Celebrating Iconic Women Around the World
In March every year, the economic, cultural, political and social achievements of women across the world are celebrated. While inequality is still a major hurdle in countries across the globe, the gender gap is finally beginning to close. The phenomenal women featured in this article are doing their part in achieving global equality by taking a stand and attaining success, despite gender-based adversity. These women are breaking unprecedented barriers and paving the way for the females of the future. Let’s take a look at who they are, and what they are doing.
Co-founder and CEO of 500 Startups
“In order to have a meaningful impact, companies should value diversity and inclusion from Day One.”
A veteran in global investment markets and a fierce advocate for equality and inclusion, Tsai is the co-founder and CEO of 500 Startups, and early-stage startup accelerator. Since 2010, she has invested in close to 2,000 startups across the globe and has over $350 million invested across various funds. Some of their investments are massive success stories like Wildfire, Credit Karma, Twilio and Udemy.
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Co-founder of Entrepreneur First
“You must listen to your customers, but everyone else is just noise.”
Bentinck is an award-winning entrepreneur and co-founder of the tech talent investment company Entrepreneur First. Through various initiatives, she is making mega contributions to the global tech industry. Bentinck is one of the people behind Code First, a not-for-profit organization focused on helping females to learn the necessary skills to begin working in technology. Bentinck is also making massive investments into the Asian technology industry with the goal of growing a portfolio of tech superstars as she brings bleeding-edge tech companies to the East.
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Founder and CEO of Fashion Tech Lab
“Nothing can be 100% sustainable, but every effort makes an impact.”
Passionate about making the world a better place, Duma is not only bringing innovative fashion and textiles to Russia and the world but also involved with various charitable initiatives with a strong focus on green initiatives and sustainability. Duma’s street style turned her into a fashion icon and her gentle heart spurred her on to launch Peace Planet and become a board member of the Naked Heart Foundation.
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Chairperson of Shun Tak Holdings
“I almost always have a strong passion for the things I do. I wouldn’t say aggressive, but I am always trying very hard to make sure that things will succeed.”
One of the wealthiest women in Hong Kong, Pansy Ho was born into a business-oriented and wealthy family. But this did not stop her from forging her own way in the world and attaining great success. Over the years Ho has amassed a substantial fortune through various investments of her own. Today she owns major shares in MGM in Macau and SJM in China. Ho has also been the driving force behind several highly successful property development projects throughout Hong Kong and serves as chairperson of Shun Tak Holdings in China.
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