I like to always begin with the end in mind:
The biggest barriers are within the institutions which are still male, pale and stale. They are fading in numbers.
Read this wonderful article highlighting top achievers (Angela Sarkis, pictured, is one of them) who share their tips for success and then find out if you have what it takes to become an entrepreneur.
Separately and from the book "Women Who Changed The World:"
Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening. ~ Coco Chanel