In a series of whitepapers, Tenfold aims to determine the most influential people in a variety of fields, including females in business. This blog post is a short summary of the top 7 female influencers from their findings.
Recent news and media coverage has painted a bleak world for females, with sexual harassment cases appearing from anywhere and everywhere. The unity at 2018’s Golden Globes, for example, was a stance taken by celebrities against gender inequality in Hollywood.
Despite this, there are still females in all areas of the professional world breaking boundaries and showing the world just what they’re capable of. Research undertaken by Tenfold establishes the 65 most influential women in business, and here we’re going to look at the top 7.
As founder and president of the Media Marketing Knowledge (MMK) Group, Debayle has established a multimedia company that generates content for women and young parents whilst also establishing MMK as a strategic media company for clients.
Known best as the founder of The Huffington Post, Huffington was the president and editor for 11 years. Not only is she the founder and CEO of Thrive Global, Huffington has authored 15 books, including the international bestsellers ‘Thrive’ and ‘The Sleep Revolution’, and serves on a number of boards, including Uber and The Center for Public Integrity.
Inventor, entrepreneur, bestselling author and a Shark on ABC’s SharkTank, Greiner holds 120 US and international patents and has more than 500 products featured in a variety of places, including The Oprah Magazine and InStyle. Her first book, titled ‘Invent It, Sell It, Bank It’, is an international bestseller and was listed as one of Amazon’s top 10 business books in 2014.
Before getting married, Gates worked at Microsoft developing multimedia products and was appointed General Manager of Information Products after demonstrating her leadership skills. Since leaving Microsoft in 1996, she has prioritized her family and philanthropic activities, such as co-chairing the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Known as the president and CEO at Yahoo, Mayer originally worked at Google as a software engineer and rose to become VP for Local, Maps and Location Services in 2010 before leaving in 2012 to take on the challenge that was Yahoo.
Amy Jo Martin
As a New York Times bestselling author, Founder, CEO, keynote speaker and Angel investor, Martin is a formidable woman and known for her innovation advocacy. In 2009, she founded Digital Royalty to help celebrities, corporations and sports entities, such as Hilton Worldwide, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, and Shaquille O’Neal, to humanize their brands. Her motto is; humans connect with humans, not logos.
In 2015, Johnson was Managing Partner and Director of Marketing for RankLab, a digital marketing agency listed as one of Inc. Magazine’s Fastest Growing Private companies for that year. In July 2015, RankLab was acquired by American Addiction Centers where Johnson is now the Director of Brand Development. As an entrepreneur, author and keynote speaker, she has contributed columns to a variety of publications including Entrepreneur, Search Engine Journal, Business2Community and Social Media Examiner.
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