I believe I am one of those individuals that has come with a focus to work towards development of the world. There is a deep desire to bring about sustainable change.
More than 1,000 women entrepreneurs from around the world have told us about their personal business journeys. Here are their stories, in their own words. Tell us yours!
Carolyn West-Price Touhey: Two Eagles Lodge B&B – Realized Her Dream
Visualize what you want to build/create, create the plan, implement it (including strategic detours), and then take the time to look at what you’ve done and say, “Yeah, we did it.”
S. Bunzendahl & K. Hughes: Buy The Change – Fair Trade Through Trunk Shows
Kari and I founded Buy The Change to increase economic and educational opportunities for women in the developing world through the sale of their fairly traded, handmade products in the American marketplace.
Darlisa Diltz: djd.In~Depth Marketing and Consulting Services – ‘Apply Your Gifts and Talents’
Upon completion of my MBA, I was looking for something more, something that would help me to put all of that knowledge to good use.
Sudha Sundaravaradan: Jumporee – Thriving in a Male-Dominated Business
Passion and urge to create something unique and lack of active and fun playtime among young children these days motivated me to look at starting a company related to physical playtime of children.
Bonika Wilson: Wilson Capital Management – Learned Grit, Passion and Persistence
These ladies have shown me that being in business takes a certain level of grit, passion and persistence. As a woman business owner, it is important to surround yourself with other women business owners.
Bhavana: Aristocraft – Father Motivated Her to Become Entrepreneur
My successful market research for about 3 years have given me an insight about the market and I realised that there are smarter ways to start a business within given budget.
Sandra Garcia: Conscious PR – Disillusioned by Corporate World
I was very disillusioned about the corporate world and did not desire to hand my resume onto similar companies, so after helping a friend launch her first art exhibit, I thought about freelancing.
Roslyn Cruz: Seams Karmic– Online Kids Consignment
Seams Karmic developed from a constant lack of time to shop for my children’s clothes. Every time I turned around my oldest son needed new socks, new shoes, new pants, etc.
Tryna Gower: Tryna Gower Photography – Entrepreneur Who Trusts Her Gut
I always keep my eye on the positions and trust my gut instinct when things start to feel differently then capitalize on referrals, internet and freelance capabilities.
Mette Lykke: Endomondo
Our overarching mission was to make fitness more social, more engaging and more fun. Even after five years, the difference Endomondo makes in people’s lives is by far the biggest motivator for me.
Amie Salter: Ooh Belly
I realized that most professional antepartum and postpartum service companies serve high income families and those that can’t afford their services are left without guidance and support.
Sarah AbdelHafez: EduKitten
My Egyptian brother is living in the US and he has two children; a boy and a girl. And he’s always worried that they won’t be able to talk and practice their mother tongue which is the Arabic language…
Emily May: Hollaback!
Hollaback! started in 2005 as the project of seven youth (three men and four women). As the women told story after story of harassment, the men became increasingly concerned.
Osiris Munir: Ankh Entertainment Stones In The Color Of Rare
Was involved in an accident and decided to go ahead and, start a boutique home based office. Burned out on corporate structure.