According to Forbes, approximately ten and a half million women in America work for themselves. This ownership accounts for the creation of twenty-three million jobs and contributes a solid three trillion dollars to the U.S. economy. Today I’m highlighting three women who not only inspire with their work and incredible success but also advocate for and support other women with similar dreams and aspirations.


in the workplace that, but they are also doing the laborious work of providing representation for women all around the world who have goals that they are striving toward in traditionally male-dominated spheres. This article will spotlight a few who are particularly prominent in today’s society:


Tyra Banks


Tyra Banks is a multitalented American television personality, actress, author, a former model, producer and more. She also has a very successful makeup and skincare line but she is perhaps best known for her role as the host of America’s Next Top Model, a show which worked to discover new talent and showcase diversity.  She simultaneously embedded this show with her personality and motto, which emphasized body acceptance, self-love, empathy, and compassion, edged with cutting competitiveness.


Oprah Winfrey


Oprah may well have one of the strongest, widely recognized, and best-loved brands in the world. She is best known for her talk show, but has taken on the role of a mogul in many spheres; she is also a media executive, actress, television producer, and philanthropist. She is commonly regarded as the most influential woman in media and has been recognized as the greatest black philanthropist in American history.  She started as a radio host in rural Mississippi and due to the success and skill of her delivery, slowly moved up the latter until she launched her own production company and became internationally renowned.


J.K. Rowling


J.K. Rowling, short for Joanne Kathleen Rowling, was born and raised in Chipping Sodbury England. She is well known as the author of the prolific Harry Potter series, as well as numerous other books which have acquired a wide readership and numerous awards. In 1998, Warner Brothers bought the rights to the first two Harry Potter books for $700,000, and that was just the beginning for one of the most successful authors in the world. She is also admired beyond her talent for her strength and tenacity, transcending continuous rejection to make it in the world of publishing.