So you all must have heard about STEVE JOBS, JEFF BEZOS, BILL GATES , ELON MUSK but have you ever heard about the richest businesswoman in the world ALICE WALTON
Before i was assigned this topic i had never bothered to think about businesswoman for me the famous womens who had made great money was KYLIE JENNER, but this topic made me find out a woman who was businesswoman in purest sense or had engaged or was meant to be in the list of business woman .
I was astonished by the fact how media never cared enough to give same amount media attention to businesswoman which it gives to their male counter part.
So today i am doing my share in glorifying the women force in business by writing this article on ALICE WALTON
NAME - ALICE LOUISE WALYON
AGE - 71
DATE OF BIRTH - OCTOBER 7 1949
NET WORTH - 70.4 BILLION
She was born in NEWPORT ARKANSAS raised in Bentonville, Arkansas and graduated from Bentonville HS in 1966 and went on the graduate in economics from TRINITY UNIVERSITY.
she started her career as an equity analyst and money manager for First Commerce Corporation . She was also a broker for EF HUTTON.
1988 was the year ALICE founded Llama company , an investment bank, where she was president, chairwoman and CEO.
she is heiress to walton family fortune and major chunk of her wealth comes from her share in wallmart.
What inspired me in the story of ALICE WALTON
i decided to research on what was happening in united states in 1966 the year ALICE WALTON graduated . i found all sort of things a 6 year old girl leaning MARTIN LUTHER'S shoulder during a press conference. Beatles ( band) taking pictures together, a monkey returning from space and lot's of other milestone but nowhere was a mention of a powerful women figure.
In that time period where it must have been normally assumed that ALICE will either find a sweetheart or go to college just for a degree in arts and eventually get married have a family and be the reason fir husbands success. She decided to change tye narrative she went to take a degree in economics, work in finance sector which forget at that time but still is seen as something male dominated and went on to start her own company.
The main thing which I Learned from ALICE WALTON'S story is you are the writer of your own story, you can change it anytime you want irrespective of the facts odds,culture,people,country or anyone is in your favour.
Never let the fear of doing something out of box stop you from doing that thing.
This message is not for womens but mens too but right now i would like to ignore men's and focus on womens i want them to know they can be next ALICE WALTON, INDIRA NOOYI, KALPANA CHAWLA, SUSHMITA SEN or anything they want to be never let anyone tell you different. You just have to want and believe in yourself.
one thing which woman often hear whenever they want to do something different is " you are a woman how will you do it" to counter this argument i would like to say all the talented women never believed in this, they never believed being male and female can stop you from achieving anything you want to achieve.
The last thing i want to say is to media i think it's the high time woman's should be given their due to media promotion and not glorified as someone's wife, daughter or mother and this chain of giving recognition women shouldn't stop after or limit to one or two people.