Recently my friend, Michael Dunlop of Income Diary, posted his list of the 30 Top Female Internet Entrepreneurs. The list is not organized in any certain order, such as most money made, longest in business, youngest female, etc. But, rather, is in alphabetical order. I have to respect Michael for that because he knows that as women, we don’t base the measure of our success on money, power or seniority alone.
Success can mean so many things and I suppose everyone holds a different perspective of what true success is. To me, true success is working on something I enjoy, something that brings a sense of fulfillment and peace, and provides financial freedom with it.
What is your idea of success? I find it interesting to hear different perspectives. If you find yourself thinking, “oh, yeah…that’s good! Why didn’t I say that?” or “that is so lame, how can anyone call that real success?”, we must remember that we are creating our own unique life experiences based on our own likes, dislikes, and experience in this world. There is no right or wrong, really. It’s just personal preference.
Below is the list of the Top Female Internet Entrepreneurs. Be sure to visit Income Diary to see the original post, and to check out the great interviews with other top entrepreneurs that are always being updated. Can you see yourself achieving the same levels of success? If not, why not? If so, when? Let this list inspire and motivate as we realize that women all over the world are breaking through fabricated Internet ceilings. Ceilings exist only as long as we believe they do. You can do and be all that you dream you can be!!
Congratulations to these ladies and best wishes for continued success:
30 Female Entrepreneurs Making Money Online
|Name||Company||Founded||Why She Matters|
|Amanda Marcotte||Pandagon||26-Nov-01||Amanda runs one of the most talked about feminism and politics blogs. Marcotte shot to fame when John Edwards asked her to run the presedential blog.|
|Ariana Huffington||Huffington Post||09-May-05|
Is perhaps one of the most successful female Internet entrepreneurs ever and is the founder of the top blog in the world according to Technorati!
|Ashley Qualls||What Ever Life||2004||Attracting millions of monthly visitors earning the 18 year old 7 figures a year.|
Founder of Surfnetkids, the website attracts more than 600,000 visitors a month, her newsletter lists are over 80,000 strong, and her self-published e-books are sold on dozens of sites.
|Carrie Wilkerson||The Bare foot Executive||2007|
In 2 years Carrie has gone from in debt to 7 figure Internet entrepreneur with over 100,000 followers!
Caterina co-founded Flickr with Stewart Butterfield which was later acquired by Yahoo! for a high 8 figure deal.
Start 4 years ago when she was 15, MyYearBook has grown to 3 million members worldwide and rakes in annual sales in the seven figures!
|Cyan Ta’eed||Eden Creative||2006||Ta’eed is the co-founder of Eden Creative Communities which attracts over 10 million visitors to their blog network every month earning her 7 figures a year.|
Elieen is the co-founder and CEO of Blurb, a print on demand publishing service. The company’s revenue grew from $1 million to $30 million in two years.
|Elaine Wherry||Meebo||01-Sep-05||Elaine co-founded Meebo, a instant messaging service you use in your browser. Meebo attracts 40,000,000 monthly users.|
Founder of an Award-Winning Web Site since 1994, Erin is a Internet entrepreneur veteran.
Gina is the Co-founder and CEO of Ning. There are 1,000,000 social networks on the Ning Platform, growing at a rate of almost 4,000 new social networks each day.
|Gina Trapani||Lifehacker||01-Jan-05||Gina Trapani is a technology blogger, book author, and programmer. The founding editor of Lifehacker.com, a daily weblog on software and personal productivity, Gina authored a book based on the web site which is in its second edition: Upgrade Your Life: The Lifehacker Guide to Working Smarter, Faster, Better!|
One of the biggest mommy blogger’s out there attracting millions of readers to her blog and has recently passed 500,000 Twitter followers.
|Juliette Brindak||Miss O and Friends||22-Jun-05|
Juliette came up with the idea for Miss O and Friends at just 10 years old, now 19 her business is worth over $15 Million and is visited by millions of girls every month.
It all started with a 300 page iPhone bill, now she is a social media rock star with millions of YouTube views and over 500,000 twitter followers!
|Kim Polese||SpikeSource||25-Jun-05||Kim Karin Polese is CEO of SpikeSource, and was one of the most prominent Silicon Valley executives during the dot-com era. In 1997, she made Time Magazine’s list of “The 25 Most Influential Americans”.|
|Lisa Stone||Blog Her||01-Feb-05|
Lisa is the founder of BlogHer which reaches more than 14 million women monthly through its conferences, Internet site and publishing networks.
|Lisa Sugar||Pop Sugar||April 2006||Lisa’s blog network is funded by Sequoia – the guys who funded Google and Youtube. Now one of the biggest celeb blogs on the net, Lisa sure is a top female blogger!|
Louise runs an online women’s apparel retailer that finds clothing for women based on their physical measurements and style and fit preferences
|Maria Andros||Social Media Traffic Blueprint|
Maria helps people create a buzz with social media. Recently she took 100 people into her mentoring program for $2500 each.
|Meg Frost||Cute Overload||2005||Although she hasn’t got a pet herself, attracts 100,000s of visitors daily to her cute animal blog.|
Meg Hourihan is the cofounder of Pyra Labs, the company that launched the Blogger personal blogging software that was acquired by Google for for a 8 figure deal.
|Mena Trott||Six Apart||23-Jun-05|
Mena is a co-founder of Six Apart, creator of Movable Type and TypePad.
|Michelle Malkin||Michelle Malkin||June 2004||Michelle blogs about news and politics which attracts nearly 200,000 visitors a day to her site.|
|Penelope Trunk||Brazen Careerist||March 2006||With multiple start-ups and over 30,000 RSS readers on her personal blog, Penelope is one female to follow.|
|Nancy J Price||she knows||1999|
Nancy co-founded SheKnows which attracts 7.5 Million Monthly Unique Visitors and 76 Million Monthly Page Views!
Eight years ago she’d never even been on the internet. This year Natalie Massenet turned over £37 million with Net-a-Porter, the fashion website that has become a global phenomenon.
Is a pregnant work at home mum who runs a web design resource website that attracts over a million visitors a month!
|Xeni Jardin||Boing Boing||22-Jun-05||Xeni is the editor of one of the top 5 blogs in the world, Boing Boing.|
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