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If you lack confidence or ideas, get inspired by these strong women. Find out how they overcame their challenges and what advice they may have for you.


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11 - 20 of 36 Success Stories
Yaiza Canosa Ferrio
When Yaiza Canosa Ferrio set up her first business, it was a natural next step in her life-long mission to find solutions. Founder of four successful companies, she chose to become an entrepreneur motivated by her desire to help make people’s lives...
Tania Habimana
Just think: how many business women do you think of as role models? That question has been on entrepreneur Tania Habimana’s mind for a while now. She hosts a show on entrepreneurs in Africa. “I find that for every nine male entrepreneurs that I...
Karoli Hindriks
Estonian Karoli Hindriks says she got into business ‘ because life is too short not to make a difference in the world .’ CEO and founder of Jobbatical, a platform matching tech businesses with professionals looking to work abroad, Karoli is...
Marion Koopman
Marion Koopman found freedom when she was given a chance to run a marketing company. The opportunity to explore new paths and lead a business to success is what drives her forward. As the CEO of the Greenhouse Group, an Eindhoven-based company...
Danae Bezantakou
Managing Director of Navigator Shipping Consultants Ltd and President of the iforU Greek mentoring network
Apart from being managing director in her family business, Danae Bezantakou is a founding member of four non-profit organisations. She believes that supporting young entrepreneurs in the shipping sector is crucial to tackling the economic crisis and...
Baia Abuladze
Founder of Baia’s Wine
Baia Abuladze is the founder of Baia’s Wine, a young but successful vineyard in Georgia. Established in 2015 when Baia was just 22, the company has focused on forging direct contacts with wine shops and restaurants and establishing a niche in the...
Hanna Bruce
Owner and CEO of Växbo Lin
Hanna Bruce started working in the Växbo linen factory as a summer guide in 1993. Her grandmother was a keen weaver and spinner, and her grandfather was a furniture-maker, so perhaps the weaving tradition was in her genes. After many years away, she...
Suzana Numani Rama
Owner of Numani educational institutions
H aving been under state management since the Communist regime, schools in Albania underwent a number of changes in the 1990s. Along with the removal of old Communist propaganda in school curricula, non-public institutions started to open up. Suzana...
Paula Fitzsimons
Founder and Managing Director of Fitzsimons Consulting and Director of Going for Growth and ACORNS
Paula Fitzsimons is the founder and managing director of Fitzsimons Consulting, which specialises in consultancy assignments in entrepreneurship, growth and sectoral development strategies, targeting both the public sector and private clients. Paula...
Josipa Maslač Petričević
Owner of Naftalina
When she was 19 years old, Josipa Maslać Petričević dreamed of having her own business and being her own boss one day. In 1983, she uncovered her passion in the textile industry and created Naftalina. Most of its products – including uniforms,...