Top 7 women entrepreneurs in the world: From Bumble founder to Canva founder

It is a well documented fact that women led businesses receive significantly less funding than those with men at the helm. However, this is not it as there are many more barriers which are specifically faced by women entrepreneurs. It is important to spotlight women, who overcome these hurdles and reach the incredible heights of success.

Top 7 women entrepreneurs in the world


Susan Wojcicki

Susan Wojcicki is a well- known female entrepreneur in the tech world, most recognized for her leadership as the former CEO of YouTube (2014-2023). Her journey to success is interwoven with the rise of Google and YouTube itself. She played a crucial part during the early days of Google, as she rented out her garage, which served as the company’s first office space in 1998, and also became the tech giant’s 16th employee.

Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg is someone who cannot be ignored in the tech industry, as she is not only a highly successful entrepreneur but also a prominent author and advocate for women in leadership. Her most recognizable role was as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Meta from 2008 to 2022.

Beyond Facebook, Sandberg is the founder of LeanIn.Org, a non- profit organization that empowers women to achieve their ambitions.

Reshma Saujani

Being the founder of Girls Who Code, Reshma Saujani’s path to success in the tech world is a unique one. While many focuses on building businesses, Saujani’s passion lies in empowering women through technology. She pursued career in politics after graduating from Yale University. Her platform Girls Who Code has managed to reach 450,000 girls in all 50 US states and across 20 countries.

Kiran Mazumdar- Shaw

Following her father’s footprints, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw earned an undergraduate degree in zoology from Bangalore University and a graduate degree in brewing from the University of Ballarat, Melbourne. Unable to land a job in brewing, she started consulting, before meeting Leslie Auchincloss, then owner of Biocon Biochemicals. Leslie took Kiran as a partner in Biocon India, the company, which was launched in 1978 in India.

Anne Boden

Anne Boden is a name synonymous with innovation and a breath of fresh air in the often stagnant world of FinTech. As the founder and former CEO of Starling Bank, UK’s first mobile only bank built entirely from scratch, she over came the glass ceiling and became the first ever woman in the history of UK to establish a bank.

Melanie Perkins

Melanie Perkins is an Australian billionaire known for revolutionizing graphic design accessibility with a little company you might have heard of called Canva. She launched the company in 2013 with her partner Cliff Obrecht and friend Cameron Adams. Despite of initial investor skepticism due to its Australian origin, the platform went on to garner 60 million monthly user and have attracted companies like Zoom and Intel for their paid plans.

Whitney Wolfe Herd

Whitney Wolfe Herd is not only the most successful women entrepreneur, but is also currently active in reshaping the online dating scenario as she founded the popular dating website Bumble. She has served as CEO and is currently the Executive Chair on the dating app known for its “women make the first move” policy.

Before Bumble, Wolfe was one of the co-founders of Tinder, another prominent dating app, and played a key role in its initial marketing and user base growth.