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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!
Vernetta R. Freeney: Women Are Gamechangers LLC
I started this as a platform to showcase women entrepreneurs and community leaders who were not receiving recognition. Also as a resource to help women on their journey.
Sherry Burton Ways: Kreative Ways & Solutions, LLC
I was listed as one of the Top 100 Designers in the Washington, D.C., region by Home & Design Magazine, with five of my designs featured in their Portfolio for 2011.
Dawn Firsing-Paris: Dripsters
I started creating this product for my children. With the sticky, drippy mess of ice pops, I wanted something they could use that would save me a clean-up!
Patricia Raskob: Raskob Kambourian Financial Advisors Ltd.
We have saved numerous clients from making financial mistakes and assisted many in reaching their dreams which they never thought was possible.
Susan Nicholas: Qnova Health Inc.
I started Qnova Health (formally called DocPons Inc) to address the problem of affordable access to care for every person in America.
Linda Tong: KindNotes, LLC
It started as a handmade gift for my then-boyfriend-now-husband several years ago, a jar of 31 notes in mini envelopes to be opened each day or anytime he needed a smile.
Laurel Gunnarson: The Didi Jewelry Project
I started this business to help women facing hardship in India through selling their jewelry. I taught jewelry making to women who are working in brothels, HIV positive, widows, and/or facing extreme poverty.
Jacqueline Rivera: Pawfect Day, Inc
The disappointment of working long hours for someone and not being appreciated forced me to look beyond my situation. I was constantly drained and depressed.
Jennifer Downing: Nourish
A stay-at-home-mom of four, feeding them well is a full-time job. Planning meals and cooking from scratch on a budget are reflective of my time in the food industry.
Heather Cox: Certify My Company, Inc.
I started my business out of the need to create a balance as a working woman, wife and mommy.
Elaine Cimino: Elaine Cimino Studios, LLC
My goal is to give teachers, homeschool parents and afterschool programs a platform to teach drawing to children.
Katie Niemeyer: Handana
Handana does more than protect my eyes: It has become a powerful reminder to cross my finish lines, to persevere.
Debra E Baretta: Mama Baretta
I come from a bread baking family and I began the business when my son was diagnosed with multiple food allergies.
Nisha Moodley: Fierce Fabulous and Free
After overcoming emotional eating and food addiction, I started a health coaching practice 5 years ago, helping women find freedom from emotional eating.