How are you celebrating Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day this year?

With Women’s History Month here, we’ve searched high and low to find female entrepreneurs who are truly making strides to further the women’s empowerment movement and carving the way for the next generation of female entrepreneurs and artists.

After learning about thousands of amazing women, here are the top picks for 2019.

Tess Hau

Tess Hau, Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist, Blockchain Leader, and Founder of Tess Ventures launched and sold her first venture in college, and has never looked back! Today, she is a venture capital investor, entrepreneur, and blockchain and cryptocurrency leader, and international “mentor capitalist,” advising and connecting innovators in Silicon Valley with investors and collaborators globally.

Fabiola Hesslein

Fabiola Hesslein, Entrepreneur, Entertainment Producer, Inspirational Speaker, and CEO of Tryon Entertainment was also a professional dancer and performer. Her ultimate vision is to help raise the world’s consciousness and make a huge difference through the power of art, music, and entertainment.  She is an active supporter of nonprofit organizations including Women in Need, Food Bank New York City, Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen, and Save the Children.

Photo Credit: Tryon Entertainment

Angela Ficken

Psychotherapist, Entrepreneur, and Mentor, Angela Ficken is the Founder of the brand and the creator of the Breaking Every Day into Slivers Not Chunks: Practical Skills to Deal With Everyday Stressors course. After receiving her MSW, she worked as a senior clinical social worker at McLean Hospital and was a primary therapist for college students at Harvard University before moving to her full-time private practice. She is certified in DBT and CBT and is trained in exposure and response prevention (ERP). Her primary interests are working with young adults who have OCD, eating disorders, and anxiety-related concerns.

Emily Bell

Entrepreneur and Social Activist, Emily Bell is the Founder of EMILY VS BEAR, a Boston-based sustainable lifestyle brand and blog that hopes to inspire others to make small lifestyle changes with major impact. The brand is committed to making a sustainable lifestyle the new status quo. Her brand wants to make ethical products and eco-friendly choices accessible and the “new norm.”

Photo Credit: Andrew Janjigian

Judy Hoberman

International Speaker, Trainer, Executive Coach, Author, Radio Show host and Mentor, Judy Hoberman is the founder of Selling in a Skirt. She is President of Walking on the Glass Floor and Selling In A Skirt, companies that are both focused on empowering professional women.

Judy also works with companies supporting their diversity and women’s initiatives in the areas of leadership, recruiting, training, coaching, mentoring, and retention. She offers a complete training program that concentrates on women in leadership, the men that champion them, with a concentration on Redefining Culture.  

Judy’s mission is to help One Woman A Day by following an important philosophy, “Women want to be treated equally, not identically.” ™

Vikki Jones

Entrepreneur, Mentor, and Magazine Publisher Vikki Jones is the Publisher of VMH Magazine is a business and lifestyle website catering to entrepreneurs, technology, and healthy lifestyles. Her company differentiates itself from the competition by placing clients more in control of their projects.

In publishing, often the creative component of the work is altered to fit the ‘taste’ of the publisher. That’s not true in her company. She is selective about those she works with and focuses more on quality content, rather than solely on profit. On the media side, she prefers to produce videos, documentaries, and films that inspire and promote enhanced lifestyles.

Tayelor Kennedy

Beauty Editor, Celebrity Makeup Artist, and Marketing Expert, Tayelor Kennedy is the founder and creative director of Kennedy Lifestyle, a media agency specializing in social media management and blog development.

Early in her career, Tayelor utilized her beauty expertise as a representative for Dr. Perricone working with the Connecticut Teen Pageant Association as a promotional makeup artist on QVC Home Shopping Network.  Additionally, she served as the key makeup artist for the legendary Pointer Sisters and as well as the iconic rock band Aerosmith.