10 Successful Women Entrepreneurs
These 10 successful women entrepreneurs are all powerful women who are leading the way in our economy. These women represent a generation of leaders whose innovations are redefining the rules of business. Each of these women are ground breakers and innovators in their fields. They all run multimillion dollar companies and are fast and furiously leading the way for aspiring entrepreneurs in business today.
- Elizabeth Bennett, President of Africa Direct, Inc. is the largest entrepreneurial Internet seller of African art and trade beads. She is the creator of museum exhibits and publisher of books on African Art. Ms. Bennett is the driving force behind Ebay's Giving Works and works as an Ebay powerseller.
- Billie K. Dragoo, President and CEO of RepuCare Inc. founded the company in 1995 with her entrepreneurial mission of providing allied health professionals to hospitals and clinics in Indiana. RepuCare's business has expanded to also include municipal and corporate clients such as the City of Indianapolis and ConAgra Foods.
- Lani Hay, President and CEO of Lanmark Technology Inc. has grown from a one women entrepreneurial consulting firm to a multimillion dollar enterprise that was awarded a half a billion dollar IDIQ contract with the Department of Defense. Ms. Hay began with a SBA loan, woman-owned, service- disabled veteran- woman whose main goal was to provide solutions that strengthen the federal government.
- Michelle Jones, President and CEO of Entech Northwest, Inc. founded Entech Consulting at the age of 23. Her entrepreneurial goal was providing air quality permit and compliance support to mid-size manufacturing companies. Ms. Jones has grown Entech into a multimillion dollar environmental and project construction company with clients such as Texaco, CALTRANS and the Port of Los Angeles.
- Sheila Lirio Marcelo, Founder and CEO of Care.com started the company in 2006. The site has become the largest and fastest growing service helping families connect with local and quality care givers making this site the premier solution for care on the web.
- Susan Wilson, Founder and CEO of The Judgement Group has been a successful serial entrepreneur. The Judgment Group began as an attempt to right a wrong that is done when courts award money judgments, of which 80% are never paid. The Judgment Group’s proprietary system uses advances in information and technology to leverage the power of the legal system to get judgments paid.
- Lynn Jurich, President and Co-Founder of SunRun, Inc. started the company in 1997 as a green entrepreneurship, while attending Stanford Business School. The environmentally friendly company pays for the start up and installation of solar panels for homeowners. Homeowners then purchase the solar power from SunRun at a savings of 10% rather than 15% from their energy company.
- Lisa Loscalzo, President of The Little Clinic, brought health care to the local markets with her entrepreneurial vision. The Little Clinic runs 150 small walk-in health clinics in Kroger and Publix supermarkets. Ms. Loxcalzo believes that retail clinics are one way to solve the health care crisis.
- Ali Brown is the Founder and CEO of Ali International, LLC. Ms. Brown has created a multimillion dollar company that is devoted to empowering entrepreneurial women all around the world. Through the power of entrepreneurship Ms. Brown has helped women begin to start and grow their own businesses.
- Marsha Serlin is the Founder and CEO of United Scrap Metal. In 1978 with no money and a house that was repossessed, Ms. Serlin's entrepreneurship began by searching Chicago's back alleys for discarded metal she could resell. In 2010 the company annual revenues are in excess of $150 million and has over 100 employees. Ms. Serlin is the first woman in the U.S. to have founded a scrap- metal company.