I take inspiration from the many women and girls who have faced adversity and many challenges and managed to bounce forward.
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!
I left an abusive marriage of 21 years with five children – one of whom has cerebral palsy. I wanted to be the voice for the voiceless and show women through my example what was possible for them.
I have always been an avid traveler, but before Investours I did not realize tourism’s potential to affect positive change in the world.
In business I’m inspired by Beto Perez who created the Zumba Fitness program. He came to the U.S. with no money and not speaking the language and is now a worldwide sensation.
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.
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.
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.
In 2001 I went on a quest for the perfect chocolate chip cookie. I couldn’t find any recipes I liked so I made up my own and started feeding them to people.
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.
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.
Our most important roles models are the countless women entrepreneurs who have a dream fullfilled by owning their own successful business. They inspire us to do what we do each and every day.
I started my own business for the satisfaction of providing quality footwear that fits, and the joy that comes from learning a craft that’s been handed down through generations of other craftsmen.
I gave birth to my daughter in March 2011 and in June 2011 my company was in business. I needed to make a difference for Resting Mommies and their families.
I have a passion for building my own machines, failing, learning, innovating, growing. There is no greater exhilaration than to be “in it” and have to make decisions which actually have an impact.