Our “aha” moment came at FAO Schwartz: to create a “Netflix for toys,” and build a global community of shared toys.
Your Stories, Your Words: The Latest From the 1,000+ Stories Project
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!
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.
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.
Project Sierra Leone started as a result of the hardship that faces a lot of people in Sierra Leone, especially women.
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.
I launched the business in September 2008, with 20 greeting cards for gay and lesbian couples for weddings, unions and anniversaries. I now have over 70 designs.
My biggest success is always watching a new website come to life and exceed the business owners expectations.
My grandmother left me a very small amount of money. I felt a huge responsibility to spend that money in a way that would honor her.
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.
I started my online business of speaking, writing, and coaching to help women discover their gifts.
I started my company to educate America’s youth on the basic principles of financial literacy and provide them with the skills to become financially free and fiscally responsible adults.
I realized that the same skills and talents I used to help grow the company I was laid off from, I could now use to help many others – under my own brand!
I am not sure that I realized I was starting a business at the time. I took a small “bridge” job that turned out to be a big opportunity!
I starting Project 116, a social enterprise that teaches kids entrepreneurship skills. Students learn how to develop sustainable products through hands-on projects.
When I was getting married, my biggest fear was tripping down the aisle. I needed a way to practice walking in my gown, so I invented one.