “rags to riches” life story. Before becoming what she is today, Rowling had a painful life. Failure in marriage, single parenthood, and joblessness made her life miserable. But she did not quit and described her failure as liberating, and that allowed her to focus on writing. Her struggle for life and writing bring her the success and set her at the top of fame. Find more about her here .
Honors & Awards
PEN America Literary Service Award, 2016
Freedom of the City of London, 2012
Hans Christian Andersen Award, Denmark, 2010
Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur: France, 2009
Lifetime Achievement Award, British Book Awards,The Edinburgh Award, Commencement Day Speaker, Harvard University,James Joyce Award, University College Dublin,South Bank Show Award for Outstanding Achievement, 2008
Blue Peter Gold Badge, 2007
WH Smith Fiction Award, 2004
Prince of Asturias Award for Concord, Spain, 2003
Order of the British Empire (OBE), 2001
Children’s Book of the Year, British Book Awards, Booksellers Association Author of the Year,1998 and 1999
The COO of Facebook and #7 Power Women of 2016. Sheryl is an American technology executive, activist, and author. She is the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook and founder of Leanin.org (also known as the Lean In Foundation). Lean In is a nonprofit organization and online community dedicated to helping all women achieve their ambitions. Before joining to Facebook in 2008, she was attached with Google as Vice President of Global Online Sales and Operations. She manages Facebook’s sales, marketing, business development, human resources, public policy and communications.
2009: Named to the board of The Walt Disney Company
2012: Named in the Time 100 as world’s most influential people according to Time magazine
“Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.” says the President of Walt Disney.
An American businesswoman and the President of Disney Channel from 1996 to 2014. She led the industry into the digital era when the Disney/ABC Television Group became the first media company to put television content on new platforms. Although having a position like “President of Walt Disney”, she decided to reveal her progress in becoming a TV director which is more challenging. In March 2014, she announced her new role as a television director and joined the board of directors at Netflix.
Honors & Awards
Women in Cable & Telecommunications Executive of the Year 1994
Woman of the Year 1997
Advocate Leader Award 1998
STAR Award from American Women in Radio and Television in 1995.
Inducted into the American Advertising Federation’s Advertising Hall of Achievement in 1996.
Lucy Award from Women in Film Los Angeles in 2002.
Muse Award from New York Women in Film & Television in 2004.
Inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable “Hall of Fame” in 2005.
She has also been awarded the Cable Television Public Affairs Association’s President’s Award, been named the “Most Powerful Woman in Entertainment” by The Hollywood Reporter, one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in Business” by Fortune, and one of “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women” by Forbes.
An American, business executive and the current Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo, the second-largest food and beverage business in the world. Belonging to a Tamil-speaking family in Madras (now known as Chennai), Tamil Nadu, India she completed her education from Yale School of Management in 1978 and earned the master’s degree in Public and Private Management. Nooyi joined PepsiCo in 1994 and was named CFO in 2001 and then President and CEO in 2006. Indra has directed the company’s global strategy for more than a decade and led PepsiCo’s restructuring. Nooyi says – “As a leader, I am tough on myself and I raise the standard for everybody; however, I am very caring because I want people to excel at what they are doing so that they can aspire to be me in the future.”
Awards and recognitions
She has maintained a consistency ranked among the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women. Forbes magazine ranked Nooyi on 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 lists of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women. Fortune magazine has named Nooyi number one on its annual ranking of Most Powerful Women in business for 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. In 2008, Nooyi was named one of America’s Best Leaders by U.S. News & World Report. In 2008, she was elected to the Fellowship of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
So, nothing is impossible. Success can be achieved by anyone. To get the success you need to bring out the spark that is within yourself. Endowed with greatness, you can unlock the chest that contains that powerful, priceless commodity.
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