It’s no secret that female entrepreneurs have a tougher time breaking out in the business world than male entrepreneurs do. There are stereotypes to push past if a woman wants to be taken seriously—where men, for example, are seen as confident when being assertive, women are viewed as being pushy or mean. The world is slowly but surely pushing past those assumptions, but until they’re gone, female entrepreneurs have a rough time in the business world. Still, women persevere, and many of these female entrepreneurs have become inspirations to others like them who want to thrive as well in their own businesses. Here are just a few of those inspiring women and their keys to success. 

Alyssa Nobriga — Alyssa Nobriga International

Alyssa Nobriga is a leadership coach who takes full responsibility for her successes and failures in the business world. Taking responsibility is difficult, but according to Nobriga, it helps her to grow past her mistakes. She could just as easily blame others for her failures and setbacks, but Nobriga finds the responsibility empowering. Doing so will build trusting relationships with business partners and help you learn from your mistakes—something that’s essential in both professional and personal growth.

Sarah Anne Stewart — Sarah Ann Stewart International

Sarah Anne Stewart is a Holistic Health Practitioner (AADP) and health coach whose goal is to spread her message to others “in a deep and meaningful way.” She does this through her writing; learning to write well is an essential part of communication between you and your audience, after all. According to Stewart, you could have the greatest business idea in the world, but if you can’t translate that idea in a compelling way to your customer, your pitch will fall flat. Improving your writing skills will make you a better communicator as well, letting you connect to your audience on a more personal level. 

Kylie McBeath — Zura Health

Kylie McBeath is the Co-founder of Zura Health. In her time as an entrepreneur, McBeath has discovered that vulnerability is helpful in finding yourself as an entrepreneur. When you let yourself be vulnerable, you permit others to see, be seen, and share in your experiences in life. Accept that you are worthy of what you are doing, open up to others, and don’t be afraid to be honest with yourself and others; though scary, the vulnerability will help you feel a little less alone.