I always joke around and say these powerhouse women are my secret mentors, and over time they really have become my secret mentors. Their ambition, drive, motivation, and success continuously drives my ambition, drive, motivation, and success. I strive to always surround myself with those that are making waves, going after their dreams, commanding their own lives, and creating a life they love and are completely obsessed with.

These powerhouse women have impacted my life without them realizing it. Have you ever had that feeling of motivation, and inspiration when you see one of your mentors stepping up, owning their power, and taking the world by storm? You see them writing books, creating beauty lines, collaborating with brands you love or making an impact while making a living. This is exactly how I feel when I see these women make some incredible moves. It is honestly so inspiring, and I believe in surrounding yourself with those that inspire you, and motivate you to level up, go after what you want, be fearless when making your moves, and challenge the norm.  These women will ignite a drive in you like no other to go after your dreams, goals, and aspirations. When I see them making a big move, it drives me to make a big move.

I am so excited to write this post and share these incredible women with you because their stories, motivation, and drive are so insightful, inspiring, and motivating.  Be prepared to be inspired, get a feeling to get off that couch, and get going with your dreams.  These women will inspire you to take risks, put yourself out there, and own who you are as a person and embrace it wholeheartedly.

Cara Alwill Leyba – Best Selling Author, New York City-based Entrepreneur, Certified Life Coach, and more  

I came across Cara on social media two years ago and have since been completely and utterly hooked. She is a Certified Professional Coach and a New York City-based Entrepreneur that has completely taken the world by storm. Cara encourages women around the world to live their best lives and that they can be glamourous while living that life. Cara is also a personal development bestselling author and has recently published her ninth book ‘’Girl on Fire’’ which skyrocketed the moment it was published on Amazon. Let’s not forget the world sensation ‘’Girl Code’’ which has been translated into multiple languages like Russian, Chinese, Portuguese, Mongolian, and Vietnamese. Cara is also the creator of an incredible Podcast, Style Your Mind, that has over 6 million listeners from around the world.

Cara is a Certified Professional Coach, which she obtained from the ICF – accredited World Coach Institute. She is also a certified Life Coach, Certified Wellness Coach, and Certified Coach Master Class. Cara is a complete breath of fresh air. She is driven, motivated, inspirational, confident, and everything in between.

If Cara doesn’t inspire you, then I don’t know who will. Cara has self-published multiple books that inspire women that are on the edge of change to go after the life of their dreams and challenge the status quo. In many of her posts, blog posts, and podcasts, you will notice she writes about female empowerment, empowering yourself, choosing yourself instead of waiting for someone to choose you, and why you should make that big move. She is a Social Influencer that uses her platform to inspire, motivate, and drive women to be better and be their own permission slip. The one thing that has always stood out to me about Cara is her authenticity. She is never anything but her complete self and, it’s something she pushes all women to be – nothing but their complete selves. She pushes women to be completely comfortable in their own skin and to own it. The world needs more of this. We need more collaboration between women than the competition, and this is something that Cara advocates for.

If you are looking for a woman that will inspire you like no other. Cara is your girl. You can thank me later.

Sophia Amoruso – American Businesswoman, Founder of Nasty Gal, and Author of #GirlBoss

I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one that is completely obsessed with Sophia Amoruso and her success story. She is an inspiration to all and a major inspiration to me. If you read her book #GirlBoss, you will know that Sophia started from the bottom and worked herself to the top, the top being a 100-million-dollar yearly revenue business after only 6 years, and it continued to grow from there. In the book #GirlBoss you can almost feel the passion Sophia had for her eBay store, Nasty Gal. You could feel that she gave it her absolutely everything, and because of that drive, ambition, and excitement for what she created, her business thrived.

For those of you that are familiar with Sophia. She is a force of nature and a woman that inspires thousands. At 22, Sophia opened an eBay store, Nasty Gal Vintage which blew up in 2006. She started Nasty Gal from her bedroom and later created her online retail website for the store which continued to grow pulling in revenues of $223,000 in 2008 to almost $23 million in 2011. It just shows, if you have a passion and drive for something, it can grow to amazing heights. Nothing is impossible and Sophia is proof of this. She is proof that having a belief in your product and working hard every day is the road to success.

Sophia has also founded Girl Boss Media, which is a company that creates editorial content, video’s and podcasts specifically aimed at the female audience. I mean, who doesn’t love a bit of girl boss power.

Sophia is a girl boss like no other. The one thing that I find so inspiring about her is her passion behind Nasty Gal. She never allowed the opinions of others to determine her success. When she was building Nasty Gal, she concentrated on what she thought was possible, and what she knew she was capable of, and amazing things happened. Sophia is a perfect example of ‘’belief in yourself and your capabilities, the opinions of others don’t matter’’. Sophia believed in herself. She knew what she was capable of, and she wasn’t afraid to go after everything she ever wanted.

If you haven’t read #GirlBoss yet or followed Sophia on all her social media pages, I recommend doing so now because she is an inspiration.

Finding women that inspire you and motivate you is important. It’s important to see the success of others and have that drive you to create your success. These two women have inspired me. Their stories have inspired me and I can guarantee you that they will inspire you. I have so many female entrepreneurs that inspire me and motivate me, so stay tuned for many more blog posts featuring the most inspiring female entrepreneurs of our time that will make you want to take your success to the next level.

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