Throughout history women have been pushing their way to the top in business. They have worked hard to get to where they are, offering inspiration to other women hoping to achieve the same success in their caress. The following are the top ten influential women entrepreneurs according to Forbes magazine 2013:
1) Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey is the founder of Harpo Productions, the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) and founder of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls.
2) Beyonce Knowles
Beyonce Knowles is the creator of the fashion label House of Dereon along side her mother, Tina Knowles. She also created shop.beyonce.com, a branded apparel and accessory marketplace.
3) Sofia Vergara
Sofia Vergara is the co-founder of a 17-year-old talent management and new media company, LatinWE.
4) Cher Wang
Cher Wang and CEO Peter Chou cofounded HTC, leading manufacturer for other smartphone companies to a leading Android brand.
5) Wu Yajun
Wu Yajun is the leader of Longfor, a real estate business with a market cap of $10 billion.
6) Zhang Xin
Zhang Xin and her husband are the cofounders SOHO China, a dominant Beijing real estate development firm.
7) Arianna Huffington
Arianna Huffington created the Huffington Post.
8) Rosalia Mera
Rosalia Mera cofounded Inditex.
9) Diane von Furstenberg
Diane von Furstenberg top of the industry clothing designer.
10) Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is India’s first biotech entrepreneur, she founded Biocon.