This has been the year of Beyoncé. Not only did she make music history by becoming the first female artist to have 12 songs on the Billboard top 100 (all on her sixth album, Lemonade), but she also made waves in the business world too. In April she launched the athleisure clothing brand Ivy Park. While the venture is her first major foray outside the music world, Beyoncé is no stranger to being the boss. Back in 2007 she founded her own entertainment and management company, Parkwood Entertainment. This year Parkwood added a music label to its operations and signed its first three artists, all of whom are women. Empowering women seems to be an ongoing theme for the music mogul: In May she announced an investment in WTRMLN WTR, a female-founded watermelon-water startup.
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