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The Top Female Entrepreneures

PLANNING FUTURE THE TOP 10 FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS How many female millionaires are The most reliable and often cited figure comes from Datamonitor; it claims that ere in Britain? Well it depends on the study. 46% OF THE COUNTRY'S MILLIONAIRES ARE FEMALE. THE STATS It's predicted that the percentage of female millionaires will be: There are approximately 1,420,000 million 53% 60% In In 2020 2025 self-employed women in the UK. But only 114 out of 1,000 people on the Sunday Time's Rich List are women. Women's entrepreneurial rates in the UK outpace France and Germany, but continue to fall behind the US: 10.4% ,5% 3.9% 3.1% USA UK GER FRA The proportion of working age women in the early stages of entrepreneurial work was 6% IN 2013, THIS FALLS BEHIND THE RATES FOR MEN (9%). THE ENTREPRENEURS J.K. ROWLING Region: Joanne Jo' Rowling - better known under her pen names of J.K. Rowling or Robert Galbraith - started writing what was Gloucestershire to be one of the world's most profitable and popular book franchises in 1990. Occupation: Novelist On a crowded train from Manchester to London, the idea for Harry Potter simply fell into her head. The manuscript was rejected by 12 separate publishers, all of which can be Best known for: found still kicking themselves to this day. Harry Potter NET WORTH: AN ESTIMATED £583 MILLION DEBORAH MEADEN Deborah had a passion for Region: business from an early age. She left school after finishing her Somerset O-Levels to study business and launched her own glass and ceramics import company at just 19 years old. Occupation: Businesswoman and Dragon The majority of her wealth and success came from the family tourism industry. She progressed to managing director of Weststar Holidays and grew the business for six years before selling it in 2005 for £33m. Best known for: Weststar Holidays NET WORTH: AN ESTIMATED £35 MILLION HILARY DEVEY Hilary Devey witnessed the hardships of business at just seven years old when her father was made bankrupt. She then gained a wealth of experience working within the distribution sector. Region: Bolton, Lancashire She quickly realised there was an opportunity to revolutionise Occupation: distribution in the UK. She Businesswoman and Dragon developed a business model and faced incredible odds as bankers repeatedly refused her proposed venture. Finally, in 1996, Hilary secured a premises and Pall-Ex Best known for: was born. Pall-Ex has a combined turnover approaching £100 million and is the leading palletised freight network in the country. Pall-Ex NET WORTH: AN ESTIMATED £46 MILLION MICHELLE MONE At 15, Michelle left school and didn't have a single qualification to her name. After her father Region: became ill, she took a job as an office junior at Labatt Brewers Glasgow and climbed the ladder to become Director for Scotland. Michelle's spark of inspiration came when she wore a Occupation: particularly uncomfortable bra Businesswoman at a dinner dance. She set out to create a new line of supportive bras that women could feel comfortable and confident wearing. In 1996, she did just Best known that, and the Ultimo brand was for: born. Since then, it has become Ultimo lingerie one of the leading designer lingerie brands in the UK. NET WORTH: AN ESTIMATED £35 MILLION LINDA BENNETT Linda Bennett is the founder of the LK Bennett fashion group; a British accessible luxury brand Region: and shoe specialist. Before carving out her success, Linda London grew up and worked in the North London suburbs as a shop floor assistant for Whistles and Joseph. Occupation: Clothing designer, businesswoman She recognised that the current market for well-made luxury shoes wasn't trying hard enough. She set out to correct this and opened her first shop in Wimbledon Village in 1990. Best known for: Her venture was incredibly LK Bennett successful and she sold a 70 percent stake of it in 2007 for approximately £70m. IL NETWORTH: AN ESTIMATED £61 MILLION DAME MARY PERKINS Dame Mary, the co-founder of Specsavers, was born and raised in a Bristol Region: council house before she started Bristol to study optometry at Cardiff University. It was there that she met her husband-to-be, Douglas Perkins, and they began plans to open separate practices. They eventually joined forces under the name Beddington and Occupation: Businesswoman and optometrist Perkins and built a chain of 23 outlets. The couple sold their joint venture for £2m and established Specsavers four years later. The success of their company made Dame Mary the first female Best known for: Specsavers billionaire in Britain. NET WORTH: AN ESTIMATED (WITH HUSBAND) £1.15 BILLION JACQUELINE GOLD Jacqueline Gold, the chief executive of Ann Summers, transformed the outdated Region: philosophy of the company. Under her father's reign it began Bromley, Kent as a chain of sex shops. It's now run by women, for women. Occupation: Jacqueline started working for the company when she was Chief Executive, 21. She saw an opportunity to businesswoman empower women to shop for lingerie in a safe and female- friendly environment. Her ideas revolutionised the business and Best known she was made chief executive for: in 1993. Jacqueline was voted the second most powerful woman in Retail by Retail Week. Ann Summers NETWORTH: AN ESTIMATED £501 MILLION SOPHIE CORNISH HOLLY TUCKER In 2006, best-friends Holly Tucker and Sophie Cornish founded; a Region: vibrant ecommerce site that Chiswick, London attracts a talented art and crafts community. The two entrepreneurs were eager to provide a home for unique, attractive and carefully- Occupation: made products from the home. Businesswomen Before joining forces, Holly and Sophie both worked in advertising, women's magazines and ran their own small Best known businesses. Their experience for: in these sectors has helped notonthehighstreet create a website that's now turned over £ 100m. %24 12 NET WORTH: UNKNOWN JUDY CRAYMER Judy Craymer saw a longevity and theatrical quality to ABBA songs that no one else did. The Region: idea for Mamma Mia! came to North London Judy in 1996 and she formed Littlestar Services Limited to help produce the stage musical. She even sold her flat so that she could bankroll enough money to make her dream a reality. Occupation: Theatrical producer The show was a massive success and has been adapted into 39 separate productions in 400 cities around the world. Judy later went on to produce Best known for: Mamma Mia! the movie, which Mamma Mia! became the highest grossing musical film of all time. NETWORTH: AN ESTIMATED £70 MILLION RITA SHARMA Rita Sharma is the UK's richest Region: Born in India, Raised in London Asian female entrepreneur. She attributes her success and determination to her upbringing by her parents. Despite the pressure to conform to traditional domestic roles, Rita was encouraged by her mother to dream for more. Occupation: Businesswomen She dropped her law studies at Sussex University after a term and started a travel agency in 1986. The now popular Worldwide Journeys, also known as Best at Travel, was developed as a 'bespoke travel agency' and has a net worth of £7m. Best known for: Worldwide Journeys NET WORTH: AN ESTIMATED £41 MILLION SOURCES Datamonitor - FS2139/010DMFS2139.pdf clients?productid=822A8CC5-4417-4200-B38D-4F8C360018CA. Labour market statistics - 1778_363998.pdf - PAGE 50 Women and Enterprise: Evidence Paper - stem/uploads/attachment_data/ file/85 606/wbcevidencepaper5.pdf Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2013 - Global Entrepreneurship Monitor United Kingdom 2013 Monitoring Report - http://w download/3371 courtesy of @creative commons

The Top Female Entrepreneures

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Women currently make up a fifth of small businesses in Britain. This infographic shows the UK's highest-earning female entrepreneurs, along with the stories behind their success.


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