5 Female Celebrity Entrepreneurs That Inspire Us All on International Women’s Day [GIFs]

Women all over the world are breaking down sexiest barriers every day. I am proud to be a woman, and I am proud of these female celebrities who are making a change in the world of entrepreneurship. They’re not just pretty faces but bad ass chicks who add a little sparkle to the world of business.

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Jessica Alba, 33
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Since launching The Honest Company in 2011, Jessica Alba has made a name for herself with her organic baby products. According to INC., her company has been valued at nearly $1 billion.

You would think it’d be easy for a Hollywood starlet to get a heads up when starting a new business, but a lot of people didn’t see Jessica’s vision the way she saw her vision. She says, “Everyone I approached was skeptical. There wasn’t one person who said, ‘Yeah, that can happen.’ I heard ‘Just do one thing really well and then you can expand’ a lot. But I wanted this to be a whole lifestyle brand. Everyone I talked with in Hollywood could not wrap their heads around the idea. Whenever I tried to sit down with them about it, they would just get this glazed look on their faces.”

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Lauren Conrad, 29
(Blogger, New York Times Best Seller, Fashion Designer, Co-founder of The Little Market)large

Lauren Conrad has definitely come a long way since first appearing on MTV’s Laguna Beach and The Hills. She’s not only a successful blogger and best selling author, but she has three profitable fashion endeavors: Lauren Conrad for Kohl’s, Paper Crown, The Little Market)

“There is never just one thing that leads to success for anyone. I feel it always a combination of passion, dedication, hard work, and being in the right place at the right time,” says Lauren.

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Jessica Simpson, 34
(Founder of Jessica Simpson Collection)
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According to Wikipedia, Jessica Simpson founded her clothing line in 2005, and since its launch has become the first celebrity brand ever to break $1 billion in annual sales.

“I never dreamt that this would happen to me in a million years,” Jessica admits to Forbes. “I feel like I can relate to the heart of every woman, no matter what size, what age…It’s been a learning lesson for me.”

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Kim Kardashian (34), Khloé Kardashian (30), Kourtney Kardashian (35)
(Founders of Kardashian Inc.)
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You can hate on the Kim, Khloé and Kourtney (and their family) all you want, but the truth of the matter is is that these girls know how to create and run a successful empire. They’ve been capitalizing on their reality show fame since the very beginning with a women’s clothing line, a kid’s clothing line, and hair and beauty products.

“If I don’t like something that’s going on in my life, I change it. And I don’t sit and complain about it for a year,” says Kim.

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Oprah, 61
(Founder of the OWN Network)
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We cannot have a Top 5 Female anything without Miss Oprah Winfrey. She is the epitome of a hard-working female who has broken down doors to lead the way for other women entrepreneurs.

“There is no such thing as failure. Failure is just life trying to move us in another direction,” Oprah tells Harvard’s Class of 2013.

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Let me know on Twitter @OkayObsessed who inspires you! Use the hashtag #IWD2015!

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