When I think of Donald Trump, the three words that come to mind are misogynist, ignorant, and illogical.
This is subjective of course, but I am betting my left arm that many will agree with this.
Many of the things that come out of Donald Trump’s mouth are an affront to our country’s values. His obsession with sending immigrants back and “building a wall” is a clear example why he might not be fit to be the president of the United States (again subjective). What Trump fails to reiterate is that this country was built on immigrants. Without them, there would be no America (this is objective).
Most of the time when immigrants come to America, they have a plan. A plan to better themselves, to provide for their family, or to escape from a tragedy at home.
While Trump can list the times where an immigrant has made a mistake, I can come up with a list of powerful female immigrants who are killing it in the business world.
Anastasia Soare is the CEO and founder of Anastasia Beverly Hills, a global cosmetic brand. Soare grew up in Romania and came to America not speaking a word of english.
She started as an aesthetician at a small boutique in Beverly Hills working from 9am to 10pm everyday.
Her motivation was that she wanted to better her circumstances and make a better life for herself than she had in Romania. She used that to push herself to build her cosmetic empire.
Indra K. Nooyi
“Being a woman, an immigrant, and a person of color made it thrice difficult” said Nooyi in an interview with The Guardian speaking on the topic of success.
Nooyi is not a fan of Trump, especially after his multiple derogatory comments on women.
She believes that the women of color, women, and the LGBTQ community must be protected.
Indra has been the CEO of PepsiCo. since October 2006. Killing it for over 10 years!
Thai Lee came in ranked 15 the for Forbes’ America’s Richest Self-Made Women (2016) list and third on the Self-Made richest foreign women according to Forbes.
Lee was born in Bangkok, Thailand but lived in Korea most of her childhood, and moved to the United States in her teens for school.
After investing her adulthood in Procter & Gamble and American Express, Lee realized that she wanted to own her own business.
Lee is the CEO and co- founder of SHI International, the largest woman owned business in the United States.
Diane von Furstenberg
DVF is famously known for her wrap dress in 1974 that symbolized power and independence in women.
At the age of 26, she was a multimillionaire, not to mention a single mother.
This boss lady was born in Brussels, Belgium and now has DVF stores in more than 55 countries.
Charlize is an actress and is best known for her roles in Monster (2003) and Mad Max: Fury Road (2015).
She is also the face of Dior’s fragrance J’adore Dior.
This beautiful and successful actress was born in Benoni, Gauteng, a city in South Africa.
What does Donald Trump have to say about these successful foreign born women?