Embracing Duality: 5 Gemini Celebrity Women Entrepreneurs You Should Know

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Jul. 9 2024, Published 8:00 a.m. ET

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Some sun signs get all the love, such as Leos or Virgos; we’re looking at you, Viola Davis and Beyoncé. That said, Geminis are known to get their fair share of astrological slander. However, Geminis are not a monolith. Some Geminis hold admirable qualities that have afforded them success in their personal and professional lives, and many Gemini women entrepreneurs fit the bill.

Symbolized by twins, Geminis are an air sign born between May 21 and June 21. Geminis are known for duality, intelligence, adaptability, and curiosity. They’re playful social butterflies who keep a lot of activity in motion between their friends, passions, hobbies, and careers. That said, it’s easy to see why Gemini women entrepreneurs have been able to thrive in business. Keep reading to learn about five women under the astrological sign who are having their way in their respective industries.

1. Patti LaBelle

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The Godmother of Soul, Patti LaBelle, was born on May 24, 1944. In 2007, the songstress founded Patti’s Good Life, a food enterprise that sells condiments, beverages, food, and housewares. As of 2023, profits have soared to over $200 million, showcasing a 12% increase.

“I knew I would sing all my life,” LaBelle told Bloomberg. “But I never knew that I would have a food brand. It’s wonderful.”

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2. Octavia Spencer

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Octavia Spencer was born on May 25, 1970. In 2019, the multi-hyphenate launched ORIT Entertainment, a production company that has already produced some notable projects, including “Truth Be Told” for Apple, “Self-Made: Inspired By The Life Of Madam C.J. Walker” for Netflix, and their award-winning documentary short “Right to Try.”

3. Brooke Shields

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Brooke Shields, a child model-turned-actress, was born on May 31, 1965. In June 2024, she created Commence, a haircare line for women 40 and over. With a focus on healthy hair and scalps, the brand’s offerings are ethically formulated and cruelty-free. You can shop for a 2-in-1 Instant Shampoo, a 3-in-1 Leave-in-Conditioner, and a Root Serum that addresses various problems for different hair types.

“I am embracing my next chapter with you. The more I learn and know, the more I want to do–to help other women age fearlessly, honestly, and beautifully,” Brooke states on her site. Let’s embrace our next chapter together.”

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4. Angelina Jolie

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Angelia Jolie, an actress and filmmaker, was born on June 4, 1975. She established Atelier Jolie in November 2023 in a building previously owned by Andy Warhol. With a focus on collaboration, Jolie provides a physical space for creatives to design with vintage material and headstock. She’s inviting people of various socio-economic backgrounds to play and share their skills. She also endeavors to make apprenticeships for refugees available.

“She envisions it as a space of collaboration, a kind of cultural center–meets–design workshop that combines tailoring and upcycling services with a gallery space for local artisans and a café run in partnership with refugee organizations,” reports Vogue.

5. Venus Williams

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Tennis superstar Venus Williams was born on June 17, 1980. In 2002, the businesswoman founded the company V Starr after focusing on interior design.

“Our projects are best known for their distinct focus on wellness, sustainability, and their sensibility towards the communities they impact,” they share on the site. “We believe in responsible design that is of the highest quality, accessible, and respectful of the human element.”

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Williams’ business portfolio goes beyond interior design. She founded EleVen by Venus Williams, an activewear line, in 2007 that’s currently on hiatus, according to Tennis. Her tagline for the apparel was “EleVen is better than a 10. It’s not best, it’s better – Be an EleVen.” The range included clothing made to play tennis and for everyday life. Garments varied from tanks and tops to skirts, dresses, jackets, and bras.

To better care for her body and relieve stress, Williams started using products by the wellness company Asutra. In 2019, she became a part-owner and chief brand officer. The all-natural products help with pain relief, exercise recovery, skin health, and sleep aids. In the Venus Williams Collection, you can buy oils, body butters, lotions, serums, bath salts, and eye pillows.

In 2020, she founded Happy Viking, a plant-based, superfood nutrition company. After Williams was diagnosed with Sjogren’s Syndrome in 2011, she became interested in exploring ingredients that would taste great and improve her mind, body, and performance to speed up her return to tennis. Happy Viking invites you to upgrade your smoothie with one of their eight flavors delivered in a canister, or you can buy a single-serving bundle. With just two scoops of powder, you’ll get 20g of plant protein, pre and pro-biotics, vitamins, minerals, and more to support your overall health.

Let these five Gemini women entrepreneurs inspire your journey, no matter your sun sign. Each astrological sun sign has its strengths that can aid in building success. Tap into your strengths and capabilities and bring your entrepreneurial goals to life.

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By: Wanda Duncan

Wanda Duncan is a multipotentialite entrepreneur and travel and wellness writer. She’s slow traveled since 2010 through Europe, Southeast Asia, and parts of Africa and Central America. Find her work in Fodor’s Travel, Her Agenda, The Black Wall Street Times, Love B. Scott, and WeTravel. Wanda is the founder of Black Women Travel and won the Women in Travel Summit 2023 Bessie Awards Social Impact Award and was nominated for the 2021 Trailblazer Award. Connect with Wanda through her website

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