Climbing the corporate ladder can take years. It can take even longer if you’re a woman trying to break through the glass ceiling. However, there are also quite a few women who not only made it all the way to the top but did so while they were still surprisingly young. How did they do it? As you’ll see from these women who became CEOs under the age of 30, it takes true grit and, in many cases, taking the plunge and starting your own company.
Maike van Niekerk
The reality TV personality also joins the ranks of the stars who made more money in business than in their day jobs.
Whitney Wolfe Herd
It may not have been quite in the league of the most expensive jewellery ever worn to the Oscars but that hair tie helped launch a multimillion-dollar business and turned two teenagers into CEOs.