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!

Barbara Singer: Full Metal Mamas Stand Up Comedy Show

I got through [3rd stage ovarian cancer] then adopted a baby… I had lost so much time to doing stand-up (comedy), that I decided to form my own group and include other moms who put stand-up on the back burner to raise kids.

Thea Myhrvold: IB Smart

After only a few months I have been featured in magazines like Cosmopolitan, which was a great honor. I am only 22, and for such a magazine to ask me for my advice was really fun!

Deborah Sweeney: MyCorporation.com

MyCorporation started with the goal of helping small business owners and entrepreneurs protect their personal and save on taxes by helping them incorporate and form LLCs.

Corrina Jacobs: Investours

I have always been an avid traveler, but before Investours I did not realize tourism’s potential to affect positive change in the world.

Erin Maynes: FoodiePages.ca

Job duties are often not clearly defined when you’re first starting out and owners must wear many hats. When you find yourself spread too thin, hire help.

Bea Arthur: Pretty Padded Room

I believe in the benefits of counseling and see it as a necessity not a privilege, so I wanted to make it available and affordable for women everywhere.

Dana B. Myers: Booty Parlor

I created Booty Parlor out of a lifelong obsession with beauty and sex. I always saw my feminine sexual spark as a powerful source of creativity and satisfaction, but many women struggle with self-doubt and body insecurities.

AnnMarie Quintaglie McIlwain: CareerFuel

My role model isn’t any one person, per se, but rather a collection of women who achieve greatness as mothers, professionals, friends, sisters, and partners every day despite the impossible list of challenges.

Ana Redmond: Infinut

I wanted to share my love of math and logic with my daughters, but, could only find apps that treat math as a problem, instead of the solution.