3 Inspiring Women Entrepreneurs to Know This International Women’s Day

Happy International Women's Day!

International Women’s Day is the global celebration of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. For 19 years, Envision has been empowering women business owners by providing software tailored to the Salon and Spa industry which is 61% woman owned. Our systems and programs are formulated to book appointments, account for back-bar items utilized during cosmetic services, and track resource availability within salons. WE HAVE STREAMLINED ALL THESE VERY IMPORTANT ASPECTS OF RUNNING A SALON OR SPA INTO ONE USER-FRIENDLY SOFTWARE. Today we join in on the festivities by recognizing and celebrating 3 Inspiring Women Entrepreneurs to Know This International Women’s Day!

Estée Lauder 

Estée Lauder started as a young girl in Queens, New York learning how to create face creams in the kitchen with her chemist uncle. She was a self-made woman, selling skin care products in beauty salons while women were sitting under the dryers. Her products started to sell at Saks Fifth and it was only up from there. She went on to revolutionize the cosmetics industry, and Lauder was the only woman on Time magazine's 1998 list of the 20 most influential business geniuses of the 20th century. Her legacy lives on as the company continues to thrive on the principles of respect for people and the environment which can be seen in their employee well-being and sustainable sourcing initiatives.

Georgina Gooley

Georgina Gooley is the co-founder of Billie, a razor brand challenging the industry standards when it comes to women’s beauty. Billie was created to “ax the pink tax.” The pink tax is an extra amount woman pay every day when purchasing goods like clothes or toiletries. Billie as a brand charges the same as shaving brands for men. This company prides itself in both providing quality shaving products and being body-hair positive. And that’s not all! Billie donates 1% of all revenue to women’s causes around the world, and they are currently donating to Every Mother Counts, an organization working to improve maternal health.

Madam CJ Walker

Madam CJ Walker was once recognized as the wealthiest self-made woman in America at the time of her death in 1919. She was born free in the South from parents who were former slaves. After experiencing hair loss, she specialized in creating hair care products for African American women. Her product was called, “Madam Walker’s Wonderful Hair Grower.” During the Jim Crow era, it was difficult for C.J. Walker to attract financial backers, so she invested 10,000 dollars into Walker Manufacturing Company, making herself the sole shareholder . Through her business ventures, she went on to economically empower other women and the Black community both in the United States and internationally. After her passing, she left two-thirds of future net profits to charity.

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U.S. Census Bureau; 2007 Economic Census