10. Martha Stewart
A name synonymous with cooking and home decorating, Martha modeled in her teens long before she turned her hand to cookbooks and craft projects. With a popular TV show and a huge array of cooking products, Stewart took millions of American women along for the ride, demonstrating everything from how to bake bread to making money on insider trading. Well, maybe not so much that last one. She made money but, refusal to admit she had inside knowledge of a certain stock and refusal to pay the levied fines gave Martha a jail cell to decorate. Rather than losing her empire, Martha’s brand name is as strong as it ever was. Moral here, successful women know how to bounce back. And that’s a good thing.