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!

Sharon Starika: Sharon Starika

I was introduced to the Feldenkrais Method 29 years ago after a debilitating accident with a semi-truck. From my remarkable recovery, I found my passion for movement and realized that I wanted to teach others.

Jody Coughlin: Chic CEO, LLC

I started a small business with no idea what I was doing. Now, I am completely fulfilled in that we get to help women accell every day and champion female entrepreneurship!

Stephanie Burns: Chic CEO, LLC

I was in grad school, getting my MBA while working full time when I realized that if someone had asked me, I couldn’t tell them what the first steps would be to start a business.

Jan Hansen: Jewels by Jan

Friends and family were so impressed and felt that my idea would become popular because beach weddings were just starting to become one of the most unique ways to get married.

Renee Zau: DonationMatch

There are so many companies that would give more if the process were easier, and there are a million events each year in the U.S. looking for them.

Kellyn Timmerman: feNa

To work incredibly hard for something and have someone else determine my fate was the turning point for me, and the reason I started feNa.

Kellee Khalil: Lover.ly

I was overwhelmed by all of the information and ideas on the Web and that there wasn’t one place online to gather all of the amazing ideas.