International Women’s Day is upon us! Let us honor and celebrate successful wonder women of eCommerce.
Here are 8 women who are making waves in the eCommerce world — from marketing and product design, to insurance, and consultancy, they are covering it all.
Most of these ladies are current or past speakers at Global Sources Summit (a conference also run entirely by women!).
Watch the video to find out what their eCommerce superpowers are, and listen to their tips for women eCommerce entrepreneurs.
Inspiring Women in eCommerce
- Athena Severi
Athena is the person to know in the eCommerce space as her passion for helping entrepreneurs, connect and create synergistic relationships brings new meaning to the popular phrase, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.”
Athena is an international speaker who lights up stages around the world with her unique energy, she is a networking and relationship building expert with over 15 years of experience creating high-level business communities, planning life-changing events from cruises to meet-ups as well as unique mastermind groups to help Amazon sellers from around the world connect to succeed together.
- Sophie Howard
Sophie has spent the last five years selling products online. Because she looks for profitable products that are difficult for other sellers to find or copy, she has been able to make great profits, live off her business earnings and create an amazing lifestyle.
She sees lots of Amazon sellers sourcing products from Alibaba and obvious online sites, meaning if you’re doing this you have no real, lasting point of difference with your product.
Sophie is a sourcing wizard and knows exactly how to find amazing products that still give profits of tens of thousands of dollars every month 5 years later.
- Ashlin Hadden
Ashlin believes that the Insurance business was built on a firm handshake, a stiff drink, swanky offices, and dare she say it? — on the golf course. This industry was built by strong men, and they did a good job in leading the way for strong women to take their place alongside them.
Ashlin has been in the financial/insurance industry for over 15 years. She left the banking industry and has been working exclusively in insurance for over 5 years. Originally an Agent for Liberty Mutual before she took a leap of faith and decided to go out on her own, Ashlin has found her place in the E-commerce industry.
Ashlin started her own agency because she was tired of working hard for her clients, only to have the insurance carrier take advantage of them at renewal time with nothing she could do about it. She demanded change. She decided that she wanted more products, more choices and more control. She invested in her customers, her community and her family. Ashlin’s clients love doing business with her because she is real, accessible, on top of the latest technology, and most importantly a part of their lives.
- Cynthia Stine
Cynthia is the founder of eGrowth Partners. Her influential blog, www.egrowthpartners.com/amazon-blog, is regularly read by tens of thousands of Amazon sellers. She has written two books about Amazon including the ground-breaking, “Suspension Prevention: Get Reinstated and Protect Your Amazon Seller Account,” which has won two international book awards and sells worldwide in English and Chinese.
She’s an Amazon business consultant with the soul of a seller. eGrowth Partners is an experienced team in reinstatements, infringement resolutions and other issues Amazon sellers deal with. They understand sellers’ pressures and business models.
- Tracy Hazzard
As Brand & Product Strategist for Hazz Design, Tracy has designed, developed and launched 250+ consumer products generating $2 billion at e-commerce and mass-market retailers. For over 25 years, she has worked with design-leading brands like Martha Stewart Living to out-design, out-source and out-profit the competition.
Tracy is the co-inventor of 37 patents that have helped her clients get acquired and achieve high brand valuations. In addition to being a Product Design & Innovation columnist for Inc., she has been featured in Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Wired and CNN Money.
Tracy co-hosts two Content to Commerce podcasts: Product Launch Hazzards & Feed Your Brand.
- Michelle Barnum Smith
Michelle is an 18-year marketing veteran. When she saw the power and ease of using Facebook Messenger bots for delivering quick ROI for her Amazon clients, she quickly built out an expertise in the niche.
Now Michelle teaches Amazon sellers how to use Messenger to build their own lists, launch products, and improve their rankings and reviews on Amazon. Michelle has been featured on Forbes, Business Insider, The Examiner, ExpertBeacon.com.
Michelle is a great example of how to forecast a trend and build an expertise around it before anyone else sees it coming.
- Anna Hill
Anna is the founder of the free Facebook group, Accounting We Will Go, which currently has over 9,000 members. She has over 20 years of experience as a CPA and is passionate about using her knowledge to help online sellers get their books in order.
Everyone is guilty of putting their accounts off till the absolute last minute, Anna helps calm the fears and panic many sellers experience when dealing with their bookkeeping. She is an integral part of the eCommerce world without whom you wouldn’t be able to put your entire focus on your business.
- Meghla Bhardwaj
Meghla has been working with China / India manufacturers and global importers for close to 18 years. More recently, this includes Amazon Private Label sellers.
She organizes Global Sources Summit, a 3-day conference for global online sellers twice a year every April and October in Hong Kong. She also hosts meetups for online sellers in Hong Kong and Singapore. She was based in China for 10 years before moving to Singapore 4 years ago.
Always eager to lend a helping hand, Meghla goes out of her way to assist sellers find and source profitable products for their stores. She is especially passionate about helping women entrepreneurs start and grow their eCommerce businesses.
We hope these go-getters have inspired you to go forth and take on the eCommerce world by storm.
Want to meet some of these women in person? Join them at Global Sources Summit, Hong Kong from 27 – 29 April, 2019.
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