Success stories are often the greatest source of inspiration when starting a new business. These nine women made their wealth themselves and are in positions of leadership and power because of their hard work. Their stories will communicate inspiration to entrepreneurs and those who wish to solidify their positions in their career.
(1) Abigail Johnson—Fidelity Investments
Abigail Johnson is one of the strongest self-made women in America. She is the CEO of FMR, the parent company of Fidelity Investments. She was appointed to this position in a leadership shake up in 2014. Johnson is the third generation to lead the company, which holds more than $2 trillion in assets and successfully generates wealth for America. Johnson is the sixth wealthiest woman in America, owning a 24% stake in the company, more than her father’s 12 percent share.