Women worldwide are beginning to realize that their roles aren't limited to the professional glass ceiling or gender stereotypes. There are many great women around the world who are starting their own businesses and becoming successful entrepreneurs. If we look around, there are millions of women and mothers that are managing their business while creating work-life balance and giving time to their partner and children. These superwomen are investing in all sorts of businesses and playing multiple roles. The reason behind their success is simple- their passion and get-it-done attitude. If you're also a women who's looking to start her own business, this article is for you. In this article, we'll inspire you with five biographies of Australian female entrepreneurs.
As a woman, it's hard to commit to a 9 to 5 job, and it's even more difficult for mothers. However, one that every woman can definitely do is start her own business. It's because of the mompreneur around the world that the cottage industry is constantly growing around the world. With platforms like Amazon and Shopify now, it's easier than ever to sell your products online in the global market.
Once you start getting more orders, make sure you spend on branding. You may even find clients who are willing to subscribe for the entire week or month, which means you'll have capital in advance to start your business. Keep in mind that there might be many competitors in the market, and you can't compromise on the quality at all. As far as you're providing good food within an affordable budget, you'll keep getting clients for your business.
Inspiring Female Entrepreneurs Australia
- Melanie Perkins is the CEO and Co-founder of the billion-dollar Australian Tech startup Canva. She co-founded the disruptive online design and publishing tool in 2013 and has since managed to make Canva one of the world’s most successful tech companies. Melanie has raised one of Australia’s largest early-stage investment rounds as CEO of Canva. Canva was valued at $40 billion in 2021, making her not only one of the most successful female entrepreneurs in Australia but also one of the most successful Australian entrepreneurs of the modern era.
- Katie Page Net Worth: $80 million; Harvey Norman revenues – $2.547 billion. Named 4th in ABR’s list of “50 most powerful women in business” 2015. With a long 21 year career as Chief Executive Officer of Harvey Norman Holdings, Katie Page has also been referred to as the mastermind behind the success of her empire. She manages a network of 277 stores in eight countries, while also acting as the Retail Council Director. Katie Page is also a backer of several professional sports and an active promoter of women in sports. She was the first woman to be elected to the board of the National Rugby League (NRL). In 2005, she went on to introduce the NRL’s ‘Women in League’ initiative. Katie Page is truly an exemplary Australian entrepreneur, inspiring men and women all over the world.
- Kayla Itsines, Net Worth: $64 million, In the Times list of “30 most influential people on the Internet” 2016. This Australian entrepreneur has gone from being a personal trainer at a gym in Adelaide to building one of the world’s most successful fitness app Sweat. At 29, she is still under 30 and has already achieved great things in the world of business. Kayla Itsines is a great example of how you can leverage the power of Apps to launch your business and potentially earn millions from it. We at Elegant Media have developed several successful Apps that are generating substantial revenue for entrepreneurs.
- Diana Williams, Net Worth: Turn over more than $75 million/year. In 1989, Diana Williams was a stay-at-home mom in Melbourne. Which is when she realised there was a need for a female-only gym and opened her first one in Bendigo, Victoria. Thirty years later, her health club brand Fernwood Women’s Health Clubs has 70 clubs around Australia and 73,000 members. Diana’s background in weightlifting has helped her hone her vision for women’s fitness, not just in Australia but all around the world. Her fitness studios offer a staggering variety of classes, from yoga and Pilates to Tai Chi and Zumba. Add to that the perks of free breakfasts, hair care products and even creche facilities – no wonder Diana’s business is crushing it!
- Janine Allis, Net Worth: (upwards of) $66 million; Retail Zoo revenues – $350 million. In Australia, you are more likely to spot a Boost juice bar than a kangaroo. Janine started selling juice from her home in the year 2000, 20 years later, she has managed to build an empire of 550 Boost juice stores around the world. Janine has always been outspoken about the importance of leadership and given a good example of it herself by leading her company from her kitchen to Prahran’s Chapel Street and onto a worldwide phenomenon. She is also the part-owner of Retail Zoo, which is the parent company of Boost Juice, Salsa’s Fresh Mex Grill, Betty’s Burgers and Cibo Espresso. Janine Allis has authored The Accidental Entrepreneur – The Juicy Bits, which signifies the importance of resilience to achieve success. She had also worked with Village Roadshow and United International Pictures prior to starting off on her entrepreneurial path. Once it started, there was no looking back for her – just like there shouldn’t be if you, too, intend to become a famous female entrepreneur. Who knows, you might find yourself pitching to her on Shark Tank!