1,000 Stories

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!

Rainie Howard: Sisters of Hope, Inc

After experiencing true happiness, confidence and peace in my life; I developed a strong passion to help other women and girls experience the same joy in their lives.

Angelina Sereno: Skybox Creative

I was in the design industry for 6 years prior to starting my own firm and wanted to do things differently…to create a fun company culture and ultimately to give back to world in a significant way.

Carrie Miller: Our Home Transitional

It was a dream I had since I was a teen and 2012 in Flint, MI was the time and place to start it. My vision has been to provide an outlet for women and children in need.

Ann Germanow: The Scensible Source Company, LLC

My product inspiration occurred in 2004, in the female restroom in my workplace. One day a sign was taped to the mirror, “Ladies: Do not flush tampons down the toilet-we cannot afford the plumbing bills!”

Sophia Hyder: Evolvemint

I yearned to find happiness through meaningful work, and knew that combining my two favorite passions, international development and fashion, would let me do just that.

Danielle Gletow: One Simple Wish

After a year of fostering and after the placement of our now adopted daughter, we vowed to create a way for more people to support children at such a confusing and vulnerable time in their lives.