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Amazing Companies Led By Women

It is remarkable to look at the achievements of women around the world, despite the oppression and unequal circumstances they have faced since the beginning of time. It is so inspiring to see women constantly rise up and continue to flourish and prosper in a world that has been dominated by males for so long. To celebrate women and all that they are capable of, we decided to take a look at some of the most amazing women-led companies out there!

1. The Honest Company Cofounder- Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba started The Honest Company in an effort to provide people with safe and effective products that perform. Since 2011 it has grown into a 1.7 billion dollar business.

2. General Motors CEO- Mary T. Barra

The first female CEO of a major global automaker, Mary T. Barra pulls in a whopping 28 million a year for her amazing leadership efforts.

3. Orangetheory Fitness Founder- Ellen Latham

Ellen Latham was once jobless, but she took her passion for fitness and turned it into a multimillion dollar fitness industry reporting 738 million dollars in system wide revenue. All we can say is- WOW!

4. CATMEDIA Founder- Catherine Downey

Catherine Downey was a single mother, striving to provide for her family when she founded CATMEDIA (once called CATVIDEO) in 1997. Since then it has grown to be one of the leading advertising and marketing services companies in the US.

5. Progressive Insurance Founder- Tricia Griffiths

As CEO of this well-known insurance company with 23 billion in revenue, Tricia Griffith is one of 50 women Fortune has identified as the Most Powerful Women in Business! Cheers to that!

6. Transperfect Founder- Elizabeth Elting

Liz Elting, CEO of Transperfect, is a self-made woman whose success landed her on the FORBES' list of “America's Richest Self-Made Women.” Elting is the cofounder and CEO of TransPerfect, which is one of the world's largest translation firms.

7. Pepsico Chairman and CEO- Indra Nooyi

Indra Nooyi is hailed as one of the most powerful women in business, leading Pepsico, which is the second largest food and beverage business in the entire world.

8. Campbell Soup CEO- Denise Morrison

The first woman CEO ever at Campbell Soup, Denise Morrison, has said she all too often has had the experience of being the only woman in the room and she is fully committed to changing this.

9. IBM Chairman, President, and CEO- Ginni Rommety

Ginni Rommety has done what years ago was thought impossible. She rose to the head of one of the biggest global information technology companies. Her advice to other women in the technology field is to “accept risk, aim big, and never let anyone else tell you what's possible.”

10. Collective Bias COO and Cofounder- Amy Callahan Recently listed as one of Forbes' 11 female entrepreneurs who started amazing companies, Amy Callahan's company, Collective Bias, is making headlines around the world as a leader in influencer-generated content marketing.
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