19 Barb de Corti
Barb de Corti, founder of environmental cleaning products business ENJO, continues to shine in the SmartCompany top female entrepreneur listings.
Since launching in 1994, de Corti has steered ENJO to an company with an estimated annual revenue of $100 million.
Speaking at Business Chicks’ 9 to Thrive event in August last year, de Corti was frank about the mistakes she has made along the journey, but said she has seen success because she has always sought to learn from errors.
She also revealed her biggest ever failing as a business owner, reflecting that she is now a better listener because of it.
“I went through a period of a few years when I didn’t listen to people, and it was probably one of the biggest failures I’ve ever had as a human being, not only as a business owner,” she said.