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Judith Alexis Stecher-Williams was born in Munich to an American family. She is considered one of the most successful entrepreneurs in Germany and has immense wealth. In addition to her entrepreneurial activities, she works as a moderator for the shopping channel HSE and was a successful opera singer at a young age. Judith Williams is currently best known for the show “Die Höhle der Löwen”, in which wealthy investors help young start-ups with investments. Judith Williams is married and has two biological daughters and two stepsons.
Judith Williams was born in Munich. But already in her early childhood the family moved to Trier. Her talent for being on stage and enjoying the full attention was evident early on. In Trier, little Judith was chosen as the carnival princess. Like her father, the basso profondo Daniel Williams, she wanted to make a career out of her singing talent. First she studied classical singing in Cologne. To round off her education, she moved to London and also studied ballet at the Royal Academy of Music.
With this comprehensive education, she was ready for the great operas and theater stages of Europe. As a soprano, she has played many world-renowned roles, including Papagena in “The Magic Flute” and Maria in “West Side Story” in well-known houses throughout Europe. She was a regular and welcome guest at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival. Judith Williams certainly didn’t earn badly with singing, but millions can rarely be earned in the opera industry. So how does such a singing talent end up as a successful entrepreneur?
The answer is as hard as it is true. Judith Williams became seriously ill. A tumor on her uterus had to be surgically removed and she had to undergo hormone treatment, which changed her singing voice. That ended her career in classical singing. But Judith got up again. She found her way back to her cheerful and strong self-confidence and embarked on a completely new path in her life.
After she discovered her sales talent while working in a gym, she applied to the shopping channel QVC. There she was already able to record record sales with her first show. And the success continued. Since then, Judith Williams has been one of the most successful and well-known saleswomen on German and now also international shopping channels.
She now sells her own line of cosmetics on her regular channel HSE24. The founding of her own company, Judith Williams GmbH, was a milestone in the career of the talented German-American. As the majority owner, she is now the boss of over 100 employees who generate sales of over 100 million euros a year with fashion, jewelery and cosmetic products.
For product development, she even runs her own beauty institute in Innsbruck. Judith not only sells the products in the luxury segment via her shopping channel, the determined businesswoman has now also been able to place her products in various branches and can thus steadily increase her sales.
Another, quite lucrative source of income should be some of the investments in the program “The Lion’s Den”. Here, the sympathetic and fun-loving investor has quickly become the darling of the public, who welcomes the founders with her friendly and direct manner. Judith Williams is a strong woman who has worked hard to be successful. That’s why she doesn’t hide herself and her talent in any way, but stands “her wife” in the otherwise male-dominated business world.
highlight of the career
After her successful time as a singer on many of Europe’s major stages and the setback after losing her singing voice, success with the shopping channel QVC and later HSE24 was Judith Williams’ first major success in the business world. She recognized her talent and became strong enough to assert herself. With the founding of Judith Williams GmbH and the company Glow Innovation, Williams was able to set further lucrative milestones in her life. And who knows. Perhaps one or the other investment will turn out to be a big hit and flush millions more into the coffers of the successful woman.
- “Coding will be part of the curriculum in the future. And instead of cramming knowledge into people’s heads, the priority should be to educate people who know how to tap into creativity.”
- “Trust yourself, it’s all within you. Do your best. But accept that you can’t win every day. You don’t have to be perfect. Don’t settle for less!”
tips for success
As a wealthy businesswoman, Judith Williams is a great role model for many young entrepreneurs. Judith Williams is critical of the fact that women are so underrepresented in the business world. She sees the problem, among other things, in the fact that women often stagnate in self-pity instead of drawing strength from their situation and asserting themselves.
The urge to always be perfect also stands in the way of many, especially women, when starting a business. Allowing yourself to make mistakes and learning from them would produce far more successful young entrepreneurs than not starting at all for fear of failure.