Being a woman in the world of business has not always been an easy and paved path. This still holds true for striving women entrepreneurs in today’s society. It wasn’t too long ago in history that women were not thought much of in the working world. In modern times, when you attend business conventions you are predominantly surrounded by men. However, in today’s world this is definitely changing, and women are becoming a strong force in the world of business and entrepreneurship. Women are truly a force to be reckoned with. Statistics show that more than 11.6 million firms are owned and operated by women in The United States. Surprisingly, this is accounts for only 4.6% of the total firms in the nation. The statistics have also shown that one in five of these firms that is owned by a woman brings in over one million dollars and above in revenue. I have found a website that gives you some more information on the challenges of being a woman entrepreneur
that you might find interesting to read as well.
To be successful in today’s world you must be able to wear a lot of “hats”. You must be able to successfully organize an enterprise using a considerable amount of initiative and confidence. Of course, with running your own business you may run into obstacles. One of the most common obstacles that entrepreneurs may face is lack of funding. Studies have shown that men are approximately twice as likely to raise money for funding opposed to women. When faced with the challenge of funding or even if you would just like to start off small, a great option is to begin your business at home and grow as much as you desire.
Chrissy Weems is a perfect example of a successful women entrepreneur. Chrissy Weems is the co-founder and CEO of her business the Origami Owl. I truly enjoy the story about the roots and beginning of her business. In 2010, Chrissy Weems founded Origami Owl with her daughter Isabella, who was only 14 years old at the time. It is an amazing story and such a great lesson for anyone to hear. It is an excellent example of a parent being able to teach their children about work ethic and so much more. She was able to teach her daughter about life and the importance of working hard for the things that you want in life. Sharing this experience together is not something that everyone gets to experience, and it is very special. I am sure that being able to experience this together has brought them so much joy, growth, value, and life lessons to both of them.
Chrissy Weems runs a thousand-dollar scholarship program that is available to students and small business owners. For this all that you need to do is write a 500-word essay on the following topic: “Share an adversity in your life that you have fought to overcome and what you have learned from it”. For more details on this scholarship can be found at ChrissyWeemsScholarship.com. I believe that this is a prime example a successful business owner giving back to the community.