This International Women’s Day, I find myself reflecting on the incredible journey of women in the business world, particularly those who choose the challenging and rewarding path of entrepreneurship. At AgileHRO, we are committed to empowering businesses of all shapes and sizes, and we recognize the unique contributions of female founders and leaders.

As a woman entrepreneur myself, leading AgileHRO alongside a talented team, I understand the specific challenges and triumphs that come with navigating the startup landscape. It’s a journey that requires resilience, adaptability, and a relentless passion for your vision.

However, the rewards are immeasurable. Witnessing the impact of our work on businesses and individuals, and knowing that we’re contributing to a more diverse and inclusive business landscape, fuels our continued dedication.

Inspiring Women Leaders

To celebrate this spirit of female leadership, I want to highlight a few remarkable women who are making waves in their respective industries, and why they are such inspiring figures:

Sarah Friar

Sarah Friar

Sarah is the CEO of Nextdoor, and inspires through her multifaceted contributions: she empowers small businesses, and advocates for women entrepreneurs. She utilizes her platform to champion social media’s positive impact on communities.

Victoria Repa

Victoria Repa

Victoria is the Founder of BetterMe, and inspires with her unwavering resilience: even amidst the challenges of war in Ukraine, she continues to lead a global health and wellness app, advocating for mental health awareness and demonstrating the power of innovation in difficult times.

Jess Anuna

Jess Anuna

Jess is the founder and CEO of Klasha, and she inspires through her innovative spirit and social responsibility: she revolutionized e-commerce in Africa while implementing progressive workplace policies like menstrual leave, setting a new standard for inclusivity.

Lauren Wright

Lauren is the CEO and Founder of The Natural Nipple, and she exemplifies perseverance and dedication to improving the lives of mothers and infants. Driven by research and a passion for health, she developed a patented feeding system modeled after the natural breast to address the challenges of bottle-feeding and promote breastfeeding. 

Sarah Kunst

Sarah Kunst

Sarah is Managing Director of Cleo Capital, and inspires as a leading investor and voice: she breaks barriers in the male-dominated field of venture capital, championing diverse founders and using her platform to share valuable insights on tech and finance.

Lissele Pratt

Lissele is the Founder of Capitalixe, who embodies entrepreneurial spirit and a dedication to empowering others. Starting her first business at 16, she now leads a fast-growing fintech consultancy, helping high-risk industries navigate the complexities of financial services. Recognized by Forbes 30 under 30 Finance, Lissele is also passionate about mentoring women in the industry and fostering equality. Her journey exemplifies the power of ambition, resilience, and a commitment to making a positive impact.

These women, along with countless others, inspire us with their unwavering commitment, innovative ideas, and dedication to building a better future. They serve as powerful examples of the potential and impact women can have in the business world.

The Importance of Women's Entrepreneurship

Women entrepreneurs play a crucial role in driving innovation, creating jobs, and fostering economic growth. They bring diverse perspectives and experiences to the table, leading to more creative solutions and a more inclusive business environment.

Supporting the Future

Investing in and empowering women entrepreneurs is not just the right thing to do, it’s also smart business. Studies have shown that companies with diverse leadership teams outperform their counterparts. By fostering an environment that encourages and supports female founders, we can unlock the full potential of our economy and create a more equitable future for all.

Onward and Upward

International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate the achievements of women, but it’s also a call to action. Let us continue to break down barriers, champion equality, and empower the next generation of female leaders to shape the business world of tomorrow.

Together, we can create a future where women not only have a seat at the table, but actively shape the direction of the startup ecosystem and beyond.