6 Female Millennial Entrepreneurs to Watch
As a member of The Brand Girls, it’s likely that you strive for certain things: a challenging and fulfilling professional life is at the top of the list. Well, we hear you - and while it’s always good to look up to those who have become household names, it’s also important to know about the women in OUR GENERATION that are getting things done the #girlboss way. Whether they are in the boardroom or working in the field, these ladies are making some big moves and seriously impacting the world for the better. Below, you’ll find six female millennial entrepreneurs to watch.
Rachael Bozsik - The Brand Girls
Of course, we have to start this list with The Brand Girls CEO and Founder, Rachael Bozsik. Rachael started The Brand Girls out of her college dorm senior year, and as you can see that business is going strong. We love her passion for empowering college women so they have the head start they need to get their dream jobs.
Jess Ekstrom - Headbands of Hope
Another college start-up, Jess was inspired to help the world when she noticed a lot of children wearing headbands to help with their confidence after losing their hair to chemotherapy. Driven by her desire to help these children, Jess started Headbands of Hope, which went from a single order in 2012 to a wildly successful international brand that is supported by major organizations and donates headbands to 16 countries.
Monique Lindner - Unlimited U
Monique is another lady who believes in one of Team BG’s favorite catchphrases: empowered women empower women. Her journey began when she started her podcast, Unlimited U, as a way to help build a sense of community through interviews with women who had overcome terrible things. She now has given a TEDx talk, became a coach for other entrepreneurs, and supports women’s efforts worldwide.
Justine Ezarik - iJustine
This woman is every aspiring YouTuber’s dream. Justine Ezarik, or iJustine, has managed to rack up over 5 million subscribers and almost 1 BILLION views. While her path to entrepreneur goals was a slow climb (she started her channel in 2006), Justine proves that sometimes it really does pay to be funny.
Lauren Bush - FEED
Remember those bags and t-shirts in Target from a few years back? The ones that had little numbers at the bottom? Well, those items were produced by Lauren Bush’s FEED, and those numbers tell you how much food you are giving back to those in need by purchasing that item. Straightforward, and so so awesome. Thanks, Lauren!
Lisa Wang - SheWorx
Lisa graduated from Yale, worked on Wall Street, AND became a USA Hall of Fame Gymnast all before 30, but that’s not why she is on this list. Lisa is also the CEO and Founder of SheWorx, a platform designed to help female entrepreneurs get the support and funding they need to be as successful as possible. How awesome!
We hope you’ve taken inspiration from the fabulous ladies above as you continue to break boundaries and glass ceilings while you work towards your goals. Maybe next time, The Brand Girls will be talking about YOU.
Written by: Amy Minemier
BG Client + BG Blog Intern