Successful Business Women-How did they do it?

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By Sophia Hazzard

A woman being able to work their way up the chain of business to the top isn’t something that is easy. And those women who do, definitely don’t get enough credit. With DCG being a staff of all ladies were curious as to how these women did it and what inspires them. We want to inspire you too, with our favorite female entrepreneurs and their tips. You can be one of these women, too.

1.Sophia Amoruso

“If you believe that what you’re doing will have positive results, it will - even if it’s not immediately obvious.” Sophia Amoruso is the Founder and CEO of Girlboss which is a community of women that come together to help each other excel. If there's any organization you want to look up to it’s this one. Girlboss was designed for women to help eachother grow and thrive in the workplace with skills they’ve all developed as a team. If Girlboss sounds familiar it’s because a Netflix TV show was created based off of Sophia Amoruso’s great accomplishments with creating her Ebay clothing line Nasty Gal. The 13 episode tv series on Netflix was written by Kay Cannon with Sophia Amoruso as executive director. But, with every entrepreneur there's always a bump in the road, leading to Nasty Gal’s bankruptcy. A tip from Amoruso on how she made it through that time period is to “Focus on less things and be great at those things.” Amoruso now being one of the Richest Self-Made Women according to Forbes, is continuing to strive even more with Girlboss growing everyday.

2.Beate Chelette

“I've been an entrepreneur pretty much my entire professional career. You have to overcome the fear, and it's a lot of work, but the rewards are fantastic." Beate Chelette helps Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners set up their businesses properly and achieve their growth goals in a systematic and simple way of coaching. She created a 5-Star Success Blueprint that guides wanting business owners down the right path to success, which resulted in her selling her business to Bill Gates for multi-millions in 2006. She also wrote an award winning book, “Happy Woman Happy World” that targets the main focus, strategy and structure of a better lifestyle for women. Something Chelette believes is important to understand is that “It has always been baffling to me that everyone talks about how much more successful businesses are with 50/50 men/women but no one ever explains why. I think this is critical for everyone to understand so they know what they get when putting a woman vs. a man in a leadership position.”

3.Susan Wojcicki

“Work smart. Get things done. No nonsense. Move fast.” Everyone has heard of the founders of Google being Larry Page and Sergey Brin but Susan Wojcicki plays a big role in it as well. She’s one of the many women that didn't get much credit or recognition for what she has done. If it weren’t for Wojcicki Google may not even exist today since the fact that it was founded in her garage in 1998. She then became Google’s marketing manager a year later. Not only that but she is also the CEO of YouTube, which has 2 billion monthly users. Wojcicki is the perfect example of how women are evolving and becoming some of the best business owners known to mankind. Because of her wonderful contribution to all digital communication has to offer she currently sits seventh on Forbes' "Most Powerful Women" list. Her net worth is estimated to be nearly $500 million. A good tip from Wojcicki is “ People don’t understand the logistics of advertising. To have the ads purchased and run, you need to have a series of products that work together.”

4. Tara Gentile

“What works for one small business owner might not work for another. The key is discovering what works for you.” Tara Gentile has worked her way up to being where she wants to be in life starting with becoming a business owner after being pregnant and trying to find a job. She started with a website, blog business and automatically started making more money than she ever had. She’s proud of how much she has grown, to now having her own podcast called “What Works” because she believes figuring out “what works” for starting a business is the most important information to obtain for growing a small business. Resulting in her creation of the What Works Network where all small business owners can come together to manage their businesses. With all of her accomplishments she’s proud to be one of the top 24 female podcast hosts for business owners and her website was named one of the 10 sites every entrepreneur should bookmark. Something she always wants business owners to keep in mind is “Decide this first: Do you want to be a rockstar or a secret weapon?”

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