“It’s a great feeling to know that you are providing a product and service to people who will pay for it.”
Stories of women entrepreneurs selling goods for the consumer market, from beauty products to furniture and everything in between.
“You work 24/7 without pay, time off or a pat on the back that you’re doing a great job. It can be very lonely and you wake up many days asking the question ‘what am I doing?’ It can also be the most rewarding time in your life.”
“Success is having an idea that transforms into a vision that transforms into a reality.”
“As long as millions of women have hair that they want to style, there’s a market for my product.”
“To me, success is building a business that is good for the world, which means it gives back to the world intentionally, cares for our environment, supports localized structures, and builds community.”
“Life is too short to be unhappy.”
Yve-Car Momperousse, founder of Kreyol Essence, works with farmers and more in Haiti to source her products’ key ingredient.
“Success is a relative term to me–it’s your state of mind and as a women entrepreneur I feel it’s important for me to stay positive and never give up.”
“We use the science behind words to produce art that inspires.”
“We love the close connection we have with our supply chain. As we grow and prosper, they grow and prosper.”
“I was out of a job, and literally had about a hundred dollars in the bank; but I wasn’t out of hope and I didn’t lack skill.”
“It is our mission to combine glamorous products with all-natural ingredients so clients don’t have to choose between looking good and being healthy.”
“I define success as a balance between work and passion.”
“Success is meeting a community need while having the freedom to express myself creatively through my displays and eclectic merchandise. It is an opportunity to share an experience and interest with others.”
“I spent 25 years in the salon and spa industry and developing my own beauty and grooming products was the next step.”