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03/16/2017 at 10:04 | Posted by jwilliams
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 25:  Oprah speaks onstage at Hearst MagFront 2016 at Hearst Tower on October 25, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for Hearst)
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In honor of Women’s History Month, it’s time to shed some light on some of the most inspiring women in business today.

These ladies have enviable careers in a variety of industries, and we can only hope that our own professional paths can be a fraction as successful. Here are some of the women in business we most admire below.

 

Sheryl Sandberg

Facebook’s Chief Operating Office Sheryl Sandberg. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

She’s a key force behind Facebook, serving as the Chief Operating Officer, and is also the author of the widely popular book Lean In. Sandberg is all about women taking charge of their careers and going after what they want.

 

Beyoncé

Beyonce – Photo by Kevin Winter / Getty Images

You can’t argue that Queen Bey is definitely a master of marketing. Remember when she released a surprise album on iTunes with zero promotion and sold two million copies? Yep. She’s also the most nominated woman in GRAMMY awards history. Bow down.

 

Mary Barra

GM Holds Annual Shareholders Meeting In Detroit. (Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

The CEO and Chairman of GM has helped the legendary brand navigate through a series of ups and downs, ultimately boosting profits and making a smart investment in the ride-sharing company Lyft we all know and love.

 

Sara Blakely

FORTUNE Most Powerful Women Summit – Day 2. (Paul Morigi/Getty Images for FORTUNE)

If you’ve ever had to wear a tight dress to a formal event, you’ve probably utilized Sara Blakely’s invention, Spanx. In 2012, 41-year-old Blakely became the youngest female billionaire.

 

Indra Nooyi

PepsiCo And NBA Announce Landmark Marketing Partnership. (Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Nooyi is the Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, and she’s offering a fresh take on the American staple. While of course the emphasis will always be on the soda so many of us guzzle each week, Nooyi has also begun to expand the PepsiCo reach into other food categories.

 

Oprah Winfrey

87th Annual Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

It seems that whatever Oprah touches turns to gold. The self-made billionaire overcame a troubled childhood to become a TV icon, actress, and the head of an award-winning production company. She is currently the only black female billionaire in the United States.

Which women in business do you most admire? Share with us in the comments!

 

Lauren Levine is a freelance writer who has contributed to publications and websites including The Huffington Post, Hello Giggles, Bustle, Thought Catalog, The Charlotte Observer, U.S. News & World Report, and others. She’s also the co-host of The Margarita Confessionals podcast. Say hi on Twitter, @lifewithlauren1.

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