You solve problems.

You see something you can do better and so you do. You’ve never come across something that can’t be improved, fixed, or changed in any way, and decisions always come easy. In fact, it’s a gift you’ll be happy to share with people, so why not take a page from Lowe Bundy Sicola’s “Idea Makers” and make it a career?

“I could think of that!”

You’ve probably said this a lot, especially after seeing something that brings someone a lot of money. You could create that. You could improve on that idea right now. You could be as rich as Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos or Elon Musk.

But what about women entrepreneurs? According to Sichol, about forty percent of businesses in the U.S. are run by women, which brings in nearly $ 2 trillion a year. Their stories are just as exceptional and just as inspiring …

To be an entrepreneur, says Sihol, you need to solve the problem. Heidi Zack realized how inconvenient it is to buy a bra in person, so she founded ThirdLove. Jen Hyman realized that designer clothes are expensive, and sketched out Rent the Runway.

If there’s something you admire, then look at the story of Ali Webb, who knew that women want fun without the hustle and bustle of beauty, and that’s why she founded Dry Bar. Lisa Price has followed her nose, literally, to “Daughter of Carol”, an empire that offers beauty products with a wonderful scent specifically for African American skin.

Think of Reshma Saujani if ​​you want to make a difference by helping others. She had two careers before realizing that helping girls learn to code is something she loved to do. Jasmine Blood knew the statistics: millions of people are starving in this country every day, and her Goodness helps solve this problem.

Finally, pay attention. Good ideas often come by themselves if you work hard and keep your eyes open. It happened to Kathleen King of Tate’s Bake Shop and Sarah Blakely of Spanx, and it could happen to you.

If you browse “Idea Makers” and feel very inspired, you may end up being struck by one thing: the women on these pages are not necessarily famous names. In fact, some of them may be completely unfamiliar to you, which, in a sense, makes you think that fame is not a requirement for entrepreneurship. Gwyneth Paltrow and Beyoncé are not the only ones who can start a business.

In her introduction and repeatedly in the profiles she shares, author Lowe Bundy Sicol also points out that gender also has nothing to do with success as well as speed. The stories of women in this book subtly demonstrate perseverance and dedication, two traits that are often ignored in many books on entrepreneurship. This honesty can be the best part of what you read for readers who dream of becoming their own boss.

You can find this book in the section for young adults, but it is perfectly suitable for adults who are struggling to find a way. If this is you, reading “Creators of Ideas” can solve this problem.

“Idea Makers: 15 Fearless Women Entrepreneurs,” Lowe Bundy Seal, 2022, Chicago Review, 224 pages, $ 16.99

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