5 Women Who Are Inspiring Us Right Now
It’s no secret that women have been increasingly dominating society in recent decades. From overcoming political barriers to starting movements gaining national attention, women are making an impact all over the globe. As a company founded by two women, it is only fitting that we share our top 5 girl bosses inspiring us right now.
Rachel Hollis, Author, CEO, and Motivational Speaker
A mom, blogger, and entrepreneur, Rachel Hollis is the ultimate inspiration for all things style, work, and life-related. After founding her own high-end event planning company, her blog quickly gained national attention and took off. Since its launch, Hollis has also written several books, two of which are on the New York Times Best Seller List. Her down-to-earth charisma and honesty make her content relatable and enjoyable. She makes parenting four kids, managing a successful company, traveling, and still finding time for herself, look easy. You can find her blog site here. You can learn more about the books she has written here.
Joanna Gaines, Designer, Author, and TV Personality
You might know her from the hit show Fixer Upper on HGTV, but some may be surprised to know that her television appearance is just a small piece of Joanna Gaines’ success story. After pursuing her passion for interior decorating, she and her husband, Chip Gaines, have expanded their business of flipping houses to include a variety of investments, including a realty business, Bed and Breakfasts, and more. In addition, Joanna Gaines has founded her own homegoods brand, Magnolia. The name brand also includes her blog site, a cookbook, and a market and baking shop based in Waco, Texas. Joanna Gaines has also written a book detailing her inspiring success story. As a mom of five, Joanna Gaines is the definition of goals.
Kayla Itsines, Health & Fitness Trainer and CEO
We all know the impact that social media has on society today. With over 11 million Instagram followers, Kayla Itsines, a self-made fitness trainer and health coach, has used social media as a platform to not only expanded her business but to bring a community of women from across the globe together for a single purpose. As described on her blog, Kayla Itsines’ mission as a trainer is to “help as many women as possible to achieve their ideal level of fitness and to feel more confident and happy.” Through her Bikini Body Guides and Sweat App, Kayla Itsines provides a twenty-eight minute circuit style workout plan for all types of women, regardless of age or body type. Her Instagram page is frequently a place for women to share success stories, struggles, and uplifting advice with one another. As one of the youngest successful entrepreneurs in 2019, Kayla Itsines’ influence on women is anything but small.
Jenna Kutcher, Entrepreneur, Podcaster, and Coach
Most known for her podcast, Goal Digger, Jenna Kutcher is a relatively new success story that has taken social media and the podcast world by storm. Starting as a small-town photographer, Jenna Kutcher has, in the past few years, influenced women all over the country as a small-business coach. Her online presence is uplifting and encouraging, all while providing tips and advice about the dos and don’ts of launching a business and navigating the commercial world. Similarly, her podcast is relatable, humorous, and authentic. It is the perfect resource for anyone looking to learn more about entrepreneurship or simply work towards their biggest goals and dreams. You can check out her website and find her podcast here.
Emily Núñez Cavness, CEO and Betsy Núñez, COO
Of course, our very own Sword and Plough co-founders are two of the most inspirational women leaders right now. Emily and Betsy founded Sword and Plough on the ideal that a high-quality product could make a difference and promote change. While in ROTC, Emily Núñez Cavness recognized a divide between military personnel and civilians, in addition to the amount of military surplus being wasted, and wanted to make a purposeful impact. In 2012, Emily and her sister Betsy founded Sword and Plough with a focus on creating quality products and incorporating veterans in every stage of the business, including giving back to veteran organizations. You can read more about Emily and Betsy’s story here. Since Sword and Plough’s launch, Emily and Betsy have been recognized as influential women in society from organizations such as Forbes, Fox & Friends, InStyle, Women’s Health, Today, among many others. Check out the entire list of recognitions here.
_________________________________________________________________________About the Author:
Shurden Garrett is the daughter of a retired Col. in the U.S. Army. She moved twelve times growing up which allowed her to see much of the country and many parts of the world. She resides in Northern Virginia where she teaches elementary school. Her experiences as a military child and her passion for giving back to the veteran community that helped shape her childhood now draw her to Sword and Plough’s mission. She is excited to be a Brand Champion and share Sword and Plough’s story with other like-minded Champs.