In the BforB Master Licensing Leadership team we are proud to announce that 75% of our country partners are women. Recognising the significance of today and give accolade to women who makes continued contributions to the business and economic world whilst remembering its significant milestone in history. Often overcoming societal barriers and discrimination to achieve success. Few notable female leaders in business and economic history you might recognise to name a few are:
Madam C.J. Walker: Walker was an American entrepreneur and philanthropist who became one of the wealthiest self-made women in the world in the early 20th century. She founded a successful line of hair care products for African American women and used her wealth to support education and social justice causes.
Estée Lauder: Lauder was an American businesswoman who founded the cosmetics company Estée Lauder Companies in 1946. She built her company into a global brand and was known for her innovative marketing strategies.
Oprah Winfrey: Winfrey is an American media executive, talk show host, and philanthropist who has built a media empire over the course of her career. She is the founder of the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) and has been named one of the most powerful women in the world by Forbes magazine multiple times.
Sheryl Sandberg: Sandberg is an American technology executive who currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Facebook. She is also the author of the best-selling book "Lean In," which encourages women to pursue their ambitions and overcome gender stereotypes in the workplace.
Angela Merkel: Merkel is a German politician who has served as the Chancellor of Germany since 2005. She is known for her leadership during the European financial crisis and for her support of gender equality and climate action.
Indra Nooyi: Nooyi is an Indian-American business executive who served as the CEO of PepsiCo from 2006 to 2018. She is known for her innovative leadership and for transforming PepsiCo into a more health-focused company.
Your list of Female Leaders might be more extensive and deeply personal than what we've manage to put together in this Blog. However, all contributions are welcome and in conclusion we would like to coin the phrase made famous by the former American First Lady Michelle Obama; "Here’s to strong women! May we know them, may we be them, may we raise them."
Happy International Women’s Day 2023.