What is a Divapreneur?

So what is a divapreneur anyway?

My friend, Leesa Barnes has started a new network at Ryze called Divapreneurs At Work located at

http://daw-network.ryze.com/ He asked us to define a divapreneur. Now that I am the prolific article writer that I am, I couldn’t answer this question without writing an article about it. Sit back and become


First of all, Divapreneur is a combination of the words diva and entrepreneur. To define divapreneur

first we have to define diva and entrepreneur. To do this, I went to Wikipedia.

This is what I found out on Wikipedia:

Most commonly used definition of diva

A Diva was originally a distinguished opera singer, but now generally refers to a popular performer of non-operatic works.

The term derives from an Italian word meaning “goddess”, which, in turn, derives from the feminine form of a Latin word divus, meaning “divine”.

This definition can be found on the following page:


I felt that the distinction of being a singer left out some talented non-musical women, so I decided to use this definition of a diva instead:

# In current usage among the younger generation, the term diva is used to describe a talented and confident woman. This definition is on the next page.


Now is the time to define entrepreneur, the second part of this word. This definition also comes from Wikipedia.


Entrepreneur is a word borrowed from the French language that refers to a person who starts and operates a new company,

and assumes some responsibility for the inherent risks.

Business entrepreneurs often have strong beliefs about a market opportunity and are willing to accept a high level of personal, professional, or financial risk to take advantage of that opportunity.

So, a divaentrepreneur is a talented and confident woman, who starts and operates a new company,

and assumes some responsibility for the inherent risks.

Well I guess that makes me a divapreneur. And you?

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