Dreaming about the life you desire is one thing. Making it happen is another. Pursuing your dream and taking that life-defining leap of faith when all the odds are against you takes enormous courage. It requires an undying level of self-discipline, persistence and sacrifice. If you are quietly contemplating the startup route or simply seeking your daily dose of inspiration, you’ve come to the right place. This isn’t your average listicle of self-made millionaires or fairytale narratives of the business world, though I am certain that they’ll eventually satisfy the criteria. This piece is lending the spotlight to 3 Girl Bosses who are defying all odds, squashing fears and strutting down the entrepreneurial catwalk in the pursuit of success and nothing less.