There is no limitation on becoming an entrepreneur or creating a business in 2023. Long gone are the days in which anyone — especially women — needs to jump through impossible hoops. It’s easier now than before, but there’s still a long way to go. Female entrepreneurs continuously break that glass ceiling, pave their own way to entrepreneurial success, and cultivate niche industries. Interestingly, women are trying to follow the same path as their male counterparts. They’re becoming trailblazers in their own industries and creating jobs of their own. Women are dominating niche industries one success at a time, and there’s nothing stopping them.
Amber Kelleher-Andrews is the CEO of Kelleher International, a renowned matchmaking firm catering to the rich, famous, and those truly searching for love. With 25 years of experience as co-CEO of her family business, Amber has expanded her brand across several continents and has become a leader in the multi-million dollar matchmaking industry. In addition to her business success, Amber is also a renowned relationship expert, TV personality, film producer, and philanthropist. She frequently serves as an expert and news correspondent for various news organizations and entertainment platforms such as The Today Show, GMA, 20/20, Nightline, the BBC, and NBC News. Her work as a relationship expert appears monthly in various magazines, online communities, podcasts, and books.
Corina Monroe is a dental hygienist, as well as a TikTok phenomenon. As a dental hygienist, she helps patients with their dental needs, but more importantly, she has taken to the wildly popular social media app TikTok to educate the general public — and fellow dental professionals — on dental hygiene. With a following of 2.5 million on TikTok and over 130,000 followers on Instagram, she shares tips, educates people on dentistry if they’re considering this career path, and provides overall healthy mouth and body advice.
With views averaging over 150,000 on TikTok, she plans to continue providing her followers with valuable content that is both educational and humorous. She has carved out a need for dental hygiene that is relatable, and her content exemplifies just how doable this is as she shares her continued growth in dentistry.
Christina Roberson is the co-founder of Heart-Centered Matters and CEO of Legacy Leaders. She is a life coach, and her passion is to serve others. After many years as a cosmetologist, she realized her calling was to help others feel confident and fulfill their life missions. By creating a safe space and unyielding love and support, Christina has helped countless women achieve their goals.
Christina believes that to find true success, it’s best to teach young people life truths. Heart-Centered Matters is a nonprofit focused on mental health for a younger demographic that helps them navigate important relationships in their lives. Legacy Leaders is an apparel line that strives to encourage and empower the youth.
Having focused most of her life coaching services on relationships, Christina was recognized as one of the Top 10 Relationships Coaches Transforming Lives in 2020 by Yahoo Finance. Because of her passion to serve others, she started her companies as a path of success for young people who strive for more.
Sarah Otto strives to create businesses that generate more businesses. In 2015, Sarah started a beauty services business, The Adair, because she wanted a creative outlet and an opportunity to establish her own financial freedom. She provided beauty services and skill-specific training to help empower other women to carve a niche for themselves. In 2022, Sarah created LINKED, a permanent jewelry company whose mission is to educate and enable women to seek financial freedom on their own time.
Permanent jewelry is a growing trend on social media and increasing in popularity as pop-ups at major events across the country. It has more Google searches than Botox and has taken permanent aesthetics by storm. Focusing on such a prominent industry, Sarah is able to empower women in achieving financial freedom by providing them with the proper tools to start their own permanent jewelry businesses that will thrive.
Gabby Beckford is an award-winning travel influencer that has created her path to success one step at a time. She created the blog, Packs Light, that highlights her travels with tips and tricks, but more importantly, shows ambitious Gen Z women how to not fear failure, take risks, and seize opportunities by seeing the world.
When she was younger, Gabby wanted to be Barbie. She thought, “Why can’t I do it all — travel, work, live — just like her?” It was this mindset of “delusional confidence” — the title of her TEDx Talk — that led her to becoming her version of Barbie by traveling the world, including to (almost) every state in the US, and across the world to countries like Jordan, Colombia, and Mexico, often solo! Gabby has visited just over 50 countries and currently travels full-time.
When life doesn’t offer you a seat at the table, you need to create your own table. These amazing women have dominated their respective niches, from matchmaking to global travel. While each woman had different motivations for their success, one thing is clear: they are crushing it and extending their hand to other women to be successful. The only way to move forward and create more seats at the table is to support one another, and these women are an inspiration.
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