Rihanna observed that the business industry is still “a man’s world”, but she never backed down and took up the challenge in becoming one of the successful female entrepreneurs.
“Overcoming stereotypes as a woman in the entrepreneurship industry, it’s an industry that’s usually looked at as a man’s industry… a man’s world. So you have to work twice as hard to prove yourself,” the icon said via video message that was shown at the Global Conference on Women and Entrepreneurship.
“I love competing with men,” she added. “I love that challenge, I enjoy and thrive on it.”
The singer made another history by being the first woman and person of color to have her fashion brand, Fenty, under the well-known luxury goods group that houses other high-end brands such as Dior, LV, and Givenchy—LVMH.
She also successfully launched her cosmetic line, Fenty Beauty, as well as Savage x Fenty, a lingerie brand. Riri also explained the odds that women face in putting up their own business.
“I believe that females have a lot of disadvantages when it comes to starting a career … because a lot of times, people see it as a man’s world and a lot of times it’s dependent upon a man to even let you into that,” the singer explained.
Rihanna empowered that the strength of a woman lies in her power to overcome anything.
“We have been doing this since the beginning of time to multitask and overcome challenges,” she said.