If you've got an exciting new business idea and have secretly been harbouring a dream to go it alone for some time, then sometimes all’s you need is a little inspiration to take the plunge. So, why not be inspired by our pick of the most exciting female entrepreneurs?
Not many people go from college drop out to founder and CEO of a multi-million pound company, and all before even turning 30! That’s why Sophia’s story is so inspiring, she proves that academia isn’t the only way to success if you have passion for what you love and are prepared to work hard.
Sophia is of course the founder of the US fashion brand Nasty Gal, which started out as a simple online eBay vintage store. She has even written the book #GirlBoss about her path to success which is a must read for any aspiring entrepreneurs.
Holly Tucker and Sophie Cornish
This pair of entrepreneurs started their gift website Not On The Highstreet from the comfort of their own kitchen table when the two friends were inspired to create a virtual quirky shopping destination inspired by areas like Brighton’s lanes.
Their site makes it easy to buy a unique gift without having to leave your house and track down a quirky boutique. It’s the kind of idea that’s got genius written all over it, and has helped to turn their venture into a multi-million pound success!
One of the most famous female entrepreneurs around is Scottish Michelle Mone who’s famed for revolutionising lingerie. Inspired by attending a party in an ill-fitting bra she evoked upon the challenge of creating one that was comfortable enough to dance the night away in, and from that idea Ultimo was eventually born.
It’s really inspiring to think that despite her humble beginnings, she’s taken a simple idea put in a lot of hard work and is now a multi-millionaire because of it!
Maybe you have a female entrepreneur who inspires you that we haven't mentioned? Then, let us know by dropping us a tweet @fiorelli_bags.