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Top 10 Inspirational Female Entrepreneurs To Look Out For In 2021

Left to Right: Kristina Aran, Beautifiedby Cherokee, Annie Ryan, Suzy Olivier, Juliette Kristine, Alicia Munian, Heena Joshi, Lisa Chaves, Ezzah Rafique, Stephanie Molina Y Vedia

Over the years, the prominent role of women has been constantly adding value and significance to the industry. When it comes to entrepreneurship and fresh ideas, businesses have no biases. Numerous approaches of resilient women entrepreneurs have evoked powerful waves in the entrepreneurial world while building a robust foundation of boundless inspiration. From heads of groundbreaking business giants to founders of thriving startups, their remarkable innovations have wiped off the conventional norms of society while enhancing their roles as leaders of the industry. Here we have listed a roster of such extraordinary female entrepreneurs who have successfully managed to become influential personalities for inspiring every budding entrepreneur out there!

Kristina Aran

Kristina Aran is an entrepreneur, a mental health professional and a published author. Previously a co-founder of a Tech startup, Kristina learned the hard way of the scarcity of resources available for female founders juggling motherhood and growing a sustainable business. As a result,  she started a community for mom entrepreneurs called @buildlikeamom. Created by mom for moms! It provides guidance, resources and support to start, grow and scale businesses. She’s also the founder of Atara skincare, a natural eco-friendly, non-toxic, and cruelty free vegan skincare with highly active ingredients. Moreover, her book, “Words as Weapons” is sold worldwide. Kristina strives to make a difference and inspire people around the world. She is truly is an innovative, intuitive and progressive leader. Her leadership is genuine to her spirit as she leads with kindness, empathy and compassion. 

Beautifiedby Cherokee 

Cherokee, Born Jamona Bell on April 30,1990 brings so much talent, passion, & charisma to the Cosmetology world. 

Within just 3 short years in the beauty industry, Licensed celebrity master stylist @Beautifiedby_Cherokee (Instagram) Has created her own handmade hair growth oil “My Beautii Strands”. That’s been receiving a lot of attention because of the amazing results it produces for people wanting longer, healthier hair. She is the Founder & CEO of “My Beautii Bundles” a Virgin hair extensions company; with some of the BEST quality bundles on the market! My Beautii Bundles is also a wholesale distributor for entrepreneurs looking to start their own hair business & some of the Top hair companies in Michigan, Texas, & Atlanta. Cherokee, knew she wanted more; in September 2020 She Opened up her own beauty Salon “The Glamtique Beautii Bar”. It doesn’t just stop there;  Currently She’s working with a Chemist to develop her very own hair care products line. When asked what’s her advice for up and coming business owners she said “ Believe in yourself, put in the work, never give up, Dreams really do come true”. Watch out for Cherokee in 2021 she has lots of great things up her sleeve! 

Annie Ryan 

Annie Ryan Lamb is a young entrepreneur running her self-titled business Annie Ryan Photography. She launched her business in high school, forewent college and built her company to reach six figures before turning 20. Annie was included in “Top 10 Wedding Photographers in Cincinnati” by Peerspace in 2019. In 2020, Annie co-founded Grit Education Co, where she mentors and hosts travel workshops for aspiring photographers. Creatives come from all over the country to attend the photography workshops and spend time perfecting their craft, building portfolio, and learning how to uplevel their business. The first workshop, located in Southern Utah, sold out within 24 hours of ticket launch. Grit also has an online shop including presets and digital guides useful to wedding photographers. Annie aspires to empower young entrepreneurs (especially females) through mindset and strategy to stop playing small, turn their dreams to reality, and make their creative businesses profitable. 

Suzy Olivier 

Founder & CEO of Mothers of Enterprise®, Suzy is a business coach, national award-winning serial entrepreneur, military wife, mother, digital marketing ninja, algorithm warrior, unrelenting optimist, and she’s passionately obsessed with helping women realise their amazing potential and build the business & life of their dreams – and actually enjoy the process.

With over 14 years of entrepreneurial success spanning multiple businesses from service-based to physical and digital product-based, Suzy has an arsenal of experience from manufacturing, import and exporting, supplying products for the UK’s largest department stores, not to mention unrivalled expertise in branding and marketing.

Suzy’s framework that’s allowed for her impressive track record and now success for her private clients is built on creating sustainable and scalable success that works for you, and not the other way around. As a certified business coach as well as a qualified mindset and life coach, Suzy brings a holistic approach to her coaching that breeds success and fulfilment.

Juliette Kristine 

Juliette Kristine is an Award-Winning Manifestation Coach and Intuitive Healer who specialises in helping success-minded individuals get unstuck so they can manifest more; love, money and success into their lives. Her natural ability to uncover where someone is blocked in attracting what they want has seen her attract high profile clients from Forbes 30 under 30, CEO’s, Successful Music Producers, and Multi 6 Figure Coaches. Known as one of the Top Manifestation Coaches in her field Juliette has been featured in media publications such as Sunday Life Magazine, The Sydney Morning Herald and many more. With results that range from; $35K in business opportunities, TV appearances, celebrity engagements, $250K salaries, $18K big name clients, their soulmate, pregnancies, weight loss and more, Juliette has been described as having the ‘magic touch’ when it comes to helping people get what they want (even when they’ve tried all the things). 

Alicia Munian 

Photo credit: “Flawless Digital Photos in Lindenhurst NY”

Alicia Munian, listed on LIBN 30 Under 30 List, is a spiritual entrepreneur and first-generation Guyanese American that is dedicated to making a difference around the world. After traveling and volunteering in 13 countries around the world, she decided to start her own businesses, a Spiritual Business and Website Business. As Intuitive Alicia, she provides spiritual healing to those who need spiritual healing and psychic guidance. Through her spiritual work, she has helped clients to alleviate anxiety, learn meditation, and learn intuitive skills. Through her LLC, Intuitive Marketing Mind, she builds incredible websites to help entrepreneurs make an incredible impact in what they are passionate about and expand their online presence. Alicia is dedicated to using her skills and light to empower others and help them step into the best version of themselves.  

Heena Joshi 

Originally from India, Heena moved to USA after she got married, bringing with her, her extensive knowledge of customer service, management and sales. With over 4 years of experience in sales and 6 years of experience in customer service, and with a background in management, she transferred this wealth of information to the Real Estate Market, here in the Silicon Valley.

Heena is friendly, empathetic & outgoing and will endeavor to help her clients in every possible way. Her down to earth and straightforward style of business will ensure you get the best service in finding the correct home or selling home for the best and fair price. She enjoys the challenge and her passion and commitment to her clients, is the most important aspect of her career.

Heena loves to spend time with her family, listen to music, watch movies and designs dance costumes. She is a dedicated chess mom and loves to cook. She is known for throwing unique theme parties in her social circuit. Heena loves archery and dance. She is employed as a Student Costumes Manager with one of the bay area’s premier dance company.

If you are looking for service beyond the sale- Heena is the right agent for you!

Lisa Chaves 

Lisa Chaves is a passion-driven entrepreneur in the fitness industry.  With 20 years of experience in New York City running her successful personal training business, she has ventured out into the world of YouTube and Instagram to reach a much larger audience, encouraging and inspiring others to ‘move naturally … for life!’  

Lisa has set herself apart from the rest by showcasing natural movement in beautiful natural beach settings.  Her bodyweight-only style of training is helping thousands to adapt to new ways of physical training from their homes or natural environment.  

When travel is permitted again, she will be hosting natural movement training vacations in her home-base of Costa Rica.  

Ezzah Rafique 

Ezzah Rafique is an ardent young entrepreneur and the founder of ORENDA MEDIA and Editor-in-Chief of ORENDA Magazine. ORENDA MEDIA strives to bring individuality and promote diversity through a new wave of online expressiveness with digital projects such as the ORENDA MEDIA original podcasts and their globally-selling editorial magazine, ORENDA Magazine. At age 17, Rafique created her digital media company to create a platform for creatives to share their work and gain experience in the media industry. Now, ORENDA Magazine has been sold across the world from North America to New Zealand with over 50 team members from 7 different countries. In early 2021, ORENDA MEDIA launched “The Orenda”, a podcast dedicated to exploring diverse narratives of people who have changed the world and their own lives, and is now working on developing a podcast network with shows that dive into topics of personal growth, true crime, and being a first-generation American.

Stephanie Molina Y Vedia 

Born in Houston, Texas into a large, international family of Argentine and American parents, Stephanie grew up travelling, learning languages and developing a love for classical music, sports and the arts. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Spanish, French and Soviet Studies. Thereafter, she spent time in Russia, Hungary, Spain and Africa working in the metals and mining industry. She was hired as a cobalt and copper trader by commodities giant, Glencore International AG, where she was responsible for negotiating spot and long-term metal off-take contracts, sales contracts to end-consumers, as well as project and structured finance packages for values in excess of 50 million US dollars. In 2000, she moved to Zug, Switzerland, a mecca for international trading companies. Inspired by a personal turn of events, she decided to reinvent herself in the world of professional sports. In 2017, she founded Asmantra Sports & Consulting

GmbH, a boutique sports agency dedicated to the capture, pathway development and management of professional soccer players. Today, Asmantra Sports has a global network and is active in all major soccer leagues. Stephanie is the only female soccer agent in Switzerland and one of few in the industry.

She is the mother of 4 children and a very active leader and advocate of female entrepreneurship. She was nominated for the Global Woman Influencer Award 2020 and recently awarded the Surprise Global Woman Achiever 2021.

As much as these inspiring stories of women entrepreneurs can bring a new sense of direction in one’s life, their journey has never been an easy one. If you’re looking for some inspiration, these women entrepreneurs can undoubtedly be an ideal pick for you to bring you closer to your entrepreneurial dream. 

Sejal is a Pageant Winner, a Business Graduate, Co-founder & Chief Operating Officer of a leading marketing and branding agency Sunshy Digital Media, Co-founder and CEO of a social startup Sunshy Jewels, Co-founder and COO of a social media growth company Realstagram and Co-founder and CMO of a retail fashion store High Street all at the age of 21.

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