To me success is the perseverance of making things happen when they seem impossible; it’s to wake up every morning wanting to make a mark in the place you live so that it makes a difference in the lives of others & the World.
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 stepped down from a successful career in international business to study storytelling… and started writing love letters to women in business, hoping to provide insights I wish someone had shared with me along the way.
I realized that I could pair the market opportunity of women seeking a more meaningful wedding dress with the social need for safe, fair, and empowering work for women…and create something truly beautiful.
It is difficult for men to take me seriously, but I have luckily overcome this obstacle by getting my foot in the door and knowing the right people to give me an extra edge.
That “Aha!” moment led to FamilyFounded.com, a site dedicated to enhancing people’s experience working with family by providing peer-to-peer support and advice from top professional experts around the world.
I started my business in 2008 because I thought I could take all the lessons I learned in the military and in corporate life and turn this wisdom into leadership curriculum that I could share with corporations.
Help local health-oriented businesses attract and retain customers by providing a loyalty program for healthy shopping behavior.
To me, the “small” in “small business” meant moving faster than any bigger or better-funded competitor. And most importantly, I wasn’t afraid of failure. Matter of fact, I welcomed it.
I started my endeavor because I went through a divorce and wanted to change my challenging military/traveling lifestyle to a more “normal”, home every night life.
To inspire, direct & motivate new entrepreneurs in the fashion business.
Corporate life takes a heavy toll on independence, freedom, family life and most of creativity. We wanted to prove to ourselves that its possible to achieve the highest quality without sacrificing any of these.
I was laid off (early retirement) from a major financial services firm in the spring of 2009. Initially I looked for another job,and then a good friend asked me “what do you love to do?”
My mother taught me through her life and now her death. That is why I became passionate to bring about a better healthcare delivery system called AZZLY, for patients, for providers and for better outcomes.
Over time we noticed a common problem: we wanted to travel with our girlfriends, but the planning was a constant obstacle.
[I define success as] doing what you love and at the same time helping others.