It's no secret that running your own business is tough work. But throw family, travel, and social engagements into the mix, and your head will spin. That's why we love following women entrepreneurs who despite their tough days, weeks, and months, find the fun. Their Instagram feeds remind us to stop, breathe, and enjoy the simple, silly moments in between the stressful times.
They live in all corners of the world from New York to Australia, and they work in fashion and beauty technology, an industry that is making shopping easier through eCommerce apps and sites. We love their grams for cute family photos, goofy moments, and inspiring stories.
Mira Duma, Founder, Buro 24/7, @miraduma
Mira Duma, 31, is the small but mighty darling of global fashion technology. She founded Buro 24/7, a leading digital fashion publication, in 2011 from a small office in Russia. Duma is a supporter of sustainable fashion as an investor in eco-fashion label Reformation and founder of baby eCommerce site, TheTot.com.
Lovable grams: Duma’s Instagram feed is an open diary of global travel from visits to Google and Instagram headquarters to videos of fashion week shows and vacations in Italy. Some of our favourite snaps include her first text message of emojis from her five-year old son George (how adorable), a rainbow for good luck, and a swinging purse boomerang (thank you for showing us that fashion doesn’t have to be serious all the time). What we want to know from Duma is how she tackles a home screen like this every day?
Emily Weiss, Founder and CEO, Glossier, @emilywweiss
Former Vogue fashion assistant Emily Weiss, started popular beauty blog, Intothegloss.com five years ago from her New York apartment. She wanted to know what some of the most successful and stylish women in business kept in their beauty cabinets. She started sharing their secrets, and learning what they needed in their beauty regimes. In 2013 she set out to start her own line of products under Glossier, a beauty eCommerce platform, and in 2014 raised $10 Million to grow the brand.
Lovable grams: Weiss, 31, welcomes her followers into the day in the life of an entrepreneur. She shows snaps of her own beauty regime, product research from a recent trip to South Korea, and stories from women who use Glossier products. While we don’t know Weiss, we feel like we do; she’s watched Titanic nine times, likes Eggo waffles, and promaskinates, a verb meaning to delay the completion of responsibilities by addressing your skincare needs. She seems like the real deal: an inclusive and genuine woman in leadership.
Jessica Wilson, Founder, Stashd App, @jessmaewilson
Jessica Wilson is the young powerhouse behind Australian fashion app, Stashed. At only 24, Wilson has built a global digital fashion mall featuring more than 600 brands. The past year has seen Stashd expand into China after winning a spot in the country’s version of Dragons' Den called The Next Unicorn. Since, investors have been knocking at her door.
Lovable grams: Wilson is the go-to young entrepreneur for a constant stream of advice that inspires, motivates, and empowers. Her motto? Go with your intuition. She regularly spreads this message in entrepreneurial talks, as well as local and international media interviews. Although Wilson grew up working in fashion, she was often told that she wouldn’t make it in the industry. She’s obviously proving those naysayers wrong. If you’re having a bad day, visit Wilson’s feed for a daily dose of empowerment.
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