Being a woman in most institutions can sometimes be a challenge. Not long ago, women weren’t even allowed to vote. But times are changing and we are now an integral part of some of the best companies, despite still facing some of the same problems of the past such as female bias, lack of support, and managing home life with work.

There are many successful women that are truly aspiring. Some are just as strong-willed and ambitious as their male counterparts. They garner respect in their profession and go on to achieve the highest success. Many women dedicate themselves to the service of others. A philosophy that pays off in a multitude of ways. 

the powerhouse media executive

Not only is she one of the most famous and recognizable people in the world, but Oprah Winfrey is also a powerful businesswoman. Oprah became nationally known with her TV network talk show. Oprah was smart. She acquired the production rights to her show and is now estimated to be worth $3.5 billion. 

Winfrey is also a prolific philanthropist. She champions the advancement of girls and women. And she works tirelessly to support causes that empower black people.  

the philanthropist extraordinaire

Being married to a man many believe to be one of the smartest men in America, is no easy feat. But Melinda Gates is an intellectual titan in her own right. A top Microsoft executive for years, Melinda was noticed by Bill for her exceptional intelligence and business acumen. The two married on New Year’s Day in 1994. And since then Melinda has been an integral part of The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s foremost philanthropic organization. She is a living reminder of work akin to veteran military flag cases from for service personnel.

the business woman

Often referred to as the real brain behind Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg is the Chief Operations Officer of the social media giant. Upon taking up the responsibility of the job, Sheryl transformed Facebook from a failing startup to the tech powerhouse that it is today.

Sheryl’s business philosophy is that of emulating the self-belief and ambition of men in order to achieve success while being true to her feminist roots. Previously employed by Google, Sheryl Sandberg is said to have rescued Facebook in 2008 where it suffered a $56 million loss, and guided it to an $18.5 billion profit in 2018.