Spotlight On Sirens of Success: Innovative and Inspiring Women
Women are now having a bigger impact on our world than ever before. Bold truths such as this are exciting, and spread feelings of hope and optimism for the future. An individual whom is confident enough in themselves to be exactly who they are—not what society suggests they should be is inspiring. A woman completely confident in herself and her own identity is an icon of power and ingenuity.
In the last twelve-months diverse females across the globe have been praised for their contributions to the world at large. The now iconic name of Tory Burch had humble beginnings. Ten years ago Tory Burch LLC launched from her kitchen and marketed her signature ballet flats. Her line has expanded significantly and in 2012 brought in $800 million in revenue. In addition to being a fashionista, Tory is also a notable philanthropist, launching the Tory Burch Foundation in 2008 providing economic opportunities to women and their families. In 2013, she officially became a billionaire, proving dreams and hard work pay off.
Sara Blakey is the youngest self-made billionaire in the world. Blakely reinvented a wardrobe essential for women. Girdles were given a fashionable facelift in transforming to Spanx. Blakely has revolutionized an industry that no others dared venture into. Before Spanx, she was a greeter at Disney World and sold fax machines door-to-door for a living. Blakely now makes $250 million in annual revenues and owns 100 percent of her company. Blakely is the idol of entrepreneurs worldwide.
Hollywood starlet Jennifer Lawrence epitomizes the idea of a “normal” girl in Hollywood. Despite her numerous accomplishments, including winning an Oscar, Golden Globe, Spirit Award For Best Actress and a Screen Actors Guild award, Lawrence makes the idea of Hollywood accessible, while enjoying tremendous success. She is down-to-earth and knows the values of money. In recent interview with UK Fabulous magazine, Lawrence stated “I was raised to have respect for money, even though you have a lot of it.” It is refreshing to see a starlet embrace normality and humility in a field where conformity often occurs.
America’s First Lady is a force set to inspire. Michelle Obama is a Harvard-Law School educated fashion icon who candidly talks about having an equal marriage, and equal opportunities for society. Obama uses her platform as First Lady to fight child obesity in America with her campaign, Let’s Move. Obama wants to inspire the next generation to take big risks and reap big rewards. She is an icon of strength.
Impressive women are finally receiving the credit and honor they deserve. Business women have proven to be incredibly creative and motivated forces to be reckoned with. Success and inspiration for other females is a part of their life mission. Success stories of women today are paving the way for the future success of other women. These successful ventures inspire females to make their dreams a reality, and to create fulfilling careers from their own original ideas.