The Power of Women CEO’s

Women are a vital part of the business world, even though we are still paid less than our male counterparts and receive less funding for our businesses – we are making progress!

I thought I’d share a few stories from this article about top Women CEO’s who are leading the way.

Whitney Wolfe Herd

Founder of Bumble (BMBL): Wolfe Herd’s dating app puts women in control, giving them the power to initiate conversations and make the first move. At 31 when Bumble IPO’d, Wolfe Herd is the youngest female founder to take a U.S. company public. 

Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, Wolfe Herd attended Southern Methodist University and started her career at the dating app Tinder. After leaving Tinder, Wolfe Herd founded Bumble in 2014 with the aim of creating a more inclusive and empowering online dating experience for women.

Wolfe Herd has been recognized for her entrepreneurial achievements, including being named on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list and Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world. She is a prominent figure in the tech industry and a vocal advocate for gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Tan Hooi Ling

Founder of Grab (GRAB): Ling co-founded Southeast Asia’s largest ride-hailing service, revolutionizing the transportation industry in the region.

Born in Malaysia, Tan attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the United States, where she earned degrees in electrical engineering and computer science. After working for McKinsey & Company, she co-founded Grab in 2012 along with fellow MIT alumnus Anthony Tan.

Under Tan Hooi Ling’s leadership, Grab has grown from a small startup to a company with a valuation of over $40 billion, offering a range of services such as ride-hailing, food delivery, and financial services. Tan has been recognized for her entrepreneurial success and leadership, including being named on Forbes’ list of Asia’s Power Businesswomen. She continues to be an important figure in the tech industry, particularly in Southeast Asia.

Jennifer Hyman and Jennifer Fleiss

Founders of Rent The Runway (RENT): Hyman and Fleiss co-founded Rent The Runway, a fashion rental service that has disrupted the traditional retail industry.

The company revolutionized the fashion industry by allowing women to rent high-end designer dresses and accessories for special occasions. Both women attended Harvard Business School, where they met and developed the concept for Rent The Runway.

Hyman and Fleiss have been recognized for their innovative business model and leadership in the fashion industry, with Hyman named on Fortune’s 40 Under 40 list and Fleiss on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list. They have also been vocal advocates for women in business and entrepreneurship, sharing their insights and experiences through speaking engagements and media appearances.

Anne Wojcicki and Linda Avey

Founders of 23andMe (ME): Wojcicki and Avey co-founded 23andMe, a DNA testing and analysis company that has helped millions of people learn about their ancestry and health risks.

Wojcicki, a former healthcare industry analyst, and Avey, a biologist with experience in biotech startups, founded the company in 2006 with the goal of making genetic testing more accessible to the general public.

23andMe’s DNA testing kits allow customers to learn about their ancestry, genetic health risks, and inherited traits. The company has also partnered with pharmaceutical companies for research purposes, leveraging its vast genetic database to develop new treatments and therapies. Wojcicki and Avey have been recognized for their contributions to the biotech industry, with Wojcicki named on Fortune’s Most Powerful Women list and Avey on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list. Wojcicki is also the sister of Susan Wojcicki, who recently stepped down from her role as the CEO of YouTube after a 9 year run.

Way to go Women CEO’s of the World! If you are inspired by these women and wonder how they started out I can guarantee they did not do it all by themselves and most had a coach along the way. I’d love to be that thought partner/mentor for you – set up a call today!

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