Curious what it takes a woman to start a successful company? What are the most essential things on the mind of a super successful woman entrepreneur? The real entrepreneurs are those who completely embrace ambiguity, take risks, motivate themselves, and love to being challenged on a day to day basis. In this visual, Proud to be a Woman, created by Startups.fm, you'll discover what pearls of wisdom high-profile influencers from Susan Gregg Koger to Marissa Mayer have to offer for modern women entrepreneurs.
Susan Gregg Koger, Cofounder, ModCloth - A woman with breathtaking style and adorable choice for vintage goods, no wonder ModCloth has announced $100 Million in revenue.
I am living proof that you don't have to be an insider to be knowledgeable about Fashion and have an impact on the industry.
Wendy Lea, CEO, GetSatisfaction - With over 70,000 active customer communities hosting more than 35,000,000 consumers per month, she has made GetSatisfaction one of the best customer engagement platform of tomorrow.
Leadership isn't about demanding control anymore; those days are over. It's about unpacking the personal motivations of individual employees.
Arianna Huffington - Preseident, The Huffington Post - Author, columnist, TV personality and an editor-in-chief of the Pulitzer Prize-winning online news website Huffington Post, she is the present day example of "beauty with Brains".
But you have to do what you dream of doing even while you're afraid.
Marissa Mayer, CEO, Yahoo - Ranked number 32 on Forbes's list of The Worlds 100 Most Powerful Women, she has made Yahoo come back with a bang!
You can't have everything you want, but you can have the things that really matter to you.
Leah Busque, Founder and CEO, TaskRabbit - Just when the unemployment rates were rising, she came up with the marvelous platform TaskRabbit which now has about 15,000 bidders in 14 US cities.
I wake up every morning and think to myself, how far can I push the company forward in the next 24 hours.
Sarah lacy, Founder, PandoDaily - An award winning journalist and writer of two critically acclaimed books, we couldn't have had a better example in tech journalism than the Pandodaily woman herself.
One of the nice things about being a private company is operating without the intensity of public glare. It's hard to grow under a microscope of constant second guessing.
Melinda Gates, Co-founder Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation - From Microsoft to human rights, she has never stopped taking tough challenges in her life, not to forget 2012's $560 Million pledge of delivering contraceptives for women in poor countries.
A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.
Anita Roddick, Founder, The Body Shop - A British businesswoman pioneering the shape of ethical consumerism with The Body Shop, we salute her efforts in modernizing humanity.
If you do things well, do them better. Be daring, be first, be different, be just.
Indra Nooyi, Chairperson and CEO, PepsiCo - Leading the second largest food and beverage business in the world Pepsico, she is a women who we admire for her determination and will power.
Just because you are CEO, don't thing you have landed. You must continually increase your learning, the way you think and the way you approach the organization. I've never forgotten that.
Caterina-Fake, Co-founder, Flickr - A woman with a tremendous will power and courage to build a 87 million user network like Flickr at a time when social networking was still in its roots.
So often people are working hard a the wrong thing. Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard.