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Female Entrepreneurs Share Wisdom
Sara Blakely, founder of Spank

Every entrepreneurial journey has ups, downs, wins, and mistakes that shape the path forward. Here, some of the world’s most successful female founders share the biggest lessons that stuck with them:¬†

 

Beatriz Acevedo, Co-Founder of SUMA Wealth

 

“As you start your journey, the first thing you should do is throw away that word ‘impossible.’ Nobody knows for certain what’s possible.” -Beatriz Acevedo, Co-Founder of SUMA Wealth

 

Sara Blakely, founder of Spanx

 

“Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. It can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else.” – Sara Blakely, Founder of Spanx

 

Whitney Wolfe Herd, Founder of Bumble

 

“People are working harder than ever, and I pick up the subtext that they desperately want to be led with meaning, frankness and empathy, not tricked.” – Whitney Wolfe Herd, Founder of Bumble

 

Leah Busque Solivan, Founder of TaskRabbit

 

“Don’t be afraid of being unique, it’s like being struck by a meteor, it won’t happen again!” – Leah Busque Solivan, Founder of TaskRabbit

 

Alexa Hirschfeld, Co-Founder of Paperless Post

 

“My biggest advice is don’t let self-doubt get in the way and to have the courage to take that initial risk.” – Alexa Hirschfeld, Co-Founder of Paperless Post

 

Jennifer Hyman, Co-Founder of Rent the Runway

 

“There’s too much of a culture that celebrates lashing out or unkind behavior as ‘disruption.’ Disruption to me is taking a nuanced, kind approach.” – Jennifer Hyman, Co-Founder of Rent the Runway

Learning from those who have been there before is invaluable. Which of these hard-won insights resonates most with you on your entrepreneurial journey?

Carol Gavhane, owner of Sparkle Hustle Grow

I’m Carol Gavhane, Owner of Sparkle Hustle Grow. My team and I use this blog to share our favorite business tips, introduce you to thought leaders in our community and to feature products from SHG boxes.