Movies that Feature Successful Women in Business

Empress Avenue is all about empowering successful business women. Therefore, it was only appropriate that one of our first articles for 2014 features movies showcasing business women! Below is our list of 20 inspirational movies featuring career focused women. Please comment below with any movies that should be added – let’s get this list up to 100!

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  2. Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  3. Bonnie and Clyde
  4. Coal Miner’s Daughter
  5. Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead. (Yes we are serious!)
  6. Erin Brokovich (2000)
  7. I don’t know how she does it (2011)
  8. It’s Complicated (2009) — Meryl Streep runs a bakery.
  9. Julie and Julia (2009) – Julia Child.
  10. Mystic Pizza (1988) — Conchata Ferrel owns a pizza parlor.
  11. P.S. I Love You (2007), Hillary Swank starts a shoe company and has real potential to scale if she chooses a mass-customization model.
  12. Steel Magnolias (1989) — Dolly Parton runs a beauty parlor.
  13. Sunshine Cleaning (2008), Amy Adams could choose a scalable model for her biohazard removal and crime scene clean-up business.
  14. The Color Purple (1985) — Whoopi Goldberg starts a clothing shop.
  15. The Devil Wears Prada
  16. The Graduate
  17. The Help (2011)
  18. The Secret Life of Bees (2008) — The Boatwright sisters run a bee farm.
  19. Working Girl (1988) – Melanie Griffith climbs up the corporate ladder
  20. You’ve Got Mail (1998) — Meg Ryan runs an ill-fated neighborhood book store




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