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Photo sources: Instagram @iamjenniferle, @jai_nice, @beautybakeriemakeup, @iamminglee, @lovecorkscrew

All hail the woman who gets up every day and gets her own. Women have bossed up and taken their entrepreneur destiny by the horns and the economy should be ever so thankful.

Statistics show that women-owned businesses have grown significantly in the last 15 years. Currently, nine million women own businesses and will provide an estimated five million jobs by 2018. How’s that for girl power?

In the famous words of Drake, “your hustle don’t go unnoticed.” In honor of Women’s History Month, we’ve compiled a list of female entrepreneurs with a herculean work ethic and marketing strategies that have taken them to the top of their respective games.

Cashmere Nicole, founder of Beauty Bakerie

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Photo source: Instagram @beautybakeriemakeup

By now you’ve seen the video of that magical lipstick that doesn’t smudge and couldn’t even be removed with Samson’s strength.

This supernatural product (and many others) is courtesy of Beauty Bakerie, a cosmetic company owned by Cashmere Nicole. Beauty Bakerie offers a plethora of makeup goodies from lipsticks to eye shadows, and they are all cruelty-free. Cashmere, once a trained nurse, followed her love for the arts and it led her to Beauty Bakerie’s destiny. She’s overcome many obstacles along the way; being a single teenage mom on public assistance and battling breast cancer. With faith and sheer willpower, Cashmere pushed through every roadblock set in her way. Throughout her battle with breast cancer, she continued to put her heart and soul into her Beauty Bakerie, even from her hospital bed. Then suddenly magic happened and her hard work started to pay off. Along the way, she was featured on Beyonce.com’s inspiration section and the rest was history. Cashmere is helping society do away with the bad girl image and making it OK to be sweet and friendly again with a brand catered to helping her share the “sweetest peace” she’s ever known. You can support Beauty Bakerie here.

Tina Red

Wordsmith. Social media junky. Fashion enthusiast.