Entrepreneurs & Leaders Quiz

Entrepreneurs & Leaders Quiz - International Women’s Day

Globally, only one in three businesses are owned by women, according to the World Bank. In recognition of International Women’s Day and the drive to promote greater equality, have a go at this Entrepreneurs & Leaders MCQ Quiz.

1.

Which of the following businesses was established by Arianna Huffington in May 2005?

A.

AOL

B.

The Huffington Post

C.

Time Magazine

D.

Thrive Global

B.  The Huffington Post

2.

In January 2021, who became the first female Vice President of the USA?

A.

Condoleezza Rice

B.

Hillary Clinton

C.

Kamala Harris

D.

Sarah Palin

C.   Kamala Harris

3.

Who became the youngest female Prime Minister of New Zealand, aged just 37?

A.

Angela Merkel

B.

Helle Thorning-Schmidt

C.

Jacinda Arden

D.

Sanna Marin

C.  Jacinda Arden

4.

Dame Anita Roddick (1942 – 2007) was a British businesswoman and human rights activist. Which for-profit multinational company did she establish?

A.

Children on the Edge

B.

L’Oreal

C.

Natura

D.

The Body Shop

D.    The Body Shop

5.

Which American media personality and businesswoman was featured in Forbes in 2019 with an estimated net worth of $1 billion, making her, at age 21 then, the world’s youngest self-made billionaire?

A.

Kylie Jenner

B.

Sara Blakely

C.

Sheryl Sandberg

D.

Yang Lan

A.    Kylie Jenner

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1.

Which of the following business was established by Arianna Huffington in May 2005?

A.

AOL

B.

The Huffington Post

C.

Time Magazine

D.

Thrive Global

The name gives it away! Arianna Huffington set up The Huffington Post on 9 May 2005. She later sold the company to AOL in 2011 for $315 million, but continued to guide it and grow the Huffington brand overseas. In 2016, she stepped down from The Huffington Post as Editor-in-chief to launch Thrive Global, health and wellness start-up company, where she is the CEO. In 2020, Time Magazine listed Arianna Huffington as one of the world’s 100 most influential people. Forbes also listed her as 77th in their Most Powerful Women list in 2020

2.

In January 2021, who became the first female Vice President of the USA?

A.

Condoleezza Rice

B.

Hillary Clinton

C.

Kamala Harris

D.

Sarah Palin

Kamala Harris was California's attorney general from 2011 to 2017, and elected to the US Senate in 2016. Harris was nominated as the Democratic VP nominee in the 2020 election, the third female to have been nominated for the position. Harris is the first African-American and Asian-American Vice President of the USA. Condoleezza Rice was Secretary of State during George W. Bush’s presidency (2001 – 2009) and the first black woman to have served in that position. Hillary Clinton served as US Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013. She is the first woman to be nominated for President of the USA after winning the Democratic Party nomination in 2016. Sarah Palin was the governor of Alaska from 2006 to 2009. She was the Republican Party’s first female VP nomination in the 2008 election.

3.

Who became the youngest female Prime Minister of New Zealand, aged just 37?

A.

Angela Merkel

B.

Helle Thorning-Schmidt

C.

Jacinda Arden

D.

Sanna Marin

Jacinda Arden not only became the youngest female Prime Minister of New Zealand, aged just 37, but also the world’s youngest head of government at the time. She is also only the second elected head of government to give birth while in office (after Benazir Bhutto, the former Prime Minister of Pakistan). Recent newspaper reports showed that when she was graduating from high school at Morrinsville College in 1998, Ardern was voted the student most likely to become Prime Minister by her peers. Angela Merkel is Chancellor of Germany (the head of government and commander in chief of Germany), a position she has held since 2005. Helle Thorning-Schmidt was the Prime Minister of Denmark from 2011 to 2015. Aged 45 at the time, she is the first woman to hold the position in the country. Sanna Marin became the 46th Prime Minister of Finland in December 2019. Aged just 35, she is the world’s youngest female state leader, and Finland's youngest-ever prime minister. 

4.

Dame Anita Roddick (1942 – 2007) was a British businesswoman and human rights activist. Which for-profit multinational company did she establish?

A.

Children on the Edge

B.

L’Oreal

C.

Natura

D.

The Body Shop

 The Body Shop was set up by Anita Roddick in her hometown of Brighton in 1976. Today, The Body Shop has a product range of more than 1,000 products sold in about 3,000 stores in more than 65 countries. Children on the Edge was set up by Roddick, but as a non-profit children’s charity. In 2006, L'Oréal took over The Body Shop for the sum of £652.3 million ($902m). Today, The Body Shop is owned by Brazilian cosmetics company Natura, having bought the company from L'Oréal in 2017 for £880 million ($1.216bn).

5.

Which American media personality and businesswoman was featured in Forbes in 2019 with an estimated net worth of $1 billion, making her, at age 21 then, the world’s youngest self-made billionaire?

A.

Kylie Jenner

B.

Sara Blakely

C.

Sheryl Sandberg

D.

Yang Lan

Kylie Jenner’s businesses and product portfolio is wide and vast, including the hugely successful Kylie Cosmetics. Sara Blakely is the founder of Spanx, the multi-million-dollar undergarment company, with athletic wear, swimwear, and everyday clothes sold in more than 65 countries. Sheryl Sandberg is the Chief Operations Officer at Facebook and the first woman to serve on Facebook’s Board of Directors. She has also been a board member of The Walt Disney Company. Yang Lan is a Chinese television journalist and entrepreneur. She is one of the most influential women in the media industry in China, with many people referring to her as the “Chinese Oprah Winfrey”.

The Challenge from IWD

How will you help forge a gender equal world?
Celebrate women’s achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality.

https://www.internationalwomensday.com/

We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women's achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world. From challenge comes change, so let’s all choose to challenge.

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