As we enter a new year it is important to highlight some of the women that are crushing it in business and create a list of notable women to watch in 2021. In this article we want to celebrate and highlight some amazing female entrepreneurs and business women who are serving their communities, going out of their way to step up as leaders and making an impact in the world.
Here is a list of women that we felt are important to highlight and that you should be following online to see what they are going to be doing in the new year ahead.
Here is our WIB list of Women to Watch in 2021
#1 Claire Lockey
Claire is an up and coming Canva and Content Marketing Strategist and Coach who empowers service based female entrepreneurs and virtual assistants to learn how to create intentional content, design beautifully branded digital resources and use organic content marketing strategies to reach their ideal audience and grow their business online.
Claire started her business back in 2017 alongside her part-time job and raising her young son, charging just £10 an hour as a Virtual assistant. In 2019 Claire decided she needed to focus more on doing the things she loved and found her niche – working with women to create and design amazing content and teaching them how to use that content strategically within their business.
After finding her true calling, in 2020 Claire decided to up-level her business in a big way by showing up confidently and authentically, embracing her brand and voice as an expert. She was accepted to become a Canva Certified Creative and she started to contribute her expertise online, collaborate with other communities and in 2020 supported over 125 women through her 1-2-1 coaching, strategy calls, courses and client work.
She started her own FB group the Content Styling Lounge and now has almost 400 members. Towards the end of 2020 she also started her Pinterest account and in just 3 months grew it to 650,000 monthly impressions and 36,500 engaged users (and growing rapidly!).
Claire has been an integral part of the Women in Business team since the inception and she has helped shape WIB Brand, content and online presence with great commitment and dedication.
Now, Claire is ready to spread her wings and in 2021 will launch her own 12 week coaching programme and her second signature program ‘The Content Collective’.
Claire is dedicated to continuing to deliver value, encourage, inspire and teach women in business to find their voice and shine through their content.
#2 Kiki Rozema
Kiki is a CEO and founder at Smoothies Activewear her mission is to create a line of products that empower women of all shapes and sizes to step into their confidence and SHINE.
Kiki has a Masters degree in Education (Multidisciplinary Leadership) but zero background in fashion, business or marketing. She had to learn quickly and be resourceful in starting her own business.
She believes that if we as women have the confidence to make something happen, we will find a way. She started her company later in life, but is a true example of how a strong, confident woman with passion and determination can make a difference.
As women, we are bound by our experiences. What defines us is how we react to those circumstances. Smoothies Activewear is working to change the culture of women and how we ‘see’ ourselves in society.
As well as a successful entrepreneur, Kiki is a 51 years-old wife and mum of 2 boys, ages 3 and 7. Keep an eye out on Kiki and follow her on social media as a woman to watch in 2021.
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#3. Desiree Meneses
Desiree is a founder of Manifestation Goddess where she mentors women on all things manifestation, mindset and empowerment. She is making an impact by helping women shift their perspective one woman at a time creating a ripple effect, creating empowerment and support for women. Her intention is to guide women into a life of abundance and overflow all through the power of manifestation.
Desiree has been building her community The Manifestation Goddess Network and in 2020 launched programs that have helped women experience life-changing transformations and who are now empowered to take on the world with confidence.
Desiree is a woman to watch in 2021 and is here to support more women in learning about the power of manifestation and how to attract abundance to their life and business.
You can connect with Desiree by clicking the links below and access some of her wonderful free manifestation videos via her youtube channel here.
#4. Joanne Moorhouse
Remote Photographer and Brand Strategist, Joanne Moorhouse started off 2020 with big goals in the works. When Covid hit she lost her full time job as well as any secure income. Her client work quickly dried up and within 24 hours she was left wondering what to do next with her business
Not one to give up Joanne took action and became a member of the Women in Business Club. She also worked with a Photography Mentor, as well as participated in a mastermind for female entrepreneurs that helped her to stay focused and take action in the right direction.
She was determined not to fade away but find a way to move forward. It was at this time that she heard about a new way to capture photos remotely and set forth to learn, practice and master this new opportunity. Virtual photoshoots were born, which not only helped Joanne‘s business survive, but start to thrive because of her sheer determination to make the best of the situation and not let anything stop her from reaching for her dreams.
In 2020 Joanne was nominated for an award and came as a runner up for Creative Business Award from Women’s Business Club and ended the year on a high. She now has new goals planned for the year ahead to help women stand out with photography and personal shoots globally. Joanne has already worked with fantastic authors, speakers and coaches doing virtual photoshoots, so no doubt you will want to keep an eye out on Joanne’s growth in 2021.
#5. Women to watch Veronica & Alora
A team of 2 Sisters, Veronica & Alora are next on our list! Two amazing ladies who created SAM & LANCE, a beautiful space where conscious consumers can easily shop products that are made ethically and sustainably by women!
In 2020 this dynamic duo got a placement in an accelerator program and successfully won the pitch contest that led to receiving funding. The funding was then used to help launch a subscription box line featuring quarterly boxes filled with ethically made products made by women. They’ve exceeded their goals and their wonderful brand continues to go from strength to strength.
Veronica and Alora launched “care crates’ when COVID hit as a way of giving back. For each box sold, gifting a box to frontline healthcare workers. They wanted a way to give back and help others feel like they were doing something good in a time when we all felt nervous and helpless.
The sisters have managed to grow their business year on year by 2000%, even during the pandemic! Their courage, innovation and determination shines through and inspires so many women that success CAN be had, even during difficult times.
The two sisters are women to watch because they have big plans to become even MORE philanthropic by creating scholarship programs and creating an educational branch helping small businesses become more sustainable and ethical. They are true innovators when it comes to product based business so do make sure you follow them online via the links below.
#6. Vanessa Zamy
Vanessa is a strategic consultant and her mission is to equip and empower ambitious solopreneurs to build their purpose-driven business and never look back, so that when that fateful day comes, they can say they lived their best life without shoulda, coulda, wouldas.
In July ’20, Vanessa started hosting free business bootcamps for new entrepreneurs in my new group, Skyrocket Your Side Business. Her team and her have completed four bootcamps this year and are committed to continuing to provide these free experiences for the growing community. During the past month, the community has already doubled in size, now at almost 600 members.
In 2021, they plan to grow the community to 8,000 members – 9 to 5’rs looking to build a profit-producing, purpose-driven business even with a demanding day job.
#7. Cate Butler Ross
Cate is a writer and mentor on a mission to help coaches, creatives and light leaders find their voice and powerfully communicate their soul work online, on stage and in print. A writer and former magazine journalist, Cate created her membership community Fearless Content in spring 2020, to not only teach online entrepreneurs essential content marketing skills, but also support them with the inner work it takes to step into your truth, find your voice, and get visible.
In Autumn last year, Cate started her first solo podcast, The Content Download, as well as launching her all new brand, The Luminous, which this year will grow into an online new media platform giving voice to light leaders and their soul work. In January, doors open to The Sistermind, Cate’s brand new content & communications
mastermind for experts ready to position themselves as leaders, while later this year, her first book will also be released through The Luminous’s new publishing arm, The Luminous Press. This is truly an exciting time for women looking to share their voice further.
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Raimonda is a serial Entrepreneur, Business Coach, International Speaker and Business Funding Expert. She is the founder of the Women In Business international community and events.
Raimonda launched her 1st business at the age of 21 and has since pursued her entrepreneurial passion, by starting and launching more businesses as well as supporting others to do the same.
Over the last 10 years in business, Raimonda has learned the power of mentorship and encouragement, therefore is now passionate about helping other entrepreneurs achieve success and make a positive impact on this world.