Investing in Women: Supporting Female Entrepreneurs for a Better Future

Deborah Goldfarb
4 min readMar 17

Just a woman? Oh, hell no! Women are not “just” anything. In fact, we’re badass. From Abigail Adams to Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth to Rosa Parks, we have been at the forefront of history-making moments in our country, breaking down barriers, and challenging gender stereotypes in many areas of society.

Here are some fun facts to prove just how amazing we are:

  1. The two highest IQ scores in recorded history belong to women.
  2. Girls’ brains generally mature two years earlier than boys.
  3. Two of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World were built by women: the Hanging Gardens of Babylon were planted by the Assyrian Queen Semiramis; and the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus was built by Artemisia, queen of Caria.
  4. Women talk more than men do. A recent study shows that women say on average 13,000 more words per day than men.
  5. 40% of families with children have mothers as the singular or principal breadwinner. (In these homes, women bring home the bacon, cook, and serve it too).

In business, women have been breaking stereotypes as well. From tech startups to manufacturing companies, women entrepreneurs have been dominating the business world and breaking into male-dominated spaces. With a growth rate of 114% since the early 2000s-women-owned businesses today employ 9.4M people and generate over $1.8T in revenue. Additionally, 42% (13M) of all US businesses are owned by women. Now — that’s definitely what I call a “Can Do It” attitude.

Successful Women Entrepreneurs

Below, you will find a list of businesswomen who have overcome incredible odds and now have a net worth of $1B+:

  • Diane Hendricks: Net worth $11B-Ms. Hendricks is co-founder/chairman of ABC Supply-largest US wholesale distributor of roofing,siding,and windows.
  • Lynda Resnick: Net worth $5B, Ms. Resnick (along with her husband Stewart) founded The Wonderful Company. Under this umbrella — notable brands include — POM Wonderful, Fiji Water, Teleflora company, and others.
  • Oprah Winfrey: Net worth $2.6B, Ms. Oprah is not only one of the most famous, but one of the most powerful women in the…
Deborah Goldfarb

Debbie Goldfarb is the founder of Biz Made EZ and is a well-respected marketing and branding consultant working with both small and large businesses.