While entrepreneurship has always been a man’s game, there has been a rich history of female entrepreneurs as well!
But what about today? Are there any companies in a male-dominated industry that have a female founder?
There are indeed and these ladies are a great example for women in business. They serve as an example to anyone looking to run a successful female-owned business.
So who are these ladies?
Let’s meet some of the top female founders today:
Without a doubt, Denise Coates is one of the most talented women in business today. While she keeps out of the spotlight she’s behind the online betting business which is one of the thriving industries in the country.
As online gambling becomes more popular throughout the world, we can only expect her profile to grow even more. She’s one of the highest-earning women in the UK — a market with high acceptance of online gambling.
As of 2021, her net worth is around $12 billion! Online gambling has been a man’s industry with tycoons such as the late Sheldon Adelson and Stanley Ho pulling the reins. But as far as British gambling goes, Denise is the Queen of Online Betting — without anyone able to dethrone her!
While you might think that the lingerie industry would be run by women, it’s a male-dominated industry! Both the CEO of Victoria’s Secret and Agent Provocateur are men! Both these companies were started by men, with the latter started by a man and his wife.
But House of Anesi is one of the most unique lingerie brands on the market today and it’s run by Stephania Stefanakou.
This is a tech-lingerie company which means that the lingerie uses technology to adapt to the wearer. For example, some bras can get adjusted to a woman’s cup size.
House of Anesi got funded by Kickstarter and has gone on to become one of the hottest lingerie brands on the market today.
Sudha Murthy is a legend among women in business. She helped found the Indian tech-giant Infosys and is a chairperson today.
She has also received praise for her philanthropic efforts. She’s brought computers to all schools and public libraries in the Indian state of Karnataka. She also has opened up orphanages throughout the country.
She’s also an accomplished novelist and her works have been adapted into film and television. She’s in her seventies now and is still just as busy as ever!
Now’s the Time to Become a Female Founder
There has never been a better time to become a female founder and pursue entrepreneurship in a male-dominated industry.
While Sheldon Adelson and Stanley Ho have dominated the casino industry, Denise Coates has managed to become the undisputed Queen of Online Betting.
Stephania Stefanakou has succeeded in running a great lingerie business catered to women without appealing to the male gaze. Sudha Murthy is a legend in the tech industry and remains an inspiration to women today!
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