The feisty owner of Toronto menswear retailer Gotstyle is mixing and matching old-school service and digital technologies in a bid to survive — and thrive — in an increasingly tough industry.
We've interviewed hundreds of successful women entrepreneurs about their small business journeys and what they learned along the way. Read the stories of inspiring startup founders, mid-stage strivers and established business leaders. Learn from the experiences of women business owners of every age working in every industry, from around the world. Discover the many paths women are taking to build great companies, break through barriers and cultivate economic and social good. Get ready! These everyday role models may well inspire you to start your own business, or give you killer ideas for growing the one you have. You may even feel inspired to share your startup story with us.
Samentha Tiller took a giant leap of faith when she started DMI Technologies a decade ago — and never stopped thinking big.
The founder of Chicago-based Open Books has built a high-impact literacy nonprofit by applying everything she learned as a serial tech entrepreneur.
Passion provided the spark for Dani Klein-Williams’ photography studio, but it was creative thinking and hard work that turned it into a thriving and long-lasting business.
Donna Peel founded the nonprofit Pro Bono Network to make volunteering easy for stay-at-home moms on hiatus from legal careers.
Melanie Moss of confectionery Mini Melanie was destined to be a chef. It just took her awhile to walk down that path.
The upstate New York flower farmer is creating a farm and flower business that gives her the life she wants.
Heather Sandford is pursuing a three-legged strategy to grow her New York pig farm and meat business, The Piggery.
Yve-Car Momperousse, founder of Kreyol Essence, works with farmers and more in Haiti to source her products’ key ingredient.
Parisian woman business owner Tanya Heath is bringing her interchangeable shoes to an international marketplace.
How Michelle Myers of My Virtual Paige overcame painful hardships to start and grow a successful business — and make a beautiful life.
Delia Viader may make “liquid cashmere,” but it took more than fine wine to restore her winery after a devastating setback.
This small business owner has proudly run Crackerjack Shack “like your grandmother would have” — with practicality and a focus on customers.
This serial entrepreneur has made job creation a top goal for her four ventures.
Women-owned businesses are on the rise — and have been for quite some time — data from the U.S. Census Bureau show.