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!
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!
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.
I was working at a department store when I noticed a constant problem. Women have a hard time finding stylish skirts that fit!
First Access is pioneering a system of financial profiles for microloan applicants to access credit using their prepaid mobile records.
Italian Americans have such a rich tradition of storytelling and often hold beautiful stories of immigration, struggles of assimilation, families and more.
I wanted to create a beautiful shoe that could adapt to us so we don’t ever have to compromise between comfort and allure. (Tanya Heath Paris is a line of shoes with removable heels).
After having a gallery showing that sold out, I decided it might not be a bad idea to turn my hobby into a career.
I always had an entrepreneurial spirit and desire to help others but never knew how to turn my passion for health, wellness, fitness and cooking into a business until I enrolled in a health coach training program.
I was working as the Director of Recruitment for one of the largest employers in the United States, but I felt that I could offer more to the world as an independent voice about careers, work, and recruitment.
This [business] fit my desire for a creative career and also met my desire to have time and flexibility for our family of five.
I was a stressed out woman living in NYC and needed to make a change. I found yoga and learned how to decrease my stress levels.
My business partner and I met on Twitter, and I consulted to him on writing a business case for a new sensor.
It simply came time to create Azure Media, producing transmedia projects ON AIR, ONLINE and ON THE GO that fuel impact IN COMMUNITIES, IN SCHOOLS and IN CAPITOLS