Top Female Entrepreneurs to Watch this International Women’s Day
To celebrate today’s most influential female trailblazers, we’ve compiled a list of top female entrepreneurs to watch this International Women’s Day! These female entrepreneurs are striving to effect social change and change the way of business for the next generation.
Olga Gomonova (MBA from Harvard Business School) and Victoria Nelson (Former Fashion Photographer), Co-founders of ChicCartel.com
Somewhere at the beginning of the last year, Olga and Victoria realized that even though fashion is definitely a female thing, the absolute majority of fashion companies are owned and run by men. What’s more, in general, the fashion industry doesn’t align with key issues that are important to women in 2018 — women’s rights, health, and environment.
Olga and Victoria felt that the time was ripe to create a “girl-power” collective/incubator whose sole purpose was to help women stand up their small sustainable fashion businesses. This is how ChicCartel was born.
Dr. Tasha Holland — Kornegay, Founder of TashaGuru.com
Passionate about helping others reach their maximum potential, Dr. Holland — Kornegay is an author, motivational speaker, and entrepreneur. She created Margaret’s Box as a way to honor her grandmother while also inspiring others to achieve their dreams.
Dr. Tasha enjoys studying people and understanding their perceptions toward life and their surrounding culture, which in turn cultivates her love of bringing problems to solutions and solutions to problems.
Dr. Holland — Kornegay is also the founder and owner of Our Treatment Center, PLLC. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor who earned her Doctoral Degree in Counseling (Human Services) with a concentration in Family Intervention Strategies. She brings years of experience in the Mental Health field, and Management. She has an unmatched desire and passion for working with children, and families, of all backgrounds and ethnicities.
Dr. Holland — Kornegay has held the positions of: School Based Counselor for Wake County Public Schools, (NC). Executive Director for Oxford Manor Achievement School (Durham Public Housing-nonprofit); Program Coordinator for Communities in Schools (nonprofit); as well as working with inner city youth as Program Manager for Covenant House of New York City (nonprofit).
Jane Mosbacher Morris, Founder & CEO, TOTHEMARKET.com
Jane Mosbacher Morris is the Founder and CEO of TO THE MARKET (TTM), which connects businesses and consumers to ethically-made, social impact premium products created by vulnerable communities from around the world. TO THE MARKET works with some of the biggest corporations in the world, such as Macy’s, Levi’s, Capital One, UBS, Experian, General Mills, and many more.
She previously served as the Director of Humanitarian Action for the McCain Institute for International Leadership, where she managed the Institute’s anti-human trafficking program. She currently serves on the Institute’s Human Trafficking Advisory Council. Prior to joining the Institute, she worked in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Counterterrorism and in the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues.
She is the author of upcoming Penguin Random House book, Buy the Change You Want to See: Harnessing Your Purchasing Power for Good. Morris is a member of VF Corporation’s Advisory Council on Responsible Sourcing. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and a MBA from Columbia Business School.
Estee Goldschimdt, CEO ShopDropApp.com
With an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business, Estee came to the United States from Russia in 2008, where she attended college and started a career as a marketer at Estee Lauder. She loved her job; however, the pressure to dress in designer clothes was undeniable. The budget she could allocate to clothes was very limited though due the nature of salaries in the beauty industry.
She only discovered her first sample sale after leaving Estee Lauder. It was a Marc Jacobs sample sale and she spent $200 on $2,000 worth of items. That was her eureka moment — why is subscribing to a million email lists the only way to find out about these events. This is how she became involved in Shop Drop, eventually becoming the CEO.