Our annual celebration of the women leading today’s most influential, innovative companies, and changing lives while they’re at it.
Welcome to Entrepreneur’s annual 100 Women list! When deciding who (among the many incredible women we reviewed) to highlight this year, we asked one question: Who is making an impact? In the pages below you’ll find star athletes, technology whizzes, investors, activists, scientists, doctors, beauty aficionados, chefs, farmers, journalists, producers, teachers, jewelers, and much more. These women are diverse in every sense, but what they have in common is a drive to challenge the status quo in their communities and industries—even within their own powerful companies. In reading their stories, again and again, you will hear some variation of: There has to be a better way. I will find it. So get inspired, and go find a better way!
How 8 Women Investors Are Fixing the Shocking Lack of Funding For Women-Led Startups (excerpt)
Cofounder and general partner / TMV, which invests in purposeful companies
Founder / Transact Global, a virtual club of emerging fund managers
“Investors need to go beyond diversity mandates, which are great but are not a one-size-fits-all solution. At TMV, we invest in founders and ideas that have a real ability to create positive change. We know from experience and data that the best solutions to our most pressing issues stem from having different perspectives at the table. Female founders should also be building communities, whether that’s joining a peer group or starting one, where they can get the support needed to find investors who align with their mission.”
Written by Frances Dodds, Entrepreneur Magazine