Jay Barnhart started her company Jay B Home Decor as a single mom after she realized she had a knack for home improvement
Housing, Construction & Real Estate
Stories of women entrepreneurs with businesses focused on housing, construction and real estate.
Angie Lozano started Angie’s House to help the less fortunate find affordable housing and rebuild their lives.
“I left my cushy job and started a business I had been dreaming about.”
“Since my childhood I have dreamed of becoming a successful entrepreneur.”
Kryshon Bratton of Houston runs a solid pool-building company, but she sees her real opportunity for profit and scale in another sort of construction business.
“I feel both the image and culture of construction is slowly changing, and as a woman I will continue to work towards fighting for better conditions and more flexible working policies that allow both men and women with other responsibilities to work within the industry.”
Stacie Curtis of CW Solutions: Cutting Edge Solutions to the Nations Wireless, Utilities, Oil and Gas Industries
“Business integrity is the heart of our company’s culture, and it’s what defines our success.”
Indrani Mukherjee wants to help to make India more sustainable by harnessing its abundant bamboo in surprising ways.
Kryshon Bratton left childhood misfortune behind and built a family business one opportunity at a time.
Mashell Carissimi of JMC Electrical Contractor, LLC: An Entrepreneur Find Success in Taking on a Challenge
“This continued growth has allowed me the opportunity to employ more people and to give back to my community.”
“My most recent endeavor allows me to make a difference everyday by taking a leadership in an industry that needs to change.”
As part of our with the New York Times, we profile Kristine Jones of New England Flagger Services.
Kristine Jones, who provides “flaggers” to manage traffic at work sites, figured out a way to land big utility companies as clients.
“I am out to make a profound difference for women in the world.”
Ati Okelo Williams says she felt fearful making the change but has seen her real estate listings triple.