By Eroh K | Strong Female Leaders

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In today's business world, it is not shocking that many of the most powerful and effective CEOs are millennial women. In fact, the latest statistics show that 33 Fortune 500 companies are led by this group. Here is a look at seven of the most influential females who have provided important contributions to society.

1. Tiffany Pham Mogul
Tiffany Pham is one of the top women CEOs. She became an entrepreneur early in her life. In 2014, she launched Mogul, a website for millennial women. Currently, there are 18 million users across 196 countries. Her goal was to create a platform that brought women together on an intellectual level so that they could learn from each other.

As a graduate of Harvard Business School, Pham began working with various television outlets like HBO and CBS. She became an expert in the media industry so that she could turn her dreams into reality. She wanted to build a company that empowered women across the globe. Her most recent endeavor was publishing YOU ARE A MOGUL, a book that discusses her journey with her start-up. Her ultimate goal is to help other women find their true selves so that they gain the confidence to become great leaders. Her endeavors have truly empowered women, so it is not hard to believe that many people refer to her as "Tiffany Pham Mogul."

2. Alexis Irene STATIC NAILS
Alexis Irene is the founder and CEO of Static Nails, a company that produces fake nails that are reusable and that can be applied with a glue that does not damage natural nails.

In the early days of her business, she worked out of her home. Through forming strategic partnerships with Sephora and HSN, she was able to enjoy over $500,000 in sales in a short amount of time. Irene explains that she has always wanted to make a difference and introduce innovative products to the world. She encourages other entrepreneurs to always ask for what they want. Being afraid to do or ask for things will stall the process of growth.

"The only person who can hold you back is you." Irene explains that when a person wants to start something new, it is crucial to have a plan and to be brave enough to act on it.

3. Katie Fang SchooLinks
Katie Fang has gained great success in the tech industry. She is the CEO of SchooLinks, an Austin-based online education website. This platform is designed to help students choose a fulfilling career path and to select the best college. Started in 2014 with a $5,000 loan from her father, Fang set up the business in her house. Eventually, she moved to Texas and teamed with Capital Factor, a business accelerator. Also, she was backed by Charles Thounburgh, CEO of Citivan Learning, Inc.

What makes her website different is its user-friendly interface. It follows a Tinder-style where students swipe through an evaluation that helps them determine the best career paths. Fang's ultimate goal is to help teens comprehend what will make them happy and gain success.

4. Daisy Jing Banish
Daisy Jing began as a YouTuber who reviewed skincare products. She suffered severe acne and was looking for help. One day, she began experimenting on her own and created a unique acne-fighting solution. She started packaging and selling the items from her kitchen. Thanks to her online following, she grew her "Banish" line. Her all-natural products were quite successful, and she had enjoyed more than $3.5 million in revenue. She intends to keep growing her company and hopes to expand it on an international level.

Daisy Jing considers herself a success every time she witnesses happy users who experience positive transformations with the help of her products. She advises other entrepreneurs to identify a personal problem and to create a solution. It may make a difference to a large group of people.

5. Nina Tandon EpiBone
Nina Tandon is a successful biomedical engineer and entrepreneur. She co-founded Epibone, the first company to grow living human bones for skeletal reconstruction.

One of her earliest contributions to science and medicine was her involvement in the development of an electronic nose that was used to "smell" lung cancer. She is constantly looking to better herself and advises others to have faith in themselves. This keeps people on the right path, especially when they are facing challenges. She was inspired to enter this field so that she could help her siblings who had trouble with their vision. Her ultimate goal is to create a process where it is possible to grow whole human organs for implantation.

6. Carrie Hammer Carrie Hammer Clothing and Apparel
Carrie Hammer is a millennial CEO who has changed the meaning of beauty in the fashion industry. She began her clothing line with professional women in mind. During her first runway show, she replaced traditional models with powerful women, including executives, activists, and philanthropists. Her "Role Models, Not Runway Models" campaign transformed the fashion world by focusing more on internal body positivity than outward physical appearance. She expanded the definition of conventional beauty to include characteristics like passion, accomplishment, and purpose. She has empowered a new generation of females to feel comfortable and to embrace life in their own skin.

7. Heather Marie Shoppable
Heather Marie is CEO of Shoppable, a software company that enables mass product distribution between merchants and millions of customers.

Her company stemmed from her frustration of not being able to buy certain products that she found on her computer. With Shoppable, a user can purchase anything that is found online through a "Universal Checkout."

Today, her company provides the opportunity to buy more than 20 million products. Thanks to the demand for retailers to grow their digital marketing strategies, Shoppable has enjoyed a high growth spurt. As the company continues to expand, Marie explains that her initial mission remains the same. She has created a platform where consumers can shop when they are inspired and to complete their purchases at the most convenient times.

Parting Words
Women are slowly closing the gender gap and are taking control of successful companies. The above top women CEOs are just a few examples of how female millennials have worked hard and climbed the ladder of entrepreneurial triumph. Their stories should inspire you and other women to follow in their footsteps. By watching these ladies turn hard work and aspirations into reality, you should learn that anything is possible. If you have a business idea that is a true passion, it is worth pursuing your dreams.





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