As the world is evolving, women are making their mark on the world in amazing ways.
Although the wage gap still exists, many powerful women have broken through those barriers and carved out their own success in the business world. Here are seven women who make power moves every day, and the world is better for it.
Women in Charge:
- Oprah Winfrey– Starting as a journalist in Chicago, Winfrey rose to stardom as America’s reigning talk show host during her tenure on the Oprah Winfrey show. From there, she founded Harpo Productions. She didn’t stop there. She went on to start her own network, OWN. A passionate proponent for education, she started the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls.
- Yang Lan –Known as China’s Oprah, she co-founded Sun Media with her husband. This company produces newspapers, magazines, television, and web-based programs. She also founded Sun Culture Foundation, an organization that works to improve education and promote awareness of poverty. She is considered by many to be the most powerful woman in Chinese media.
- Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw – Founder of India’s first biotech company, Biocon at the age of 25, she continued to grow her company, which is now Asia’s largest insulin producer. She is a billionaire and on the Forbes’ list of “India’s 100 Richest People.”
- Zhang Xin – She is the billionaire co-founder of real estate development firm, SOHO China. She and her husband donated 100 million to SOHO China Scholars, a program that provides funding so students can attend international universities.
- Sofia Vergara – Apart from being declared the highest paid actress in television, Sofia Vergara started a talent management and entertainment marketing company, Latin We. Through her company, she has scored lucrative licensing deals and managed the careers of Latino stars.
- Wu Yajun – Cofounder of Longfor Properties, she has created a 4.3 billion-dollar fortune in China. She is one of the richest women in China.
- Leila Janah – As part of her goal to end global poverty, Leila founded two companies that provide employment to the poor: Sama and LXMI. Sama offers opportunities for work in the digital industry. LXMI is a luxury brand that provides women with job opportunities. To ensure transparency, each product has a harvest number to trace where the ingredients came from and how much the harvesters were paid. She has combined entrepreneurship and philanthropy in a unique way.
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