#WCW: How To Be A Badass CEO

The theme for this week’s #womancrushwednesday is badass CEO’s.

On this week’s #wcw, we highlight three CEO’s slash founders of their own company who have shaped entrepreneurship in a unique way. If you have never thought about owning your own business before, these ladies might convince you otherwise. They make it seem like the coolest job in the world… 

And who doesn’t want a cool job?

Speaking of having a rad job, our very own — Jessica Naziri — will be coming to Portland with Create & Cultivate to talk about entrepreneurship and women in tech. So if you're in the area, make sure to RSVP here (the event is free!)


1. Emily Weiss

If you haven’t heard of her, you have at least heard of her ‘it girl’ brand. 

Emily Weiss, founder and CEO of Glossier and Into the Gloss, has created a beauty line that goes beyond the general idea of beauty. Due to her many innovative ideas and brand’s success, Weiss has been going at it non-stop from launching her first fragrance (Glossier You) to going international (Glossier now ships in Canada and the UK!) all within the span of, like, a month? 

Dear Emily, I hope you are at least getting some zzz’s in between.


2. Brit Morin

A tech and DIY lover since day one, Brit Morin built her own company based on things she has loved since she was young. If you are in need of Halloween makeup ideas, cooking classes, or simply need more color in your life — Brit + Co. is your right hand, your go-to. (Yes, I had to make that Drake reference.)

The strive to inspire women and young girls to be creative has been a success for Morin. She has over 90 million online audiences across her brand’s social media platforms and on the side, she is also a bestselling author. 


3. Padmasree Warrior

Techcrunch considers her a total badass and so do I. CEO of the global startup NextEV, Padmasree Warrior is making people re-envision smart cars like it has never been done before. Think Tesla meets Black Mirror technology (or see here). 

Yay or nay? What do you think about NextEV?


written by Sheena Tadifa