#NetworkGirl: 11 Inspirational Female Entrepreneurs

From #RingCentral

It’s no secret that men outnumber women in the business world. But recent data suggest that women are becoming more influential as executives, entrepreneurs, business owners, consumers and social-media users. Between 2000 and 2010, the number of female-owned businesses grew by 50% – a significantly bigger jump than that posted by small businesses overall. Additionally, comScore and Nielsen report that women comprise the majority of participants on the social web – from Facebook to Zynga to Twitter to Pinterest. And when it comes to purchasing clout, women control the purse strings: According to the Census Bureau, women manage 80% of consumer spending, or about $5 trillion dollars yearly.

The growing influence of women in business comes as no surprise to us – nor to the 11 female entrepreneurs featured below. Read on to learn about these stellar businesswomen and their tips for success.

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#NetworkGirl: Top Women Blogs c/o Ignite Social Media

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Veronica BelmontVeronica Belmont – Mostly tech and gaming focused, Veronica writes with infectious, geeky enthusiasm about what’s brand new.

Dawn FosterFast Wonder – Using a combination of her technical and business expertise, Dawn educates companies on how to get business value from being a part of online communities…without boring us to death.

Jenna Wortham The New York Times Bits Blog – Before writing for The New York Times, Jenna was a culture and technology writer for Wired, and it shows. Her pieces generally focus on smartly outlining digital culture, while simultaneously showing how people are putting new technologies to use in their lives and businesses.

Xeni JardinXeni Jardin – Xeni is a stylish and well-known tech culture journalist who watches the industry with both an aesthetic and functional eye. Find her on Boing Boing.

Corvida RavenSheGeeks – Corvida vets and blogs about useful tech services and tools with an eye to what is going to make your online journey less noisy and more interesting.

Adria RichardsBut You’re A GirlInspiredMag called her blog fresh for a reason, because Adria takes on tech – and life – with vibrant and energetic posts.