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Colleen DeBaise, our director of digital media, presented our list of socially conscious stocking stuffers made by female entrepreneurs.
More than any other time, we are now seeing an environment conducive to the growth of immigrant women entrepreneurship.
When Violet left her job to be a matchmaker, everyone said she was crazy. Now she’s behind Asia’s premier dating service.
Business: Matchmaking & Marriage
Sandy D’Andrea founded Jewels For Hope, a handmade jewelry company, in 2009. The company creates specific lines of jewelry for a number of charitable organizations, and donates a portion of their profits to these causes.
Growing up below the poverty line, Melissa Mowbray-D’Arbela, the founder of Filligent Technologies, learned to be resourceful at an early age. Raised by a single mother of four, Melissa started her own business creating hand-made greeting cards at age 12.
After beating breast cancer, Susan Gonzalez started MOON Organics, homemade beauty products free of synthetic ingredients and chemical preservatives.
Rose ran away from home as a teenager and began selling shoes. She learned the hard way, on the job, and today sells thousands of pairs of shoes each year.
Business: Bespoke Shoes & Retail
Nola Andaya-Milani, a Filipina entrepreneur and founder of the Migrentrepreneur Woman Blog is a guest blogger for The Story Exchange. She will be exploring topics related to immigrant women entrepreneurship.
While diapers and women‘s shoes might not be the first thing on Brian Lee’s mind, they are at the top of his list when it comes to starting a business.