The world is changing rapidly, and women everywhere are making their mark in business, politics, and beyond. As more and more women strive to lead and create change, it is important to recognize the impact of their work now and in the future. To celebrate the continued progress of women in leadership, this blog post will highlight 10 inspiring female leaders who are paving the way for the future. They have already made history and have proven that they have what it takes to succeed in a male-dominated world. From tech innovators to corporate giants, these women will be forces to be reckoned with in 2023 and beyond.
Lana Kurayeva is a prominent figure in the world of cosmetology. As the founder of her own academy, Lana provides aspiring hair professionals with an exceptional platform for mastering advanced techniques in the field. Under Lana’s guidance, her masterclasses offer invaluable insights into various aspects of the craft, including technique refinement, client interaction, and effective brand building on social media. What sets Lana’s academy apart is the strong sense of community it fosters. Graduates of her program become part of a supportive network that offers round-the-clock assistance, encouraging ongoing learning and collaboration. This thriving community allows Lana’s students to exchange ideas, address challenges, and collectively celebrate their achievements.
Lana’s commitment to the art of hair coloring is evident in the skills and confidence her graduates acquire. She has further worked with famous bloggers, celebrities and Movie Star and has delivered exceptional results throughout. Her academy not only serves as an educational institution but also as a nurturing ecosystem that facilitates personal and professional growth, propels careers forward, and upholds Lana’s unwavering dedication to excellence in hair artistry.
Karina Debora Sayed
Karina Sayed is a highly accomplished and dedicated licensed realtor affiliated CEO, Broker and Owner of Playa Realtors, a renowned real estate agency in the South Coastal of the Mexican Caribbean. With an impressive track record in the industry, Karina has established herself as a trusted expert in the field. Her passion for real estate, coupled with her commitment to delivering exceptional service, sets her apart.
With an extensive knowledge of the local market: from Cancun to Tulum, Karina assists clients in making informed decisions when it comes to buying or selling properties. She possesses a keen eye for detail, ensuring that each transaction is handled with utmost professionalism and accuracy, with excellent communication skills and the ability to understand her clients’ needs make her a sought-after realtor.
Beyond her role as a realtor, she is also a firm believer in building long-lasting relationships with her clients. She strives to provide a personalized experience, guiding them through every step of the process and ensuring their satisfaction. Karina’s dedication, expertise, and commitment to excellence make her a valuable asset to anyone seeking a licensed realtor for their real estate endeavors.
Marlene Nurick is an accomplished business strategist, serial entrepreneur, and public speaker known for her dynamic approach to transformational change in business and personal development. With over 20 years of experience in corporate leadership, Marlene is dedicated to guiding individuals and organizations to unprecedented levels of success. Known for her grounded approach and ceaseless ability to naturally connect with audiences, she is a sought-after speaker and mentor.
Marlene’s recent ventures, Akktiv8 and The Like-Minded Collective, have become powerful platforms for empowering like-minded individuals, especially women, to connect, mentor, and showcase entrepreneurs. Her passion for people, leadership, and successful businesses shines through in her holistic approach that integrates wellness, business, and learning. Marlene’s authentic and customer-focused mindset, coupled with her exceptional leadership skills, has resulted in remarkable achievements and an unwavering commitment to helping others unlock their full potential.
Mandy is a dynamic and driven entrepreneur, whose journey was shaped by her early exposure to the world of business. Influenced by her father, Mandy Tang was inspired to follow in his footsteps and forge her own path. With an innate passion for property development and investing, arts, luxury and fashion, Mandy has always been drawn to the power of creation.
She understands that by realizing one’s unlimited potential and refusing to be held back by external factors, individuals can unleash their true capabilities. She views life as a game, where the journey towards success begins once self-imposed limitations are discarded. Mandy encourages everyone to identify their unique path to success and take the necessary steps to manifest it.
With a visionary spirit, promoting cultural diversity and the exchange of profound ideas to forge a unified global community driven by a shared purpose. She encourages everyone to dream big, knowing that success is within reach and thrives on one belief: “As a man thinketh, so is he“ – If you think you are a failure, then that will be the reality of your life. But when you realize you can be whatever you want to be and nothing can hold you back or stop you except for yourself, this is when the game truly begins.
Danielle Gronich, known as The Acne Guru™, is the co-founder, formulator and CEO of CLEARSTEM Skincare: a toxin-free, stem-cell based skincare line that uses premium active ingredients to target acne, premature aging, DNA damage and melasma.
After struggling for 10+ years with cystic acne – including three failed rounds of Accutane and overpriced laser treatments – Danielle dove into the latest clinical research and discovered that most acne products contain toxic, hormone-disrupting ingredients, while products that address aging are full of pore-clogging fillers.
Determined to deliver a safer, more effective alternative to conventional skincare, Danielle went on to earn her license as a clinical esthetician and acne specialist. She opened the renowned San Diego Acne Clinic in 2014, where she quickly earned her reputation as The Acne Guru™ working with patients of all ages, ethnicities and skin types.
In 2017, Danielle joined forces with Holistic Nutritionist Kayleigh Christina to formulate CLEARSTEM Skincare, and the duo are excited to be launching a telehealth wing to help thousands of people get to the root cause of their acne through accessible and comprehensive lab testing. Beyond skincare, Danielle’s mission is to use CLEARSTEM for a force of good on her entrepreneurial journey.
If you are a lover of art and looking for that “wow” factor for your interiors, the works of Australian artist Carmen Delprat are just what you need.
The Carmen Delprat Art Collection specializes in oil paintings and illustrations of breezy seascapes and exotic shell portraits with ethereal undertones, guaranteed to make you fall in love with them.
Her luxury silky original art scarves are a collector’s delight and a symbol of unique empowerment for today’s stylish individuals.
Carmen’s company has achieved several accolades, including exhibiting her artwork in world-famous magazines such as Art Lovers Australia, Art Edit, British World of Interiors, London’s Tatler, Vanity Fair, House & Garden, Life, Vogue, Absolutely, Abode2, House of Coco, The Condé Nast Traveller, and soon to be published in the British GQ magazine. Her work is also represented in the UK luxury online store Stylorama and The Artchi Gallery London.
Dr. Angela Zeng
Bridging Traditional Healing and Modern Medical Science with Karviva.
Dr. Angela Zeng defies the typical beverage industry entrepreneur with her passion for natural healing rooted in traditional Chinese medicine and herbal sciences. After earning her biochemistry undergraduate degree, Zeng pursued a Ph.D. in Pathology, an MBA from Washington University, and a postdoctoral fellowship at Northwestern University Medical School, researching cardiovascular diseases and cancer.
While working in pharmaceuticals, Angela was troubled by the lack of whole plant-based food options and the waste produced in cold-pressed juice production. In 2017, Angela harnessed her expertise in both herbal and modern medical science to establish Karuna Beverage, now recognized as Karviva. This groundbreaking venture introduced a delectable array of award-winning drinks, including whole plant-based prebiotic smoothies, antioxidant juices, sports performance beverages, and a functional wine alternative. These beverages offer an array of benefits, from restoring digestive and immune health to supplying clean protein and sustained energy. Angela’s remarkable narrative garnered her the prestigious 2021 Mid-America Emmy Award, leaving audiences inspired and captivated.
Whitley Nabintu Marshall
Whitley Nabintu Marshall is changing the game of the fashion industry as an award-winning artist, dancer, activist, and the first openly pansexual International Mrs USA. As a model, coach, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Artlovelifestyle Magazine, she aims to expand beauty standards, seeking to provide opportunities and elevate underrepresented voices in print and on the runway, producing sustainable fashion events and message-based photoshoots focused on the markers of True Beauty: compassion, resilience, diversity, and authenticity while emphasizing inclusion.
Having survived multiple near-death experiences with two full-body recoveries, facing food insecurity, and a brief period of homelessness–all before her 21st birthday, Whitley turns passion into purpose. As a part of her Mind•Body•Compassion Coaching, she will soon release her guided journal and Compassionate Leadership training.
In collaboration with Beauty, It’s Everywhere, she will be producing Artlovelifestyle Magazine’s first True Beauty Fashion Show & Expo during NYFW, September 8th, at the New Yorker Hotel, showcasing images from these photoshoots and themed magazines, with live performances from members of her recently founded Rhythm Rebels Dance Collective, all challenging beauty norms.
The True Beauty Expo will open at 6 pm, and the fashion show to follow at 8.
Charlotte LaRue Mazey
Charlotte LaRue Mazey is an entrepreneur specializing in fashion and design. With a decade of experience in the fashion industry and eight years as a professional goldsmith, she has established herself as a trusted expert. Charlotte’s mission is to create a safe and informed shopping experience, educating customers about the craftsmanship and origins of their jewelry. As the Owner and Founder of LaRue & Co., a size-inclusive, gender-inclusive, and sustainable brand, she leads a team dedicated to handcrafting fine jewelry.
The brand was born in New York, raised in San Francisco, and now is based in Tucson, Arizona. While she is also currently thriving in Tuscon, she has accumulated extensive experience as a certified goldsmith, studied under Master Goldsmith Alan Revere, ensuring each piece is crafted with the highest quality, care, and love. Committed to reducing their carbon footprint, the brand maintains the esteemed LARUE standard with meticulous inspections. Charlotte’s passion for fashion, dedication to craft, and transparency make her a trailblazer in the jewelry industry, emphasizing the enduring value of jewelry as both an investment and a source of enjoyment.
Accomplished Chief Executive Officer of the Creative Class Group, Rana Florida brings a wealth of experience in new business development, marketing, consulting, and global operations. With over two decades of experience in corporate Rana brings valuable experience from her time as Vice President of Communications for Disney on Ice and Disney Live.
Known as a writer on business and leadership – for Fast Company, Inc.com, the Huffington Post, and the Miami Herald. Her one-on-one high-profile business interviews have covered notables like President Bill Clinton and Michelle Obama. Rana has also served as a guest business analyst on The Today Show and MSNBC’s, and has been a Fox News (WJBK) contributor for several years. Additionally, she established herself as the author of the Business Best Seller, Upgrade, Taking Your Work and Life From Ordinary to Extraordinary.
Beyond her professional achievements, Rana is deeply committed to philanthropy. She actively supports various organizations and initiatives, including The United Nations Global Network on Digital Technology, Best Buddies Canada, Girls E Mentorship, and Silver Art Projects to name a few.
As the 2020s progress, it’s become increasingly clear that women are stepping into positions of leadership all across the world. The future of leadership looks brighter than ever as more and more female leaders are emerging around the globe. Women leaders are inspiring the next generation to break down barriers and pursue their dreams and ambitions. In the coming years, there are sure to be an impressive array of female leaders to watch out for. Here are 10 of the most promising women leaders to keep an eye on in 2023.