For centuries, women were treated unequally to men, socially, economically, and politically. Women were not taken seriously and were forced to face huge obstacles daily. Today, women not only dream, but are able to achieve. Today over 11.6 million companies are owned by women and the number is still growing.
Elena was firsthand experienced how different values and traditions can come together to create something new and beautiful. Elena’s German-American Mother and Peruvian Father met in a place that embodies this principle-New York City. Though they came from vastly different backgrounds, they learned how to embrace differences and celebrate as a family. From a young age, she was taught by her mother to always be independent with an entrepreneurial mindset. She has successfully brought Bling to be a top-selling website and a multi-million dollar company with manufactures from all over the world. She continues to bring sparkle to herself as well as her company. Elena is classy yet bold. These are some of the pieces which go best with her style.
#1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator, Rupi connects to young women and girls through artistic inspiration. Her raw poetry highlights the different extreme struggles of living in a male-dominated society, self-care, heartache, society struggles, and more. She has become an icon of today’s generation. “The world gives you so much pain and here you are making gold out if it. There is nothing purer than that” – Rupi Kaur. With her modern look, Rupi brings culture into her style in a non-traditional way. These pieces are stylish and breath taking with exotic colors.
One of the most difficult things a person can do is use humor to make the world a better place. Ellen DeGeneres manages to make this task look simple. She is a successful actress and TV personality who uses her comedy to deal with real life issues. Through cancelled TV shows and decrease in fans after opening up about her sexuality, she still managed to host a successful TV show which has won more than 30 Daytime Emmy Awards. Some of her other accomplishments include “Woman of the Year” by ‘PETA’ in 2009 and #46 on the Most Powerful Women in the World list in 2014. She has become an inspiration to many over the years and continues to do so. Ellen is simple with a colorful personality. These pieces are the perfect blend of both.
One of the best icons for young girls all around the world, Oprah Winfrey is a powerful CEO, actress, talk show host, producer, as well as philanthropist. She donates to several charities and foundations as well as her own endeavors. Her Oprah Winfrey Operating Foundation is focused on gathering funds for the Leadership Academy for Girls. She supports 23 charities, including her own, in total. With a difficult childhood, she has managed to overcome her struggles and become the second richest African American self-made billionaire. Brillian mind and persona are what comes to mind when hearing the name Oprah. These pieces are dazzling just like her.
In time, a woman’s voice is getting louder to hear. As the years go on, women have been treated with more rights and respect. Although we still have a long way to go, we are doing much better. This is only the beginning.