There are so many new businesses popping up everyday in 2018. It takes real commitment, smarts and expertise to stand out in the huge crowd. We are always looking to entrepreneurs around the world to be inspired by their business know-how and success stories. Take a look at our list of the top female entrepreneurs, business owners, founders and general all-round amazing women who you should be following!

 

Emily Weiss - Glossier

Emily went from magazine intern to beauty blogger to founder of one of this decades fastest growing beauty brands. As Founder and CEO of Glosser, Weisss has built her make up brand into a millennial cult beauty obsession. Relying on her tech-savvy platforms, Glossier is now worth over $34 million USD and employees over 300 people.

@emilywweiss @glossier

 

Kristina Karlsson - kikki.k

Swedish born Kristina turned her obsession with stationary into an Australian household name and one of the country's fastest growing small businesses. Embracing Swedish design principles and focusing on form and function, kikki.k has grown since its conception in 2001 and expanded to over 70 boutiques across Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.

@kristinakikkik @kikki.k

 

Jane Lu - Showpo

After the failure of her first entrepreneurial adventure Jane looked upon it as a learning opportunity. Turning them to build a bigger and better brand, Lu launched online fashion retailer Showpo in 2010. Since then she has turned over more than $30 million AUD in the last year alone, and been on the Financial Review Young Rich List.

@thelazyceo @showpo

 

Whitney Wolfe Herd - Bumble

When Whitney Wolfe Herd co-founded the dating app Tinder and watched the incomparable rise of its popularity, she didn't think one day she would be working on its direct competitor. After a lawsuit over sexual harassment and discrimination, which was settled out of court, Wolfe Herd left the company to build an app focused on compliments and positive affirmations. Bumble has grown to over 30 million users worldwide and since Wolfe Herd has become one of Time's 100 Most Influential People.

@whitwolfeherd @bumble

 

Nicole Warne - Gary Pepper Girl

Talk about turning likes into dollars, Nicole Warne has successfully turned her fashion blog Gary Pepper Girl into a myriad of different business opportunities. Now a fashion consultant, creative director, e-commerce entrepreneur and model Nicole has turned blogging into business. As the first blogger in the world signed to IMG things are on the up and up.

@garypeppergirl