The world of business is a notoriously cutthroat one--every time a company fails or begins to lag in its performance, there are many more waiting to fill the gap in the market.
But while grit and a cool head are required to launch a successful enterprise, this is just part of the equation. The other part consists of intuition and empathy; a truly successful entrepreneur will have her finger on the pulse of industry trends, so much so that she may be able to anticipate needs her company will be able to fill. More than that, she'll have a keen understanding of her market and clients--ideally, she'll know what they want and need before they do.
This combination of drive and intuition is something the three finalists for Business in Female Network's Womanity Awards have in spades. Read on to learn about these high-powered ladies and their businesses. Vote for the one you find the most inspiring by clicking on the banner below.