Often when people think of millionaire business owners, they think of men who have achieved this status. My friend, Heather C. Stephens, blogged the other day about the apparent disparity between men and women achieving success in network marketing businesses compared to the sheer numbers of women involved in the industry. I started thinking about whether women are stepping it up and starting to match the men in the entrepreneurial ranks with business success. And what I discovered is that women are making millions all over the place. Some might go so far as to say that female entrepreneurs are changing the world by solving problems, making being a mom easier, and helping others. Here are three real-life examples of female millionaires.
Female Millionaire #1: Teri Gault found that her passion for saving money on groceries could help others. Her hobby turned into the million-dollar business known as The Grocery Game. The Grocery Game is a membership-based website where members receive lists of coupons, stores and promotions.
Members have access to the largest coupon database in the world. Gault offers a four-week free trial; after that membership costs $20 a month but promises to save you hundreds monthly on your grocery bill. Gault has also written a book, sells advertising space on her website, runs a blog and has been featured in a number of articles. This empire was built on the single idea that a family can and should be able to save money on groceries. Go Teri!
Female Millionaire #2: Dr. Kathleen Hall is founder of The Stress Institute, Alter Your Life, and The Mindful Living Network. Dr. Hall took her education, experience and desire to help people and created an empire. Her advice has been featured in major media around the globe; she is a contributing writer for several websites and magazines and has authored a number of books. Go Dr. Hall!
Female Millionaire #3: Elon Bomani, aka “The Dynamic Diva”, is a self-made millionaire. She took $36, all that remained in her checking account, and in 18 months created The Dynamic Diva.com & Papyrus Publishing, an innovative publishing company dedicated to publishing books, CDs, and DVDs, and creating e-commerce websites and services that will educate, empower and inspire individuals to fulfill their greatest dreams beyond their imagination.
Bomani took her goal and desire to inspire women to become healthier, wealthier, and wiser, and created a multi-million dollar business. She has been featured in major media outlets and even has a cameo appearance in “The Louise Hay Movie,” where she shares her rags to riches story.
These three women are perfect examples of the power and influence that female entrepreneurs can have on our world. Whether they want to help people save money, inspire mothers, or help people manage stress, they have all found solutions to wide-spread problems and made financial empires.
I was so excited to see these female entrepreneurs who are achieving big success. What’s your passion? What problem can your experience, skills and knowledge solve?
Spend some time today thinking about how you can offer value to the world and build your own million-dollar business.