International women’s day makes this month popular for many events, conferences and talks focussed on successful women. Let’s reflect on some of the most successful women in business that we have selected here.
Sara Treleaven Blakely is the founder of Spanx, an American intimate apparel company that sells pants and leggings in over 50 countries, founded in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2012, Blakely was named in Time magazine’s “Time 100” annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Not only has she created a $1.2 billion company, but she is also a guest judge on ‘Shark Tank’ and had a cameo in ‘Billions.’
Sara was frustrated with the limitations of pantyhose and other undergarments and so she created ‘Spanx’ to help solve her own and millions of other women’s problems as well.
Denise Coates is the founder of the company Bet365. She created the company in 2000 however she had previously been the managing director of her family betting shop estate from 1995.
As the new century had begun, Coates saw there was an opportunity with sports betting becoming popular online. Thanks to her knowledge of the betting industry, she now has a net worth of £4.5 billion! Coates is walking proof of how women can be hard workers.
Karren Brady is well known for being on the reality tv show ‘The Apprentice’ after being on the show since 2010, she displays a strong business personality. She has also been a significant role in the UK business world for more than two decades. But Brady doesn’t stop here, after being a former managing director of Birmingham city where she became the youngest managing director of a UK plc, she has continued being in the football industry and is currently the vice- chairman of West Ham football club.
Sofia is the co-founder of Latin World Entertainment and has a net worth of £132 million. She started Latin World Entertainment with her business partner Luis Balaguer in 1994. The business is a talent management, production company and entertainment marketing firm, with offices in Beverly Hills and Miami.
Vergara saw many opportunities in her heritage and reputation as an actress and as a judge on the TV show ‘America’s got talent’. As Vergara struggled to find a manager in the early years of her career, she decided to create ‘Latin World Entertainment’ to make an opportunity for herself and other people in the Hispanic talent community, which has since become a very successful marketing firm in the United States.